A collector’s item: Philippine Internet Review: 10 Years of Internet History (1994-2004)

A collector’s item: Philippine Internet Review: 10 Years of Internet History (1994-2004)


The Philippine Internet Review: Ten Years of the Internet (1994-2004) is a special publication that chronicles and explains the development of the Internet in the Philippines from its inception in 1994 to 2004. Order a copy now for only US$6.


DigitalFilipino.com is spearheading this project along with highly distinguished writers from the academe, business circles, and the IT community. This includes: (excluding contributors)


  • Carlos Miguel Alvarez Paraz – simply known as “Migs” to friends, is one of the historians of the Philippine Internet. He has been involved in the technical directions of the local Internet scene since nearly its commercial beginnings in 1995. He is well-educated in contemporary Internet and software technology matters and can provide analyses of the subject. He has spoken about the Philippine Internet in foreign conferences on both the user and thetechnical/operational perspective.

  • Daniel O. Escasa – has had over 20 years experience in IT (he claims he was achild prodigy) in various capacities — teacher, developer, and writer. Hestill considers himself a student of IT, however, because “you can never stoplearning, else your knowledge not only stagnates, but actually deteriorates.”His latest toy is operating systems — he”s tried out BeOS and various flavorsof Linux, and has used OS/2, OpenBSD, and his current flame FreeBSD 4.7.


Indeed, the Review is one of a kind publication that should not be missed by those who wish to be part of the ever dynamic Philippine Internet History.



  • Foreword
  • Introduction: The Bigger Picture
    This discusses how the Internet has changed the lives of Filipinos.
  • Internet Timeline: 1994-2003
    This chapter highlights Internet-related developments that transpired from 1994 to 2004. Various first-mover and “Internet bubble” facts are also highlighted.
  • The Filipino Internet User Evolving
    A look into how the Filipino Internet user has evolved and changed through time. Online surfing, shopping, communication, relationships, and various usage habits from 1994 to 2003 will be looked into.
  • Infrastructure Development: Building the Bandwidth Map
    A discussion on making the Philippines wired to the Internet will be made. Various infrastructure and telecommunications players, which made these possible will also be taken up.
  • 1st Internet History Writing Competition Winner: Marikina Internet Story
    This chapter features how Marikina evolved as a pro-active IT city
  • People Power: Ordinary People and Traditional Companies Empowered by the Internet
    Entrepreneurs and Personalities inspired by the Internet, and brought their craft to the New Economy.
  • High-Tech Crimes: Scams, Fraud, and Hacking in the Philippines
    Documenting various Internet scams, fraud, hacking incidents, stalking, and other crimes that victimized Filipinos.
  • Blazing Glory: Philippine Dot Com Companies Surviving in the New Economy
    So many dotcoms have come and gone. These are the ones, which remained strong and standing.
  • Advocacy and Politics Online: A New Media
    How the Internet has changed the way Filipinos push for their agenda?
  • Conclusion: An Interview with the Father of the Philippine Internet.


The Philippine Internet Review would not have been possible if not for the support of the following entities:



This is the volume 1 of the Philippine Internet Review. The documentary will continue as an update will be released regularly capturing numerous details that happened since the Internet”s inception in the Philippines that we weren”t able to include in this volume.


Order a copy now for only US$6.

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    June 28, 2011 at 7:21 am
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    October 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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      October 17, 2011 at 12:13 am
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      November 3, 2011 at 7:53 am
    • Janette Toral Reply

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      November 3, 2011 at 7:53 am

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