This is the
email interview between Rob of aLoveLinksPlus.com and Analyn of
Rob: Please tell
me how long has Philippine Connection been online?
Response: After starting the Philippine Connection in 1999 and just
celebrating our website
www.philippine-connection second year
anniversary this past Feb 2002 I credit the success of the Philippine
Connection due to our personal touch. We do not just sell memberships
and contact information - we provide free personal assistance in the
form of answering questions. offering advise, I've personally made
introductions between our lady and gentleman members, and our service
"ask the attorney" is where members and non members can ask immigration
questions to our dear friend who is an attorney who specializes in
immigration and answers questions free of charge, he is a very dear
friend. The Philippine Connection's personal touch ensures our members
walk away with the happiness they are searching for and this is the
foundation of success to the Philippine Connection.
What would you say is the average age of your male and female members?
Response: Our lady and gentlemen members range from 18 years of age to
60 years of age. Most of the ladies on our website are looking for
someone that is older than she and this is because ladies in general are
looking for someone who is settled down and mature, the ladies are more
interested in the inner beauty of a person and not the physical
attraction. We strive to make connections - meaning connecting two
people that have the same goals, hopes and dreams in life - along with
the same personality, likes and dislikes.
Do you have more white collar or blue collar members?
Response: The Philippine Connection gentlemen members are about 50/50 in
the direction of the white collar blue collar comparison. I would say 90
- 95% of the lady members of the Philippine Connection are degree
holders or pursuing a degree.
What is the feature of your service that helps your service stand out
from all the rest?
Response: As I stated from the beginning of our interview The Philippine
Connection's personal touch is what makes our service stand out from the
many other business that offer the same type of service.
Tell us about the types of memberships that are available:
Response: The Philippine Connection offers a yearly $25.00 membership
with no other hidden costs. I emphasize "No Other Hidden Costs" because
so many times I am asked the question from gentlemen before they join,
are there any other costs associated with joining the Philippine
Connection? They cannot believe the our low cost in comparison to other
businesses like ours on the internet. Our yearly membership allows the
member to contact any lady on our website as well as all future lady
members and we have new lady members each month. Memberships can be
purchased on line by credit card, by checks, or by phone
http://www.philippine-connection.com/ordernew.htm or they may
join by mail
http://www.philippine-connection.com/orderform.htm . We realize that
some people are still not comfortable ordering online and since they
have placed there trust in our service - when a customer tell us he is
going to join by mail we give the same trust back to him and start his
membership immediately so that he does not have to wait for the check to
get to us via the mail.
We also offer the purchase of individual ladies as well as ladies in the
amounts of 5 ladies - $9.00 and 10 ladies for $15.00. To keep operating
costs down and to be able to offer the low cost these purchases are only
offer via mail but with the same personal touch as our memberships.
Do you know of any marriages that occurred between people that have met
at your service?
Response: Our success story page
what's new page
http://www.philippine-connection.com/whatsnewpc.htm says it
all.... We have many new success stories to add as this year alone there
have been 5 marriages and many engagements. In addition to our success
page we update the ladies file with an engagement or marriage
announcement and remove all contact information from our listings. One
engagement that stands out and I say this because I started the
Philippine Connection to introduce my friends, friends of my friends,
and my relatives to sincere gentlemen. Well my best friend "Olivia"
called me as her penpal is visiting her in the Philippines right now
and.... He proposed to her and she said, "YES".... So... I am very
happy for not only her but for the both of them as I have talked with
her penpal several times over the phone and he is such a very nice
gentleman. They make a very nice couple and it couldn't happen to two
nicer people. I am very happy when I receive any news of an engagement
or a marriage, but this is so close to home... Someone I have known
since I was a little girl, we grew up together....
Do you have any plans for new features to be introduced soon?
Response: The Philippine Connection is always working on new ideas in
the direction of making the site informative and useful as possible. One
idea was to develop a free community where people could ask questions,
give advice, and provide information. So we have developed and just
added a forum to the Philippine Connection web site. This is a newly
developed free forum where you will find topics on Immigrations, penpal
experiences, travel to the Philippines, learning Tagalog, employment in
the Philippines, Filipino Festivals and evens, etc.. People can also
chat in groups or have private conversations. Guest of the Philippine
Connection forum can either register or participate without registering
so that they may anonymously answer or ask a question, as well as
submitting information such as a favorite Filipino recipes, travel
experience, or even experiences and knowledge of major periods in the
history of the Philippines. Although it is very new - I feel that this
will be a great success in the months and years to come in the direction
of finding information in those areas.
Our Philippine Tours are in full scale and have been very successful -
we offer tours from small numbers as low as one person to a max. size of
5 gentleman. We only offer small scaled tours so that we can devote and
provide a personal touch worthwhile tour.
We also have our featured lady section
http://www.philippine-connection.com/featurelady.htm . The featured
lady section is offered to all our lady members where they can
participate in a direct interview and submit several photos. We then
create a personal page for the lady member to be introduced
http://www.philippine-connection.com/featuredlady_ivy.htm . This
provides a more personal touch for our lady members. In addition to our
featured lady section we are soon going offer all of our ladies a chance
to participate in our video introduction - this is where the lady will
introduce herself and be able to share her thoughts during a video
taping. This will be viewable on our website so gentlemen will be able
to not only view their photos and read their words, but actually hear
and see there reactions to questions we ask as well as a giving the lady
the opportunity to add any thoughts she may have. Unfortunately the
video feeds will have to be short - but I feel that it will be a nice
touch to be able to actually hear what she has to say in her own special
sweet voice as well as her reactions.
Although it is not a new feature - my contact information is listed on
Philippine Connection website and ladies and gentleman interested in
joining the Philippine Connection but have questions are welcome to
email me or call me anytime. My contact information is listed on the top
of the following link
In addition to our forum that has just started we have a wealth of
Philippine Information and Filipino links that are very organized at the
http://www.philippine-connection.com/indexphil16.htm . Just to name
a few of the categories - Philippine History, Educational Institutional
Links, travel, Filipino Foods, Philippine Sports, Real Estate in the
Philippines, medical, stock market, etc...
We are also going to be adding a section entitled "What is it like to be
a Filipina" - in other words what are her values, customs, beliefs, just
what kind of person is she in general. All these questions and more will
be answered in the form of an essay in their own written word by a few
of our lady members.
Although we have a general search function where visitors can search our
website we are researching on providing search capabilities where our
website visitors can sort for age, education, height, weight, etc...
This is where we are behind other services that have this function but
we are going to add in addition to the norm the ability to sort the
lady's wants as well so that visitors don't get a list meeting their
specs., only to find their too tall, too old, etc.... by the ladies
Do you have any specials coming soon?
Response: We have that everyday low price.
Oh... The Philippine Connection is going to be on a television
documentary that will be on national TV in Canada and the USA. The
documentary is still in production and I encourage anyone interested in
viewing the documentary to contact me or visit The Philippine Connection
website and watch for the announcement of the actual date, time, and
I would like to also thank all the members of the Philippine Connection
as they are the Philippine Connection. I am very fortunate to have such
a nice group of people in the Philippine Connection ranks. Thank you
Ladies and Thank you Gentlemen!!! Last but not least I would like to say
thank you to all the people who have allow the Philippine Connection to
be listed on their site - I have developed some very good
business/friendship relationships and I just want to express my
appreciation. Finally - my thanks to you, Robert and to all the people
that make up your wonderful website for asking the Philippine Connection
for this interview!