The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has written down a list of technology projects it lined up for the transport sector to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Author: Edu Lopez
NEDA is recommending the revisit of the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 to make it more comprehensive in detailing transactions covered by the law, specifying the rights of consumers, and strengthening the penalties imposed on service providers.
The Philippine government will soon roll out a community-based monitoring system (CBMS) following the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11315 which will provide large-scale initiative in collecting data to fight against poverty.
The Supply Chain Analytics (SCAn) Dashboard and the Incident Reporter mobile app are intended to address the complaints by stakeholders on the movement of goods during the pandemic.
The mobile phone survey also found that 94 percent are aware of Covid-19 symptoms, most commonly fever and cough.
Acting NEDA chief Karl Kendrick Chua pointed out that a number of structural reforms should be put in place as he noted that the academe and the technology industry have helped government by providing technological and ICT solutions to address a number of issues related to the government’s Covid-19 response.
The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) has advised companies affected by the Covid-19 contagion to explore online solutions for marketing strategies and prepare for long-term disruption.
The Philippines is aiming to attract small and high technology investors to set up business in the country following the launch of the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) 2020-2025.