1. House Bill No. 1011 – Promoting the development and use of free and open source software in the Philippines (FOSS).
The freedom to run, copy, distribute, study and change the software is the essential part of this House Bill, but the fact that Philippines has a small amount of budget to Information and technology are only one of the most reason why our government must switch to free or open source software. Despite of higher cost of proprietary software it is the most prone to virus and security vulnerability not like a free software GNU/Linux that been used most in the top super computer in the world.
2. House Bill No. 195 – Accelerate the development of Information Technology Startup by Providing IT Venture and Funds. “IT Venture Capital Fund”.
We have a lot of talent and high skilled technology expert but the problem is they are now working with some biggest IT company, that’s belong at least to top fortune 500. We also have a small penetration of Startup Company and despite that most of them are bootstrapping they are taking us lead and hopefully snatch a success spot.
With this house bill I believe more Filipino will going to be engage and will be encourage in building and starting a startup.
3. House Bill No. 1230 – The Creation of Department of Information Technology and Communication.
Information Technology is absolute need and part of our daily life that’s why we should carefully watch over it how it’s change and apply to us in daily basis, we need this department not only to take care about our technology but at least to guard our freedom in software and hopefully this department will hold the Importance of House Bill No. 1011 and not just become an arena of proprietary software.
Below are the following House Bill: