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Weekly BPO News: July 11-14, 2017

July 11 – Homegrown business process outsourcing (BPO) investors are calling on the government to come up with better incentives, such as improved connectivity and security. Michael Cubos, president of the Innovation Council of Cebu (ICC), said that while the industry welcomes the retention of existing tax perks of the BPO sector, the government needs to […]

By |July 28th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: July 3-6, 2017

July 3 – Despite Bacolod City’s ranking in the latest Tholons’ list of global outsourcing cities dropping to 97th from 85th, the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation of Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT), remains happy that the city is still part of the top 100.

 

BNEFIT executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said the drop in ranking is a signal to […]

By |July 23rd, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: June 27-30, 2017

June 27 – The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is considered by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) as a priority sector for compliance to the Data Privacy Act of 2012. The NPC is requiring select companies to submit details of their data-protection officer by 9 September.

 

NPC chairman Raymund Liboro said privacy is fast becoming the biggest […]

By |July 16th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: June 20-23, 2017

June 20 – Philippine IT and software outsourcing firms recently participated in a trade mission in Japan that aims to promote the country’s IT outsourcing and software development expertise. The mission, organized by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre Tokyo, brought IT-BPM companies to Japan’s Software Development Expo.

 

During the […]

By |July 7th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: June 13-16, 2017

June 13 -In celebration of the National ICT month 2017, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will unveil its National Broadband Plan (NBP), reintroduce the free wi-fi project called Pipol Konek and launch the National Government Portal on 23 June. The launching is directed towards fast and efficient delivery of government services to […]

By |June 26th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: May 31- June 1, 2017

May 31 – According to Jason Lim, Country Manager, Philippines, Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power), economists have projected that the country’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector will bring in revenues of up to USD24bn by the end of the year.

 

Reports indicate that there are about a hundred international firms in talks with Philippine BPOs as […]

By |June 13th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: May 23-26, 2017

May 26 -The Philippines has presented its marketing pitch during the CommunicAsia 2017 Summit, the region’s largest ICT event held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore recently. Philippine ambassador to Singapore Antonio A. Morales (picture) launched the pitch by revealing that the Philippines GDP grew by 6.8% in 2016, one of the fastest in […]

By |June 5th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: May 16-19, 2017

May 17 – Department of Information and Communications (DICT) Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Allan Cabanlong has warned the public to be on their guard against ‘ransomware’ such as that which recently  affected over 150 countries. Cabanlong, however, stressed that the cyber attack last week did not affect the Philippines.

 

He made the warning after some 230,000 computers […]

By |May 26th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: May 9-12, 2017

May 9 – Gus Cosio, president of First Metro Asset Management believes that US companies will keep their BPO investments in the country despite US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies. Cosio explained that it will be unlikely that large US companies with long term investments in the Philippines, such as BPOs, will pull out of the country […]

By |May 12th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments

Weekly BPO News: May 2-5, 2017

May 5 – Gus Cosio, president of First Metro Asset Management believes that US companies will keep their BPO investments in the country despite US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies. Cosio explained that it will be unlikely that large US companies with long term investments in the Philippines, such as BPOs, will pull out of the […]

By |May 11th, 2017|BPO News|0 Comments