To bring you up to date on my trip to Asia: I am in Manila for meetings with potential country managers who would assist US MRKT to enter the country and establish a base of operations to promote the enrollment of sales associates (SA). 92% of the Filipino population can speak English as a second language, which is some 90 million people. The use of mobile start phones is on the rise as per the chart set out below:
Mobile Phone Users (Millions):
Internet user increases are even more impressive: Growing 27% in 2016, the Philippines now has 60 million internet users. The number of internet users in the Philippines increased by 13 million or 27% from January 2016 to January 2017, according to a report by the social media agency We Are Social and the social media management platform Hootsuite.
US MRKT believes that its digital platform and SA network will find positive receptivity in the country, especially since the Filipino has a strong affinity with the United States and US products and services.