Contraction in IT-BPM investments slowing

1 December, 2017 at 10:36

The decline in IT-BPM investments has narrowed further into single-digit level in the first 10 months of the year, showing signs of improvement after months of sustaining huge drops in pledges, data showed.

5-mo BPO investments down 35%

30 June, 2017 at 14:56

Amid fears of political uncertainty under the Duterte administration, new IT-BPM investments registered under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) have fallen by more than a third in the first five months of the year, showing “alarming” signs…

BPO sector says no to removal of...

30 June, 2017 at 13:32

The IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), which represents the sector that has become one of the pillars of the Philippine economy, warned that provisions in the first tax reform package…

BPO sector sees revenue of $38.9 billion...

2 November, 2016 at 12:00

The Information Technology and Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) expects the industry to grow in the next six years…

Jittery BPOs knock on Duterte’s door

25 October, 2016 at 15:30

The IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) is seeking audience with President Rodrigo Duterte after his latest pronouncements on the country’s relations with the United States…

Gov’t pushes development to countryside

21 July, 2016 at 10:46

If investors and businesses were to take their cue from the new administration’s planned economic agenda, then the logical move is to invest outside Metro Manila and the bustling business centers of Cebu and Davao.

New ICT chief vows to help telcos

20 July, 2016 at 17:00

The newly created government department overseeing the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector would crack down on telco asset hoarding by non-operating companies and cutting bureaucratic red tape, but was mum on growing public outrage…

Window narrows for elusive DICT measure

5 May, 2016 at 14:00

Roughly four months after being ratified by Congress — and with a little more than a month left before this administration ends — the measure that will form an ICT department (DICT) has yet to land on the president’s desk for signing.

Toward national development and global competitiveness

6 October, 2015 at 15:10

Even before the Commission on Higher Education’s partnership with the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (Ibpap) started early in 2013, we were keenly aware of business process outsourcing as a sunrise industry that had increased its share of the country’s GDP, exports and employment quite significantly.

Creating DICT will be ‘death knell’ of...

9 September, 2015 at 14:19

A RANKING government official warned the creation of a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) may only result in the eventual regulation of the IT business process outsourcing industry, a move that will be the “death knell” of the biggest driver of the services sector.

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