A Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Center, a first of its kind in Dalaguete, southern Cebu, was inaugurated on Tuesday, May 30.
The ceremony was graced by Gov. Gwen Garcia, second district Congressman Edsel Galeos, and Board Members Raymond Joseph Calderon and Doc Stanley Caminero.
Dalaguete Mayor Ronald Allan Cesante said the BPO center was built by the municipal government in order to train and produce BPO agents in preparations for their planned partnership with the private sector willing to put up BPO offices in Dalaguete.
Gov. Gwen even gamely participated in a ceremonial call with an agent trained at the center located in Brgy. Poblacion.
“It was born during the pandemic. There were Dalaguetnons coming over from the city,” Mayor Cesante said.
“Usa sa atong nakita is a new industry or a new line of enterprise where the municipal government could open and work with the private sector to come in and make sure that the youth would also be able to get a sustainable job,” he said.
The mayor said the BPO Center is an important step in realizing their plans of putting up a Dalaguete Information and Technology Park (D’IT Park), a business park envisioned to attract BPO locators in this southern Cebu municipality.
The municipal government provides trainings to applicants to enhance their communication and other skills. To date, the program has already produced 40 fully trained agents equipped to handle specific processes.
Dubbed as the “Vegetable Basket of Cebu,” Dalaguete is also looking to the BPO industry for the creation of more livelihood and economic opportunities for its people without leaving the comforts of Dalaguete.
The governor also visited a dress making class under the Capitol’s Sugbo Kahanas program. | Carlo Lorenciana