DICT to Improve DFA’s Digital Services
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Foreign Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) whereby the former aims to optimize the digital services of the latter.
In particular, the MOU seeks to digitize many consular services such as the processing of Philippine passports, visas, and the authentication of legal documents. According to DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy, these services require a significant amount of human and physical resources that can be addressed digitally.
This initiative is in line with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s directive to expedite the digitalization of government services for the public, in line with the nation’s digital transformation agenda.
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