PCCI represents business sector in the PH-OGP
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the country’s largest business organization, has been selected as the official business sector representative to the Philippines Open Government Partnership (PH-OGP).
Open Government Partnership brings together government and private sector – civil society, business and citizens- to work on establishing transparent and accountable government.
PCCI President Benedicto V. Yujuico welcomed the selection of PCCI as a member of the PH-OGP Steering Committee and vowed to proactively work with other stakeholders in pushing for reforms in government and in achieving good results for its people.
“We are happy to be representing the business sector in the PH-OGP. This is definitely a good platform for convergence towards more meaningful public-private partnership that promotes transparency and accountability in governance,” Yujuco said.
Representing PCCI in the Committee are Ruben Pascual, secretary general and Rhuby Conel, assistant secretary general, respectively.
There are 10 actionable agenda under the National Action Plan 2019-2021 Commitments. These are: 1) Strengthen citizen participation in governmental processes; 2) Enhance transparency and participation in education service delivery; 3) Increase government data utilization through publication of high-quality datasets on the Open Data Philippines (ODPH) Portal; 4) Establish an efficient and effective technology enabled participatory validation and reporting mechanism for selected government infrastructure projects; 5) Institutionalize transparency and accountability in the extractive industries; 6) Pass the Freedom of Information Law and Localizing the FOI Program; 7) Foster industrial peace through the proactive and inclusive engagements of workers and employers in the formulation and/or review of labor and employment policies; 8) Work together to create a holistic and integrated approach to improving the lives of children and their families; 9) Ensure IP mandatory representation in local legislative councils and policy making bodies; and, 10) Stakeholders engagement in harnessing the value of PhilGEPS Data.
Launched on September 20, 2011, the Philippines is one of the founding governments together with Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, South Africa, and United Kingdom. Since 2011, 79 OGP participating countries and 20 subnational governments have made over 3,100 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.