As a fellow Filipino who went through that stage two years ago, I think I can offer a few words.
Broaden your choices
If your goal is to simply find a job in the IT industry, then don't be picky about any opportunities you can find online. If you're more of the developer type, then continue to send applications to potential developer positions, regardless of whether the company is well-known or not. You're a fresh graduate, so realistically speaking, you can't really aim that high.
Don't stop searching once you start getting called for interviews though, you want to open yourself to opportunities as much as possible and your application can still fall through even when you get to the interview stages.
However, you don't have to accept the very first job offer that comes your way unless it is something you really feel great about. By sending applications everywhere, you're increasing the likelihood of getting simultaneous offers, so at that point, you could show up to interviews and get a feel for each company, giving yourself choices. Don't delay this process though, only compare one job offer to another if they're all just one contract signing away, as you risk letting a good opportunity get away by waiting.
Maximize your network
You said it yourself, the people around you recognize your talent. If you have friends that are now employed, then try asking them about how they applied and their work environment, and if you like what you hear from them, try asking them if they could refer you as a potential applicant. From back when I started job hunting, most IT companies in the Philippines offer bonuses for employees that could refer other applicants so if you have friends that are employed in such companies, then they'll likely be more than happy to help you out, as you'd be helping them out as well if you eventually land a job in that company.
Continue enhancing your skills
In my experience, IT job opportunities appear in bursts and are quite varied with regards to the skills they're looking for. You're already off on a good start with this so just keep at it and you may just end up finding the perfect job opportunity for your newly-learned/enhanced skills the next time you browse for jobs. Also, don't forget to update your resume everytime you feel like you have learned enough of a new skill. Some employers make a points of a fresh IT grad's technical skills on their resume so make sure you sell yourself to your full capability.