THE National Government launched on Friday, June 2, 2023, eGov PH Super App, which offers the public wide range of government services anytime and anywhere.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. led the national launch of eGov PH. The launching coincided with the National Information and Communication Technology Month Kick-off Ceremony in Malacañang.

In his speech, Marcos noted the importance of digitalization in government services in a bid to boost the economy, simplify transactions and fight corruption and other abuses.

“We hope with the beginnings of this e-governance system, that a senior living in an isolated place, isolated island somewhere who, by the time we will have connectivity, can just go on to their phone (and transact),” he said.

“We owe that to the people. We owe them to be able to do that. We should not allow them to continue to suffer to this antiquated, corrupt, and inefficient system,” he added.

The application includes services from the National Government and local government units (LGUs).

Marcos recognized the efforts of the LGUs to digitalize their services.

“Now, what we have to do is to consolidate all of those systems in place. Allow them to communicate with each other in a way that is useful for the consumers, for the citizens in terms of, again, the business that has to be conducted with government,” said Marcos.

Marcos also highlighted the importance of government partnership with the private sector for the successful implementation of the initiative and to ensure cybersecurity.

The one-stop-shop government application, which was developed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), is available in Google Play and Apple application store.

DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy said the application is yet to carry all government services, noting it is continuously being improved.

Through the Super App, Filipinos will be able to access and avail themselves of highly desirable government services, such as valid personal identification in digital format, essential day-to-day core government services, e-tourism and e-travel services, e-payments and banking services, and even useful news and information about various subjects.

During Marcos’ first State of the Nation Address, he tagged digitalization as one of his administration’s priorities in order to improve the daily lives of the people, especially in transacting with the government, as well as for better governance. (SunStar Philippines)