Unlocking economic opportunity

By connecting people and businesses, and stimulating innovation across the country – even in remote eastern areas – we can create growth and drive economic impact for Philippines.

If there was no Facebook, there would probably be no Save Philippine Seas.

Anna Oposa Chief Mermaid, Save Philippine Seas

Facebook and Instagram have played a key role in growing our business. Our company has grown from the three original founders to a staff of 25 and has expanded into 10 different communities.

EJ Mariano Founder and CEO, AKABA

The story in the Philippines

66M

active monthly Facebook users nationwide [1]

Empowering female entrepreneurs

Empowering female entrepreneurs

#SheMeansBusiness

#SheMeansBusiness

Empowering female entrepreneurs

#SheMeansBusiness is a global program dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs. We have partnered with the GREAT Women Project and Connected Women in the Philippines to provide training, inspiration and networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs across Philippines. Since we launched in 2016, we have visited seven cities and by end of 2018 we plan to reach 1500+ female entrepreneurs across 11 cities.

You can learn more, access training materials and find local online communities at shemeansbusiness.fb.com.

Supporting small business

Supporting small business

Boost Your Business

Boost Your Business

Supporting small business

For businesses, Facebook can help them grow, connect and engage with customers. Boost Your Business focuses on bringing small and medium businesses together to share the latest marketing strategies and best practises to help their business succeed, with an emphasis on digital marketing solutions on Facebook and Instagram.

With our partners Bayan Academy and the Department of Trade and Industry, we’ve trained across seven cities and plan to reach total of 3000+ SMBs from 22 cities by end of 2018. These workshops are helping small businesses develop their digital marketing skills and unlock growth opportunities to reach more people in the Philippines and abroad.

A headstart for startups

A headstart for startups

FbStart

FbStart

A headstart for startups

We want to give startups a springboard to success, so with FbStart, we’re giving new and growing startups and developers free access to the tools they need to develop into a thriving business.

Working with accelerators and incubators such as Kickstart Ventures, IdeaSpace Foundation and Brainsparks, FbStart provides year-round technical support from Facebook, an inspiring community of global startups, free credits to tools and services from dozens of premier partners, training on Facebook for Developer tools and more.

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Empowering female entrepreneurs

#SheMeansBusiness

#SheMeansBusiness is a global program dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs. We have partnered with the GREAT Women Project and Connected Women in the Philippines to provide training, inspiration and networking opportunities for female entrepreneurs across Philippines. Since we launched in 2016, we have visited seven cities and by end of 2018 we plan to reach 1500+ female entrepreneurs across 11 cities.

You can learn more, access training materials and find local online communities at shemeansbusiness.fb.com.

Supporting small business
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Supporting small business

Boost Your Business

For businesses, Facebook can help them grow, connect and engage with customers. Boost Your Business focuses on bringing small and medium businesses together to share the latest marketing strategies and best practises to help their business succeed, with an emphasis on digital marketing solutions on Facebook and Instagram.

With our partners Bayan Academy and the Department of Trade and Industry, we’ve trained across seven cities and plan to reach total of 3000+ SMBs from 22 cities by end of 2018. These workshops are helping small businesses develop their digital marketing skills and unlock growth opportunities to reach more people in the Philippines and abroad.

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A headstart for startups

FbStart

We want to give startups a springboard to success, so with FbStart, we’re giving new and growing startups and developers free access to the tools they need to develop into a thriving business.

Working with accelerators and incubators such as Kickstart Ventures, IdeaSpace Foundation and Brainsparks, FbStart provides year-round technical support from Facebook, an inspiring community of global startups, free credits to tools and services from dozens of premier partners, training on Facebook for Developer tools and more.

Building a safe and informed community

Facebook is an important part of everyday life for people in the Philippines, and we are constantly amazed by the ways Filipinos are using Facebook to connect and share. Helping build a safe and informed community is critical to our mission of giving people the power to build communities and bring the world closer together.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

Digital Thumbprint Program

Digital Thumbprint Program

Digital Literacy

Critical thinking and empathy are critical skills for navigating the digital world, which is why in partnership with Globe Telecom, we are running digital literacy workshops for students across the Philippines. In addition to the new module on digital discernment the workshop scope includes three additional modules on online security and safety, responsible online behavior and protection against cyberbullying, and empowerment through technology and innovation.

