DOJ uses iPad to run offices



MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Justice (DOJ) has purchased 19 units of iPad3 tablets for P591,312.30.

Based on its purchase order published at the government’s website, the unit with 16GB storage with Wi-Fi and 4G capacity costs P31,121.70 each. Aside from the units, included in its purchase are leatherette casing, screen protector and anti-glare screen.

The iPads will be for official use of various offices in the Department, the purchase order stated.

The DOJ’s financial service has received a copy of the purchase order on Nov. 8 and the units will be delivered 30 days after payment following government procedure.

“As per Assec. Sy, (DoJ Assistant Secretary Geronimo Sy) it’s for portable functionality of the management team to increase efficiency. This is now a basic tool. Laptops we use for heavy documents,” Justice Secretary Leila De Lima told in a text message.

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  • dennis

    “The Department of Justice (DOJ) has purchased 19 units of iPad3 tablets for P591,312.30.”
    …..It´s NORMAL! Not a big issue! The main issue here is to solve every cases! Kung sa mga Public Market natin,specially vendors eh karamihan eh gumagamit na ng “Smart Phones” eh WHY NOT?

    • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       non issue is right.

      just being thorough lang po. para alam ng lahat na walang magic na nangyari, kaya naka post ang summa.

  • Night

    naks naman!!! 

  • Pablo Juan

    makes sense.. they should also give staff who are always out (govt lawyers for example) unlimited mobile data which costs less than P1.2k a month (may libreng smart phone pa).. this way they can just viber or skype each other.  

  • kabaliktaran

    ang mahal naman ng iPad3 nila, nasa 20,000 lang yan sa greenhills e. 

    • Dhave Sonido

      wifi + 4g po un. baka wifi lang ung nakita mo.

      • AKN

        nsa 25k ang 4g at wifi kaya :))) mahal pa din ung nakuha nila…tsk2 dapat nga discounted mga yan kasi madami binili nila.. NAPAKAHINA ng purchasing nila aaaaah :))) nasa net napakamura, di ba nila alam paano magcanvass :))) ang hina talaga..ysk

      • kabaliktaran

        Wifi nga lang pero pagdinagdagan mo ng 4g, mga 5 libo lang ang increase, tops. San ka nakakitang iPad na halos 12thousand ang difference ng Wifi at Wifi+4G???

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    ha???? iPad is for content CONSUMPTION…never for creating one…

  • wakats

    It’s high time our government lawyers should be high-tech friendly and Ipad is most appropriate for their jobs.

    My eyebrows raised a bit when the manner of purchase is 30-day delivery after payment which is contrary to government procurement procedure prohibiting advance payment, for obvious reason…   

  • Hunter421

    Too much for the 16GB version…

  • kilabot

    ipad-ipad pa legal illiterates naman ang gagamit, anong silbi? money wasted.

  • akramgolteb

    Bakit yung mas mahal pa pinili. Meron naman iba tulad ng Samsung Galaxy note 10″, mas mura, puede gamitan ng SD card, external HDD, mas mabilis pa processor, mas malaki screen.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    “16GB storage with Wi-Fi and 4G capacity costs P31,121.70 each” ???

    Right now you can buy an APPLE iPad 3 WiFi 4G  16GB at eBay ph for Php24,000.00.

    A difference of Php7,121.70.

  • $26606290

    Go! Do whatever it takes to make the wheel turn faster.

  • John Sulayman

    One of the lowest prices I’ve seen for a 16GB WiFi + Cellular version of the iPad 3 is at 25,100. A screen protector costs around Php 200 and the casing can be bought for more or less Php 1,000! Where did the excess Php 4,821.70 go?!

    • AKN

      tama :))) 

    • buttones

      Stop asking awkward questions!

      • watsupketchup

        It’s not awkward. It’s called “legitimate” questions.

        I hope you know what that word means. If not, there’s Google.

      • buttones

        Thank you for the insult, very clever I’m sure- My comment was an attempt at humor, a sort of rhetorical statement, a bit satirical maybe, and bordering on sarcasm, not meant to offend. Ok it zoomed over the top of your head, I’m sorry for that- maybe you didn’t notice that exclamation mark thingy at the end of my comment, now you can spend a pleasant afternoon checking out the words I’ve used….

    • Darwin

      its possible they bought apple care warranty.

  • Red Allaga

    This is not a NEWS! 

