The benefits of electronic governance became available to some 400,000 residents with the successful computerization of 37 barangays in Quezon City's District1, in Philippines, around Christmas. This being the the first-ever district-wide Barangay e-Governance System (BeGS), with this Quezon City booked another milestone in local governance.
The e-Governance initiatives of the Quezon City has won it the distinction of being the country's richest local government unit for the last seven years, with record tax and revenue collections of approximately INR 964 crores in 2008.
Barangay e-Governance System (BeGS) would provide services ranging from automated issuance of forms such as barangay clearances to the computerization of all records such as financial transactions, inventory of supplies and equipment, and peace and order council proceedings. The net benefit would be a fast, effective and responsive system of governance, moreover the district-wide project complements the e-Governance system.