Creation of ICT department pushed

Arroyo points to bright prospects for BPO.

MANILA, Philippines – The proposed creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology got a renewed push, following President Macapagal-Arroyo’s prodding of Congress to pass the bill as soon as possible.

“Let us have a Department of ICT,” Ms Arroyo said in her State of the Nation Address on Monday, after pointing out how the business process outsourcing sector had allowed the country to stay afloat amid huge drops in electronics exports.

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