In 1950’s, the Philippines was predicted to be one of the tiger economies in Asia. Sadly, we missed the opportunity to deliver. Today, Bloomberg predicts that in 2050 the Philippines will be a Tiger economy. Let us not miss it this time.
In the tech scene, successful Pinoy technopreneurs from abroad like Dado Banatao, Winston Damarillo and Sheila Lirio Marcelo are trying to mimic the Silicon Valley environment, helping the Filipinos through mentorship and possibly funding them. Hack2Hatch as described in their website is:
“Hack2Hatch is a weekend entrepreneurship camp where young startups will be mentored one-on-one by experienced investors and founders from Silicon Valley. Join us on Oct. 5-7, 2012 in Cebu City.”
Last Tuesday, September 6, 2012, we attended a pre-hack2hatch party in Loft Cebu City.
Here’s a perspective photo by Ademar:
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
- Robert F. Kennedy
“Iilan ang magiging dakila sa pagbali ng kasaysayan, subalit bawat isa sa atin ay maaaring kumilos, gaano man kaliit, para ibahin ang takbo ng mga pangyayari. Kapag pinagsama-sama ang ating munting pagkilos, makalilikha tayo ng totalidad na magmamarka sa kabuuan ng kasaysayan ng henerasyong ito.”
- translated by Tito Sotto