  • Dhave Sonido

    malay nyo, nagtaas din ng presyo ung tindera kasi alam nyang nasa pulitiko ang bibili. Alam kasi na corrupt mga to kaya pagkakataon narin nya para tumikim ng pera galing sa mga pulitiko…lolllllllllllllllllllll

  • buttones

    Wow! We are now well on the way, I went into another government department the other day to pay my taxes and the guy was operating a ‘typewriter’ , have you seen these things? They are quite amazing, and they use something called ‘carbon paper’ to make a copy, I mean , I was staggered, put’s my pad and pencil to shame I can tell you…

    • Junry delos Santos

      their are some documents specially forms that need to use typewriters.. in our work place we are using computers but there sometimes documents that must be filled-up with typewriters..and there are documents that cant just be feed into printer for its data entry.. so still the typewriter does the job..

      • buttones

        The last typewriter, certainly produced in the UK has been destined to a museum of history, the Science Museum of the UK, it’s basically history , interesting yes, but hardly a tool to be used in our dynamic future is it? Are we so far behind?

      • ARIKUTIK

        The typewriter kept in the attic as respect for its past glory was finally thrown away decade ago. When the children ask, “What’s that keyboard you are keeping Dad ? Father could have answered, this will be donated to our government, they still know what it is …. weeee >>>>.

      • buttones

        Well I kept my electric portable, with it’s white erasure tape and all the mod cons, [along with my fax machine and answer phone] one day some one will find them and donate them to our science museum in PH when we get one- along with my floppy discs….eight track tapes, vinyl LP’s as well— that’s progress for you….!

      • ARIKUTIK

        The vinyl LP’s and phono player with diamond tip is still in the attic. Embarassing to admit but memories of young old love holds on……..

      • Vhortex Morpheus

        The forms can be mass printed cheaper in a continuous paper format for use in dot matrix printers.

        The whole form can also be printed much much cheaper using laser jet printers are the cost of almost 5 centavos per page excluding the price of the paper since both typewriter and desk jet laser printer uses paper.

  • JohnDoeGB

    Waaahhh “basic tool” na daw ang IPad3 sabi ni De Lima. Tanong ko naman bakit IPad3? Meron na man na murang Android tablets that serve the purpose pa rin which is portability and efficiency. Ano ba primary use nito? Dahil kung for communications (email, viber, skype) lang, aba mukhang hindi worth it. Sana sasabihin nila na may app sila sa DOJ na gagana lamang sa IPad3 and yung app na yun eh makakatulong talaga sa productivity nila.

    • Vhortex Morpheus

      It is a basic tool to take vacation photos and send updates to your facebook accounts and a nice tool for your child to play games. 

      The department of justice really need that. I was betting their typing speed will increase 3000x using a swipe on screen keypad. They can also read much better since the screen is large than an average monitor. :)

      Meanwhile, all convicts are kept unchecked and slowly disappearing in jails.

  • Zen

    iPad 3? They should have bought Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1… It’s half the price!!!!!

  • Zen

    They should instead use mobile technology to track the locations of police officers… That is 1000 times useful!

  • speedstream2

    Hopefully, sleek gadgets and technology will help turn the wheels of justice a little faster.

  • Simoun Magaalahas

    Ok sana kung yung IPad mas functional kung  naka Centralized Networked  ang DOJ para madali nilang mahanap ang article or files from wireless network to server. Pero kung walang  network system at bibili lang for personal use ay tiyak ko facebook at twitter lang ang magagawa nila diyan sa IPad .Sayang at puro paglulustay lang ng pera ang ginagawa ng ating mambabatas kung nagkaganun. 

  • Jon

    Mukhang may tongpats dito sa kontratang ito.
    Alam nyo ba iyan, mahal na Secretary o naisahan ba uli kayo ng tauhan ninyo?

  • TonTon

    sus, nakikisunod naman sa uso ang DOJ. IPAD ipad pa.. eh kung kinuha na lang nila yung mas economical na samsung tab… may call and text pa, dami pwede pag gamitan. – practical pa.

    im not a fan of Samsung, may point here is why not go for a device that is more economical and has more features then the Ipad.

    sayang dyan lang sa mga bagay na yan napupunta ang buwis na kinakaltas sa mga sahod namin.

  • Cerise David

    Why?  Para mas madaling mag-like sa Facebook?  Anong productivity tool ang meron sa iPad na hindi magagawa ng mas mabuti at mabilis ng mumurahing Asus netbook?  Sa palagay ba nila mas mabilis mag-type ng correspondence sa iPad?

    The DOJ doesn’t have the infrastructure nor capability to utilize the iPad for serious work.   Expect major productivity drop due to facebook, twitter and youtube.

  • disqusted0fu

    is this really necessary??? this might even make matters worse. it might just distract them from their already sub-par performances.

  • Brian Hernandez

    P31,121.70??? P20,900 lang yan sa online stores ah! kupit agad na 10221.7 x 19 = 194212.30! Hanep mandugas!

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