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Apac

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Friday, October 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM



To those who are Night Owls and like to have a night life, why not work in one of the leading Call Center company in the country today. APAC Customer Services Inc. is a leading provider of customer interaction solutions for market leaders in financial services, insurance, telecommunication, healthcare and logistics.
APAC partners with its clients to deliver customer solution that enhance bottom line performance. APAC Customer Services Inc. pioneered the field of outsourced customer relationship marketing. And today, Apac is one of the largest firms in their industry-the most driven to excel in providing solutions that produce success.

APAC Philippines is opening exciting career opportunities to be based in Alabang, Cubao and Leyte sites.

What are the requirements?

Finished at least sophomore year in college
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Possess listening and problem solving skills
Must be an effective team player, with flexible and amiable personality
Proficient in MS Office and have knowledge in computers and the internet
Good typing skills, can type 25 words per minute
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Must be willing to work on shifts particular night shifts

What are the benefits?

Highly competitive starting salaries
Meal and transportation allowances
Health and life insurance
Incentives and bonuses where applicable
Aggressive internal promotion

Apac is aggressive when it comes to employee career growth. If you have good attendance rating, you have a good chance for promotion.

I suggest you apply personally to one of Apac sites. They prioritize walk-in applicants.

This is the address for the Alabang site:
APAC Customer Service Inc.
4/F Plaza C, Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel. No. 757-6500 Fax No. 757-6530

For more information log to www.apaccustomerservices.com

or you can view their job opening at http://job-search.jobstreet.com.ph just type in the keyword APAC to check their listing.

Live the APAC life!

Wanted Story tellers!

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 6:22 PM



Adarna House, the country's leading publisher of storybooks for children is looking for story tellers. Here is there invitation:

"If you have a lot of free time, a passion for telling stories, and a penchant for the company of kids, start gearing up for your audition! We need you!

Storytellers must be available most of the time during the work hours of weekdays. Most of our storytelling sessions are done in schools, so we need storytellers who can make themselves available for such events.

Experienced or not, our storytellers are able to make our stories come alive through their craft. We are eager to add to our pool, and we are looking for people who have great stage presence and share our passion for literature, literacy and early childhood education.

Send us your resume and weekly schedule through grace@adarna.com.ph, or call 3723548 local 110 for details. Individuals with regular nine-to-five jobs need not apply."

In addition to developing storybooks for more than 25 years, Adarna House has also worked with many agencies, both local and foreign, on other publications for children. Our dedication to Filipino children is not limited to giving them a library of quality books. Adarna House has also mounted educational programs for the community.

Adarna House’s distinction lies not so much in the number of awards it has garnered, the books it has produced, or the extraordinary longevity it has sustained. Our distinction is that we, through the endearing characters and memorable stories of our books, have nourished the imagination of generations of Filipino children. Our real business is the business of inspiring Filipino children to dream, to explore worlds, to enjoy their childhood, and to take pride in being Filipino.

So to Story tellers out there this is your time to shine. Share something to the community by helping the youth to enlightened their minds and give hope to their bright future.

To those who have a strong passion for children, this will be like a sanctuary to you. The amount of your salary won't matter that much because you're enjoying every minute of it.

For more information log to www.adarna.com.ph



200,000 glasses of milk from one Cow

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:02 PM


Did you know that a Cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime?

Approximately that's 22 glasses of milk a day. Enough to feed your entire family.
Or you could turn it into a business venture by delivering milk to your village or community.
Or you could process it by making cheese, butter, yogurt, and even ice cream.
Those who have sweet tooth will be floating on air to have this by-products. If you have a pastry or confectionary, having a Cow will be beneficial to your business.

The natural lifespan of a dairy cow is approximately 25 years, however in commercial farms dairy cows are rarely kept longer than five years. This is done to maximize the dairy farms productivity.
If the Cow can't produce the milk quota ( production below 12 to 15 liters of milk per day are not economically viable) they will be sold and slaughtered. It's a pity but that is how the Cows lived in commercial farms. If you can't produce get out.

A Cow will produce large amounts of milk over its lifetime. Certain breeds produce more milk than others; however, different breeds produce within a range of around 4,000 to over 10,000 kg of milk per annum. The average for dairy cows in the US in 2005 was 8,800 kg (19,576 pounds).

