Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 24 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2010/02/05

Davao needs PEZA-accredited sites

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (5 February) -- To accommodate the growing number of job opportunities in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, ICT players in the city are urging both local and national governments to help in opening more Philippine Economic Zone Authority- Accredited IT facilities.

ICT Davao president Lizabel Holganza told the media during the Club 888 Forum that there are only three PEZA-accredited sites in Davao. This is the reason why BPO companies could not go full blast in hiring manpower to work here.

Holganza said that there are about 6,000 IT-related jobs in the city at the moment. More jobs could have been offered to match Davao's excellent workforce but BPO companies found it difficult to find ready sites for location.

Before establishing an IT park, it has to go through an accreditation through PEZA that ensures the readiness and capability of the site to function as an ecozone IT enterprise.

"There are already companies that wanted to establish location here. Unfortunately, we usually end up having problems in having it accredited which is why those companies decided to move to another city instead," Holganza explained.

The ICT industry in Davao targets to offer at least 30,000 IT-related jobs by 2015. Davao boasts to have the largest talent pool among all of the Philippines' Nest Wave Cities with more than half of the city's population under the 17-24 age groups in college education.

It is also host to more than 40 colleges and universities producing graduates between 12,000 to 15,000 each year in the field of ICT.

"There are still so many talents in the city that the industry could accommodate. We just need to position ourselves for more ICT opportunities to come in," she added.

Presently, there are now 60 IT-BPO companies offering both voice and non-voice services. Most of these companies are third party service providers. Some of the large BPO operators are Call Box, Concentrix, Cyber City, Sutherland, and Western Wats.

In terms of infrastructure, the city matches top-ranked Next Wave City Metro Laguna and it has more to offer than second and third-ranked Metro Cavite and Iloilo City. (PIA XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»NEDA Board approves TPLEX, ups financing for ARMM Social Fund
»Latin beat highlights Musikahan
»Brgy. 76-A: Advocate of progress through handicraft and 4Ps
»Cebuano News: Comval SP gibag-o ang committee chairmanship
»Cebuano News: 1,070 resolusyon ug ordinansa napasar sa Comval SP sulod sa 2.5 ka tuig
»Cebuano News: Comval giilang 2009 Best Provincial LGU sa Davao Region
»Cebuano News: Dugang 100 ka wheel chair gikan sa OBFI gipanghatag sa ComVal
»Cebuano News: 100 mga ustadzes nagpalambo sa ilang katakos pagtudlo sa kultura ug relihiyong Islam
»Davao needs PEZA-accredited sites
»PGMA lauds TESDA scholar now employed in call center
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines