DICT Secretary Ivan Uy (Photo courtesy of DICT)

MANILA – The new chief of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is eyeing to improve governance by making transactions more efficient through digitalization.

DICT Secretary Ivan Uy said the DICT’s mandate cuts across all government agencies.

“Through ICT (information and communications technology), we will be able to deliver to the Filipino people a better government, a more efficient government, a government that is easier to transact with, a government that is more competent, and a government that is not corrupt,” Uy said during the turnover ceremony Monday.

He noted that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s marching order is to “accelerate the build-up of digital infrastructure in the country.”

“I encourage all of you to work together, to join hands and help DICT and the current administration in delivering to the Filipino people the promise of a better life, a better future, and a better economy through a digitally empowered citizenry and government,” Uy said.

Uy's predecessor, former Secretary Emmanuel Caintic, attended the ceremony virtually and encouraged workers in the agency to support the new administration.

“Follow your new leader, a very capable ICT professional and executive. Rally behind him and his team as he leads the DICT to greater heights. Support him and his new strategies in pursuing the goals of our new president,” Caintic said. (PNA)