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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Duterte asks gov’t agencies to adopt paperless transactions

/ 05:34 PM July 27, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa Complex. Screengrab from PCOO video

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte urged government agencies to digitize and adopt paperless transactions to avoid queueing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“I reiterate my call for all government instrumentalities to implement systems that will make queueing a thing of the past,” Duterte said in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.

“Panahon na para mawala ang pila,” he added.

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(It is time that queuing disappears.)

He then tasked the Department of Budget and Management,  Anti-Red Tape Authority, and all government agencies to make all possible government services available online.

“We need to adjust and adapt to a paperless type of business and work performance. We need e-governance,” Duterte said.

JPV

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