Frequently Asked Questions - PGCP

How does GCP works?

The Philippine Government Common Platform (GCP) aims to enable the efficient sharing of credible data and relevant information among government agencies on demand.

Establishing a single system of sharing and disseminating data and information for the whole of government is impossible given the fact that each agency has varied interests and functions. To remedy this, the GCP will organize government agencies into collaborative groups based on the types of data and information that are relevant and meaningful to each of the group.

These federated collaborative groups make the system easier to manage and implement. Each collaborative group will focus on valuable sharing or exchange, eliminating those that are useless to the group's services or functions.

What are collaborative groups?

They are explicitly defined groups based on logical collaborative relationships and instances of data exchanged by and between government agencies for sharing contextually relevant, meaningful and valuable information. The objective of agency grouping is to eliminate unnecessary “noise” that renders data incomprehensible, if not completely useless to service consumers.

 

Members of a collaborative group can be contributors or consumers of data or both, depending on their immediate contexts.

How will it be managed?

The GCP will be set up in the Government Cloud and a GCP Office will be created to manage and operate it. As the GCP will be housing sensitive government data, there will be layers of access for different collaborative groups in the structure. Agencies will access the system through their respective collaborative repositories and registries that are shared with the whole of government.

Who will manage it?

A future PGCP Office will be established. It will be organized into a management group composed of five initial divisions, namely: the GCP Production Systems Division, GCP Project Management Division, GCP Systems Development Division, GCP Standards and Quality Assurance Division, and GCP Solutions Marketplace Division.

Technical Architecture

The PGCP operates as a “Platform as a Service” or PaaS offering of the iGovPhil project to the whole of government.

pgcp technical architecture

General Technology Environment Specifications

The technology services of the iGov program will be included into the following offerings:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – the iGov Hosted and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) – the Government Common Platform (Orchestration Tier)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) – the GCP Government Shared Applications
  • Database as a Service (DBaaS) – the enterprise no-SQL database system

The general technology environment specifications will apply to the development, staging, and production environments of the PGCP.

Implementation

The roadmap encompasses major projects of client agencies or collaborative groups that are due for implementation or are in the process of implementation. Projects on hand are platform services to:

  • Land Transportation Office
  • Philippine Health Information Exchange (PHIE)
  • Overseas Filipino Information System (OFIS)
  • Philippine Business Registry (PBR)