eGOVchain Launch by Philippines Government: A Step Towards Blockchain Adoption

Sean Millare
Jun 5, 2024

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has revealed the eGov chain, which is the Philippine Government's blockchain initiative. 

Source: Web3PH

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) recently launched a blockchain called eGOVchain. The main goal of this initiative is to improve the transparency, security, and efficiency of public transactions.

During National ICT Month 2024, DICT introduced eGOVchain, as part of their wider digitization initiatives, which also include eTravel, eHealth, eVerify, and eGovAI.

According to DICT USEC David Almirol, the unchangeable nature of blockchain was a major factor in the decision to launch this project. He stated that protecting data from both internal and external threats would be impossible without the use of blockchain technology.

Further, he also emphasized that their goal is to set up another node before the end of this year, with the help of the private sector. This will be followed by a third node next year, making our country one of the pioneers in launching a government blockchain.

Launch of eGov PH Super App

In a significant move towards digital transformation, the Philippines has taken a leap forward with the launch of the eGov PH Super App. This groundbreaking application, unveiled by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., is set to revolutionize the way Filipinos interact with government services and businesses.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the President, along with Ivan John Uy, the Secretary of Information and Technology, organized an event to introduce a mobile application. The eGov PH Super App aims to simplify public transactions and reduce corruption within the government.

The goal we are striving for is to unite all aspects of e-governance and make it easily accessible. President Marcos expressed his satisfaction with this direction and emphasized the significance of reducing corruption. He stated, “I am very, very happy that we are going in this direction. There is another part of this that is extremely important, that is sometimes we do not talk about, and that is the lessening of corruption.”

DICT is working together with various government entities to create, execute, and merge multiple elements, including E-Local Government Units (ELGU), E-Government Application (EGovApp), EGovpay, E-Travel, and E-Cloud, among other components.

Further, The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has just implemented the eTravel QR code.

Source: eTravel

With the latest system update, the BOC has now been completely incorporated into e-Travel. This has led to the generation of a single QR Code that covers all the necessary declarations for Immigration, Quarantine, and Customs.

In addition to the e-Travel website, individuals who are traveling can also complete the electronic Customs Baggage Declaration Form (e-CBDF) and the electronic Currencies Declaration Form (e-CDF) using the eGovPH mobile app up to 72 hours before their arrival or departure.

Sean Millare

Sean, a skilled writer, gamer, trader, and investor, with a passion for all things web3. With a practical touch, he sheds light on the evolving crypto scene, helping readers grasp blockchain intricacies and make savvy decisions in decentralized finance.

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