Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. is looking into the possibility of privatizing some services of the government and leaving these to experts in the private sector who can do a job better.

Ochoa told “Talking Points” on government DZRB that lack of expertise and funds to continue the operations of some government entities were affecting the services to the public.

“Ang bias ko talaga in government is we have to privatize as much as we can ng mga services,” Ochoa said. “Kasi ‘yung expertise ng government is limited so there are a lot of areas that should be left to the private sector who is more equipped, has more logistics, and who are experts on those fields.”

The Executive Secretary, however, did not specify yet the services that will be lined up for privatization.

Ochoa added that in the case of government-run NBN 4 and sequestered television networks RPN 9 and IBC 13, there was no final decision yet and discussions were still underway with Secretary Herminio Coloma, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, which overseas these stations.

“So along those lines, pinag-uusapan naming ‘yung magiging kalagayan ng mga networks na ‘to, kung papano namin ito eventually mapa-privatize pero wala pa. It’s still in the process… pinag-aaralan pa lang nang mabuti,” he said. ###