DICT chief Uy hurdles CA panel confirmation

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has admitted to the House of Representatives that the budget utilization of the department in the past few years was "pitiful," vowing to address the issues on slow project rollouts.

IT expert and DICT Secretary Ivan Uy during a hearing of the Senate electoral reforms committee on May 31, 2022. Screengrab from Senate livestream

MANILA, Philippines — The appointment of Ivan John Enrile Uy as Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is now up for plenary approval.

On Tuesday, the committee on informations and communications technology of the Commission on Appointments (CA) recommended the confirmation of the DICT chief.

The recommendation will then be transmitted to the CA plenary for approval.

Two other members of the Cabinet — Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual and Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla — are also scheduled for confirmation this Tuesday.