Philippines IT to grow by one-third
An industry association has predicted the number of people in the Philippines
working in information technology will increase by nearly a third this year.
About 160,000 Filipinos worked in the IT field at the end of 2004, the
Information Technology Association of the Philippines said. The association said
the results of a December survey predicted an increase, the Business Times
reported Sunday. The survey covered 214 firms in IT and other sectors, including
Information technology has been identified as a promising growth sector for the
Philippines with the number of global call centers, data transcription services
and other related services multiplying in recent months.