The Philippine government has been facing challenges that potentially need new ideas to resolve the issues. Changing citizen expectations, policy challenges, global trends, fiscal pressure, and technological changes are just some of the issues that should drive the government sector to extract and apply innovative ideas in its existing system. In most cases, many approaches have already been applied to resolve prevalent issues but a new idea has the potential to resolve them.

Thus, it is high time to strengthen the implementation of the Public Sector Productivity Innovation Laboratory. Through the program, innovation thinking will be promoted and encouraged among government agencies. Innovation is the generation and application of new ideas. It is not simply coming up with ideas, but also integrating them with the existing system and processes, and monitoring the results.