Outsourcing Philippines: 5 key considerations

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2021

by Philstar.com, 27 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — For organizations that have an eye towards maintaining a competitive advantage in a global marketplace, the Philippines is the premier destination in the world when it comes to offshore outsourcing services.

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Philippine outsourcing in 2017

Published by rudy Date posted on February 16, 2017

By Wilma C. Inventor-Miranda, Feb 16, 2017 Among the predictions for outsourcing in 2017, what stands out and seem the most common is the uncertainty hanging over the industry. This uncertainty is traced to the victory of Donald J. Trump at the US elections and the victory of the leave-the-European Union movement or Brexit. With…

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Senators call on Trump to act against the offshoring of American call center jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017, https://www.cwa-union.org/news/senators-call-on-trump-act-against-offshoring-of-american-call-center-jobs Democratic Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to President Trump encouraging his Administration to take action to help protect and bring call center jobs back to the United States, noting that the industry had…

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Outsourcing firms staying ­— US envoy

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2017

by Othel V. Campos, Jan. 31, 2017, Manila Standard US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim on Tuesday downplayed reports that American business process outsourcing companies are holding off expansion in the Philippines.

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Labor outsourcing in PH banks: How it threatens jobs, consumers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2013

What if your bank records and transactions are accessible not just to one bank entity but also to a web of obscure service providers? Almost all banking functions in the Philippines – from tellering, credit card services to ATM cash replenishment – are currently being outsourcedto third party service providers. For labor, such scheme undermines…

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Strong peso hits outsourcing

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2012

THE STRENGTHENING Philippine peso has dealt a serious blow to the local outsourcing sector, eroding the competitiveness of the industry, the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPA/P) said in a statement yesterday. BPA/P cited a survey of 59 executives conducted from Dec. 18-21, in which almost half of respondents claimed that the strong currency…

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Philexport wants DOLE to lower P25-K subcontracting fee

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2012

The Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport) is questioning the Department of Labor and Employment’s imposition of a P25,000 registration fee for labor subcontractors.

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Bank outsourcing rules revised

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Monetary authorities have revised rules on outsourcing for banks, stressing that local lenders need to be responsible on risks that accompany such undertaking.

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Two bills would help bring jobs home

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2012

“We need to be exporting our products, not our jobs,” says Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) who, with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), recently introduced the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2884 and H.R. 5542). Union and community activists are building support for that bill, as well as the Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act (H.R.…

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Lawmaker slams unfair labor practices, union busting in HSBC

Published by rudy Date posted on April 10, 2012

Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano yesterday threw his support to a union leader sacked by the management of banking giant Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), a month before Labor Day.

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Ex-PAL women workers assail outsourcing program

Published by rudy Date posted on March 5, 2012

MANILA — Former employees of national carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) trooped to the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Monday to assail the agency’s approval to the outsourcing program that sidelined 2,300 workers last year.

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Philippine call centers shrug off Obama’s proposal to bring home outsourced jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Call center operators in the Philippines who serve mostly U.S. clients on Wednesday shrugged off President Barack Obama’s initiative to bring outsourced jobs back home.

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Obama wants US firms to stop outsourcing

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – US President Barack Obama proposed several tax measures aimed at encouraging American companies to bring jobs back home, a move that is expected to have an adverse impact on the Philippines’ growing outsourcing industry.

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Committing ‘corporate suicide’ through outsourcing

Published by rudy Date posted on January 19, 2012

The corporate world is replete with management “fad-ism”—MBO, Six Sigma, benchmarking and leveraging. The underlying clinical concept may be valid. But relevance and organization ‘‘fit” is imperative for these concepts to create a better organization. Managing the change and readily responding to needed adjustment in execution, given the corporate culture, are imperative. Organizations are advised…

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DoLE chief commends banking industry

Published by rudy Date posted on December 8, 2011

Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz commended the banking industry after it adopted a Voluntary Code of Good Practice, a first for the banking sector and the 23rd such code adopted by the country’s various industries under the administration of President Aquino.

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Banks OK job outsourcing

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2011

Era of legitimate subcontracting jobs arrives in bank, says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz The highly profitable banking sector became the first industry in the Philippines to acknowledge and legitimize labor outsourcing, a significant development in the labor front that will affect thousands of jobs.

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Outsourcing stems PH labor exodus

Published by rudy Date posted on November 25, 2011

MALAYSIA-based computer whiz Arlene Teodoro packed his bags and flew home to the Philippines this year, going against the tide in an impoverished country that sends millions of workers abroad.

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Labor chief urges PAL, union to exercise sobriety

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2011

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Thursday called for sobriety and mutual respect from the contending parties following reports of a clash outside the Philippine Airlines’ Inflight Center in Pasay City on Wednesday where protesting PAL union members had set up camp.

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SC snubs House probe on PAL-FASAP case

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2011

Representatives from the Supreme Court on Tuesday failed to show up at a congressional hearing regarding its controversial decision to recall its final ruling on a case filed against flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL).

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PAL reports long queues for P2.6-B cash payout

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2011

Almost 500 former Philippine Airlines (PAL) employees received their separation pay over the weekend as the carrier began distributing P2.6-billion in cash benefits to those affected by PAL’s outsourcing program.

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PAL personnel refuse to take separation pay from flag-carrier

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2011

THE Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (Palea) will not accept the separation pay offered by Philippine Airlines (PAL), the group said in a statement on Friday.

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Corona defends recall on PAL case

Published by rudy Date posted on October 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Renato Corona yesterday challenged critics to make a comprehensive study of the case involving the retrenchment of thousands of employees of Philippine Airlines (PAL) before making any judgment.

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Estrada urges restraint over PAL labor dispute

Published by rudy Date posted on October 11, 2011

Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, chairman of the Senate committee on labor, employment and human resources development and of the congressional oversight committee on labor and employment, expressed concern on the ongoing labor dispute between the country’s national flag carrier, the Philippine Airlines (PAL), and the ground crew union PAL Employees Association (Palea).

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Review of outsourcing issue

Published by rudy Date posted on October 10, 2011

The walkout by members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (Palea) from their jobs last week at the height of typhoon “Pedring” may be considered an act of desperation.

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Union urges Tourism Congress to look into safety issues at PAL

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2011

The ground crew union of Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Saturday urged the Tourism Congress to look into passenger safety issues at the national flag carrier after it laid off 2,600 workers from its call center reservation, catering and ground handling service departments.

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Church joins call to end PAL labor row

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Catholic Church yesterday joined the growing clamor for an immediate end to the prevailing labor dispute at the country’s flag carrier.

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PAL shifts to high gear

Published by rudy Date posted on October 9, 2011

PHILIPPINE Airlines service providers are shifting to high gear. PAL service providers are swiftly adjusting to the pace and new work set up for ground handling and catering at the flag carrier’s hub at NAIA Terminal 2.

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Labor seeks PAL compromise

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2011

Labor leaders designated by President Benigno Aquino III to help oversee industrial peace have urged the government to work out a compromise between Philippine Airlines and its restive ground employees, in accordance with the mandate of the Constitution for the State “to provide full protection to labor.”

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DOLE sees smooth PAL spinoff implementation

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sees a smooth implementation of the outsourcing program of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL).

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