Duterte pushing for more BPO businesses in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is encouraging business process outsourcing (BPO) companies to further expand and add more centers in the country. Duterte said he is pushing for more BPO businesses in the country, in response to questions from some executives of the BPO sector and other industries. Craig Reines, Chief Operating Officer of Sitel, expressed concern that certain changes in the economic landscape in terms of investment incentives may be disadvantageous to the BPO sector. Duterte, however, assured business leaders that there will be changes for the better. He even urged BPO firms to establish BPO centres in his hometown Davao.