Send A Christmas Gift to the Philippines

Looking to send a christmas gift to the philippines now that Christmas is just around the corner? Look no further than at Barangay.ph. This is where you will find the largest selection of products under one “roof” from the most prominent vendors in the Philippines.

Check out some of the site’s offerings. Its electronics section offers Apple Ipods…although there is no mention of the iPhone- one of my Christmas wish list. This site is ideal if you want to send a birthday present, a large appliance, a special little something or prefer to one-stop shop with a credit card instead of assembling and shipping a balikbayan box.

Useability Analysis:
Doing some shopping on the site, it appears that you have to be a registered customer before you can access the final checkout counter.

I used my google toolbar’s autofill to quickly fill in the form. Filling the form was thus made quickly. I also noticed that they have breadcrumb trails at the top. Another useful navigation tool.

However, the site requires that you agree to their return policy. I was NOT able to locate where the return policy was. So this is one minor feedback for improvement of the site.

The credit card form was secured by SSL certificate from GTE cybertrust. So I don’t have any trust issues there.

The site also provides additional info on their site that includes upcoming information about Associations, banks and Chruches. The information about Churches will allow one to keep in touch with one’s faith.

While the site accepts payment via Credit card,  I wonder if it also accepts Paypal?

Here are some items from the site that are on my personal takam takam list: Tuyo!

And then after eating my meal with the bottled tuyo. I can finish off with the delectable almond crunch! Yummy!

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San Rafael bags Best E-LGU municipal category – Phil. Web Awards 2007

The Municipality of San Rafael, Bulacan is this year’s Best E-LGU website for the municipal category in this year’s 10th Philippine Web Awards.

It was indeed timely for San Rafael as they just launched their website earlier this year. “It was not that easy”, according to Mr. Emmanuel San Roque, MPDC officer and who’s behind the whole idea of putting up the website. You can see the whole story here

San Rafael also won the Peoples Choice Award for having the most number of SMS and online votes.

Our warm congratulations, Municipality of San Rafael.

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Bulacan retains title of Best E-LGU provincial category – Phil. Web Awards 2007

The Provincial Government of Bulacan retains the title as they once again grabbed the Best E-LGU website for provincial category in this year’s 10th Philippine Web Awards brought by Media G8way Corp.. Bulacan was also consistent bagging the People’s Choice Award for again having the most number of SMS and online votes.

Next year, Bulacan aims for the first eLGU Hall of Fame Award which will be given to three-time consecutive winners under a particular category in the annual eLGU Search for Best Local Government Web Site.

Our congratulations to the Provincial Government of Bulacan!

Click here to know the rest of the winners.

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Mediag8way co-located server @ BNS

Mediag8way, the Philippine’s leading information authority on the local information and communication technology community co-locates its server which houses the following popular IT and entrepreneural publications:

PC World, as one of the most widely-read computer or business magazine, is targeted to meet the informational needs of Tech-Savvy Managers, both at work and at home. With its monthly Reviews and Rankings backed by the PC World Test Center, news, how-to articles, features, and special reports, PC World helps managers plan, buy, use, and integrate the technologies that keep them and their companies ahead of the competition.

Enterprise is a business magazine for business executives and the people who influence them. It provide its readers with commentary, research, and practical ideas in the Philippine global business.

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