THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has pushed for the installation of the Development LIVE or DevLIVE mobile application to allow an easier feedback on local infrastructure projects.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año said the new mobile application was developed by the DILG and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
“We are in an opportune era of open and participatory governance as people can now use technology to report or give feedback about government projects in their areas. We therefore urge the public to participate in governance; install and use the DevLIVE app in your mobile phones,” Año said.
The DevLIVE app allows users to view government projects nearby using built-in map and using interface project list, view other users’ overall sentiments, take photographs, and send feedback to government projects.
Currently, the DILG ongoing and completed projects under Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) projects in 2017 and Assistance to Municipalities (AM) projects in 2018 and 2019 are open for feedbacks.
The mobile app displays ADM and AM local infrastructure projects with details on the project title, fund allocation, fiscal year, and project location and its GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates.
Año assures that the DevLIVE app maintains the anonymity of all users’ identity. That means that local officials will not receive data or information on who submitted feedbacks on their ADM or AM projects.
The DevLIVE app users can submit one feedback per project in a month. For instance, if there are five ADM or AM projects in a town, a user can submit one feedback to each of these projects in a month.