Empowering The Gig Economy at QBO Qlitan (FBP 192)


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By Marv de Leon: Freelance Champion, Business Coach, Author, and Digital Advocate, Marv de Leon: Freelance Champion, Business Coach, and Digital Advocate. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

I was fortunate to have been invited to this webinar called Qlitan by QBO Innovation Hub with the topic “Empowering the Gig Economy”.

Or listen to the episode here (CLICK this link) >> Freelance Blend Podcast Ep. 192

In the first few 9:30 minutes of this episode, you will hear from Marella Ricketts of QBO who will talk about how QBO helps the startup community here in the Philippines. You’ll also get a chance to hear welcome remarks from QBO’s President himself, Butch Meily.


  • QBO Empowering the Gig Economy - Marv de Leon

Atty. Fatima Panontongan – Chief of Staff of Senator Sonny Angara of the Senate of the Philippines

Jeff Sarmiento – Head of Business at Last Mile Inc, a digital logistics innovation company

Marv de Leon – Freelance Blend, a platform that champions the Pinoy freelancer

Joy GaringoThe Company Cebu (Moderator), a startup-friendly co-working space

What We Discussed: The Gig Economy

  • What are the panelists’ respective roles in the gig economy
  • The benefits of the new bill for freelancers — The National Digital Careers Act by Senator Sonny Angara (Senate Bill 1469), which aims to promote the development of digital careers in the country and equip Filipinos with the skills needed to avail of these jobs
  • What are the vulnerabilities affecting freelancers
  • Why should freelancers pay taxes
  • What are the other ways that the bill can be improved to effectively empower the freelancers
  • The Freelancers Protection Act by Senator Villanueva
  • The first law that will be mentioning freelancers
  • How freelancers can protect themselves from non-payment by a client
  • Do we have a law or bill for non-tech freelancers?
  • What’s the future of employment once the lockdown ease

Links and Resources

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