OFW Watch: Empowering OFWs to help each other

Released last March 27, 2014 by Myndconsulting, a member of ICT Davao, OFW Watch is a mobile app that specially caters to OFWs and their family members. Its unique feature is to give users private alerts when fellow OFWs within their area is in trouble. It boasts of  pertinent functions such as updates, locators, directories, currency converter and translator. The app also connects the user to other Filipinos in the area who share the same dialect, hometown and profession. Check out the app here!

Yolanda: Experiences and Reflections

By: Kjell Daren D.C. Aboy

I rarely show my emotions; sometimes people mistake me for being too cold or apathetic. Some of my friends call me the male Miranda Priestley (of The Devil Wears Prada fame, sans the fashion sense). But when the ship that I boarded from Baybay City, Leyte started to enter Mactan Channel and saw the lights of Cebu’s port I could not help but cry unabashedly. 

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BNEFIT Chair Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue Bags the IT-BPM Individual Contributor of the Year Award in the 8th International ICT Awards Philippines

BNEFIT

The 8th International ICT Awards Philippines was held last March 13, 2014 at the Shangri-La Makati Hotel. Organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (Can Cham) in association with Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), the event recognized achievements and excellence in organizations and individuals based in the Philippines who have made valuable contributions to the IT-BPM industry.

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LEAP

LEAP (Learning English Application for Pinoys) is a product of a research project funded by the Department of Scienceand Technology (DOST) to improve English language proficiency of Filipinos. LEAP focuses on two main areas; (1) Speech for listening and speaking skills and (2) Grammar and Vocabulary for writing and reading comprehension skills.  It is a standalone application for Windows- and Linux-based platforms. Its main goal is to improve the Basic English proficiency of Filipinos to help improve and sustain our competitiveness in the global market.

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Next Wave Cities Move Up in Global IT-BPM Locations Ranking

Five (5) Next Wave Cities or cities outside of Metro Manila  that have developed the required ecosystem to support the Information and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry have  moved up in the Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations Rankings report released last week. Davao City and Bacolod moved up one notch from their 2013 ranking (70 and 94 respectively) to their 2014 rankings  (69 and 93 respectively) while Santa Rosa, Laguna moved up two notches from 84 to 82 in the ranking.

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