The DigitalFilipino Web Awards aims to advocate the use of Internet and e-Commerce for business development, through the identification, promotion, and highlighting of best e-Commerce practices from various websites in the Philippines.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Testimonial for Web Awards

Here are some of the testimonials we received from our 2007 winners.

(Inset in photo from left to right: Rose Geronimo, Albert Gavino, Lemuel Cabia (holding the award), Kyle Francia and Vea Alvaro)

"We would like to thank Digital Filipino for granting us the award on Education Category last year. This award has given us credibility and quality assurance on the implementation of business development and e-commerce to our web site. " - Lemuel Cabia, Web Manager, De La Salle University, Manila.

"We are proud to be a part of the Digital Filipino Web Awards. As the digital divide narrows, so does the great divide in socio-economic empowerment, and this is where Digital Filipino is best validated with its unflinching support for and the promotion of a Filipino Internet Community. We believe the Digital Filipino Web Awards honors thus, the best of the sites and services that are truly, profoundly impacting the Filipino’s quality of life." - Junie Agcaoili, Director for Corporate Communications,

"Having won the 2007 Digital Filipino Award for the Gifts Category has been an honor and a privilege for We thank those who have shown their confidence in us and voted for us as this eventually led to our being chosen as ADOC's 2007 Best ICT Practice from the Philippines. These recognitions make us proud and at the same time they also come as a challenge for us to continuously improve our service. More power to Digital Filipino!" - Reggie Bundang, Owner,

"Winning the 2007 DigitalFilipino award for best government website has been a great honor and encouraged us to push the envelop and work harder to make our website live up to the lofty standards that DigitalFilipino has set. It has truly been a memorable, enriching and noble event - keep it up, it will go a long way in promoting digital excellence in the field of website development in our country and highlight the best of our local talents." - Lia M. Bautista, Head - Office of the Press Secretary - Information and Communications Technology Unit and Secretary General - International Media Office (Government Portal of Republic of the Philippines)

"Excitement and pride was what we felt when we learned that our group's website:
Philippine Herbal Medicine won in the Pharmaceuticals Category at the 2007 Web Awards. We especially thank Ms. Janette Toral, the board of judges and the Digital Filipino members for recognizing our efforts in disseminating information on the benefits of Philippine herbal medicine. This award has boosted our spirits and confidence immeasurably." Arnold Alvarez, Webmaster, Philippine Herbal Medicine

"It was definitely an honor to have been awarded the corporate category award last year. We thank Digital Filipino and all those who voted for our site. The award has given us as well much credibility and reputation for our capacity to deliver our services to the marketplace." - Stephanie Caragos, President & CEO, Syntactics.

To contribute a testimonial, just email digitalfilipino (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, position, company, testimonial, photo of you holding the trophy (or website screenshot showing the recognition).

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Janette Toral is the site owner of At her highest value, she delivers independent insights through research, education, training, e-learning, consulting, public speaking.

She is a Fascinate Certified Advisor, Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. 

She participated in the IVLP or International Visitors Leadership Program 2011 (individual program) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Featured as 1 of the 6 women innovator at the APEC Women and Economy Summit 2011, San Francisco, USA.

She got recognized as Champion of Philippine Internet and E-Commerce Hall of Fame Award given by Asian Institute of E-Commerce in 2010; Globe Tattoo Digital Elder Award 2009; E-Services E-Champion Awards 2008 - Policy and Legal Category by the Department of Trade and Industry / CITEM / Board of Investments; International Schools Cyberfair Ambassador Award 2004 and 2002 given by Global Schoolnet USA; World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Philippines Awards 2003 E-Learning Category for her E-Commerce Workshop Online.

Janette, as former technical consultant / executive director of the Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce Law, was instrumental for the creation of policies in the area of consumer protection (value added services, e-commerce, electronic banking), data privacy for the private sector, and acceptance of electronic payment in government. 

As founding president of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society, she was instrumental for the passage of the Y2K Law and E-Commerce Law. She retired in 2002. Other organizations she served as board member in the past were the Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT) and Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP).

She is a distinguished expert for the 2nd Expert Committee of APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance.

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