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Gov’t OKs use of single operating system for transactions

To improve the ease of doing business in the Philippines, relevant government officials have proposed the use of a single operating system (OS) across all agencies.

During a sectoral meeting on improving bureaucratic efficiency, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. approved the proposal saying that “different agencies working on a code or policy must consider the differences between the national bureaucracy and various local government units (LGUs).”

The President also pointed out the inclusion of local government units (LGUs).

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Following the initiatives of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the proposal aims to create a unified application form that links government agencies to the network that sets up a “one-stop-shop.”

Data sharing

The use of a single OS is also hoped to simplify the processes not only on the public side but also at the back end of the agencies. 

According to the media release of the Presidential Communications Office(PCO), officials from different agencies are also looking into integrating all the processes for migrant workers, maritime, as well as shipping industries, “as they noted the improvement and the processes by integrating all government processes through data sharing.”

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) are mapping the processes of different agencies so they can be able to collate them in a single system.

The President directed the DICT and ARTA to assist LGUs in adopting the Business Permits and Licensing Systems in All Cities and Municipalities (BPLS) system.