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Guest Blogging at GMANews.tv

Starting today, you’ll also be able to read more about my take on ICT in the Philippines over at GMANews.tv blog network. It’s just a weekly article but it will allow me to reach a wider segment of online readership. My first entry is about the state of eCommerce in the Philippines from the perspective of a consumer. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed here.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

19 Responses

  1. Avatar for Alexis Fule Alexis Fule says:

    Congratulations Yuga! You deserve it!

    @Joseph, there is a place for everything and this is not the place to discuss that.

  2. Avatar for Joseph Joseph says:

    Please forward it to news team of GMA, I have to express how we are like fishes in the ocean left to fight for ourselves,our situation is not just about communication as major hindrance but also lack of support and prodding from our country leaders.we are the first JPEPA nurses and caregivers yet we are on our own.others can’t speak ,i have to.thanks.

  3. Avatar for Joseph Joseph says:

    I just would like to know how to communicate with Jessica soho.I think we would like to share our not so good plight of pinoy nurses here in japan and how we can change the idea of foreign workers treatment here .most of us,if not think we are trapped with the JPEPA agreement.Our country should have thought our welfare first and not enter into agreements when at stake is the life and career and protection of the Filipino nurses.although we believe we have jobs,but whatever amount we receive here are pure product of hard sweat and blood.it’s not good to be trapped in a goal of passing the board examinations(in nihhonggo and kanji) which is too impossible a goal to reach yearly for 3 years .our body so tired and with small salary,the goal is a curse and a trap in itself.we feel we are utilized for 3 years with workforce for them and we know we will not pass.we believe Filipino nurses wil not thrive in japan because p work ethics in itself is different.I’m speaking my mind out because it has to be expressed.we came here with a contract not so well undrstood and the implementation in japan was so much different that we are always at the losing end.evryone had struggled.especially us who had to fight it out that 90k per month means suicide in japan.the selection process done by the Philippines was too much overboard consideringost of the nurses /collegues had 3 years and above work experiences and mostly married people.for 3 years we will ne like nursing aide in work(although nursing assitant is their term here) with the goal of passing the board exmas for 3 chances is a TRAP.we sense exploitation here since our body rythym dictates so.please ,where is the promise of JPEPA to uphold the welfare,protection,interests and dignity of us Filipino nurses?Where are the politicians who promise to protetc our foreign rights ?please we are on the verge of going home.the program was not even stndardize for evry nurses,that’s why each has their own story to tell.we are not lazybl people,we ate industrious but patience has tolerance level.we beileve we are on a losing end.sacrifice away from family is not worth it considering life in japan is so expensive .no,not worth really.

  4. Avatar for mike mike says:

    tuUqoq hi! how you doin?

  5. Avatar for name name says:

    Good day!,

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  7. Avatar for Ian del Carmen Ian del Carmen says:

    Great job, Abe! :)

    Ian del Carmen

  8. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    Thanks everyone! :)

  9. Avatar for charles charles says:

    Congratulations Abe. Hoping to see you in one of the news at GMA. :)

  10. Avatar for noemi noemi says:

    Congrats Abe.

  11. Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

    Comments have now been opened.

  12. Avatar for BrianB BrianB says:

    Good, now they’ll think twice before suing you. BTW,Alexa has a new ranking system. Check it out.

  13. Avatar for Dexter Dexter says:

    asaan ang comment section doon anyway good to see that you ar eone of the GMA news blogger

  14. Avatar for jun jun says:

    did i miss it or there was no comment section for your post at gmanews.tv?

  15. Avatar for jun jun says:

    congrats yuga… will the next step be an tv hosting gig?

  16. Avatar for Dave Starr Dave Starr says:

    Delighted to see you in the new gig. Perhaps GMA.tv is actually beginning to realize what online is really about. A thing you might consider for future columns, re. ecommerce in the Philippines … you made some good points already:

    Answer your email! Single most important thing any Filipino business could do to increase profits at no investment cost.

    Hope the column is a big hit.

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