Ilocos Norte earns new recognitions for IT-BPM by DOST-ICTO, IBPA, LPC


Mar. 31, 2016 ...

The province of Ilocos Norte is recognized for its outstanding potential to become an alternative hub of Information Technology–Business Process Management (IT-BPM) in the Philippines.

In an awarding ceremony held yesterday, March 30, 2016 in Makati City, Governor Imee R. Marcos accepted the award for Ilocos Norte’s capital, Laoag City, as one of the ten Emerging Locations for IT–BPM.

For the second time since 2012, Governor Marcos was also handed the Best Infrastructure Award, noting the province’s quality of roads, availability of hotels, presence of international and domestic roads, power infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure among others.

The recognition is conferred by the Department of Science and Technology–Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) together with the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and Leechio Property Consultants (LPC).

In recent years, Governor Marcos has always highlighted that modern infrastructure and significant supply of talent are two of the most essential resources of the province that can contribute to the growing success of the country’s IT-BPM industry.

Vowing to make more jobs available in Ilocos Norte, Governor Marcos has been making intensive efforts to attract Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies to invest in the province.

Governor Marcos has always placed great pride on Ilocos Norte’s wide availability of talented and skilled workforce making the province as an ideal venue for BPO investment.

With this, Accenture and Expert Global Solutions, two of the world’s leading BPO companies, have opened in Ilocos Norte offering a total of 6,500 jobs for Ilocanos.

"Today, you provide other opportunities to keep the Ilocano family together; a fresh alternative; a genuine opportunity not only for economic benefit, but importantly, for social benefit and true family unity,” said Governor Marcos during the launching of Accenture – Ilocos Norte Delivery Center on March 4, 2016.