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Facebook opens office in the Philippines

Adrian M. Reodique | April 26, 2016
Facebook aims to help businesses in the Philippines.

Social media giant, Facebook, announced the opening of its office in the Philippines last Thursday (21 April 2016) with an eye to help local businesses.

"We are here to help businesses large and small build their businesses on Facebook," said Facebook Vice President for Asia Pacific Dan Neary in a report of Philippine Star.

Hours before the announcement, Neary broke the news on his Facebook post: "I'm excited to share that Facebook opened its first office in the Philippines today. More than 49 million Filipinos access Facebook every month to connect with their friends and loved ones - this is over 91 percent of the internet population. The Philippines is a highly engaged mobile-first nation filled with people who are creative, entrepreneurial and have a strong sense of community."

Neary added that two in three Filipinos are connected to a business page on Facebook. "Our team has already been partnering closely with businesses - small and large - in the Philippines; and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to grow together with our partners there," he finished.

The Philippine office of Facebook will be headed by Digs Dimagiba. 


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