Enhance e-Gov system, Marcos orders DICT

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. leads a sectoral meeting that discussed projects and programs of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy, during the meeting in Malacañang Palace on 16 May, was told to regularly enhance the e-Gov system and address cybersecurity issues.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has instructed the Department of Information and Communications Technology to regularly enhance the e-Gov system in order to ensure its successful implementation at the local level, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

The Presidential Communications Office said Marcos tasked DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy during a sectoral meeting at Malacañang Palace in Manila on Tuesday, where they discussed the DICT’s ongoing projects and address cybersecurity issues.

“So again, it all boils down to that. That’s really the essence of digitalization. Let’s be sure that we are able to upgrade this system. Set it up to get them (LGUs) ready, so they know how to operate it,” Marcos said.

“Let’s capacitate our LGUs so they can adapt to the system,” Marcos added.

During the sectoral meeting, Uy said the e-Gov system would enable LGUs to save a lot of money and boost income generation.

“Downloading would be easier. They would be able to save a lot of money, and their income generation capacity will increase tremendously because there will be efficiencies in the collection,” Uy said.

Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil said the launch of the eGov Super App is scheduled next month.

The main projects in focus, she said, are the consolidation of government cloud services through e-Cloud, the collection of feedback and complaints from citizens through e-Report, and the integration of all government services into a single platform via the e-Gov app.

The “super app,” which was introduced as part of the e-Gov PH system in December last year, provides a convenient means for the public to access government services and information online, catering to both local and national levels, through a dedicated application.

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