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Cops probe fired workers of QC call center firm in bomb hoax case

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Police authorities are investigating the possible involvement of laid off personnel in the bomb scare that shut down for several minutes a call center company in Quezon City before dawn Thursday.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama is asking the League of Cities of the Philippines to review the conduct of the group’s elections last Friday.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DOH bats for ‘SEX’ in call centers

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Call center workers in Metro Manila should have more “SEX.” But it’s SEX that stands for “stress-free, eating right and exercise,” according to government officials who apparently know a catchy acronym when they see one.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cebu police monitoring call centers for online fraud

MORE outbound call center companies will be placed under surveillance in the wake of last week’s raid of a company engaged in Internet fraud in barangay Luz, Cebu City.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Displaced call center employees get paid

It will be a good Christmas for 350 former call center agents of Direct Access Co. They received their checks yesterday from the new owner of the company. The defunct Direct Access Co., was bought for P35 million by an Arab-American investor, who assumed the payment of salaries and benefits of over 600 displaced workers. [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

90-year-old Binondo building to be turned into call center

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Binondo district in Manila’s Chinatown. Complaints about costly parking fees have prompted Mayor Alfredo Lim to sign a memorandum imposing lower parking rates, a few weeks after a meter system was launched in the district. PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

A 90-year-old building in Binondo, Manila, is set to house call center locators with the prospect of starting the ball rolling for the revival of the historic Escolta commercial district.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Floods show ‘sad truth’ about BPOs

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As one online litany put it, last week’s massive monsoon floods exposed a “sad truth” about an otherwise booming industry. Call center agents and other employees in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector could not hide their dismay over the decision of some companies to keep it “business as usual” despite the calamity.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Labor group slams Baldoz over advice to nurses

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant labor group on Sunday slammed Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz for advising jobless nurses to apply at call centers or other components of the country’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Go into BPO, Baldoz advises jobless nurses

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is advising some 100,000 unemployed Filipino nurses in the country to try their luck in the booming business process outsourcing (BPO) industry or call centers which she said had “nontraditional” health-related aspects.

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Colombia, call centers replace coffee culture

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In Manizales, in the heart of Colombia’s prime coffee production zone, officials have found the solution to volatile commodity prices and raging unemployment: call centers.

Posted: October 16th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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