On April 21, Facebook officially launched its first office in the Philippines after opening their Southeast Asia headquarters. For the social media savvy, this isn't just a great news, but a proof that through its netizens, our country has captured the attention of big companies like Facebook.
The Philippines has been recognized as one of the top Facebook users in the world. Because of this, Facebook executives said that the PH is a priority market, having 49 million active users every month.
The Filipino community is just more engaged on Facebook than just on anywhere else in the world. So, we’re really excited to come here to continue to connect more people.”
– Dan Neary, Vice President, Facebook Asia-Pacific
bworldonline.com - Facebook Executives with Dan Neary, Vice president, Facebook Asia Pacific (far-left) and Digs Dimagiba, newly-appointed head of Facebook Philippines (center-right)
Samsung PH's Business Unit Head of IT and Mobile, Digs Dimagiba, was hired and appointed as the head of the Philippine office to will lead the local business team assigned to gain a close partnership with local businesses and agencies.
The Philippines is a country that has seen a tremendous growth in connectivity in recent years, creating one of the world’s most highly engaged online populations."
During its launch, Facebook Philippines also launched their Facebook Jeepney, which added to the people's excitement.
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