MANILA, Philippines — Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign the executive order for the establishment of the National Government Portal.
This aims to order other government agencies to transfer their information and public services to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the one-stop shop of all online government services.
“As we have now asked the President to issue an executive order urging all departments of government to transfer, to migrate all their data, systems and processes to DICT so people can avail the online service of various agencies of the government like the NBI, and the Statistics Office,” Sec. Salalima said.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has already transferred its information to DICT and in six months’ time, the department is hoping other government agencies will do the same.
Meanwhile, DICT has revealed that telecommunication companies are given until September 16 to improve their internet services.
The government also has already invited big telecom companies to the country to enhance completion between internet service providers.
“I told National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), get a third party operator with a big local component and a very big partner from abroad because they have to have deep pockets to compete with the duopoly. So open po tayo (we are open),” Salalima said.
To attain this, the process of establishing additional cell sites is being simplified.
“Other local government agencies has to act on the permits ng mga (of the) Telcos for the purpose of installing and operating the services,” Salalima added. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue