Improving Philippines Internet Access

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Improving Philippines Internet Access



Last June 30 in Davao City, I got the chance to visit three (3) co-working spaces namely: Knights of Online Marketers¬†(KOM), DreamWork, and Small Business Development Center of Davao Chamber. KOM and DreamWork operate¬†24 hours mainly serving those working as virtual staff. Rates vary from P150 to 350 a day that includes use of air-conditioned… Read more »

Purchasing Managers Index reports now available

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Purchasing Managers Index reports now available



The Purchasing Managers Index Philippines report by i-Metrics Asia-Pacific Corporation is now available for purchase online. This is an indicator of economic activity reflecting purchasing managers’ acquisition of goods and services. Considered as one of the most reliable activity-based business indicator that is trusted globally. It is used as an economic indicator in 32 countries…. Read more »

Winners: DigitalFilipino Web Awards 2014

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Winners: DigitalFilipino Web Awards 2014



Last March 5, we recognized thirty-nine (39) websites as winners of the DigitalFilipino Web Awards 2014. They were recognized at the Amphitheater of Ateneo Graduate of School of Business, Rockwell Drive, Makati City. Check out the photos taken last March 5, 2014. Most winners gave a 5-minute presentation discussing their website covering what they did… Read more »

Choosing an E-Commerce Web Site Hosting Service

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Choosing an E-Commerce Web Site Hosting Service



Around seven years ago, it is hard to identify an honest, competitive, and legitimate web hosting company. While most local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer web hosting services, a big bulk of Philippine web sites are hosted in the US for reasons such as downloading speed, affordable rates, availability of software and tools, among other things.

Nevertheless, the web hosting business has become competitive. If you’re planning to put

Accepting E-Commerce Payments Online in the Philippines

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Accepting E-Commerce Payments Online in the Philippines



There are so many ways on how entrepreneurs can accept payments online. The mechanics are becoming much more friendly and there’s certainly one that can suit your needs.

1. Cash – payment is given in person, either before or upon delivery of product or service.

2. Bank deposit / Debit – payment is deposited to the merchant’s bank account, deducted from the buyer’s account. Afterwards, the product or

State of E-Commerce in the Philippines 2013

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State of E-Commerce in the Philippines 2013



As the Internet in the Philippines turned 19 years old this year, I think we have gone a long way and grew so much. But am also sad that we don’t have enough data gathering process and tools in place to accurately measure it. In the last Manila E-Commerce Summit February 2013, Donald Lim shared… Read more »