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Booming PH outsourcing industry faces worker shortage


The Philippines’ outsourcing industry faces a shortage of trained personnel after a decade of rapid growth which saw it become a pillar of the economy, the industry association said Tuesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

IT-BPM firms said to play key role in PH growth

Information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) companies will continue to play a crucial role in enhancing the Philippines’ global competitiveness, according to the DSTI Group, a leading player in the outsourcing industry.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Appeals court junks PAL workers’ bid vs outsourcing

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The Court of Appeals has upheld Malacañang in its decision to allow Philippine Airlines to axe 2,600 employees in 2010, saying this was a valid management move to revive the money-losing airline.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PLDT sells 80% stake in BPO business


Local telecommunications giant Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. has struck a deal to sell an 80-percent stake in its business process outsourcing businesses under Spi Global Holdings Inc. to a unit of global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

DTI: US bill on outsourcing unlikely to hurt PH industry

Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo. Photo from dti.gov.ph

The Department of Trade and Industry remained confident that the recent declaration of President Barack Obama to withdraw support for “businesses that ship jobs overseas” will not make a dent in the booming business outsourcing process (BPO) industry in the Philippines.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Baldoz defends government’s outsourcing policy at Kyoto meet

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Pay before Dec. 24. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Wednesday defended the government’s policy on outsourcing at the International Labor Organization regional meeting being held here after an ILO delegate questioned the government’s handling of the labor dispute at Philippine Airlines (PAL).

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Local firms embracing outsourced supply chain management system


Local companies are increasingly embracing outsourced supply chain management services, in an effort to increase their operational efficiency and become more competitive in their respective sectors.

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL urges protesters not to block NAIA offices


MANILA, Philippines—Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has called on its retrenched employees to keep their protests peaceful and to refrain from hampering the airline’s operations. The PAL statement asserts that while protests have been allowed, protesters encamped at the parking lot in front of its Inflight Center near Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 2  [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Review of outsourcing issue


The walkout by members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (Palea) from their jobs last week at the height of typhoon “Pedring” may be considered an act of desperation. The striking employees were on the verge of losing their employment with PAL. Effective October 1, their work will be outsourced to companies that pay less [...]

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PAL strike to affect economy, says Palace spokesman


Malacañang said on Tuesday that the work stoppage mounted by employees of Philippine Airlines would have adverse effects on the country’s economy.

Posted: September 27th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PAL proceeds with spinoff for long-term survival


MANILA, Philippines—National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said its plan to cut 2,600 jobs by October 1 would go ahead as scheduled despite continued protests and threats of a possible strike by the company’s labor union. PAL on Wednesday said that its restructuring was vital to the company’s long-term survival, adding that it had to [...]

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Traders cheer Palace move to back PAL plan


Business leaders on Friday cheered Malacañang’s decision to allow Philippine Airlines to outsource its non-core operations as part of efforts to restructure the struggling flag carrier. Beyond helping the airline to compete better, the industry leaders said the decision of the Aquino administration sends a strong signal to both local and foreign businessmen that the [...]

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »



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