Beta Launch of the Philippine E-Commerce Platform (PEP), the first by the government, at the National MSME Summit.

July 18, 2023 
(Manila, Philippines)

The Beta Launch of the Philippine E-Commerce Platform (PEP) was held today at the National MSME Summit 2023 held at the Manila Hotel.
Philippines' Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin delivered a message from President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. 

PEP is owned by the National Development Company (NDC), the state investment arm and an agency of the DTI.

The NDC Chairman, DTI Secretary Fred Pascual, keynoted the event, which was also graced by DICT Secretary Ivan Uy and DOST Secretary Renato Solidum, Jr.

PEP is the first government omnichannel that was created to promote Filipino businesses and help them expand online. PEP prioritizes Filipino products and onboards businesses officially registered with DTI and other agencies, adding another layer of consumer protection. 

PEP gives buyers access to a wider range of locally-made products by tapping public sector initiatives such as Go Lokal. 
PEP is linked to the eGov Super App, the Ph govt's platform.