Why the Philippines?
Business-process outsourcing started in the Philippines in the 90s and have since continued growing. This is no mystery, since most of the population is very English-language proficient. Brought on by the culture, the optimistic outlook of the Filipinos also helps create a positive environment that compliments 24/7 operations of BPOs.
The Philippines is the global number one for the availability of high-end BPO jobs, offering a steady and good supply of skilled and customer-oriented employees, always willing to learn more in their fields of work. This is mainly due to the fact that more than 450,000 people graduate from universities around the country each year and many are educated in BPO-related disciplines such as Business Management, IT, Economics and Accounting and Engineering.
This country is also cost-competitive, being less expensive in outsourcing costs than India. The best thing is, the Philippines is a good source of professional accounting service, producing thousands of licensed Certified Public Accountants per year, who are highly proficient in international accounting standards.
It is located 7 hours before us in the winter and 6 in the summer.
The Philippines is an archipelagic country located in Southeast Asia. Made up of around 7,100 islands , the country has a tropical weather which is generally hot and quite humid. It is the second most populous country with English as an official language (Britannica.com) in Asia. Having been colonized by the Spaniards for three centuries and then freed by the US regime which ruled for almost five decades, the country is practicing some Spanish and American culture. Roman Catholic is the major religion and English is the second generally used language.