Proposed IT park in Batangas could generate 23,800 BPO jobs

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CebuA proposed IT park in Batangas City is expected to generate 23,800 direct business process outsourcing (BPO) jobs and up to 76,000 indirect jobs. The IT park is the brainchild of Pontefino Estates, the group behind Pontefino Hotel and Residences. The 4.2-hectare Pontefino Technology Park will be part of a development that includes commercial and residential areas and a convention center. The IT park will have a total gross floor area of 55,000 square meters, with more than half of the space likely to be offered to BPO companies, said Fely T. Ramos, SVP and chief operating officer of Pontefino Estates. Ramos said they will seek an accreditation from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) for the IT park.