A new administration will focus on providing internet service to rural areas of the country and mitigating red tape issues to boost government revenue collection by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
It was announced by the incoming secretary of DICT, John Ivan Uy, who claims that the move coincides with Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr’s plans to digitalize and modernize all infrastructure in the country.
DICT has taken several measures to enhance the government’s ability to collect taxes at the smallest possible cost. As a result, DICT’s actions revolve around finding ways to automate government operations and streamline services.
It has been reported that since the government updated the Public Service Act in May, which resulted in the liberalization of the country’s Information Technology sector, a myriad of export-oriented companies has expressed an interest in setting up shop here.
In conclusion, DICT is doing its part by establishing a common network of fiber as well as a common tower infrastructure to facilitate the integration for all parties concerned.