ACT joins FGD on BPO agenda for Aquino administration

Tax Principal Tonette Tionko (ACT) recently attended a focus group discussion (FGD) composed of members of the Business Processing Association of the Philippines and leaders from the joint chambers of commerce. The group met to craft an industry proposal for the Aquino administration that would ensure sustained growth for the information technology and business process outsourcing industry.

The key points of the FGD were: strengthening the industry with a robust legal framework, creating the right environment, improving the education system and creating awareness of the potential contribution of the industry to the economy. These points are outlined in detail in the proposed agenda titled Seven High-Growth Sectors for Investment and Jobs.

The other sectors in the agenda are agriculture; creative industries, manufacturing and logistics; mining; tourism, medical travel and retirement; infrastructure covering airports and seaports, road and rail; and power and water.