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Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged lawmakers to speed up the passage of the bill for full digitization of government services by the end of 2022 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Gatchalian expressed the dire need for digital transformation through the filing of  Senate Bill No. 1793 or the proposed “Full Digital Transformation Act of 2020” which streamlines government transactions through the use of automation and digitalization of government services to promote contact-less policy.

“Part of our recovery efforts from this COVID-19 pandemic is a modern system that would respond to the needs of our people,” said Gatchalian.

Under the Full Digital Transformation Act, all government agencies, government-owned and -controlled corporations, instrumentalities, and local government units must adopt a digitization strategy aligned with the Philippine Digital Transformation Strategy 2022. The bill also seeks to harmonize common data of persons, transportation, business, and land, among others.

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