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Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Deepak Obhrai visits TELUS-GK Village 1

TELUS International Philippines (TIP) welcomed the Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines Christopher Thornley and the Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Deepak Obhrai during their visit at the TELUS-Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village 1 in Pook Masagana, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

The guests were welcomed by the children of the GK community through song and dance presentations at the village’s community center. Officials from the Embassy of Canada were also given a tour of the site and had the chance to meet with village residents.
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Annual Accenture report predicts critical business impacts of six technology trends topping the CIO agenda

Information technology leaders stand to drive new revenue streams for their businesses by leveraging “context-based services,” an emerging technology trend where real world and digital data are aggregated to understand “who you are, where you are, and what you are doing” to give consumers an “extremely rich experience,” according to a new report from Accenture.

Accenture identifies context-based services as one of six key trends in its Technology Vision 2012, an annual outlook of the most important emerging technology trends that are predicted to have a critical impact on businesses. Accenture has been researching and predicting the future of technology trends for more than a decade.
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PIA partners with Globe Telecom for SMS broadcast facility

President Benigno Aquino III (center) sends the first text message from the PIA Text Blast service, which was launched Wednesday during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Information Agency. The PIA utilized Globe Business' TxtConnect service, in partnership with Globe Telecom. Flanking the Chief Executive are Sec. Herminio "Sonny" Coloma, Jr (left) of the Presidential Communications Operations Office and Atty. Jose A. Fabia, PIA Director General

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the official information arm of the government, partners with Globe Telecom for a Short Message Service (SMS) broadcast facility that aims to use text messaging as a faster means to disseminate relevant advisories, news and updates nationwide.

“The use of text messaging as a tool for keeping our citizenry informed and aware is timely, given that cellphones are now the most pervasive form of communication,” said Atty. Jose A. Fabia, Director General of the Philippine Information Agency, “Our partnership with Globe Telecom shows that the government and the private sector can work together and maximize resources to deliver public service to Filipinos from all walks of life.”
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Canon Photographers unite for Banaue Rice Terraces rehabilitation

The Ifugao Rice Terraces, one of the Philippines’ most popular landmarks, has suffered severe damages due to the recent typhoons that visited the country. Several government and non-government groups have contributed on the rehabilitation of the site, including imaging giant Canon.

Canon Marketing Philippines volunteer employees, Canon Advocacy Team volunteer photographers and other individuals who recognize the need for action to revive the rice terraces will be travelling to the site itself to kick start the campaign.  Through efforts by Canon EOS Ambassador John Chua, volunteers will now be able to meet and interact with the local residents and work together to help rebuild the terraces.  But more than just helping to rebuild the national landmark, Canon hopes that this small step will help to revive the traditional Filipino spirit and culture of working together-“bayanihan”.
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Live a worry-free life with Globe My Super Plan

Living a worry-free life seems impossible nowadays. From braving everyday traffic and organizing meetings and presentations, to peer pressure, life can get pretty complicated.

So when it comes to your postpaid plan, Globe knows that your vote goes to the one which allows you to create a plan that is relevant to you and suits your needs perfectly, so that you can connect the way you need to.

That’s why there’s the innovative Globe My Super Plan, the most flexible and customizable postpaid plan in the market today that lets you choose and design your postpaid plan based on your choice of consumable, freebies, unlimited services, and handsets so that you can enjoy your postpaid plan your way.
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After dominating call centers, Philippine IT-BPO seeks world leadership in four more fast growing services

The Philippine Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) Industry is aiming to become one of the world leaders in four more fast growing offshoring and outsourcing services, namely: Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing, Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, HR Outsourcing and Creative Process Outsourcing, as well as solidifying its lead in call centers in the coming years. This was revealed in a joint press conference held by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) on ICTO and BPAP’s new programs targeted to develop several key BPO market segments.

The Philippines recently overtook India as the call center capital of the world, and in 2011 the IT-BPO industry contributed approximately $11B in export revenues, about 640,000 direct jobs and approximately 1.5 million indirect jobs (e.g. construction and service jobs generated to serve the sector’s growth) to the Philippine Economy.
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Canon establishes new Philippines manufacturing company

Canon Inc. announced the establishment of a new Philippines-based manufacturing company for the production of laser printers as well as accessories and parts that will make possible the creation of a globally optimized production system. The new company, Canon Business Machines (Philippines), Inc., will be located in the province of Batangas, Philippines.

Recently, the laser printer market has displayed steady growth, with competitively priced models playing a central role. The expected increase in future demand for competitively priced laser printers has created a pressing need for Canon to secure necessary production capacity while making it possible for the company to respond in a flexible manner.
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