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The Philippines Passes New Law Creating the Department of Information & Communications Technology Republic Act No. 10844 of the Department of Information and Communications Technology Act of 2015 (DICT Act) was signed into law on 23 May 2016 and will take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation. The passage of the law was met with praise and relief from various sectors, after years of lobbying and petitioning by the public sector and various interest groups and a few weeks before the culmination of the term of office of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

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