News Release

PBBM rallies support for DICT’s national ICT summit

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. urged all government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and other government instrumentalities to participate in the 2024 National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Summit of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

Memorandum Circular No. 54 signed by Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin on June 7 said the DICT, in partnership with the private sector, will hold the 2024 National ICT Summit from June 18 to 19 at the Crown Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center with the theme “Digital Governance: Navigating the Future.”

“In this regard, all departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the National Government, including government-owned or -controlled corporations, government financial institutions, state universities and colleges, and all local government units are encouraged to support the DICT in the conduct of the 2024 National ICT Summit,” President Marcos said.

President Marcos also ordered to authorize their respective ICT executives, chief information officers, technical staff, academics, and key personnel to attend and participate in the Summit “on official time, provided that they are issued the pertinent clearances or authorities by their respective heads of offices.”

The President said government agencies and all instrumentalities should ensure that “their participation in the said Summit will not adversely affect agency operations, as well as the delivery of services to the public.”

MC 54 takes effect immediately. A copy of the MC 54 is available at the Official Gazette. PND