I-Café Pilipinas believes in the internet industry and its important role in providing affordable internet access to the Philippine community. It believes that the internet cafe industry could provide greater opportunities and can contribute to community development. It believes that through proper education and training, the internet cafe owners, operators and the different icafe associations could be a great influence in the daily lives of the average Filipino through information communication technology.
I-Café Pilipinas believes in the following:
Community Building – the I-cafe owner is an integral part of today’s community by providing affordable internet access to a majority of Filipinos who could not afford to have one at home or at work. He is the bridge that provides the community with access to the wider world of the internet.
Professionalism – the I-cafe owner should be aware of his great responsibility in operating an internet cafe in their respective community. As compared to other industries his business establishment creates a greater impact to the community in which he operates in that sometimes could change the lives of the people around him.
Ethical Use of Technology – “Great Powers means Great Responsibilities”, the internet cafe owner being in the fore front in the rapid changing technology should be guided on how to use these technology that would bring improvements in the lives of the people in their respective communities.
Social Entrepreneurship – engaging in business not only for profit. Internet cafe owners are socially aware to the effects of his business to his customers and the community.
Our Mission is our purpose that serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions:
To uplift the image of the internet cafe as a business that could contribute to community development
To uplift the quality of life of the internet cafe owner/operator
To create the dynamics to inculcate values formation and fair business standards for the internet cafe owner/operator.
Our vision serves as the framework and guides every aspect of our network by describing what we need to accomplish in order to continue achieving sustainable, quality growth.
Internet Cafe Owner/Operator – to provide programs, trainings and linkages that would improve the manner in which they are engaged in their business.
Community – uplift the standards of services of each internet cafe business around the country to ensure of their continuous consumer satisfaction.
Partners – provide meaningful linkages with customers and allied companies to ensure the continuous growth and development of the internet cafe industry.
Our values serve as a compass for our actions and describe how we behave in the world.
Leadership: The courage to shape a better future
Transparency: What we do, we let other people know
Collaboration: Leverage collective genius
Integrity: Be real, work with honor
Accountability: If it is to be, it’s up to me
Passion: Committed in heart and mind
Camaraderie: Friendship through advocacy
Professionalism: We do unto others what we expect them to do to us.
I-Cafe Pilipinas is a social advocacy group. The primary purpose of which is to start the initiative in building a national network of internet cafe owners around the country. It aims to be the voice of every internet cafe owner/operator on issues that greatly affects the operations of his business.