Online government data will be put to good use if the public will be given access to it through a single website, the Integrated Government Philippines (iGovPhil) Program has announced.

The iGovPhil, through its Open Data Philippines (ODPH) project, will hold a kapihan forum with chief information officers (CIOs) to discuss updates and plans on the open data project. The Kapihan ng mga Hepe will be held on 17 May 2017 at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Quezon City.

ODPH is in line with the government’s commitment to produce accessible, searchable, and understandable government data for the citizens and private sector. In partnership with government agencies and civil society, it consolidates useful datasets that will serve as a platform for innovative technology solutions to social problems.

During the Kapihan, Undersecretary Denis F. Villorente of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will talk on open data and its future in the government. Similar data disclosure projects of the government, such as the Freedom of Information and the Open Statistics, will be discussed by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), respectively.

The Kapihan will feature the ODPH website at and its future integration into the National Government Portal (NGP). It will also be a venue to tackle data disclosure and management in the advent of the administration’s transparency initiative on the Freedom of Information.

Before it was transferred to the iGovPhil Program of the DICT, the ODPH was managed by a task force led by the Presidential Communications and Development Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS), and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).


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