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The Philippine Government’s IT Workforce.

Ever wondered how much IT manpower you would need to run a country?, about 4070 to be exact for the Philippines (as of 2003 and excluding Government Owned Corporations)


The Department of Finance had the most no. of IT classified employees with 868. Not quite surprising considering that the DOF has the BIR, SSS, GSIS, Customs, Treasury and PDIC, which looks like data heavy Bureaus

Before we start thinking however that the DOF should seriously start considering creating software with that much no. of programmers, the actual bulk comprising that figure are Computer Operators (341.) Same with the DILG which has 340 while the DOH has 274 Data Entry Operators.

The award for the least no. of IT classified personnel belongs to the Judiciary, which had a grand total of 0.

Source: 2005 Philippine Statistical Yearbook.

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  • zero?!





  • Do you know that gov’t agencies still have “reproduction machine operators” which are actually plantilla positions made for operating mimeograph machines? 😛

    Of course, they’ve moved on to photocopying and even doing computer-based jobs.

    We need to finish up w/ rationalization, soon. Or would we have charter change first?

  • they can hire twice as many (or twice as less) as long as we get results.

  • rom

    Remember that the plantilla positions are outdated. The CICT has been working with the CSC to bring the government positions to the 21st century.

    You have to also check out the number of contractuals – those who do not have plantilla items – who work in IT.

    In UP alone, you will find less than a dozen IT Officers but more people are working in ICT projects (in fact, are even more qualified) than IT personnels in other government units.

  • Hi rom!, thanks for the input… contractuals weren’t part of the 2003 survey of Gov’t manpower included in the 2005 statistical yearbook…

    I was assuming that was because they were considered a seasonal workforce and prone to being dropped once the administration changes or when the project is over, but if they comprise a greater number than the regular workforce then it should be included in the next survey for the 2006 edition (if they decide to conduct a survey)… 😀

  • This is purely their decision to achieve targets and manage work. Most of peoples affected with this are manual operators because they are shifting more towards new computer based technologies.

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