Google Philippines – Their Schemes and Plans for our Country

It is surprising how The Philippines is now slowly gaining momentum when it comes to technological product launches. Last year, the country has had its firsts: Google Free Zone, and Facebook Zero.

What could be in store for Google Philippines this 2013? Let’s try to project.

What could be in store for Google Philippines this 2013? Let’s try to project.

For a country used to getting its hands on technological innovations months after products are launched into the market, there are good signs of development. What could be in store for Google Philippines this 2013? Let’s try to project.

GASP will be maintained and educational information will be more accessible. In early December 2012, the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines or CEAP signed an agreement with Google for a free access to the Internet for students. This should mean a lot because universities under CEAP will not need to allot a bigger budget for IT infrastructure. The Google Apps Supporting Program for the Philippines ensured commitment for free use of applications, training in IT, and the member universities’ own domain names. These are on top of the accessibility of other services provided by Google.

Through GASP, the Philippine educational system will be more flexible. Being confined to the white or blackboard classroom setting may soon be changed to a more field-oriented educational style. This can be made possible as GASP allows communication between students, teachers, administrators, and other key personnel more simplified and far-reaching. Students can then take research assignments online through an email system established in universities under CEAP.

With the investment Google made in Asia, Filipinos will expect a faster search engine performance. While this may still be limited by the so-called bandwidth allotment imposed by telecommunication companies, Filipinos will hopefully, not be deprived of the promising 30% boost resulting from new Asian servers that are due to go live later this year. In The Philippines, where a battle for Internet connectivity is defined by a subscriber being pre or postpaid and the claims of his location is common, more Filipinos might just have a better experience even when it is just surfing the web in a faster manner through Google.

Online marketing will be more localized. Google has not been too transparent about it but it has now started hiring staff for Google Philippines. Starting Narciso Reyes being hired as Head of Sales, Google may just open online market opportunities for aspiring Filipino Entrepreneurs.

More jobs for Filipinos this year. As Google is setting up its office in the country, more Filipinos who are trained in IT, Human Resource, and Marketing may find reasons to stay. Just as what happened to Singapore and Taiwan, The Philippines and China are looking towards the promise of working for and working with Google in the coming months and years.

The 2013 holds much promise for The Philippines. Being country recognized as a sleeping tiger and one that puts recession to shame, it is not a wonder why Filipinos continue to thrive. While there are economic, social, political, and moral pitfalls to challenge the country’s quest to move forward, Information Technology seems to settle well with Filipinos. Take Google for example. It has come, and it is just waiting to be welcomed.

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Paul Agabin is the Founder and CEO of Wooka Interactive. He is an internet marketer based in the Philippines which deals with varied topics such as local industry news, seo strategies, content marketing, inbound marketing, social media management, website reviews, and the like. You can contact him at 0917-5069839.

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