In the rise of today’s digital era, it is important for our micro, small, and medium enterprises to adapt and benefit from these digital technologies and developments. Digitalization creates a great impact on the lives of many Filipinos today. Through digital platforms that provide access to money and market reach, more and more Filipinos have turned into self-earning entrepreneurs. This digital transformation that we are experiencing not only helps our entrepreneurs but also contributes to the goal of the government on inclusive growth.
This led us to create an alliance composed of more than 50 digital platforms called “Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance,” which committed to influence and educate more Filipinos about digitalization and its impact, especially on microentrepreneurs. These digital platforms such as Grab, Angkas, Lazada, Shopee, Gawin.ph, Lalamove, Paymaya, and Mynt, among others, create opportunities for micro and small entrepreneurs such as the sari-sari store and carinderia owners, habal-habal drivers, masahistas, other professionals and small enterprises related to tourism, and all the entrepreneurs in the informal economy.
The goal is to make about 70 to 80 million Filipinos part of the growing digital economy. The alliance will also help boost the government’s efforts in coming up with a digitalization road map for enterprise development and adoption by all Filipinos in general.
We would like to empower more people to be part of this great digital transformation. Let me share with you some of the many successful digital testimonies from the different digital platforms in the country.