ARTA lauds PHLPOST's digital innovation, modernization

Published May 21, 2022, 12:48 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) hailed the recent launch of the digital innovation and modernization of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST), saying it will strengthen the country’s global competitiveness during pandemic recovery and digital transition.

Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director-General Jeremiah Belgica (Photo from ARTA)

In a statement, ARTA Director-General Jeremiah Belgica said PHLPOST’s Digital Innovation and Modernization was consistent with ARTA’s goal of streamlining and expediting government services, as embodied in the Ease of Doing Business Act.

“Truly, this innovation will undoubtedly strengthen our worldwide competitiveness during the period of recovery and digital transition,” he said.

“The modernization of services eliminates avenues for corruption. This will be seen as an effort of honor and integrity by the general public because it is at the core of our commitment to provide an honest and transparent service to our people,” he added.

According to Belgica, President Duterte’s continuous push for responsive and people-centered government services is bearing fruit, with several agencies upgrading their services through digital transformation.

“Many agencies are taking steps to enhance the quality of the services they provide. These shifts from slow old methods of transacting with the government to efficient and digitalized services create a significant impact on the generations to come,” he said.

Meanwhile, ARTA is hoping that government agencies will continue to undertake reform in the administration’s final days and even during the new administration.

“ARTA hopes government agencies will continue to undertake reform initiatives and adopt innovations and strategies that will further streamline, develop, and improve government services to the people for greater efficiency,” Belgica said.

He likewise assured PHLPOST that ARTA would continue to support and assist in providing more efficient, effective, and responsive services to the Filipinos.