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Microsoft Philippines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Microsoft Corporation, was established in August 30, 1995.  As the world’s leading software provider, Microsoft strives to produce innovative products that meet the customers’ evolving needs.  At the same time, it understands that long-term success is about more than making great products.

Microsoft’s vision is to “Empower people through great software – anytime, anywhere, and on any device.” To date, the company envisions making each product for an easier and more enjoyable personal computing experience; while providing enterprises with more efficient solutions to maximize productivity.

Microsoft Philippines conducts business through its network of more than 1,600 partners and resellers. This healthy ecosystem employs more than 12,000 people. Microsoft continues to be instrumental in growing the local software economy. Acknowledging the talent of the Filipino, the Microsoft Global Outsourcing Group has tapped a number of BPO organizations located in the Philippines, employing around 3,500 people.

The mission of the company - “To enable people and business throughout the world to realize their full potential” - is evident in the numerous citizenship programs it runs in the country. In the past six years, more than 100 million pesos have been invested into Partners In Learning, where 40,000 teachers and 3.2 million students have been trained to use the latest in technology to improve the learning process in public schools.

 

 Supporting the Department of Education’s vision of 21st Century Education for All Filipinos, Anytime, Anywhere, the Partners In Learning program brings in the private sector, non-government organizations (NGOs) and the government to act as ONE education community working towards a more sustainable education system for the Filipino.

The company is also committed to providing opportunities for the underserved communities in the country. Through partnerships with various NGOs such as the Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. (VFFI) as well as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, more than 50,000 individuals in centers around the Philippines and in countries that have a large population of OFWs (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Italy) have been trained by the Tulay and stepUP programs.

Both programs utilize technology training for OFWs and victims /potential victims of human trafficking respectively, who are given new skills which open more opportunities for them.

After seven years and more than 200 million pesos in grants, Microsoft plans to further expand these various programs to reach and make a difference to more Filipinos worldwide. A further nine million peso grant is being worked out to train more communities vulnerable to human trafficking and help curb the rising incidence of cybercrime in the country.

For education and serving the underprivileged, Microsoft is committed to reaching out to more Filipinos in order for them to reach their full potential. 

 
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