Sunday, September 23, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Finding the tech startups in the Philippines
In the list are:
So far, only 4 of them had been found but I surmise a lot of these tech startups are just lurking in the corner waiting to be discovered by netizens.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Online Auction: A Crowded Competition But Fewer Audience
While the Philippines continues to have new start-ups in the online auction industry, the competition has become less and less, not because of the dominance of a certain site but due to fewer audiences- few participants, bidders and auctioneers.
Currently, the Philippines has about 10 sites competing for a few customers. The list is as follows:
2. eBay Philippines
6. Buy & Sell
9. Foreclosure Philippines
10. Top Gear
The last catering only to the property and gadgets respectively. Sulit has overtaken eBay Philippines in the race while Bidshot is catching up to make the triumvirate. The popularity of online auction business model is having competition in the form of group buying- commonly called daily deals in layman's term. The Philippines has 54 deal sites as of last count. More sites are still coming.
Monday, February 22, 2010
On The Campaign Trail
Hitting the trail at the PMP proclamation rally of Joseph Estrada at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila February 9, 2010.
My next assignment was Central Visayas - Bohol and Cebu for the NP sorties. Since my boss is a guest candidate of many parties, campaign staffers have to be divided to attend their motorcades and rallies. The Bohol and Cebu sorties are very exhausting considering the distance that we have to travel between the two provinces.
But it was thrilling to see the beautiful spots of Bohol where we had lunch at the Loboc river cruise. With no rest, we hit the road again to the upland towns leading us to Carmen town where the majestic Chocolate Hills are found. We climbed up the highest viewing spot on top of a hill, the view was really amazing.
The next day we have to go back to Cebu to prepare for the 2-day motorcade and the grand rally on the last day.
Monday, November 09, 2009
A Letter to OAM Blogger
With a population nearing the 100 million mark, the Philippines would still be competitive in terms of manpower source - more than 1/3 of the U.S. and almost 1/7 of Europe.
Our success will depend on our ability to teach correctly our school age children in elementary and high school in English communication arts and other major languages and how our college students become proficient speakers in every language.
The contact center basically depends on communication in which language is a great barrier. Language proficiency and skills in technical support should be our main concern to sustain our advantage. Plus, we have to increase knowledge workers in graphic arts, medical and legal transcription, engineering and accounting as an added features for our supremacy in customer care.
Cooperation of LGUs should also be given importance. We should look at them as partners in developing regional outsourcing hubs in the 17 regions. Graduates of local universities should be given the chance of training in contact centers in the hubs. The hub administration should connect with DepEd's division offices to scout for potential trainees starting at the elementary level to high school. In this way, we will have steady pool of talents in the outsourcing industry. Therefore, sustaining our top position in the global scene.
Thanks. More power to you.