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Prevention and safety

by John Castigador

Vehicular accidents and injury are the number 9 leading causes of death in the world with 1.2 million casualties in 2012 alone. According to World Health Organization Media Center, the statistics has increased the past decade and will spike in the coming years.

For Satellite GPS Tracking and Asset Management System Corporation CEO SALVADOR SILVA Jr. III, this is preventable. He has a first-hand experience of a road mishap with the death of his father. His company has developed an application called SafeSat, a tracking application system that will surely address these increasing accidents and injuries.  

SafeSat will be formally launched on June, 28, Saturday, at Executive Room of Hotel del Rio.


Family tragedy turned into a global opportunity

by John Castigador

“My objective is clear:  I want to make an exceptional impact to the community. – Salvador Silva Jr. III, MBA 

He believes that what he is now is a product of a family tragedy. The untimely experience of the death of his father opened a lot of questions in his mind. But it also gave him a sense of direction. While he knows that everything is temporary, he can make things happen with urgency. “Indeed, you’ll never know when will be your last moment,” he said with sense of nostalgia.

The tragedy taught SALVADOR SILVA JR. III, MBA, that we could probably change the situation if only safety is standardized and implemented. But then, no one can change history.“Being alive today is a testament that we can do something better for our tomorrow,” he opined with conviction.

Thus, that is the core concept of Satellite GPS Tracking and Asset Management System Corporation, a company he set up. The first-local based GPS-related corporation, it is dedicated in upgrading safety and saving lives.

SALVADOR SILVA JR. III, MBA is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Satellite GPS Tracking and Asset Management System Corporation. He is also the CEO and President of Philfast Global Forwarding Inc. and Complete Logistic Control Inc., and CEO and Managing Director of Total SoftTech Solutions Inc.

Buddy, as he is fondly called, is the youngest gregarious child among the seven siblings.  Born from an average family, in his young age he already love community service. His father was the man behind this fondness.

Getting over the enormous heartache of a son over the death of his father due road accident, he came up with an idea to start a business related to global positioning system.

He has never been afraid of trying on different things. After establishing logistics, forwarding and software development companies, he took a relentless drive to realize a company inspired by a tragic event in his life. He promised to never allow another son experience a trauma and heartache of a road accident.

He obtained his executive MBA modular course program at the Central Philippine University in consortium with the ABS-CBN Bayan Academy for Entrepreneurship and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 2010.He started his Masters of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. under Rich Dad Coaching program.

He set up his logistic automated system which eventually opened its doors to a new business of Software Company, and from this, he developed a GPS Tracking and Asset Management Company.

A hardworking man, he is always on the go. “I don’t want to feel comfortable because there’s plenty of world out there for us and you have to keep a close eye on wind conditions to stay focus on your objective,” he enthused.

Indeed, he is a CEO with a purpose!


Satellite GPS Tracking and Asset Management System Corporation zooms to Iloilo

by John Castigador

“Every day, we aspire to execute small steps to realize our big dreams and consequently to make the world a little better.” 

With this in mind, Satellite GPS Tracking and Asset Management System Corporation, an Ilonggo-based Corporation, was founded. It dares to create an exceptional impact to   community, locally and globally. Organized on August 28, 2012 (under S.E.C. Registration No. CS201226753), the Company, among others, offers Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and monitoring solutions for all public and private transportation services, asset management of the businesses engaged in hauling, distribution, sales and marketing and mapping revolution, and the incorporation of Geographic Information Systems in Government. It also aims to deliver effective product at an affordable cost.

Behind memories of a son admiring his father that ended in tragic pain, comes the conceptualization of founding Satellite GPS in 2011. He proposed this idea for execution to his Co-founder OJ Garde, a young and enthusiastic software engineer who finds coding to be his passion. Presently, OJ is pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Buoyed by the idea that “success is driven by the talent, vision, and leadership capabilities of the team,” in 2012, a high-caliber team for technical department was created.

Angelo Kauffman and Joemar Matulac from a big tech company have a wide experience as a Software Engineer/Application Developers. Both are increasingly involved in the design (high and low) level, implementation and deployment of Java EE and mobile application in various platforms.

The same year, Jovanni Belezza joined the team. He is the over-all In-charge of the management of finances, taxes and corporate matters as well as setting up Company’s effective accounting system, procedures and policies. He gained his five-year experience and wide technical knowledge and trainings in accounting and audit from one of the top four accounting/auditing firms in the Philippines and widely recognized as the country’s affiliate to one of the big four global auditing firms.

Alfredo Tayo is the Strategic and Financial Adviser. He is gifted with highly successful and colorful profile that involves the world of “government and universal banking” during the last 25 years.

In 2013, the development of product version 1 and 2 was almost done.  This was made possible through efforts of the company’s Technical Team and external Technical Consultant DR. Bobby Gerardo. His skills and capabilities lie in the field of Programming/Teaching using C/C++, Java, Security system, Agent and Middleware, Programming on CORBA, Web Services, Abstract Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Differential Equations, Advanced Mathematics, Control and Fuzzy systems, Intelligent systems and mobile communications. Series of functional tests were undergone and the product was made available in the market in small scale as part of external and finalt tests. With the result applauded, the company earned loyal customers for a short period of time.

The core team was set and the product was molded in an intense heat before its grand take off.  In March 2014, it signed the formal engagement with Wong and Berstein Group a Strategic Consulting Group servicing ASEAN organizations related to Strategic Leadership, Growth in Asian Family Businesses, Organizational change and Competitive Strategies. Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company PROF. Enrique Soriano III was its appointed representative at the signing.

The opportunity ahead of the company is vast, but to seize it, it must move faster, focus and continue to transform. Its grand launching on JUNE 28, 2014 will be the day of an honest portrait of its minute steps in making a history.

Seeing the big picture and nailing the details, the company is now ready to imprint a significant story inspired by an Ilonggo!