9 August 2022 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and the Aboitiz Group is set to open a training for the first batch of participants under the Pinas Bilis end-to-end assistance on Monday, 9 August 2022.

As of 5 August 2022, the confirmed participants for the “Analytics for Organizations: Discovering Insights from Data” training include 10 from ARTA, four from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and six from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

It aims to capacitate participants in analyzing data and using statistical data as well as presenting data through appropriate visual representation, such as frequency tables, charts, and scatterplots, among others.

This will be held on August 9, 11, 15, 17, 24, and 25. A second batch will be having the same training in October and November.

Pinas Bilis is an end-to-end assistance that will be done from streamlining government processes of target national government agencies and local government units through empowerment activities to service delivery which involves donation of hardware. The assistance carries the tagline “Quick, Responsive, and Citizen-Centric Government Service.”

The partnership between the Authority and the Aboitiz Group was made official through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement ( MOA ) at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City on 31 May 2022.

On 17 June 2022, the initial batch of participants–composed of 28 participants from ARTA, DICT, and DILG– completed their four-day training on the Business Process Improvement conducted by ARTA’s Regulatory Management and Training Division (RMTD). The next training for the second batch of participants will be held from 19 to 23 September.

It covers how to identify, analyze, improve, and monitor processes to promote work efficiency.

Apart from this, ARTA and the Aboitiz Group will also hold trainings on Agile Project Management, Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Training, and Customer Service Delivery, among others.

At the end of the training, NGAs and LGUs are expected to be equipped with the needed competencies to streamline their processes.

Around 250 civil servants from the various priority agencies are expected to benefit from the said trainings at no cost to the government.

Five scholarship grants for the first batch of students taking the master’s degree programs in public administration with an emphasis on Regulatory Management System (RMS) and Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) were also provided by the Aboitiz Group as part of the MOU.

Under the service delivery part of the Pinas Bilis program, beneficiaries of the electronic business one-stop shop (eBOSS) package shall be from the trained NGAs and LGUs to ensure that the knowledge gained from the trainings will be applied to their day-to-day operations.

ARTA and the Aboitiz Group is also set to have an exploratory meeting with the DICT to onboard the latter for the software of the electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBOSS) package this month.

All these are in furtherance of the streamlining and digitalization directives of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., who has also recently appointed Aboitiz Group Chairman and CEO Sabin Aboitiz as chairman of the Private Sector Advisory Council.