Together we aim to bring this workshop to 1,600 schools and more than 15,000 students.

Digital doing good

Digital doing good

Think Before You Share

Think Before You Share

Digital doing good

Facebook has partnered with Mano Amiga Philippines to create a digital literacy program to help young Filipinos navigate the online world. The five-week digital literacy program developed by Mano Amiga has been developed and supported by the Department of Education’s learning competencies.

To wrap up the experience students showcased the learnings they gathered from the program by sharing what they have learned to others — tackling various media literacy topics ranging from Authenticating Sources, Codes, Conventions, and Messages, Plagiarism, Cyberbullying, Netiquette, to Internet Addiction.

Credible, authentic news

Credible, authentic news

News feed educational tool

News feed educational tool

Credible, authentic news

As part of our efforts to help Filipinos build their digital literacy skills, we collaborated with First Draft, a non-profit dedicated to improving skills and standards in the reporting and sharing of information online. Together, we launched an educational tool at the top of the Facebook News Feed to help people spot false news. The tool encouraged people to check the site URL, investigate the sources of the story, and look for corroborating articles. The tool was viewed close to 30 million times across the country. We also created localized cartoons sharing these tips, which were viewed over 3 million times.

Reporting with confidence

Reporting with confidence

Facebook Safety for Journalists

Facebook Safety for Journalists

Reporting with confidence

We are committed to helping journalists stay vigilant about their safety on our platform. That’s why we created Facebook Safety for Journalists – a series of workshops, research sessions, and resources dedicated to helping Filipino journalists understand how to share safely and freely. In December 2017, we introduced new tools to prevent harassment.

Resilient communities

Resilient communities

Disaster Response Tools

Disaster Response Tools

Resilient communities

In times of natural disasters, social media helps people contact loved ones, assure friends and family that they are safe, and come together as a community to support each other and organize relief efforts. Safety Check help communities across the country unite, recover, and rebuild in the face of adversity.

Digital Literacy
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Digital Literacy

Digital Thumbprint Program

Critical thinking and empathy are critical skills for navigating the digital world, which is why in partnership with Globe Telecom, we are running digital literacy workshops for students across the Philippines. In addition to the new module on digital discernment the workshop scope includes three additional modules on online security and safety, responsible online behavior and protection against cyberbullying, and empowerment through technology and innovation.

Together we aim to bring this workshop to 1,600 schools and more than 15,000 students.

Digital doing good
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Digital doing good

Think Before You Share

Facebook has partnered with Mano Amiga Philippines to create a digital literacy program to help young Filipinos navigate the online world. The five-week digital literacy program developed by Mano Amiga has been developed and supported by the Department of Education’s learning competencies.

To wrap up the experience students showcased the learnings they gathered from the program by sharing what they have learned to others — tackling various media literacy topics ranging from Authenticating Sources, Codes, Conventions, and Messages, Plagiarism, Cyberbullying, Netiquette, to Internet Addiction.

Credible, authentic news
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Credible, authentic news

News feed educational tool

As part of our efforts to help Filipinos build their digital literacy skills, we collaborated with First Draft, a non-profit dedicated to improving skills and standards in the reporting and sharing of information online. Together, we launched an educational tool at the top of the Facebook News Feed to help people spot false news. The tool encouraged people to check the site URL, investigate the sources of the story, and look for corroborating articles. The tool was viewed close to 30 million times across the country. We also created localized cartoons sharing these tips, which were viewed over 3 million times.

Reporting with confidence
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Reporting with confidence

Facebook Safety for Journalists

We are committed to helping journalists stay vigilant about their safety on our platform. That’s why we created Facebook Safety for Journalists – a series of workshops, research sessions, and resources dedicated to helping Filipino journalists understand how to share safely and freely. In December 2017, we introduced new tools to prevent harassment.

Resilient communities
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Resilient communities

Disaster Response Tools

In times of natural disasters, social media helps people contact loved ones, assure friends and family that they are safe, and come together as a community to support each other and organize relief efforts. Safety Check help communities across the country unite, recover, and rebuild in the face of adversity.

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