Adapting Technologies in QC District 3
With social distancing norms
and lockdowns limiting mobility,
Antonio turned to digital
technologies to help address
health and economic issues in
BY FRAULEIN OLAVARIO
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROMEO PERALTA, JR.
MARCH - APRIL 2022
Chuckie Antonio has taken it upon himself to push for technological innovations in fulfilling his duties as Councilor of the 3rd District of Quezon City, particularly in finding solutions to problems brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With social distancing norms and lockdowns limiting mobility, the 29-year old public servant turned to the use of digital technologies to help address health and economic issues in the district.
For one, he initiated a free teleconsultation program with the Ears, Nose, Throat (ENT) department of The Medical City, making the process of setting appointments with ENT specialists more accessible
and convenient for patients while being safe inside their homes.
To equip public school students with the requirements of distance learning in lieu of face-to-face classes, Antonio started a free tablet program. He sought the help of private institutions and donors from
his own network to finance new tablets or donate old ones, which he would bring to a gadgets repair shop that he had partnered with.
Soon, Antonio will be launching jobbie.com.ph, a free job portal that will benefit not only the job hunters but also businesses and employers.
“Once I announce this, it will accept anyone who wants to put job listings, and I have a person who filters those jobs, and then it will also accept people who want to apply for those jobs. So, it’s what we call the dropship model. You bring two sides of the coin together and you’re creating that.....