DICT and PNPKI logo. Screen-grabbed from Official Twitter page.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)’s offering of Philippine National Public Key Infrastructure (PNPKI) is among the core services by the agency for both public and private sector to adopt the use of digital certificates, serving as a form of authentication or proof of identity which allows people to sign, save and email official e-documents securely that would facilitate the overall remote work transactions.

Supported by DICT, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)—Regional Development Council (RDC)—X (Northern Mindanao) had adopted the technology through its Resolution No. 23 (s. of 2020), alongside DICT’s technical support to secure NEDA’s electronic documents moving forward.

The Cybersecurity Bureau-PNPKI Team, then, will be coordinating with the NEDA RDC-X focal person for the immediate processing of the application, responding to the correspondence of Governor Philip T. Tan.

“The collaborative efforts of our fellow public servants towards improving the state of public health and welfare are sooner realized when enabled by ICT services,” DICT Secretary Gregorio B. Honasan II said.

“It is our duty to tap ICT resources for more responsive governance,” he added. “This is in support of the whole-of-government efforts led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and in compliance with the measures issued by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID),” he added.

Furthermore, utilizing PNPKI digital certificates for a faster distribution of public services are also in line with the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” (Republic Act No. 11469).

Applicants interested can refer to the Guidelines for the Application and Issuance of PNPKI Digital Certificates during the COVID-19 Situation via Department Circular 06.

Applicants looking for inquiries can also contact the DICT Cybersecurity Bureau-PNPKI Team at info.pnpki@dict.gov.ph.

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