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Philippines Overtakes India as Hub of Call Centers

By VIKAS BAJAJ MANILA — Americans calling the customer service lines of their airlines, phone companies and banks are now more likely to speak to Mark in Manila than Bharat in Bangalore. Over the last several years, a quiet revolution has been reshaping the call center business: the rise Read more »

PAL slashes flights

A week before it spins off its non-core businesses on Oct. 1, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said on Saturday that it will temporarily reduce the number of selected domestic flights by 30 percent and international flights by 12 percent.

AirAsia Philippines picks DMIA as hub

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By Reynaldo G. Navales CLARK FREEPORT — Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines has chosen the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) here as its hub. The airline’s first aircraft, a brand new Airbus A320 commanded by Captain Johansen Hernandez, arrived at the DMIA from Toulouse, France, Monday carrying 29 people, including Read more »

Philippine Competitiveness

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By Andrew James Masigan – President Aquino was elected with the highest mandate in Philippine history and still enjoys relatively high approval ratings today.

Japan quake causes slowdown in PH car manufacturing

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The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) sees a temporary setback for the industry here as car brands in Japan move to pick up the pieces as a result of the massive earthquake and tsunami in March.

Japan’s craze for Philippine bananas

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By Mary Ann Ll. Reyes – Being in Japan upon the invitation of Epson brings to mind how big this market is. It’s really a wonder how Japan has recovered in just over six decades after it was devastated by two atomic bombs to end its war against the Read more »