A resolution urging the Public Employment and Services Office through Mayor Evelio Leonardia to conduct free call center trainings to meet the demand of the Business Process Outsourcing industry, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.
Authored by Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang, the resolution said Bacolod City is making progress in its effort to become one of the country’s most vibrant destinations for BPO firms, resulting to the entry and expansion of numerous industry players in the city.
It said executives of different BPO firms confirmed that Bacolod City now maintains a competitive edge, because aside from infrastructure and ease in setting up business in the city, other factors considered are the presence of an intensive labor pool, peace and order and support of the local government.
It also said the city government through the PESO must conduct free trainings for potential call center workers in order to assure these BPO firms of a steady supply of manpower as they continue to expand their operations in the city.
Meanwhile, the SP also passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Bacolod City Government Center administrator, through the mayor, to install a close circuit television camera within the premises of the BCGC.
The resolution also authored by Ang, said that Section 458 (1) (x) of the Local Government Code of 1991 allows the Sangguniang Panlungsod to provide a mechanism and the appropriate funds to ensure the safety and protection of all city government property, public documents, or records.
It said that many incidents of theft, robbery, vandalism and damage to property have taken place within the premises of the BCGC.
The resolution also urges the Office of the Building Administrator to increase security measures to deter crimes and other untoward incidents within the premises and the perimeter of the BCGC.*CGS