Republic Act No. 10844, otherwise known as the “Department of Information and Communications Technology Act of 2015”, which was signed into law on 23 May 2016.

In accordance to the law, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) shall be the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national ICT development agenda.

The DICT shall strengthen its efforts on the following focus areas:

  • Policy and Planning
  • Improved Public Access
  • Resource-Sharing and Capacity-Building
  • Consumer Protection and Industry Development

Apart from this, the DICT is expected to spearhead the following endeavors:

  • Nation building Through ICT
  • Safeguarding of Information
  • Advancement of ICT in the Philippines

Aligning with the current administration’s ICT Agenda, the DICT will prioritize the following:

  • Development of a National Broadband Plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optic cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed
  • Provision of Wi-Fi access at no charge in selected public places including parks, plazas, public libraries, schools, government hospitals, train stations, airports, and seaports
  • Development of a National ICT Portal

For information and guidance of all concerned, please click on the link below:

http://www.gov.ph/2016/05/23/republic-act-no-10844/

For a complete copy of the RA, please click on the link below:

Republic Act No. 10844