Philippines

Malaysia-Philippines cyber-war claims sites on both sides
The online shopping site of Globe Telecom became a collateral damage of a new hacking war that has exploded between the Philippines and Malaysia on Sunday, March 3.
Manila, Cebu among top BPO destinations
In the latest annual ranking of the top 100 global outsourcing destinations by ICT advisory firm Tholons, Manila claimed the No 3 slot, following Indian cities Bangalore and Mumbai.
Google finally opens Philippines office
After years of anticipation, Internet giant Google formally opened on Jan 23 its Philippine subsidiary – its fifth office in South-East Asia after Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
79% of Philippines homes no Internet, telcos urged to cut rates
Two members of the House of Representative in the Philippines urged telecommunication companies to lower their broadband service rates so more Filipinos can have Internet access at their homes to help them in their information needs for education, business, and other personal uses.
Industry group to push Philippine software onto global stage
The Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) said it will intensify its efforts to promote locally created software products in the global arena in 2013 through its Product Development Special Interest Group (PD/SIG).
Philippines to launch ICT program to drive national development
The Philippines Government, through the Information and Communications Technology Office of Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO), is set to introduce a new ICT flagship program that is focused on a few vital industries.
Obama’s re-election not bad for Philippines
The Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) has welcomed US President Barack Obama’s re-election amid speculation that his victory may resurrect talks on the passage of anti-outsourcing legislation in the US Senate.
IBM to locate global social biz hub in Philippines
IBM has announced it is making a “significant investment” to establish a “Level 2” software customer support center in the Philippines in the fourth quarter of 2012 to support increasing demand for social business solutions globally.
Philippines Supreme Court suspends controversial cybercrime law
The Philippines Supreme Court, in an en banc session on Oct 9, voted unanimously to issue a temporary restraining order against the newly-enacted controversial Cybercrime Law.
Philippines outsourcing sector to gain from fresh cutbacks at US banks
A fresh wave of downsizing at large US financial holding companies is expected to benefit Manila’s booming business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.
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