Investing From Phoneline To Online – 20 Years of Philippine Internet

Many Filipinos have forgotten when and how the Philippines hooked up to the global internet. And a lot even do not know that the first Philippine link to the Internet happened at the first International E-mail conference in University of San Carlos in Cebu on March 29, 1994.

That was the same date when the Philippine Stock Exchange’s Stratus Trading System (STS) was linked with the MakTrade trading system to produce a One Price-One Market exchange. Something our young investors should at least remember. However, during these years, investing in the stock market would mean interacting with a broker either via the telephone and not online.

Fast forward 20 years, the internet has helped improve our investing journey by giving us the opportunity to buy our stocks and top up our funds by just logging online. It has also helped us establish and organize our financial literacy advocacy for Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad. For those who are not aware, the educational projects of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy, together with its OFW UsapangPiso wing, are being run by Filipino volunteers from all over the world communicating mostly only via the internet and the social media.

One of our most recent seminars organized only via the internet is the one happening tomorrow, the Philippine Internet’s 20th anniversary day, with Randell Tiongson in Dubai. So if you or your friends are based in Dubai or other cities in the Middle East, please join us in championing financial literacy among OFW’s.


And as another part of our celebration of the 20 years of the Philippines going online, our advocacy group Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy through its OFW UsapangPiso wing will be launching an internet radio featuring the top names in Philippine personal finance, investing, and business scenes.

Here’s a preview of the shows and the hosts of our upcoming internet radio to be launched in our 2nd Anniversary of financial literacy service to Filipinos.

11AM-1PM – BalikBayan, BalikAbroad (POEA/OWWA concerns)
2PM-3PM – Usapang Insurance
4PM-5PM – Global Investing by Jess Uy
5PM-6PM – Stock Smarts with Marvin Germo (tentative)
9PM-10PM – UsapangNegosyo with Paulo Tibig

11AM – 12NN – Practical Stewardship with Seph Romana
4PM-6PM – Stock Investing Basics (Joey of Truly Rich Club)
7PM -8PM – UPAK (Usapang Pera At Kabuhayan) with Alvin Tabanag
8PM-9PM – ForeclosurePhilippines with Jay Castillo
(To be confirmed) – Randell Tiongson‘s Money Talks Online (tentative)

10AM-12NN – Usapang Agri Na! (Agriculture and Farming Business Show)
1PM-2PM – Freelancing/Blogging with Fitz Villafuerte
12MN – 2AM – Biblical Finance Talk

9PM-10PM – Kuripot Pinay – Money Saving Challenge with Rhea Mocorro

4pm – 5pm – Family Finance with Rose Fres Fausto


Some of these shows are still tentative but the rest are already confirmed from the future hosts themselves.

So if you are willing to help these shows run forever, we will be very much willing to accept partnerships and sponsorships to shoulder our overhead costs and to help defray our financial literacy projects in the Philippines and abroad.

For more details on sponsorship packages, please get in touch with the following volunteers:

Carmi Irene Revilla – (Manila, Philippines/Jeddah, KSA)
Cherry Murillo/Normie Pascua – (Dubai, UAE)
Kassy Pajarillo – kassypajarillo@ymail (Southern Tagalog, Philippines)
Rhea Suzette Mocorro – (Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines)
Joseph Romana – (Makati City, Philippines)
Burn Gutierrez – (KSA/Bahrain)

Celebrate financial literacy and the Philippine internet today and beyond!

Continue to receive more information about our financial literacy advocacy by subscribing to BurnGutierrez.Com for FREE.

Join the OFW UsapangPiso Facebook Group and Forum to learn how to plan your finances the right way and how to grow your money in various financial instruments and investment vehicles such as stocks, mutual funds, UITF’s, bonds, money market, real estate, and others.

P.S. 1.  Bro. Bo Sanchez has appointed me as a coach for our young and new investors at the TrulyRichClub social site. It’s a fun, learning family with the purpose of “helping good people become rich”. I’m inviting you to join the TrulyRichClub too and email me at if you have any questions. Click here to join!

P.S. 2. Randell Tiongson goes back to Dubai on March 29 for another no non sense personal finance learning series entitled “How To Become Dirham-Wiser and Peso-Wealthier”.  Please get in touch with Cherry Murillo or Normie Pascua. For registration and payments details, go here.