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 Pioneering “Faster, More Accurate” Background Checking

By James Thomas Veloso

BACKGROUND checks have long been used as a vital tool by companies to check whether employees have a so-called “good moral standing.” And more often than not, having a slew of documents is an important aspect in assessing the capability of a worker to perform certain specialized skills in his or her chosen industry.

The trouble is, self-described “technologist” Joseph Sarmiento points out, the Philippines as an emerging market is “fraught with ‘institutional voids’” that often leave opportunities for people with less than stellar backgrounds.

Joseph Sarmiento, cofounder and CEO of Doxcheck, Inc. (Photo courtesy…

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IT Solutions For PH’s Real Estate


Despite fears of a so-called "bubble burst," the real estate sector in the Philippines has seen an upward trend in the last 12 months, with an 11-percent growth in 2015.

Tech experts believe that the real estate sector now needs to catch up with the growing trend of digitalization in the Philippines in order to maintain a robust growth, and offset the possibility of a “bubble burst.”

"Most industries have greatly shifted or increased their digital and social media marketing and promotion expenses. Technology, I believe, is now playing a big role in the property industry," GadgetPilipinas Giancarlo…

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Drones for Filipino Landowners

From being a simple kind of adult “toys”, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – more popularly known as drones – are becoming a vital tool for businesses, governments, and other organizations around the world.

And why not? Drones have been proven to be a versatile tool, capable of doing tasks no human can do, in places seemingly impossible to reach. Film-making, photography, land surveying, military surveillance, environmental research – the practical applications for UAVs are endless.

In the Philippines, there is a small – but growing – “army” of drone enthusiasts dedicated to spreading the endless possibilities of utilizing drones in…

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 WikiPangako keeps track of politicos’ promises
Ernest Calayag, founder of WIkiPangako

Promises. Promises. And more promises.

Now, it seems giving endless promises has become the norm – and the bane – of the Philippine political spectrum, especially during elections.

Every three years, and sometimes even before that, politicians from the municipal to the national level try to woo and win over voters by promising them jobs, electricity, water, housing — nearly everything under the sun that they can think of.

However, what happens after the elections is a different story. All too often, Filipinos have long complained, winning politicians would either forget, or worse, deliberately renege on…

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