Archive for December, 2011

PHL’s Department of Education to implement K+12 program starting next year

In order to solve the issue of competencies, be at par with the world’s education standards and at the same time respond to the demand of foreign companies outsourcing in the Philippines, the Department of Education is set to implement the K+12 basic education program starting next year 2012-2013 with the Department starting on converting first year high school to Grade 7.

The K+12 basic education plan consists of kindergarten, six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grade 7 to 10), and two years of senior high school.

Establishment of ICT Department in the Philippines passed on third reading

A bill that plans to create the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has already passed on for third reading in the House of Representatives. The DICT bill or House Bill 4667 seeks to boost and improve the country’s IT facilities by being the agency tasked in developing and implementing IT policies and government programs.

Chairman of the House ICT Committee and Taguig 2nd District Representative Freddie R. Tiñga, said that the approval of the bill would also be the answer for the country’s need for an agency responsible for IT and communication facilities.

Philippines: The New Call Center Capital

According to an article published by The New York Times, The Philippines is now the “New Capital of Call Centers”, a position previously associated with India. This is due to the continuing growth of call centers in the Philippines, which was also labeled as the “revolution” that has “reshaped the call center business” in the world. According to the article, the Philippines call center demographic is mostly made up of young people who speak lightly accented English” and are very well oriented with the American culture.