Electronic Government In The Philippines

With a view to preparing the Philippines’ entry in the information society , the Filipino government wishes to speed up the development of online administrative services. The basic rules for the development of e-government in the Philippines are stated in the National Information Technology Plan (NIPT.) The Electronic Commerce Act n. 8792 of June 14, 2000 (ECA) contains several provisions that go towards the fulfillment of the NITP.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the purpose of the ECA regarding e-government?
What steps are taken in order to reach this objective?
What is the role of the Department of Trade and Industry?


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