Thursday, September 18, 2014

1st BPO Awards Launched

Due to typhoon "Luis" and some early morning meetings, my husband and I came late to ICITE Auditorium, Eastwood Cyberpark, Libis, Quezon City, where the first BPO awards was launched. But luckily we were able to meet the Core Productions organizers and fellow bloggers who are still there.

This event was reveal and presented by  Juan Paulo Galinto, business development director of  The Core Productions, Inc., Mr. Alan Puan, Managing Director and Founder of ePM  and Ms. Marjorie Anne Santiago, Country Manager of ePM Philippines. ePM is a full service training and professional certification company with headquarters in Singapore and Malaysia.

The BPO Choice Awards 2014 is the first awards night where IT and BPO professionals can nominate and vote for their peers, managers, companies, and celebrities in different award categories through the online voting platform, 

The core mission of this awards event is to celebrate and promote the workers and organizations in the industry who are responsible for the significant economic contribution to the country. 

“We’re very happy to finally introduce The BPO Choice Awards 2014 to the public. It’s the perfect time to create a campaign for an industry that is often misunderstood and misrepresented but has done so much for the economy of our country,” says The Core Production, Inc’s Business Development Director, Juan Paulo Galinato, “I encourage everyone in the BPO industry to support this advocacy. This platform is made and designed for you.

The BPO Industry is a huge economic driver that has completely changed the business landscape of the Philippines. The continuous increase in the size of the industry, with a targeted 1.3 Million Filipinos employed by 2016, the industry has paved the way for the establishment of Small and Medium sized enterprises, development of more real estate projects, and demand for retail products and services. In addition, the IT-BPO industry have provided jobs to over 900,000 Filipinos currently handling a multitude of processes outsourced from around the world. Through The BPO Choice Awards 2014, this growing market will be properly represented and will help dispel the negative publicity attached to the industry. 

The campaign is supported by its esteemed Media Partners such as Teledevelopment, BPO Career Hub, 97.9 Natural FM, 105.1 Crossover FM, BusinessWorld, BusinessMirror,,, Philippine Entertainment Portal ( as well as a network of over 200 bloggers. is the web voting platform where participants can register for free and gain access to the nomination and voting features. Voters may nominate and vote from the following categories: