The DICT has signed a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) with eight other national government agencies to streamline requirements and reduce procedural delays in securing the necessary permits for common towers.
In comparison, the budget allocation of NBP for the current year 2020 is just P296.4 million, according to the DICT.
The DICT has announced the launch of the Digital Teachers and Learners Project with a pilot training program in San Juan City.
DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said that the budget will be utilized to reach the agency’s target to establish 23,100 lives sites by the end of 2021.
DICT secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II claimed that connectivity in the Philippines has improved a lot since he assumed office a year ago.
In its proposal, the DICT allotted P22.1 billion — the biggest chunk of its proposed budget — for its digital connectivity and access programs. Meanwhile, P1.05 billion will be spent on cybersecurity.
The highly touted common tower policy of the government appears to be going nowhere as local operator Globe Telecom announced on Thursday, July 9, that it is putting up its own cell sites in different parts of the country this year.
The DICT announced on Tuesday, July 7, the activation of a microsite under the Gov.PH domain (wfh.gov.ph) to provide government employees a host of remote work tools, tips, and other learning materials for their telecommuting needs.