The newly appointed head of the Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology, or DICT, said that the agency will ensure more efficient public service delivery through digitalization.
The department’s executive attended a turnover ceremony where he stressed the importance of innovating e-governance in the country by streamlining government transactions through digitalization.
The ICT chief Ivan John Uy, was also welcomed by his department’s officials and employees during the event. He stated, “We in the DICT have a very peculiar mandate, and that mandate cuts across all government agencies– to ensure that through ICT, we will be able to deliver to the Filipino people a better government, a more efficient government, a government that is easier to transact with, a government that is more competent and a government that is not corrupt.”
Uy also said that he fully supports the plans of the new government under President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to speed up digital infrastructure development in the Philippines.