Transforming PH By E-Governance Amongst PBBM’s Priorities

The Division of Knowledge and Communications Experience (DICT) needs all palms on deck in enhancing governance trough digitalization.

The E-Governance Act or Dwelling Bill No. 7327, a consolidation of 21 related measures, was highlighted by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as one amongst his priority measures in his first State of the Nation Cope with (SONA) ultimate 12 months.

The bill was accepted by the Dwelling of Representatives on March 6.

Marcos’ marching order was to “pace up the buildup of digital infrastructure throughout the nation,” that by knowledge and communications know-how, Filipinos have a better and setting pleasant authorities that is easier to transact with.

All through his presentation on the “A Yr After Assemble Increased Further” event of the British Chamber of Commerce–Philippines on July 13, DICT chief of employees for the Office of E-Authorities TR Mon Gutierrez gave an change on the six priority duties of the DICT under e-governance — eLGU, eTravel, eGovPay, eGovCloud, eReport, and eGov PH app.

The eLGU is a one-stop system that mixes all native authorities unit (LGU) suppliers just like enterprise permit licensing, uncover of violations, a notification system, group tax, properly being certificates, native civil registry, enterprise tax, and precise property tax.

“Its aim is to produce Filipinos with an entire on-line platform that serves as a centralized hub for LGU system automation and e-services, offering a varied array of suppliers. This platform is designed to streamline the strategy of doing enterprise, guaranteeing consolation and effectivity,” Gutierrez talked about.

So far, about 210 LGUs have already utilized the Enterprise Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) under eLGU, 450 have ongoing implementation, and 82 have requested for its implementation.

Nevertheless, the eTravel system is a one-stop digital journey declaration system accessible in 10 worldwide airports and 5 worldwide seaports. It has up to now served spherical 7.3 million passengers.

With eTravel, he talked about passengers would want solely need to end their declaration in a single app versus having to replenish quite a few paperwork before now such as a result of the arrival card, native airport or seaport varieties, tourism variety, customs variety, and the properly being declaration variety when journey restrictions had been at its peak due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Within the meantime, the eGovPay is a secured one-stop authorities price gateway accessible for patrons of digital price methods just like on-line and typical banks, e-wallets, ecards, cash price methods, and kiosks.

“eGovPay helps authorities simplify price processing. It reduces value whereas enhancing purchaser experience and makes it easier to reconcile transactions due to improved data administration as a result of it helps a broad range of price methods,” Gutierrez talked about.

The service, he talked about, would supply easy integration, automated experiences, transparency, and decreased costs.

The eGovCloud, Gutierrez talked about, is the federal authorities’s cloud-first protection that promotes cloud computing as the favored know-how for presidency administration and the availability of presidency suppliers.

In its place of presidency corporations having to utilize quite a few data services, they might instead have entry to a centralized cloud system that is standardized, cost-effective, secure, setting pleasant, compliant, and may allow for increased decision-making.

The eReport, or the People’s Solutions Mechanism mobile app, permits most of the people to file a report or strategies to the federal authorities.

The app permits prospects to pick from eight courses — purple tape, overpricing, baby abuse, girls abuse, accident, hearth, crime, rip-off, and totally different issues.

Following Marcos’ approval in April, the DICT began work on a single working system that targets to deal with current challenges in authorities suppliers just like excessive varieties and paperwork, costly, quite a few and complicated internet sites, time-consuming, and prolonged traces.

From 2024 to 2026, it’d embody totally different methods just like eTourism, eBusiness, eHealth, eCommerce, eServices, eApostille, eFinance, eLearning, ePassport, and eTransport.

So far, the tip results of the one working system is the eGov PH app, a mobile app that allows most of the people to entry authorities suppliers and knowledge and is obtainable from the Apple Retailer and Google Play Retailer.

The app is the Philippines’ first one-stop-shop platform for native and nationwide authorities suppliers which will streamline processes, transactions, and convey an entire ease of doing enterprise. (PNA)