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Bataan gears to be the PHL’s BPO hub

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 8 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Bataan Chapter headed by Dinalupihan Mayor Maria Angela “Gila” Garcia, together with provincial board members, capitol department heads, business groups and the press yesterday attended the “Orientation on the Establishment and Registration of BPO Centers and IT Parks” at The Plaza Hotel in this component city.

In his lecture, Emmanuel Cortero, Ecozone Development Manager of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) discussed the present state of business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology (IT) parks in the country.

Bataan Governor Albert Garcia, Vice Governor Efren Pascual, Jr., and Second District Representative Enrique Garcia, Jr. also joined the mayors and other concerned groups in the orientation and open forum.

Recently, the Bataan Provincial Development Council (PDC) has approved the creation of a one-stop-shop and mixed use master plan development of the 10.26 hectares of the Capitol compound here at the estimated project cost of P 1.5 Billion.

Governor Garcia said the proposed project will contribute higher valuation of the area brought about by the commercialization, business interest and other relevant services rendered by local and national agencies as well as job generation from the foreseeable launching of Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO ) centers in Bataan.

The project component includes rehabilitation of the old Bataan Capitol Building, development of commercial/rentable spaces/parking areas and construction of a leisure park and landscaped grounds.

As Cortero assured the local officials of this first-class province all the assistance and help from PEZA in the establishment of the said industry, Congressman Garcia said in jest, “Our application to PEZA is deemed approved.”

Business process outsourcing in the Philippines has been one of the fastest growing markets in the past decade. What’s fascinating, however, is that it continues to grow and exceed expectations even today. The City of Balanga, and the municipalities of Limay, Mariveles, Orani, Abucay and Samal are among the potential places in the province that can cater to the growing BPO industry in the country.

This year, the Philippine business process outsourcing industry grew by as much as 22% in terms of revenue. Foreign business owner says the Philippines is a great source of talented individuals to outsource vital business activities to. There are human resources for practically every field, especially IT, web development, customer service, SEO and administrative support.

A business news report says because of the tremendous cost-saving and quality of outsourced work output in the Philippines, more and more companies from United States, United Kingdom, Australia and many others choose to outsource to the Philippines.

The Philippine BPO industry enjoys many distinct advantages such as an almost unlimited supply of fresh new talents every year because according to reports, thousands of fresh college graduates annually choose to enter the BPO industry.

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