18 June 2019 — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in its third year of fulfilling its mission to establish a one digitized government, launched the E-Government Masterplan (EGMP) 2022 on Monday, 17 June 2019 at the Richmonde Hotel, Quezon City.

EGMP 2022 is a blueprint of DICT’s plans for integrating an interoperable government ICT network and systems with the objective of promoting open governance through digital transformation of basic services.

“The launching of the E-Government Masterplan 2022 marks another milestone in the third year of DICT. Through the EGMP, the government is expected to strategize how to simplify processes, help make access to accurate information faster and less costly, and deliver services with more transparency and greater accountability,” said Engineer Dominador C. Garabiles, OIC of the DICT Plans and Policy Development Division.

The EGMP 2022 aims to provide more efficient and cost-effective public services to citizens and businesses by optimizing government operations through an improved organizational and inter-governmental coordination, streamlining procedures, enhancing the government workforce’s ICT capacity, and engaging citizens.

“Through the EGMP 2022, and along with parallel ICT plans of the government, operations will be more efficient, and the government will be equipped to be able to implement an interoperable e-Government within their respective agencies,” said Attorney Aubin Arn R. Nieva, OIC of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Development and Innovations, and Director of Procurement Services.

The National Government Portal (NGP) will act as the EGMP’s frontline program, which will provide users an easy access to government services, whether internally to government employees, or between government agencies or with external clients.

“Once we completed the National Government Portal, we just have to target the bandwidth allocation for high speed internet connection, which is addressed through the National Broadband Program (NBP),” Garabiles said.

EGMP 2022 is the successor of the E-Government Masterplan 2013-2016 and was developed with the contribution of different government agencies and industry partners.