UK Firms Committed to Expand in the Philippines
Moreover, briefing documents during the recent Mindanao Trade and Investment Forum organized by the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines specified that areas of interest are agribusiness, infrastructure, information and communication technology, renewable energy and property development.
Zinnov Projects 60% Growth in IT, BPO Automation by 2020
Praveen Bhadada, partner-in-charge of digital transformation at Zinnov explained that robotic process automation in the past was driven by the push from service providers, but now enterprises are increasingly asking service providers for it.
BPOs Driver of Domestic Tourism – Tourism Secretary
In the first three months of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, PPP projects amounted to P223.5bn compared with only P43.4bn in all of the first three years of the previous administration. Teo said that the BPOs are becoming a catalyst of domestic tourism because of their digital access and critical mass. BPO is among the country’s top dollar-generating industries aside from export and tourism.
LGUs Red Tape Delays Cell Site Construction in the Philippines
Salalima disclosed that some localgovernment units (LGU) takes about eight months to release permits, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to process permits within seven days. He pointed out that fast processing of the permits will definitely improve the internet connectivity in the country and help promote rural impact sourcing as well as provide outsourcing opportunities in the countryside.
LGUs, IT-BPM Industry Partnership to Drive Inclusive Growth
DICT has started out-of-school youth training in rural areas together with LGUs and members of the National ICT conference to prepare more youth in these areas for employment opportunities. The IT & Business Process Association Philippines (IBPAP) also expressed support for the endeavor), in a press statement, as the association seeks to move the IT industry outside of Metro Manila.