Google opens new Manila of­fice to house Google Ser­vices Philip­pines

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business -

GOOGLE deep­ened its in­vest­ment in the Philip­pines with the open­ing of an­other of­fice in Metro Manila.

Google Philip­pines Coun­try Man­ager Ken Lin­gan cited this move as part of Google’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment in sup­port­ing the growth of the Philip­pine’s dig­i­tal econ­omy.

“Over the last three years, we’ve wel­comed new Google prod­ucts and ser­vices to the Philip­pines and have seen a flour­ish­ing cre­ator and de­vel­oper ecosys­tem. Th­ese em­pha­sized the coun­try’s growth as a de­vel­op­ing dig­i­tal mar­ket and an im­por­tant player in Google’s op­er­a­tions in­fra­struc­ture,” said Lin­gan.

Sit­u­ated across its cur­rent of­fice build­ing in Boni­fa­cio Global City, Taguig, the new of­fice car­ries a Filipino theme just like the first one, em­body­ing the spirit of barangay or com­mu­nity.

The site houses Google em­ploy­ees who work un­der Google Ser­vices Philip­pines, which plays a key role in Google’s tech­ni­cal and oper­a­tional sup­port in­fra­struc­ture, pro­vid­ing a broad range of ser­vices for se­lect mar­kets glob­ally, in­clud­ing cus­tomer ser­vice, quality as­sur­ance, and sales ac­tiv­i­ties.

Grif­fin Go­lamco, di­rec­tor and site lead for Google Ser­vices Philip­pines, said; “This ex­pan­sion is an an­swer to the ris­ing need for a cen­ter for op­er­a­tions ex­cel­lence in a dig­i­tal econ­omy, which the Philip­pines can clearly pro­vide. This new of­fice helps us en­gage bet­ter with our users, part­ners and ad­ver­tis­ers around the world. At the same time, we want to help ac­cel­er­ate the growth of the tech ser­vices in­dus­try in the coun­try.”

At the be­gin­ning of the year dur­ing its fifth an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion, Google Philip­pines laid down its fo­cus ar­eas of growth — ac­cess to the in­ter­net, small busi­nesses em­pow­er­ment, and lo­cal con­tent de­vel­op­ment — that will help “max­i­mize the in­ter­net to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for Filipinos to un­lock the coun­try’s full po­ten­tial.”/pr

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