PLDT Enterprise showcased its ICT solutions designed to enhance public service delivery at the recently concluded General Assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), its first for 2017.
Attended by over 1,500 mayors from municipalities across the country, the general assembly was a venue for its members to discuss and share the current programs being implemented in their local government units (LGUs). It also enabled the new leadership to set the goals of the organization and its roadmap for 2017 and beyond.
Supporting the LMP’s plans to utilize technology to improve the delivery of services to their constituents, PLDT presented its LGU solutions suite for the various functions of the local government. Among these solutions were Smart’s SOS Dispatch, a revolutionary digital emergency response mechanism that ensures effective, instantaneous and reliable end-to-end incident management; Paymaya, a prepaid online payment app that enables the financially underserved to pay for goods and services online without a credit card; Takatack, an online marketplace offering products and services from local e-commerce shops; and Web Builder, which provides small and medium enterprises the tools they need to start a business online.
"PLDT values strong collaboration between the public and private sectors as we have a shared goal of creating a digital nation," said FVP and Head of PLDT SME Nation Mitch Locsin, who noted that the solutions PLDT presented will allow LGUs to leverage on the technology to better attend to the needs of their constituents.
"Utilizing our ICT solutions, local government units can improve response times for emergency situations, as well as stimulate small businesses and encourage economic development," Locsin added.