Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bohol opens doors to BPO, 

estimated 10,500 seats up


BOHOL is now ready to accept investors for business process out-sourcing with the new fiber-otic system in place, reports Governor Edgar Chatto during his recent weekly program.


The development effectively opens some estimated 10,500 seats for call center agents in Tagbilaran or in any part of Bohol with the connection to the information technology data superhighway.


Prospected as a good venue for business process outsourcing, Bohol has never failed to amaze information technology entrepreneurs who see the presence of competitive schools offering standard call center courses as a telltale sign of competitiveness.


The support infrastructure however was the question.


The need to put up the fiber optic cables to tap Bohol into the vast world wide network was completed last year, sources at the Bohol Investment Promotion Center said.


The formal tapping of Bohol to the world also signaled the opening of Bohol One Stop Shop (BOSS) for investment support now located at the BIPC.  (PIABohol)


"Prayer offerings" for rabies

Vics set commemoration tone


PRAYER offerings to be recited by school pupils in time for their flag ceremonies September 28 aptly opens the commemoration of the World Rabies Day, says provincial veterinarian Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz.


We can not deny that rabies has continued to be a threat to the whole world and the information against its spread, prevention and control has not been maximized, the lady veterinarian added.


In Bohol, that program to get people involved in the fight against the disease has gone to the communities with the institutionalization of the Bantay rabies sa Barangay, according to her.


This has resulted in 23 months of zero human and canine rabies cases here.


But not resting on its victories, the Bohol Rabies Prevention and Eradication Council continues to aggressively address the issue and in turn, pauses on the 28th to pray for those who were not as lucky enough.


A radio hopping activity, featuring the council members also happen on the day, BRPEC members add.  (PIABOhol)

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