Key Publications

  • The PDS Vision: “A digitally empowered, innovative, globally competitive and prosperous society where everyone has reliable, affordable and secure information access in the Philippines

  • “Community eCenters toward self-reliant Barangays” For the past three years, the Philippine Community eCenters (CeCs) had grouped together and traveled the familiar path to a vision of “A CeC in every Municipality

  • NEXT WAVE CITIES Next Wave Cities is a Philippine-specific term that identifies ICT hubs beyond Manila, based on criteria such as worker supply, telecom infrastructure and other factors necessary to sustain a local BPO industry

  • Executive Summary The information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) and global in-house center (GIC) industry in the Philippines has grown at an annual rate of 30 percent over a decade

Current Programs/Projects

  • Digital TV Migration

    Digital TV allows broadcasters to send out multiple signals through a single carrier. It allows for clearer, crisper picture quality along with the ability for homes to utilize high-definition televisions. DOST-ICTO is helping prepare the way when the country migrates from to fully digital on 2016.


  • iGovPhil - Integrated Government

    iGov Philippines is a joint project of DOST-ICTO (NCC & TelOf) and DOST-ASTI that aims to address the basic needs of the government for transparency, efficiency and governance. The Project aims to put relevant mechanisms to implement an interactive, interconnected as well as inter-related applications.


  • Information Systems Strategic Plans (ISSP)


    Government agencies and other entities with projected Information Technology resource requirements are required to submit their Information Systems Strategic Plans (ISSP) to serve as basis for rationalizing the allocation of government funds for this purpose. Find out more of the status of various ISSPs


  • TV White Space Initiative

    As part of DOST-ICTO’s primary thrusts of Internet for All the DOST-ICTO is initiating the use of TV White Space technology to radically improve the availability of broadband Internet access in the rural countryside as well as enhance data gathering capability of the government’s sensor networks.


  • Manila, Philippines - The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office) is hiring 32 project managers to fast-track the implementation of several medium to large scale eGovernment projects inline with the eGovernment Masterplan (eGMP) and the Medium Term ICT Harmonization Initiative (MITHI)

  • Manila, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office) and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) launched the first ever Philippine Startup Challenge (PSC) to promote ITpreneurship in the country

  • In preparation for upcoming International Persons with Disability (PWD) Information Technology (IT) events, the DOST-ICT Office in cooperation with the National Council on Disability Affairs held its first ever National PWD IT Competition, entitled Kakayahan 2014

  • The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office) will be holding a IT-BPM Career Talks during the DOST’s celebration of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) on July 27, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

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