The City Government of Tuguegarao, through the Tuguegarao City Information and Communications Technology Council (TCICTC) hosted a meeting with two IT-BPO companies: Sitel Philippines Inc. and Lee Chiu Property Consultants, Inc. on September 6, 2018 to discuss the possibility of these companies to locate in Tuguegarao City. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Department of Trade and Industry-R02.
Hon. Claire M. Callangan, City Councilor, welcomed the visitors and informed them that the development of the IT BPO Industry is one of the priorities of the Tuguegarao City Government. Councilor Callangan also cited the major advantages of doing business in Tuguegarao City and expressed her hope that very soon the City will be home to these BPO companies.
Meawhile, EnP Maria Fe Villania, City Planning and Development Coordinator, presented the socio – economic profile of the City and highlighted possible locations for IT BPO locators.
The General Manager for Countryside Expansion of Sitel Philippines Inc. also presented the profile of the company and their specific requirements for locating. She noted that their company gives primary consideration to the following: 1) Safety; 2) Talent and Retention Rate; 3) Accessibility of Location; 4) Strong Government and Community Support; and 5) Available IT Infrastructure.
In a statement, Atty. Jonanette Siriban, TCICTC Focal Person, said that “with the visit of Lee Chiu Property Consultants, Inc. and Sitel Philippine Inc., the future of Tuguegarao City looks bright and promising.” She also expressed her hope for a “shining and greener future ahead for the City”.
The Tuguegarao City ICT Council was created on April 2018 by virtue of Ordinance No. 17 – 2018.