With a faster Internet in government offices, it is hoped that services such as issuance of permits and processing of business requirements will be accelerated. Victor Yap, chairperson of the House committee on ICT and one of the authors of the measure, said the Internet is now an indispensable tool to the Filipino youth. The youth of this generation relies on fast and accessible Internet for their research in school.
Villar is confident that after the approval by both houses of Congress of the bicameral conference committee report President Rodrigo Duterte will prioritize the signing of the bill into law.“Extending the validity of passports from five to 10 years is included in the President’s legislative agenda.
With the speed and efficiency both houses of Congress provided in passing this bill, it goes without saying that we are all in agreement that this measure will work for the benefit of the traveling public, especially our overseas Filipino workers,” she said.
Businessmen and executives use the Internet to communicate with their people and run their companies.
Needless to say, Internet access has become a vital component on the lives of every Filipino,” said Yap.
Salceda who was the driving force behind the measure, cited the Albay model for the measure which he pioneered in his province where he was governor for nine years until last year when he returned back to Congress.