Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) participated in the meeting called by the Department of Information and Communications (DICT) with the labor and employment sector on the National Government Portal (NGP) Project held at the Labor Governance Learning Center of the Department of Labor and Employment last 11 April 2019.

The NGP is envisioned as a one-stop gateway uniting all web-based government content to maximize efficiency and provide rapid, high-quality service to citizens. The single website factor effectively reduces costs as opposed to maintaining multiple systems. For citizens, business or government users, this means access to a reliable government online services and information.

The NGP’s design allows Government-to-Government (G2G), Government-to-Citizen (G2C), Government-to-Business (G2B) services, and vice-versa to occur all in one venue. As an added value, the NGP will also help unify the Philippine Government under a singular online identity.

The NGP is based on the requirements set by the DICT’s (formerly, ICTO) E-Government Master Plan (EGMP). The DICT is mandated under Republic Act 10844 to harmonize all national ICT plans and initiatives including the NGP.

Discussed were the 2019 NGP Workplan for the Sector, the identification of overall coordinator/Single Point of Contact (SPOC) and SPOCs for Data, Information and Services.

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