May 24, 2024
ARTA, Twala partner to boost digitalization efforts

THE Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has announced a strategic partnership with Twala, a digital signature and digital identity startup supported by the Department of Science and Technology through the DoST Startup Grant Fund, to enhance the agency's digitalization strategy.

The partnership aims to streamline processes and improve the ease of doing business in the country.

A memorandum of understanding was entered into by and between ARTA and Twala, represented by the director general, Secretary Ernesto Perez, and Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jeffrey Reyes, respectively. The signing ceremony occurred at the ARTA Central Office on April 25.

Perez expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, "This collaboration with Twala is a significant step towards our goal of enhancing the ease of doing business in the country. We look forward to leveraging Twala's technology to drive digital transformation and improve efficiency within our organization."

In addition to the partnership with ARTA, Twala has also collaborated with the Supreme Court to provide inputs in its ongoing work to draft rules to allow electronic notarization in the country.

Engr. Jeffrey Reyes, Co-founder and CEO of Twala, discussing how Twala is using blockchain technology and artificial intelligence in its platform, to ARTA Sec. Ernesto Perez and ARTA Usec. Gerald G. Divinagracia.

Twala has also partnered with the Philippine Senate to help it digitize its internal processes, further demonstrating Twala's commitment to supporting digital transformation in the Philippines.

The partnership between ARTA, Twala and other government agencies signifies a commitment to innovation and efficiency in the public sector, ultimately benefiting businesses and citizens alike. Twala remains dedicated to supporting organizations in their digital transformation journey and driving progress and growth in the Philippines.


Originally published in The Manila Times

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