The country's national Clearing-House Mechanism website has made the most significant progress compared to 196 other countries worldwide, followed by Malaysia and Mexico.
Several initiatives to digitalise, harmonise, and standardise all the government services in the Philippines start from easing the permitting procedures to establishing a live database and map information systems.
The PNP supports the SIM registration Act and is confident that its robust implementation would be an effective method of dealing with cybercrime and will help the agency identify increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals.
Despite all the glitches, the NTC believes it will finish the registration process for all 180 million telecom subscribers in 180 days after it was applied on December 27 and has reached 3 million in The Philippines.
The call to action is based on reports that show the Philippines has the lowest ranking in Southeast Asia and the second lowest in Asia Pacific economies and needs to catch up by implementing digitalisation programmes.
The free Wi-Fi initiative is part of the DICT's "Broadband ng Masa Programme" to improve the country's digital infrastructure and increase internet speed, particularly in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.
The country has added 628 operational free WiFi sites in remote islands with no access to mobile cellular services, bringing the total of free internet sites nationwide to 4,757.
The scarcity of cybersecurity expertise has prompted the Philippines government to develop short and long-term courses and scholarships to rapidly build up the capacity of certificated professionals in the country.
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