Open Data PH consultation with the Open Data Task Force

Date Published: November 27, 2017


Open Data Philippines held a policy consultation last October 18, 2017 at the iGovPhil office of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to discuss the implementation of open data in the country. The consultation was participated by Undersecretary Lilia Guillermo of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO), OIC Assistant National Statistician Edwin Aragon of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and Ms. Toni Torres, Project Manager of the National Government Portal (www.gov.ph) of the DICT. 

The consultation was prompted by a need to continue the initiative while ensuring that it is connected with similar projects such as the Freedom of Information (FOI), Open Statistics, and the Open Government Partnership. The government is proactively seeking to implement open data to the whole of government through efficient and systematic creation, collection, and release of government data.

One of the important discussions during the consultation was to create a policy on managing digital data across the board. Open Data Philippines and its partners are working to create a system of proper government data and information management by integrating the initiatives of Open Data Philippines, FOI, Open Statistics, Data Privacy, and the National Archives.

The Open Data Task Force will meet again on December 2017 to discuss policies on open data and digital data management. –END–