GOOD NEWS "mga kasimanwa ko"....BACOLOD CITY is now ranked third from fifth last year among the top 10 next wave cities for outsourcing and offshoring/ BPO- year 2010. Congrats especially to Atty. Jocelle Sigue- Batapa and her team. Photos credit to Atty. Jobs FB page.
TOP TEN NEXT WAVE CITIES FOR 2010 OUTSIDE MM AND CEBU
2. Sta. Rosa 3. BACOLOD
5. Metro Cavite
6. Lipa City
7. Cagayan de Oro
8. Malolos City
9. Baguio City
10. Dumaguete City
Here's the article from Sunstar Bacolod dated April 2010
BACOLOD City is now ranked third among the Top Ten Next Wave Cities (NWC) for outsourcing and off-shoring for 2010.
Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, chair of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT), said from fifth place last 2009, Bacolod now ranks third for outsourcing and off-shoring.
Batapa-Sigue noted that last week, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Commissioner Monchito Ibrahim informed her that Bacolod now ranks third in the Top Ten NWC.
She said this development is a great milestone for the people of Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
"We are a few notches away from the top post and is therefore a good reason to strive harder especially in the aspect of human resource development, which comprises the largest criterion for the NWC selection," she said.
The results were also formally announced last week before the press briefing by CICT, BPAP and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
For this year, the CICT also announced that Metro Clark has been recognized as an IT-BPO Center of Excellence, joining the ranks of Metro Manila and Metro Cebu, primarily due to Metro Clark's growth in terms of employment size and robust infrastructure.
Batapa-Sigue said the list was topped by Davao followed by Sta. Rosa, with Bacolod as third, followed by Iloilo, Metro Cavite, Lipa City, Cagayan de Oro, Malolos City, Baguio City and Dumaguete City.
She said the talent criterion carries the largest weight of 40 percent in the overall ranking, which explains Davao City's position at the top.
In addition to talent, the other factors affecting city ranking are infrastructure, cost, and business environment.
Cities are scored for the quality of their roads, access to international and domestic flights, presence of providers of fiber optic networks, reliability of power supply, availability of property sites, cost of labor and office space, vulnerability to natural disturbances, peace and order situation, the presence of Peza sites and ICT councils, among other factors.
Bacolod hosts several big BPOs like Convergys, Teletech, Teleperformance, Transcom and expected to open next month..the new--------
PANASIATIC SOLUTIONS is set to open next month. Located at the East Block near the New Bacolod Government Center and Lopue's East.
Yes!...the official logo for the Masskara Festival 2010 is now out. Thanks to Daryl Anthony Jimenea aka "neomind" of SkyscraperCity Bacolod. Expect the unexpected- "dali kari na sa Bacolod, dala inyu Masskara..."
Schedule of activities: Masskara Week - October 11-17 (School, barangay/ open category)
October 16-17 - Street dance competition
October 18 - Countdown to Charter Day street party(Lacson Tourism Strip, New Bacolod Government Center, and at the Bacolod Public Plaza)