Best positioned to support the government’s holistic digitalization agenda, leading integrated telco PLDT Inc. lauded the newly launched eGovPH Super App.
PLDT President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio was among those present when the app was unveiled by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy, and DICT Undersecretary David Almirol at the National Information and Communication Technology Month Kick-off Ceremony in Malacañang.
“We echo the sentiments of President Marcos about maximizing use of the technologies available to us, with the eGovPH Super App expected to improve ease of doing business and interactions with the government,” Panlilio said. “This aligns with how we at PLDT are committed to evolving with our customers’ increasingly digital lifestyles and delivering innovation, to achieve our ambition of a completely connected and future-ready Philippines.”
Available on Google Play and Apple Store, the e-GovPH Super App is a one-stop-shop platform for local and national services, with transactions including SIM registration, LGU services, job application, healthcare assistance, job application, e-payments and banking services, and more.
Actualizing PLDT’s commitment to the government’s nationwide digitalization call, Panlilio is one of the founding members under the Digital Infrastructure Group of the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC). “Our PSAC seat permits us to provide regular policy recommendations to President Marcos, and we are grateful that he has been very engaging in initiatives specific to the nationwide expansion of internet connectivity and digitalization,” Panlilio said.
PLDT’s support for PSAC aspirations is backed by its resilient and undisputed award-winning fixed and wireless networks. As of end-March 2023, PLDT had expanded its total fiber footprint to over 1.1 million kilometers, consisting of over 231,000 kilometers of international fiber and over 874,000 kilometers of domestic fiber. This fiber infrastructure also supports Smart’s 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, and 5G network, which cover 97 percent of the country’s population as of end-March 2023.