February 29, 2024

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Speeding Up E-Government Implementation in the Philippines

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva notes that the country needs to catch up in implementing digitalisation programmes. He advocates for the full implementation and institutionalisation of e-governance in the Philippines.

In Senate Bill No. 1574, or an “Act Institutionalising E-Governance in the Government”, filed on Nov. 29, Villanueva cited the latest 2022 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking. Based on the report, the Philippines ranked lowest among Southeast Asian countries. Furthermore, the country ranks 13th out of 14 Asia-Pacific economies, trailing only Mongolia.

According to the statistics, the Philippines has some catching up to do in terms of digitalisation. Additionally, based on World Bank 2020 report, the Philippines ranked 171st out of 190 countries in starting a business, 120th in registering property, and 95th in paying taxes. Thus, he urges the Philippines to adapt to the industry’s evolving needs by implementing programmes aimed at transitioning to a digital economy and solutions.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this reality in the past two years after the government and most businesses have shut down their physical operations following the imposition of community quarantines. As the world gradually opens and recovers from the pandemic, the Philippines must continue to go forward on its digitalisation path,” Villanueva explained.

The bill requires all government agencies, offices, and instrumentalities, including local government units, to publish all relevant information through traditional and online means. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will serve as the lead agency to carry out the Act’s provisions.

It aimed to establish the Integrated Government Network, which would serve as the master plan and primary means for sharing and communicating resources, information, and data across government offices via digital and electronic platforms. The regulation also mandated establishing and maintaining a “GovMail” network to be used in all communications, information dissemination and sharing.

The House of Representatives intends to use a digital platform to make government transactions and service delivery more efficient, effective, and transparent. Recently in November, the Philippine Congress expedited the plenary adoption of laws to digitise the government’s vast records under the planned E-Governance Act and E-Government Act.

As a result, the House Committee on Information and Communications Technology has already established a technical working group (TWG) to combine the planned E-Governance Act and E-Government Act.

Furthermore, the Philippines established a collaborative project to empower digitalisation for youth by providing access to government internship opportunities. The programme will provide a challenging environment for The Philippines’ young generation to develop their science scholars’ skills further and encourage them to join the government workforce. The project is planned for long-term implementation and will address more challenging aspects of the transition, such as culture and system education, in addition to automating various DOST data and operations.

The scholarship will include programming, testing, copywriting, design, and implementation. It also works on teacher training programmes, educational innovations, and the promotion of youth science. Project LODI is an addition to the Institute’s programmes that encourage professional excellence and social responsibility in scholars.

The DOST-SEI is the driving force behind the nation’s most prestigious science scholarship programmes. It will collaborate with state universities and colleges (SUCs) that deliver DOST learning programmes to develop a list of scholars qualified for the internship. As a foundation for the project, the DOST-PES Information Technology Division has set the DOST’s Programming Conventions and Standards, an IT Library of components and assets, and the Standard Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Send this to a friend