Production levels peak at around 40 to 60 days after calving (giving birth). The Cow is then bred. Production declines steadily afterwards, until, at about 305 days after calving, the Cow is 'dried off', and milking ceases. About sixty days later, one year after the birth of her previous calf, a Cow will calve again. High production cows are more difficult to breed at a one year interval. Many farms take the view that 13 or even 14 month cycles are more appropriate for this type of Cow.

Dairy cows may continue to be economically productive for many lactations (the period of milk production). Ten or more lactations are possible. The chances of problems arising which may lead to a Cow being culled are however, high; the average herd life of US Holsteins (a certain breed of cow) is today fewer than 3 lactations. This requires more herd replacements to be reared or purchased.

Before large scale mechanization arrived in the 1950s, keeping a dozen milk cows for the sale of milk was profitable. Now most dairies must have more than one hundred cows being milked at a time in order to be profitable, with other cows and heifers (a young cow) waiting to be "freshened" to join the milking herd . In New Zealand the average herd size, depending on the region, is about 350 cows. That's a lot of Cows.

Back here it is profitable to keep 2 milking Cows. This is more than enough to sustain your family needs. Or could help your business venture.

If only there's way to keep your Cow in your backyard. :)

Petron Bulilit

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:07 AM



I am not rich, I don't have the capital to raise funds for that kind of business! That will be your initial reaction when it comes to owning a Gasoline station. It's true that setting up a Gasoline station cost you a fortune but Petron has found a way to minimize it.

Introducing Petron Bulilit! Petron found an oppotunity of providing fuel in areas with untapped volumes. Yes, you can put one just near your village. Petron's goal is to expand its network in the fuel market. You can choose from 6 customized types depending on the potentials of your proposed service station location.

The Selection Process
The selection process described here applies for Bulilit Stations only. It involves three phases:

  • Phase I – Screening
  • Phase II - Training
  • Phase III - Project Implementation

I. Screening:

* Dealer is required to have a potential lot that he/she owns or leases

* Dealer to submit letter of Intent with the following attached documents:
1. Lot Plan
2. Vicinity Map
3. Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT)

* Dealer Application to be submitted to Regional office for processing
1. Dealer is evaluated against criteria
2. Proposed lot found suitable for service station operation
3. Financial soundness check
4. Recommend site for approval of District Manager

II. Training:
A 3-day course will be given to the dealer on the basics of service station operation by the assigned Sales Executive in the area.

* Dealer may be required to enroll himself in a 4-week Dealer Management Course (DMC) offered by Petron Corporation, to be held in Petron Training School

III. Project Implementation:
Applicants who pass the screening stage and received confirmation of site approval, will be required to sign a Lease to Company (LTC) for at least 10 years and deposit a cash bond of Php100,000. Petron will provide dealer applicant with the construction drawings embodying the designs and specifications of the Bulilit Station while the dealer shall secure all necessary permits required by both National and Local Government Units (i.e., Locational, Building, ECC, Occupancy, Business, and other necessary permits).

Dealer investment consists of capital expenditure for the construction cost of the Bulilit Station, including site preparation, pre-construction phase of the project, as well as, working and operating capital requirements in business operation.

Application Guidelines
1. Get to know the service station business by reading the Primer on Petron Dealership Program.
2. Accomplish the Service Station Dealership Application Form and Letter of Intent.
3. The initial screening will be based on the content of the initial documents submitted. Put “NA” in the blank if information sought is not applicable to your case.
4. Submit applications to:

Luzon applicants:
Luzon Regional Reseller Manager
Petron Corporation
Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila
Tel. Nos.+632-5638521 to 40
Loc 282
Rosette P. Sanchez

Visayas and Mindanao applicants:
VisMin Regional Reseller Manager
Petron Corporation
Mandaue Terminal
Looc, Mandaue City
Tel. Nos.+63032-3447341to 51
Jenny D. Lado

5. Applicant will be informed in writing, of the status of his/her application after the preliminary screening phase.
6. Petron shall only process applications forms duly filled-up and with complete attachments. There is no need to follow-up applications as all applicants shall be informed of their status.

