Introducing Electronic Governance in the Philippines

Introducing Electronic Governance in the Philippines

Vicente D. Mariano (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-575-7.ch082
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The Philippines has recently identified five key reform packages where information and communications technology (ICT) will play a key role: job creation through economic growth, anti-corruption through good government, social justice and basic needs, education and youth opportunity, and energy independence and savings (Patricio, 2004). Such an important role of ICT can be seen in terms of the signing of the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000, or the E-Commerce Act in June 2000. The law mandates all government agencies to adopt electronic means in their transactions within a period of two years (2000) of its signing.

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