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1 Country Presentation: PHILIPPINES Regional Multi-stakeholder Discussion Forum on Rural ICT Development Bangkok, Thailand, 4 July 2011 Rural ICT Policy Advocacy, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Regional Project

2 Outline ICT Status Institutional Structure Regulatory Framework Funding Mechanism Rural ICT Initiatives Lessons Learned Follow-up

3 PHILIPPINE ICT STATUS Telephone Subscription and Density for 2009 CountryWorld Total Telephones (000) 99,010 Fixed Telephones(000) 6,783 Mobile Telephones (000) 92,227 Total Tele-density108%86% Fixed Tele-density7%17% Mobile Tele-density100%68% % popn covered by Mobile Network 99%93%

4 PHILIPPINE ICT STATUS Internet Access and Broadband CountryWorld Fixed Broadband Subscription (000) 1,722 Fixed Broadband Density (%) 1.9%6.8% Mobile Broadband (000)9,385 Mobile Broadband Tele- density 10.2%10.1% Number of Internet Cafes Approx 35,000 Number of CECs1,480 Est No. of Internet Users 24M or 27% Estimated number of Internet Subscribers Source: NTC

5 Estimated number of Internet Subscribers

6 GOVTS INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK Legislation Congress Policy setting, planning, and programming Commission on ICT Regulatory National Telecommunications Commission ICT Research and Development Department of Science and Technology- Advanced Science and Technology Institute

7 ICT Plans and Policies Relevant ICT Laws and Issuances Public Telecommunications Policy Act Municipal Telephone Act Mandatory Interconnection Creation of CICT Natl Telecomm Plan Natl IT Plan 2000 IT21 Strategic Roadmap for the ICT Sector Phil Digital Strategy

8 FUNDING MECHANISM Public Financing Official Development Assistance Public Private Partnership eGovernment Fund started in 2003 over P15B allocated since 2003 Used for mission- critical eGov /ICT projects

9 Rural ICT Initiatives and PPP Community eCenter Program E-Governance Jumpstarting eGovernance in LGUs ICT for Basic Education iSchools, PCPS, GILAS, eSkwela ICT for Agriculture Farmers IT Service Centers Community eCenter Program various models I mplemented 1,480 CeCs in Municipalities Mostly owned and managed by LGUs Target : 80% of villages by 2016 PhilCeCNet as CICT partner CeC Academy trains CeC knowledge workers

10 KEY LESSONS LEARNED FROM WORKSHOP Availability of funding, such as USF, helped in the growth of ICT in countries that implement a transparent, multi- sectoral, and objective-driven program; ICT champions are needed at all levels ; eCommerce applications in telecentres, such as Koreas and Thailands, can help boost the local economy and increase income of communities;

11 OBJECTIVES FOR FOLLOW-UP Explore the possibility of new funding sources for ICT initiatives, such as USF; Develop strategic and political support for ICT initiatives. Conceptualize and design the eCommerce application for Community eCenters and initiate partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry for online marketing of local products;

12 End of Presentation. Thank you.


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