For more information log on to : www.petron.com

Business + A Van = Money

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 1:36 AM


Ever thought of using your car for business and personal use at the same time. Does your car seems to be a little small for your family. Or you just need extra space from your vehicle for cargo. Get a Van. It works for you in so many ways. Let's cut down the details :

Space, Space, Space:

A sedan can accommodate 5 passengers. An SUV can fit 5-7 people. But a Van has the space to fill up passengers from 15 up to 21. That's a big margin.
Cargo, not a problem. The van has a long bed of space to fit a piano, a dining table, or a long bench. Something a normal car or an SUV can't do.

Save Gas:

Most of Asian Vans have diesel engines. Again a plus point. With a diesel engine vehicle, you can travel more distance compared to vehicles with normal gasoline engines. With our economy's unpredictability, it's nice to know that a Van can save a few liters of gas.

An aid to your business:

Delivery problems? Having trouble with picking up your supplies and raw materials? All of this can be solved if you have a Van. Having a Van can save your business operating cost. There's no need to rent a vehicle. The luxury of having a Van is you can put majority of your stocks in one travel only compared to using a sedan or an SUV. You got 60 boxes of your product to transport, no problem. How about 40 sacks of rice, sure thing go ahead and fill her up.

Cash cow machine:

Here's the good part, you can make profit from your Van. The options are endless. Here are the things that you can start with:

  • Rental Service (Rent your Van to companies or SME owners)
  • Shuttle Service (Transport passengers to and from)
  • School Bus
  • Transport for Tourist (Coordinate with Travel Agency's clients)
  • Delivery Vehicle
  • Mobile Restaurant (How about a moving Pizza chain joint)
This is just to name a few. A Van gives you a lot of flexibility and options to your business.

But how can I avail a Van? Well you can trade your car to a brand new Van. There's no need to worry on the monthly amortization, with a lot of income producing stream that your Van can produce. Your Van can be paying for its monthly amortization saving you the trouble.
If your limited on funds, there are a lot of 2nd hand Vans out there that are still in good condition.

Here are the types of van that I recommend:

  • Nissan Urvan
  • Toyota Hiace
  • Mitsubishi L300 Versa Van

So there you go. A Van helps you in lot of ways. Go and get one now.

There's money in Worms!

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1:20 AM



Worms? Majority of the people will say that worms are irritating, dirty, bad for your health, slimy, yucky, etc. Worms gives a negative mindset to people. But you can make money from this pesty worms. How? Through Vermicompost.

Vermicomposting is producing quality organic fertilizer by breeding earthworms. The species of earthworms being used in these technologies is the African night crawler (Eudrilus euginae). It has a high reproductive rate (an adult breeding earthworm produces 3.6 cocoons per week) and can thrive in a wide range of environments that duplicate it's ideal living conditions. Earthworms can be used as live feed or vermimeal for fish, prawn, chicken and birds.

Vermicomposting is a fast way to convert organic farm waste into organic fertilizer. The organic fertilizer is an excellent soil enhancer for organic farming.

Large-scale Vermicomposting is practiced in the Philippines. Some systems use a windrow, which consists of bedding materials for the earthworms to live in and acts as a large bin; organic material is added to it. Although the windrow has no physical barriers to prevent worms from escaping, in theory they should not due to an abundance of organic matter for them to feed on. Often windrows are used on a concrete surface to prevent predators from gaining access to the worm population.

Small-scale or home systems

Such systems usually use kitchen and garden waste, using "earthworms and other microorganisms to digest organic wastes, such as kitchen scraps"This includes:

  • All fruits and vegetables (including citrus and other "high acid" foods)
  • Vegetable and fruit peels and ends
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags (even those with high tannin levels)
  • Grains such as bread, cracker and cereal (including moldy and stale)
  • Eggshells (rinsed off)
  • Leaves and grass clippings (not sprayed with pesticides)

Large-scale or commercial

Such vermicomposting systems need reliable sources of large quantities of food. Systems presently operating use:

  • Dairy cow or pig manure
  • Agricultural waste
  • Food processing and grocery waste
  • Cafeteria waste
  • Grass clippings and wood chips
I. ESTIMATED INVESTMENT COSTS

The initial capitalization in starting a small vermicomposting business on vermicompost production will depend on the scale from backyard (P5,000) to commercial (P50,000).

