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Google finally sets up shop in the Philippines

For the longest time, local Google initiatives usually stem out from Google Singapore but now, the company realized the need to invest on a Manila office to initiate efforts that will improve services to address the needs specific to the Filipino market.


“œThe Philippines is a key country in Southeast Asia in terms of its digital economy and tech-savvy population. This new office will allow us better engage with our local users, partners and advertisers. Over 33 million Filipinos access the Internet regularly to study, shop, search for ideas, opportunities, create news businesses, and connect to each other. And Internet use in the Philippines is set to grow exponentially. Research indicates that the number of Filipinos online will have nearly doubled by 2016!” said Julian Persaud, Managing Director of Google in Southeast Asia.

Yesterday, Google formally announced the opening of their Manila office which is headed by freshly-appointed country manager, Narciso Reyes, who brings to his role over 16 years of digital marketing and finance experience in Asia and the US.


“œWe’re excited to be deepening our investment in the Philippines with the opening of our office here in Manila. Our local team will be committed to providing better services to our Filipino users and to helping businesses — large and small — grow locally and globally, contributing to the growth of the Philippine economy. We envision Google as part of everyday Filipino lives and as a partner in the development of local communities, culture and business,” said Narciso Reyes.


If you want to join the Google Manila team, they are currently hiring although job openings can be viewed on its website, www.google.com.ph/jobs, in the coming days.

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