Top 10 'next wave' cities for BPOs announced

Posted on May 20, 2013 01:49:31 PM | BREAKING NEWS

THE Science department and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) announced the top 10 "next wave" cities for business processing and elevated one city as a center of excellence Monday.

The top 10 cities are Baguio, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Lipa, Metro Bulacan (composed of Baliuag, Calumpit, Malolos, Marilao and Meycauayan), Metro Cavite (Bacoor, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Imus) Metro Laguna (Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Banos, Sta. Rosa, San Pablo) Metro Naga (Naga City and Pili) and Metro Rizal (Antipolo, Binangonan, Cainta, Taytay).

Bacolod City was also elevated to the status of Center of Excellence and joins Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Clark "as a premier IT-Business Process Management host and high density location.

"These are areas which we believe can spur development of innovation and provide options for expansion for companies," said Science department Information and Communications Technology Office Deputy Executive Director Monchito B. Ibrahim.

The Top 10 next wave cities are announced yearly to highlight areas which cna host new business process outsourcing investors.