Tools:
Gardening gloves
Strainer/Sifter
Spading fork
Shovel

B. Raw Material/Packaging Material
Vermi (Worms)
Foodwastes, fruit/vegetable trimmings and peelings, dry leaves and stems, animal manure
Vermi Bed or earthworm bed (Dimension: 2×1x0.3m)
Black plastic garbage bags
Plastic sacks (50-kg. capacity)

C. Equipment
Mechanical shredder (optional)
Bicycle-powered sorter (optional)

II. PROCEDURE

1. Collect biodegradable materials such as food wastes, fruit/vegetable trimmings, peelings, and dry leaves and stems.
2. Shred/grind the food wastes, fruit/vegetable trimmings, peelings, and dry leaves and stems.
3. Mix old animal manure and chicken droppings (2 months old) with shredded vegetable waste. This will improve the nutrient content of the finish product. Do not use fresh manure for the ammonia produced will give discomfort to the worms.
4. Sun-dry these materials for at least three days and let them undergo partial fermentation.
5. Weigh the shredded grinded materials before putting in the compost bed to determine ratio of compostables and worms.
6. Before stocking the earthworms, make sure that all materials in the vermi bed are prepared.
7. Moisten the bedding with water and cover it with black plastic garbage bag, old sacks, net, or banana leaves to start “anaerobic process”, which is completed after 1-2 weeks.
8. After the anaerobic process, remove the cover and stock the vermi bed with earthworms.
9. Maintain the vermi beds’ moisture content and temperature through regular checking. Protect the worms from predatory animals.
10. Vermicompost is harvested when most of the materials have been consumed by the worms. This takes about 30-45 days depending on environmental and culture conditions.
11. In harvesting, separate the “vermi” from the vermicompost either manually (handpicking) or using a strainer/sifter.
12. Properly pack vermicompost in sacks and store in a cool dry place.
13. Harvested/sifted vermi from the vermi beds may either be used for the next vermicomposting cycle or for expansion by constructing additional vermi beds.
14. The offspring or produce of the initial vermi in the vermi bed can also be sold to would-be vermicompost producer or to fish pond owner as fish meal.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Department of Agriculture (DA)
Bureau of Plant Industry – Crop Research Division
692 San Andres St., Malate, Manila
E-mail: cu.bpi@da.gov.ph; buplant@yahoo.com
Tel. Nos.: (02) 524.0734
Fax No: (02) 521.5775
www.bpi.da.gov.ph

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB)
University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna
E-mail: erdb@denr.gov.ph
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536.2269 / 536.2229
Fax No.: (049) 536.2850
- Training and pilot demo on vermicomposting and supply of breeders

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development
Jamboree Road, Brgy. Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna
Email: pcamrd_email@yahoo.com; pcamrd@laguna.net
Tele/Fax No.: (049) 536.1582

- PCAMRD Manila Liaison Office
2/F, Room 205, PTRI Building,
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 837.2071 loc 2430
www.pcamrd.dost.gov.ph

Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines
Unit 9, Citiland 8, # 98 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Email: info@swapp.org.ph
Tel. No.: (632) 830.0005
Fax No.: (632) 830.0051

Buro-Buro Vermi Farm
Sitio Balogo, Brgy. Concepcion, Talisay City
Email: owapam@gmail.com
Tel Nos.: (034) 433.6880 / 433.0362 / 712.1100
Batchoy Henares: 0917.8543939
Pamela Henares: 0917.3015250
www.vermiphil.com

Banana Chips!

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Friday, October 23, 2009 at 1:56 AM



Banana chips are tasty and is not messy. You can eat it anywhere. Banana chips can be a good sideline business if you sell it in small packs. Do your costing and add a little margin to it and you're good to go. Here is what you need to do:

Ingredients:

  • 5 kg Green matured banana (saba or cavendish)
  • 1 kg sugar (refined)
  • 1 L water
  • 6 L oil

Utensils/Supplies

  • knife (stainless)
  • stove
  • chopping board
  • absorbent paper
  • banana slicer
  • measuring cup
  • strainer/ladle
  • carajay
  • colander
  • plastic sealer
  • basin/mixing bowl
  • thermometer (100 – 250°C)
  • weighing scale

Packaging Materiaks : PE/PP bags

Procedure:

