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Tuesday, December 13, 2005
rp outsourcing bid
Check out my INQ7 Infotech story on the opening of a new $2.5-M facility for HP Philippines' business process and application outsourcing business.
Senator Manuel Roxas II, whom many believe has plans of running for president (well, assuming we'll still have a presidential system in the Philippines) and has good chances of winning if he does, was the guest of honor.
Here's an excerpt:
[Roxas] explained that back then, call centers, medical transcription and other BPO services had been derided as low-value-added jobs by the information technology industry. He said, however, that it turned out that the country did not have enough skilled IT professionals to tackle higher-value IT outsourcing projects that the industry wanted to target, even as the call center and BPO industry turned out to be a blessing for the Philippine economy.
"Now that we've built up a skilled workforce of 100, 000 IT professionals, we need to increase our efforts in encouraging more Filipinos to go into IT and training them with the right kind of IT skills. So that when we do, in fact, aspire for higher-value outsourcing projects, we will have credibility," Roxas said.