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Basilica Software Corporation Press Release, May 31, 2010
BC Technology Endorsed by the Government of the Philippines

Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement by Manny Masongsong, Chairman and CEO of between Basilica Software Corporation, second from left, and Danny Pabellon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CIO Forum Foundation. Acting as witnesses, on the left is Mrs. Tita Bognot, General Manager of Basilica’s Philippine office, on the extreme right is Commissioner Tim de Rivera, Commissioner of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) of the Philippines.

Surrey – Basilica Software Corporation, an IT solutions provider located in Surrey, BC, today announces that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the CIO Forum Foundation of the Philippines that will endorse Basilica Software’s CIOAdvisor system to the agencies of the Philippine government.

“It is a huge win for us,” says Manny Masongsong, Basilica Software’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder. “This vote of confidence from a major foreign government adds to our growing list of clients and credibility.”

Basilica Software was formed in 2004 to produce the CIOAdvisor, a web-based software system that manages all aspects of a company’s information technology department. With clients ranging from foreign billion dollar retail conglomerates to a Canadian bank, this BC-based tech firm is managing to grow despite the difficult economic climate.

The CIO Forum Foundation of the Philippines is an arms-length non-profit foundation formed by the CIO’s of the different agencies of the Philippine government through the Securities and Exchange Commission. Their mandate is to promote best practices and leading technology to better serve the citizens of the Philippines. The CIO Forum Foundation has already been aware of different software products from various software producers before selecting the Basilica Software’s CIOAdvisor to form the basis of improved efficiency and accountability in government agency computer systems. The implementation, training and support will be handled by Basilica Software’s Philippine subsidiary, Basilica Software Philippines.

The new partnership has already begun generating clients for Basilica, with the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and the National Computer Centre (NCC) subscribing to the recently announced CIOAdvisor online cloud computing service this June.

“With this new partnership, we’ve demonstrated the ability to compete and win on the world stage, in both the public and private sectors,” says Masongsong. “But we can’t slow down now, after years of development, this was the opportunity we’ve been working for.”



Mark Masongsong
General Manager
Basilica Software Corporation

The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Basilica Software Corporation and the CIO Forum Foundation is witnessed by CIOFF Board of Trustees members and Basilica (Philippines) staff.

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