Community Spotlight: Zamboanga Local Jerome Flores

Community Spotlight: Zamboanga local Jerome Flores

20160502 Community Spotlight Zamboanga local Jerome Flores

Business-savvy Zamboanga local Jerome Flores has a vision for his hometown. Business is booming, malls and restaurants have sprouted up, and safety isn’t as bad as you think (he reassures us).

Zamboanga City has one of the fastest growing economies in the Philippines, thanks in part to an economic zone and freeport which started in 1995. The city boasts of having a high number of skilled and professional workers, very good universities, and low utility rates. Many people from the region flock to the city to find work, and almost half the banks in the region are located in Zamboanga City alone. Which is why Jerome believes Zamboangeños should use

Jerome has been convincing all his friends and relatives to use He hopes that eventually, business-owners will use it too.

Imagine: kung mag-gimik kayo, mag-shopping, hindi mo na kailangan lumabas ng cash. wallet nalang. Less hassle para sa lahat.

Or kung mag-travel ka dito, pwede mo na sana bayarin ang hotel mo. E-email mo lang yung pera sa hotel!

He has so many ideas on how can be used for businesses, he called back after our interview just to share another idea!

Yung HR ng business, sana nalang yung gamit nila pagbayad ng sweldo. Mas convenient siya kaysa sa pumunta sa ATM.

As a freelancer, he uses to send and receive money from his clients. He proudly declares that he’s completely verified, even with barangay clearance!

Mabuti siya para sa negosyo. Lalo na sa buy and sell. Kung ID-verified sila sa, pwede mo iwasan yung mga scammer. Tapos hindi na kailangan mag-meet up. Pa-deliver nalang. Di ka na gagastos sa gasolina.

He hopes that more people can benefit from being able to transact from home. He cites the example of new moms and busy workers who need to send money to their parents: with, they don’t have to leave their kids or their jobs.

Thank you Jerome, for sharing with us all your bright ideas for Zamboanga City! When we do visit Zamboanga City, we know just who to look for.

Join in Jerome’s vision for a hassle-free future.  Sign up here. services can be used in Zamboanga City through many readily available bank branches and remittance centers. Cebuana Lhuiller has a strong presence all over the region, as well as GCash and Smart Money. For EGiveCash cardless ATM, Security Bank has two branches and an ATM machine at the mall.

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