The government has just announced that the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the entire Luzon will be extended until April 30, 2020. It is during times like these when access to timely and relevant information is of utmost importance. Thanks to social media platforms such as Messenger, Viber, and Telegram, sharing information to your peers has never been easier.

Viber, for instance, allows its users to form ‘Communities’ – a public group where large number of people can come together to discuss shared interests. Some people have taken advantage of this feature to exchange up-to-date and reliable information concerning their respective localities while the ECQ is in force.

Here is a list of active Viber Communities in Metro Manila. If you wish to join any of the Communities in the list, just click on the link provided. (Credit goes to the person who diligently compiled this list).

[Disclaimer: Cerebro Labs is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Viber. The material and information contained in this article is for general information purposes only. The reader should not rely upon the material or information herein as basis for making any business, legal, or any other decisions.]


Freelancing is like having your own small business. Since freelance businesses have unpredictable growth, renting a traditional office isn’t practical. Knowing when to increase the headcount is uncertain. On the other hand, working from home is what many freelancers choose to do. However, this can cause distractions. Also, working at a coffee shop doesn’t give you the environment that’s always conducive to work. That’s why freelancers can benefit from coworking spaces. If you are one, then you should know how coworking spaces can help your business grow. This will result in hiring your first employees.

How Freelancers Benefit From Coworking Spaces:

1. Cost-effective
Compared to renting a traditional office, you don’t have to pay that much for a coworking space. This is because the maintenance costs are shared by freelancers, startups, remote workers, and other small business owners. Though these types of costs change, you just have to pay a fixed amount depending on how frequent you work there or how long you stay.
2. Networking
Freelancers like you should know how to make human interactions. Even if you are your own boss, networking with other people can help your business in the long run. The person sitting next to you might be the one who you can collaborate with to create powerful strategies that will expand your small business. Or else, they might have some connections that they can refer to you. This also includes recommending an exceptional employee if you currently have a job opening.
3. Fueling your creativity
Your environment has a huge impact on your mood. That’s why coworking spaces are designed to boost your creative thinking. Also, being with other people who are taking steps to reach their goals can create powerful vibes within the coworking space. This will inspire you to be an achiever as well. Thus, you will be more creative in accomplishing your projects.
4. Convenience
Do you want to grab a cup of coffee to perk you up for the day? Coworking spaces have it free for you. Other facilities are also provided so you can conduct your business matters conveniently. They have a conference room for you to personally meet your client and have your presentation. In addition, they have a printing machine, reception area, gym, and much more.
5. Work-Life Balance
Working from home can break your boundary between professional and personal life. The stress from both demands can mix up and this will consume your energy. It would be better to have separate worlds for these 2 aspects of life so you can save your sanity. Your home is a place to relax. Coworking spaces can help you draw the line. Therefore, choosing to do coworking can give you a healthy lifestyle.
Renting a coworking space can offer you the best of both worlds. You have a sanctuary for your inner self while being in a vibrant community. That increases your productivity. Thus, you will accomplish important things in a more effective and efficient way. If done consistently, your freelance business will grow and the time will when come you’ll need people to work with you. That said, you will be having your recruitment strategy to start building your team. You’ll wake up one day checking on your job opening. account to see if there are qualified candidates waiting to be interviewed. You can make these great possibilities happen if you give a coworking space a try. Truly, it will be worth it.

Author bio:
Remi Lin is a Content Writer for, an online job search portal. She is also a freelance email and sales page copywriter. She's an introvert who loves milk tea and nature.
Monday, 01 October 2018 03:31

Crypto Finance

This October 4, Andra Capital will be gracing the halls of Cerebro Labs!
We welcome Paul Tuan— Managing Director of Andra Capital, creators of the tradable blockchain security token, “Silicon Valley Coin”. They aim to democratize venture capital with their late-stage technology growth fund, using Blockchain to tokenize the fund and provide global investors with access to exclusive, late-stage, private technology companies.
Here, you'll learn the many ways blockchain and security tokens are revolutionizing the way we deal with traditional finance, and what to expect more in the future!
Reserve your seats NOW:
Event is on October 4, 5pm, here at Cerebro Labs! See you then!

Jonathan Nutzati, founder and CEO of Mothership Aeronautics, shares tips about surviving and thriving in a startup to Cerebro Labs residents enrolled in the 2018 Incubation Program.