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ANTHEM TO EXPAND INVESTMENTS IN PH – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez discussed the preparations for the expansion of a leading New York-based IT-BPM in the healthcare sector, Anthem, Inc., with its Diversified Business Group COO Rajat Puri and Strategic Operations Head Stella Aquino.  Lopez reaffirmed the country’s continuing advantages as an Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) investment […]

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Politics

BRING BPO COMPANIES TO MINDANAO – ESCUDERO

Senatorial candidate and incumbent Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero urged business process outsourcing (BPO) companies to consider setting up more offices in Mindanao to boost employment in the region. Escudero noted that the BPO industry was the most resilient during the pandemic, creating 23,000 new jobs in 2020 while other businesses laid-off workers or shut down […]

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RETAIN WORK FROM HOME ARRANGEMENTS — PANGILINAN

Vice presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated his earlier call to scrap the idea of a return to face-to-face work arrangements for business processing outsourcing (BPO) employees, who themselves say they have adjusted to the new normal. “Hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit pababalikin ang mga BPO workers sa face-to-face na pagtratrabaho kung gumagana naman ang […]

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EXTEND BPO WORKERS’ WFH ARRANGEMENT – VILLANUEVA

Skyrocketing gas prices that will make commuting to work more expensive for thousands of call center workers should prompt the government to “temporarily withdraw its ultimatum to BPOs” to end the work-from-home or remote work arrangement of their employees or lose tax incentives, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva said that “rising transport cost is […]

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DOT, IBPAP HOST SERIES OF VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) will host a virtual job fair series in August and September to support the recovery of local tourism and its stakeholders. First conducted in September 2020, the virtual job fair series intends to replace jobs that were lost […]