Php50 Million to redesign gov.ph
Forgot to blog about this last week but if you haven’t read it from Inq7.net, the Philippine government portal gov.ph is allocation Php50 Million big bucks just to re-design the front-end of the portal.
Dang, Php50 M is a lot! What are they planning to put up there? A circus?
The total budget was actually Php110 Million but half of it is allocated to do an online payment gateway. Developing a gateway to serve as an e-payment facility for government agencies like the SSS, GSIS, BIR, Customs and the likes is pretty much understandable.
But Php50 M is just way too much for a new design. Not even the biggest corporations in the Philippines spent that much to design their websites.
I smell something fishy here.
Fulls story here: Gov’t portal up for redesign at Inq7.net.