DICT boosts readiness for digital economy this National ICT Month

Published June 1, 2021, 1:35 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it is ramping up the country’s readiness for participation in the global digital economy in celebration of this year’s National ICT Month.

Photo courtesy of the DICT.

With a theme, “Onwards Through ICT: Building a Stronger Philippine Digital Economy”, the DICT urged the public to participate and learn more about its efforts to achieve digital transformation of the country.

“Your DICT is adopting the CHIP framework—which stands for Connect, Harness, Innovate, and Protect—to implement plans, programs and initiatives aimed at accelerating digital transformation to strengthen the country’s digital economy in the new normal,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said in a statement Tuesday, June 1.

“Through this framework, we shall strive for our economy to come out of the new normal stronger and more promising than before,” he added.

The CHIP framework was adopted from the World Bank Digital Economy 2020 report, and it outlines and restructures the DICT’s plans and initiatives to accelerate the country’s digital transformation in the new normal.

The DICT vowed to enhance its plans to be more responsive to the actual needs and demands of the Philippine ICT landscape.

The National ICT Month is held annually every month of June and highlights the value of ICT in nation-building pursuant to Proclamation Number 1521 of 2008.

This year, the department will focus on the digital transformation of the country with its newly-adopted CHIP Framework as a strategic guide.

The DICT’s month-long celebration features various online activities to be hosted by the its attached bureaus, services and programs.