Mindanao’s tourism, BPO industries could suffer from pandemic

The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCCI) expects to the Covid-19 pandemic to severely affect the tourism and business process outsourcing (BPO) industries in Mindanao.

Chamber president John Carlo Tria said BPO firms’ active contracts with clients could be affected, although on a much lesser scale compared to the tourism sector. Mindanao is composed of six regions: the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Caraga Region, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Assistant Secretary Romeo Montenegro said they are in the process of gathering the latest data on the economic impact of Covid-19 on Mindanao “especially under this currently challenging time.”

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