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IT-BPO Industry lauds Senate for the passage of the Cybercrime Prevention Act

The Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) expressed its gratitude and continued optimism, after the Senate passed the Cybercrime Prevention Act on 3rd and final reading.

BPAP Chairman, Mr. Alfredo Ayala said, “The industry is thankful to our senators, led by Senate Science and Technology Committee Chair Sen. Edgardo Angara, who is the sponsor of the bill.” He added, “For an industry which is platformed on IT and the Internet, the bill will be a great help in securing the operations and transactions of our companies as they serve global clients.” BPAP is the umbrella association of the IT-BPO industry. With 268 members, BPAP and its partner associations, Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), Healthcare Information Management Outsourcing Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP), Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) and the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) represent all sectors in the industry.
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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in Government


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TESDA and BPAP Announce Pesos 500 Million Expansion of Near Hire Training Program for 65,000 Workers for IT-BPO Industry

Tens of thousands of Filipino “Near Hire” job seekers will now have the opportunity to work in the country’s booming IT-BPO (Information Technology – Business Process Outsourcing) industry as a result of a major expansion of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)‘s training program for the sector.

TESDA and the IT-BPO industry’s umbrella association, Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP), today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to kick off the P500 million expansion of the IT-BPO Industry-Based Training for Work Scholarship Program (I-TWSP), which has already proven to be successful in helping industry applicants to quickly learn the skills needed to qualify for a job in the industry, and is targeted to train 65,000 Near Hires. BPAP and its partner associations have committed an employment rate of at least 70 percent of the total graduates within six months after they finish the course.
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Business, Government, TESDA


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DepEd, Microsoft Team Up for Brigada Eskwela 2011

Microsoft volunteers who participated in the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela 2011 program at the Cayetano Arellano Elementary School in Caloocan City

Volunteers from Microsoft Philippines recently joined the Department of Education (DepEd) in its Brigada Eskwela 2011 program to clean, repaint, and repair the main building of the Cayetano Arellano Elementary School in Caloocan City before classes start this June.

Over 86 Microsoft employees, staff and partners, along with some of the volunteers from the Cayetano Arellano Elementary School and DepEd cleaned and painted classrooms, hallways, and stairways of the main building, which is composed of three floors and six classrooms.
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in DepEd, Government, Microsoft


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Globe Urges Uniform IP Peering Policy

Globe Telecom is asking the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to put in place an official domestic IP peering policy, which will help improve the quality of internet services and lower access costs in the country. IP peering is similar to interconnection among local telcos for calls and texts, as it involves connecting subscribers and applications of one internet service provider (ISP) to another.

Without this policy, IP traffic takes longer to route as data is sometimes sent overseas before reaching its target destination. To customers, the experience is sluggish response times and lower service quality. To ISPs, it is a waste of international capacity and resources when the transmission should be direct and not routed outwards especially when both the origin and destination are located in the Philippines.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Globe Telecom, Government, Technology


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Haircut, other freebies at QC Brigada Eskwela

In a first of its kind, at least 65 boys and girls enrolled at a public elementary school in Quezon City got their free haircut and other items such as pencils and Chinese steamed buns (siopao) for snacks during the premier weekend launch of Brigada Eskwela on Saturday morning.

A diverse group of employee volunteers also rendered their part, with members representing the corporate transport and petroleum sectors, the call center or business process outsourcing (BPO) and television media industries, and even a university fraternity.
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Government


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CICT and BPAP Statement on Cyber Sex Story

The Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) would like to clarify that commercial cyber sex is not in any way part of the BPO or Outsourcing Industry as mentioned in some media reports.

Both CICT and BPAP issued the clarification after some media reports on incidences on cyber sex came out which referred and compared the illegal practice to “Outsourcing” and “BPO”.
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Posted by on December 15, 2010 in Government


DepEd chief commends Metrobank’s outstanding teachers

“It is the teachers time to shine now.”

Zoilo Pinongcos, Jr. of Leganes National High School in Leganes, Iloilo shared this as he was honored as one of the ten awardees of 2009 Metrobank Foundation’s Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT).

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred gold medallions to Pinongcos and the nine other awardees at Malacañang Palace yesterday.
Education Secretary Jesli Lapus lauded the annual Search as it institutionalizes the giving of award to the best and brightest in the teaching profession.

He added, “It is a great motivation to the many teachers whose dedication and commitment usually go beyond the call of duty.”
This year’s awardees for the elementary level are: Lourdes Matan of Mag-Ubay Elementary School in Calbayog City; Gemma Cortez of Dasmariñas Elementary School in Dasmariñas, Cavite; Benjamin Martinez of San Sebastian Elementary School in Tarlac City; and Eva Imingan of Nellie E. Brown Elementary School in Olongapo City.
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Government