Former OFW to launch software dev’t enterprise through iFWD PH

MANILA – A former abroad Filipino employee (OFW) will launch his software improvement enterprise through the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) iFWD PH or the innovation for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines program, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña mentioned.

“After approving the primary mission for the innovation funding section of the iFWD program, the DOST NCR (National Capital Region) held a digital fund launch for the Bermudez Software Labs owned by former OFW, Ruel Bermudez, marking the beginning of his mission below the second section of DOST’s iFWD PH program,” de la Peña mentioned in a taped report aired on Friday.

He mentioned the Bermudez Software Labs was supplied with a complete innovation funding of PHP210,329 for the acquisition of {hardware}, cloud internet hosting subscription, and vulnerability evaluation and penetration testing for the event of the “eBarangayPH System”.

Bermudez’s counterpart funding will cowl net improvement, advertising and marketing, and coaching, in addition to lease and utility bills.

Earlier, de la Peña mentioned the funding that the DOST would supply is a mortgage, and Bermudez would return the quantity with no curiosity.

To get funding help, Bermudez would even be required to present counterpart funding — whether or not in money or tools.

The “eBarangayPH” will merge particular person info methods, together with complete resident, family, certificates, and disaster administration methods, in accordance to de la Peña.

“Being cloud-based, the info could also be interconnected, verifiable, and downloadable. The firm already created a web site for eBarangayPH as one in every of its advertising and marketing actions,” he mentioned.

He famous that the system is hosted in a shared server with high-end specs.

The firm plans to migrate this to a devoted server to accommodate excessive throughput and concurrency, alongside the event of a cellular software for each android and iOS customers.

A technology-based enterprise advisor, who can also be an professional in creating administration info methods, can be assigned to present technical help to Bermudez’s startup firm.

De la Peña mentioned Bermudez labored overseas as an IT mission supervisor and senior net developer.

He was repatriated in 2020 and is planning to keep within the Philippines for good to handle the Bermudez Software Labs.

Launched final yr, the iFWD PH goals to present alternatives to OFWs and their households to set up technology-based enterprises within the nation. (PNA

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