To ensure LGU compliance of the E-Commerce Law, the following
activities shall be undertaken:
- Advocacy Phase
- Capability Building Programs
- Action Planning
- E-Governance Installation Procedure
- System Interaction
- Program Monitoring and Evaluation
At the outset, in order for local government units to be
informed about the program, massive information dissemination campaign shall
be done throughout the country by the partner institutions. National/regional
conferences shall be conducted as needed in order to gather feedback from LGUs
and local sanggunian, what they expect from the program, and identify important
issues and concerns/sentiments that would be incorporated in the training
programs. On the other hand, the conferences will serve as good venues for
the program proponents to convey fundamental concepts about E-Commerce, together with
its goals and advantages to achieve better local governance.
Aside from these activities, E-Governance program shall be
pilot tested to pre-selected LGUs that has e-commerce capacity, to identify
possible gaps and provide corresponding interventions at pre-implementation stage.
Capability Building Programs
After the advocacy phase, training programs shall have been
developed at various government levels, taking into consideration LGUs with
present capacity to engage in E-Commerce. All trainings shall be anchored to
the goals and objectives of the E-Governance program.
The training will consist of lecture-discussions about the
general concepts of E-Commerce and the existing E-Commerce Act; the current trend
in information and communication technology and its advantages, issues and concerns;
and where possible, a field visit to a government or private agency that has
already implemented an E-commerce program, and to evaluate its success and
effectiveness in delivering public services. After the training, participating
LGUs are expected to come up with an E-Governance Action Plan for their respective
regions. The Action Plans will serve as a guide in setting up a computer-based
information system in the delivery of basic services to their constituents,
in a faster and more convenient way.
The National Computer Center (NCC) conducts regular training
sessions on E-Commerce at its training center in Diliman, Quezon City.
ICT experts, academicians and consultants coming from the
ranks of public and private sector who have wide knowledge in E-Commerce and
other related fields can and are drawn as pool of resource persons, speakers
and training facilitators in the conduct of E-Governance Program for LGUs.
The proposed Action Plan of each participating LGU will
serve as their commitment to undertake the E-Governance Program. It is a
series of activities or projects that should be undertaken to fully realize
the program. Each component activity should be accomplished within a
specified timeframe; a pool of available and committed personnel who
will be responsible to facilitate its conduct; and listed indicators and
accountability of how each component activity would be carried out.
E-Governance Installation Procedure
After an Action Plan is formulated by participating LGUs,
the national government through the local sanggunian shall authorize and
initiate the E-Governance program in their respective localities. Each
component activity or project listed in the Action Plan shall be successively
Each LGU proceeds with the Action Plan and coordinates
its activities, as it sees fit, with various other parties, whether these
be other government agencies or LGUs, private sector vendors or suppliers
and consultants or NGOs providing assistance and support to ensure that the
benefits of e-commerce and e-governance are achieved by the respective LGU
according to their desired goals and objectives.
Program Monitoring and Evaluation
Proposed Action Plans shall serve as records to be
monitored and evaluated by DILG field personnel to identify the progress
and effectiveness of the said program. This shall be done in close coordination
with the implementing LGUs, the local sanggunian, and DILG field officers.
Monthly monitoring of action plans shall be conducted by
the LGU project in-charge to ensure that LGU can at least start and be minimally
e-commerce compliant by June 2002, which is the first deadline set in the