On August 17, 2021, the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) conducted the fourth rollout event for the Electronic Records Management Policy (ERMP) in Western Visayas and Northern Luzon. This was carried out in collaboration with the Presidential Communications Operations Office as part of efforts to strengthen the Freedom of Information (FOI) initiative.
The ERMP provides guidelines for the government sector in the shift from traditional paper records management to an electronic regime. This newly crafted policy contains protocol for managing the creation, use, storage, disposition, and archiving of records.
The fourth ERMP rollout was divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session (Western Visayas) was participated by a total of 51 participants while the afternoon session (Northern Luzon) had a total of 45 participants. These rollout activities were conducted via ZOOM video conference.
Participants in the said activities were representatives from national government agencies, local government units, and other institutions. Previously, NAP and the PCOO conducted ERMP introductory sessions in the Visayas and the National Capital Region.
The NAP will conduct more ERMP rollout activities in the future to ensure that all government agencies will be made familiar with the new guidelines for Electronic Records Management.