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Internet usage in the Philippines - statistics & facts

The internet has come a long way in the Philippines since its first inception in 1994. Its growing uses and functionalities have brought more attention to its online users over the past years. New applications that have become available, captured a growing appetite of many Filipinos resulting in its growing number of internet users. In a recent finding, the Philippines was ranked as one of the highest internet users in all of Asia Pacific.

What are the common internet activities and applications used by Filipinos?

Filipino internet users access many applications regularly. Google and Facebook were one of the most visited websites in the Philippines according to a recent finding. Google was used for searches, while Facebook was the preferred social media platform. For Filipinos, Facebook is not only a social networking platform but also used for political purposes and as a source of news. According to a recent survey, Facebook was used for reading news for approximately one to two hours a day by some of the elementary and high school surveyed students in the Philippines. In addition, it was used by others for political or social purposes, where approximately 30 percent stated liking or promoting a material related to political or social issues.

Internet consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the Filipinos consumption behavior in the past year. Consumers have spent more time online than ever before as lockdown has been implemented nationwide. The average spent online for personal use during the pandemic was approximately five hours compared to only around four hours before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet sector that mostly gained from this change was the E-commerce sector. According to a survey conducted on the usage of e-commerce in the Philippines, approximately two percent of the respondents stated increasing their usage of e-commerce platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the surveyed respondents' usage was only around percent and it was projected that almost two percent would still most likely use e-commerce platforms after the pandemic.

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Internet usage in the Philippines - statistics & facts

The internet has come a long way in the Philippines since its first inception in 1994. Its growing uses and functionalities have brought more attention to its online users over the past years. New applications that have become available, captured a growing appetite of many Filipinos resulting in its growing number of internet users. In a recent finding, the Philippines was ranked as one of the highest internet users in all of Asia Pacific.

What are the common internet activities and applications used by Filipinos?

Filipino internet users access many applications regularly. Google and Facebook were one of the most visited websites in the Philippines according to a recent finding. Google was used for searches, while Facebook was the preferred social media platform. For Filipinos, Facebook is not only a social networking platform but also used for political purposes and as a source of news. According to a recent survey, Facebook was used for reading news for approximately one to two hours a day by some of the elementary and high school surveyed students in the Philippines. In addition, it was used by others for political or social purposes, where approximately 30 percent stated liking or promoting a material related to political or social issues.

Internet consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the Filipinos consumption behavior in the past year. Consumers have spent more time online than ever before as lockdown has been implemented nationwide. The average spent online for personal use during the pandemic was approximately five hours compared to only around four hours before the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet sector that mostly gained from this change was the E-commerce sector. According to a survey conducted on the usage of e-commerce in the Philippines, approximately two percent of the respondents stated increasing their usage of e-commerce platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the surveyed respondents' usage was only around percent and it was projected that almost two percent would still most likely use e-commerce platforms after the pandemic.

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