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Zamboanga City eyes BPO industry

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The Zamboanga Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council is strengthening its campaign to attract business process outsourcing (BPO) firms to come to the city. Louell Felix G. Saavedra, president of the local ICT council said Zamboanga has the potential to become a major BPO destination in Mindanao. “The Department of Science and Technology through its ICT office in Manila has identified cities outside National Capital Region with potential to attract BPO firms,” Mr. Saavedra said.

About a dozen major BPO firms have already established offices in Davao City, Mindanao’s current center of trade and commerce at the eastern part of the island, and several others operate in Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao.

“They found out that Zamboanga City qualifies asa BPO destination based on certain criteria,” he said. Mr. Saavedra, however, noted the new measures that would be adopted by the local ICT council are still being drafted in coordination with other groups, specifically the business chamber and the city government. About a dozen major BPO firms have already established offices in Davao City, Mindanao’s current center of trade and commerce at the eastern part of the island, and several others operate in Cagayan de Oro City in Northern Mindanao. Local ICT sources noted it would just be a matter of time before big names put up their offices here although that would depend a lot on the city’s security situation. “We have call centers in the city, although we are starting small at this point of time, but we are already getting attention from outside investors,” Mr. Saavedra said. Read more: http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Nation&title=Zamboanga-City-eyes-BPO-industry&id=86925
May 7, 2014
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