E-commerce thrives under Duterte; ECAP hopeful for Marcos leadership



The Manila Times


Public Square

THE Duterte Administration will conclude a P14-billion contribution by the e-commerce community in the Philippines from its 2020 revenue of P12 billion. The industry players attribute the increase primarily on the consumer behavior that was developed during the pandemic where most consumers learned the value and convenience of online shopping. E-commerce Association of the Philippines (ECAP) President Nani Razon is optimistic that President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will continue and support the e-commerce sector to multiply its revenue up to the end of his term. Chairman Jhopet Fines added that the victory of Marcos and Vice President-elect Sarah Duterte-Carpio is an indication of how powerful social media is, directly assuming the power of digital marketing. ECAP is very much looking forward to the new administration’s continuance of bringing in more opportunities and support for the digital commerce industry, especially the infrastructure for information communications and technology. ECAP Vice President for Trade Relations Raffy Canare also seeks the support of the private sectors, particularly the local telecommunications companies, to improve its services. Led by Razon of Gencys and Fines of Topyugo together with ECAP directors, namely Vice President of Finance Michael Cordoviz of Supcart; Vice President for Network Charlie Gengos of Gencys; Vice President of ICT Khategel Mark Malazarte; Vice President for Business Development Bryan Kenneth Rivera; and Vice President for International and Trade Relations Raffy Canare of Topyugo, the association is solid in empowering the stakeholders of the digital commerce industry.