  1. Prepare 50% sugar solution. Mix 1 kg sugar in 1 L water until it dissolves. You may heat the solution to ease in dissolving and then cool. Set aside.
  2. Wash and soak bananas in chlorinated water (100 ppm) for 10 minutes.
  3. Peel and slice thinly (0.05 – 1 mm) green, mature bananas. Apply oil to the slicer to ease in slicing.
  4. Wash sliced banana chips to prevent sticking during frying.
  5. Put slices in wire mesh and fry in cooking oil at high temperature (150°C – 175°C) until light brown or when bubbling ceases (approximately 3 minutes). Remove from cooking oil (first fried).
  6. Soak in sugar solution for 2-3 minutes and then drain.
  7. Fry again the sweetened slices in cooking oil until golden brown or when bubbling slows.
  8. Drain and cool in trays lined with absorbent paper.
  9. Separate sticked chips.
  10. Pack in large, clean glass bottles, large cans or PE plastic bags.

You can add more flavorings like chocolate banana chips or strawberry banana chips. Honey dip flavor is good too. Improvise if you must. Be more creative and unique. Your product may stand out.

Remember to put a label to your banana chips. Add your contact numbers to your label.

Banana is in demand in other countries, you may consider exporting your product. Or if you have a restaurant, you can add banana chips to your menu as side dish. Either way banana chips can be a lucrative business if you put your mind into it.



Aristocrat Restaurant

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 8:21 PM



Aaahhh! Who can forget the juicy and tasty Chicken Barbeque of Aristocrat. After all these years, Aristocrat still shines among the best with their delicious food menu and great service.

It all started in 1936. Founded by Aling Asiang (Dona Engracia Cruz-Reyes), started small as a snack mobile serving Filipino and native dishes. Now Aristocrat has grown into a restaurant enterprise with several branches in Metro Manila.

The Family owned Aristocrat has diversified into an integrated complex, which includes the following:

  • The Aristocrat Bakeshop (Bakerey, Inc.)
  • Aristomart, a 24-hour convenience store (Aristore, Inc.)
  • Property management such as the Aristocrat Apartments (Tanglaw Realty, Inc.)
  • The Franchise Office (Heirs of Alex & Engracia Reyes, Sr., Inc.)
  • The Aristocrat Robinsons, Ermita Branch (Legacy of Alex & Asiang, Inc.)
  • The Aristocrat Franchise Corporation (Aristocrat Franchise, Inc.)
  • and a Product Research & Development Division which manufactures processed foods such as sausages, cured meats, bagoong, atsara, and a variety of other products for the local and exports markets.

If you interested to get a piece of the pie of Aristocrat's success, you can apply for Aristocrat Franchise. You can start operating in Greater Manila Area only. Here are the details:

Franchise Details

The ARISTOCRAT FRANCHISE CORPORATION offers INDIVIDUAL AND MULTI-STORE Franchise units for the development and operations of THE ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT.

Franchise Fee: P2,000,000.00 (exclusive of VAT)

Inclusive of:

  • Intensive and comprehensive training program.
  • A copy of the Operations Manual and complete business opening assistance.
  • Continued use of the ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT name and trademarks.
  • Access to operating systems.
  • Marketing assistance.
  • Ongoing business development.
  • Consulting and other benefits that come with being a part of THE ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT organization.

Total investment ranges from P10,000,000.00 to P20,000,000.00 depending on:

  • Type of store - mall, strip mall, free standing
  • Size of store

Royalty Fee: 5% of gross sales
Franchise Term: Five (5) years, renewable twice for a total of fifteen (15) years
Required Space: must be at least 250 square meters for mall stores, 250-300 square meters for strip malls and 300-500 square meters for free standing stores with provision for parking space

Contact Information

ARISTOCRAT FRANCHISE CORPORATION
432 San Andres St. cor. Roxas Blvd.,
Malate, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: 524-7671 to 80 local 247
Fax No.: 523-0136
Contact Person: Ms. Carol Timbol
Email: franchising@aristocrat.com.ph
Web: http://www.aristocrat.com.ph/franchise.html


Raising Capital for your Business

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On at 1:45 AM


You have an idea. A new invention or a new product. Or perhaps a service oriented business. You did the feasibility study and have a target market. Everything is in place, but you don't have the funds to start with. What should you do?

