Digitalization crucial in business, job creation, economic recovery’ says Go as he renews push for E-governance bill

Digitalization crucial in business, job creation, economic recovery’ says Go as he renews push for E-governance bill

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go emphasized the need to digitalize government processes and transactions as the country adapts to the new normal towards pandemic recovery. He cited a survey revealing that the vast majority of Filipinos believe that digital technology can improve business and employment creation.

“We need e-governance to provide our people with the services they need from the comfort of their homes or workplaces. Not only shall it enable our bureaucracy to better transition into the ‘new normal’ but it will also cut or minimize red tape and corruption,” Go explained.

According to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations for the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies in October this year, about 89% of Filipinos recognized the advantage of digital technology in the creation of jobs and businesses.

The respondents agree “more overwhelmingly,” with 94% agreeing that digitalization has a lot of advantages, according to the research group.

Meanwhile, 92% of the respondents said that the government should create, upgrade and expand the country’s digital infrastructure to increase speed, dependability and access across the country.

Some 82%, on the other hand, said that the government and private sector collaboration can boost the growth of the economy. (ai/mtvn)

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