Two provinces in Luzon are seen as the next venue for outsourcing companies according to a joint ranking made by government and private sector.

This ranking was released by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT); Philippine Board of Investments (BOI), an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry; and Business Process Association of the Philippines.

Metro Laguna, which encompasses Sta.Rosa, Calamba, Los Banos, Cabuyao and San Pablo got the highest ranking while Metro Cavite, representing Dasmarinas, Bacoor, Imus and Cavite City ranked second. Other provinces included in the list are Iloilo, Davao, Bacolod, Angeles-Clark-Mabalacat, Baliuag-Marilao-Meycauayan, Cagayan De Oro, Malolos-Calumpit and Lipa.

Areas such as Baliuag-Marilao-Meycauayan were grouped together due to the proximity of these provinces to each other.

The top 10 provinces are said to have a large pool of talents, land for infrastructure, good business environment and low cost in doing business. These four elements were the basis of the three organizations in ranking the provinces of the country.

Ms. Celeste Ilagan, Executive Director of the Investment Promotion Group of BOI, stated in her interview with ABS-CBN News that the ranking aims to show investors that there are several choices for their business venues aside from Manila and Cebu.

Furthermore, CICT Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III told the press that relocation of BPOs outside the two major cities will boost the economy of the “new wave cities” and provinces and give chance to jobseekers living in these areas to earn higher salaries. thanks its following sources:

Casiraya, Lawrence. Laguna, Cavite promising areas for BPO Retrieved November 4, 2008

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