Normally you dig from your own pocket and try to find money. If you have savings from the bank that you saved for so many years, well congratulations! You can start with that. Using your own money is the safest way to finance a business. But fact of the matter is there are a few people who have that luxury. Most of us does not have savings--well not as large as you think.

So what should we do then? Next thing that comes to your mind is of course your close relatives and friends. The advantage of this is your able to get away with paying very low interest or none at all. On top of which they are more flexible...No deadlines or penalties. Not even contracts. But this could be a double edge sword. If somehow your late on payments or worse you don't have the money to pay back, Your relationship might dwindle.

So what else can we do? Look for outside source:

Credit cooperatives – These are a popular and easy source of credit especially in the rural areas. It may therefore be very useful for you, as entrepreneur, to join one. Usually a credit coop will lend an amount up to five times bigger than the money a member has deposited in it. Interest charges are often minimal.

Lending investors – These are business enterprises engaged in money lending operations. Considered a cross between money lenders and banks, lending investors extend short-term loans quickly to individuals and businesses with or without collateral. Interest rates are higher than bank rates but lower than those charged by money lenders – usually ranging from 3 to 5 per cent a month. Lending investors have proliferated all over the country and have become an important source of credit to small enterprises.

Formal sources of credit – These include banks, financial institutions and certain government development agencies and development-oriented non-government organizations. They are called formal sources of credit because they have the legal authority or mandate to lend money to individuals and businesses.

Credit Cards - This is only useful if you're planning to acquire an equipment or device that you will need on your business. Credit cards sometimes give 0% interest or deferred payment scheme. But be careful, Credit cards will kill you if you don't pay them. They will charge you with late payment interest and monthly fees. You use it wisely. As much as possible pay all your debt or at least pay the monthly minimum balance.

SME-friendly Banks - Yes! There is a bank that exist. You just have to look for it and see if it fits your criteria. Talk with the bank manager. If the manager accommodates you and values your time then you're in good shape.

There a lot of ways of raising money. You can sell your old stuff that you don't use anymore. You can apply for a part time job. Or if you can, get two jobs. Anything is possible. You just have to think outside of the box.


Philippines to import rice again

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Thanks to typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng Vietnam expects to start signing rice-export contracts with the Philippines earlier than usual this year after storms damaged harvests rice crops.

During the old days, the Philippines is one of the top rice producers in Asia. In fact, neighboring countries like Thailand travel to the Philippines to study the technique of Rice production. But due to corruptions and natural disasters, our country is lagging behind to Thailand and Vietnam.

Today the Philippines will import
250,000 metric tons of rice at the end of this month. If we are Hong Kong it's alright to import rice since Hong Kong doesn't have the idle land to plant rice crops. On top of which Hong Kong's economy is making stride with their local tourism. Hong Kong can afford to import rice. The Philippines on the other hand is a country in debt and is struggling financially. It's a good thing that we have OFW remittance and BPO services or else we will be more in debt.

The Philippines is rich in natural resources and has the land to invest in Agriculture. We should give importance to this sector by making use of idle lands and converting it to basic goods. We could therefore use it locally or have the option to export internationally.

Local BPO is still booming!

Posted by Francis Isberto | Labels: | Posted On at 12:01 AM

Good news to Call Center peeps out there.
The Philippine BPO sector can raise revenues of up to $100 billion by 2020 by properly developing the talent pool and increasing the value chain of service.
If the country would continue to match its BPO personnel skills to industry demands, then it will have a lot of potential to get a bigger slice of the BPO market (expected growth at $1.5 trillion in the next 10 years)

The Philippines still rank 2nd in the global BPO industry (India at 1st). However, the Philippines has an edge on English language skills and their familiarity to Western culture, specifically to the United States.

By year-end, the local BPO industry, which has over 400,000 personnel, is poised to grow 23 percent by year-end with revenues between $7.2 billion to $7.5 billion.

The BPO industry is still a sunshine industry in the country with between 30-40 percent growth and by year-end we eye a conservative growth of 23 percent with revenues of about $7.2 billion to $7.5 billion.

The forecast of these analysts reflect that the BPO industry is really astounding in numbers and with the development of talent and infrastructures, the country will become a $100 billion industry by 2020.

This is a shout-out to BPO critics out there. BPO is still booming and it sounds like they are here to stay.