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Donald’s win could hurt BPO industry

The Business-Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the country could take a serious hit in a Donald Trump presidency in the United States.

According to Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms Executive Director Ramon Casiple, Trump made it clear during the US election campaign about his intention to bring back jobs that were outsourced by American companies outside of their country.

Yesterday Trump won the presidential race by besting Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton.

“I’m going to bring jobs back and I’ll start bringing them back very fast,” said Trump during a Republican debate last February.

This would potentially mean pullouts of BPOs in the Philippines which has provided about 70% revenue of the industry to the more than a million Filipino BPO employees.

“He was on record na ’yung mga jobs na binigay supposedly ng democrats outside of the US, ipababalik nya. So may active policy na pauwiin,” said Casiple.

Also set to take a hit, Casiple surmised, are Filipino immigrants even those who have been legally working in the US.

Immigration issue has been a signature subject of Trump’s campaign and has vowed to instill migration bans as well as trade protectionism under his leadership.

“In both ways ’pag hindi tayo naka-cope to provide economic growth in terms of job creation, problema yan kasi ang bulk ng Filipinos working abroad ay nasa US,” said Casiple.

Filipinos working in the US were major contributors in last year’s $8.04 billion remittances. In 2015, it was estimated that there were four million Filipinos in the US and sent 31.22% of the total worker remittance that year.

Casiple meantime does not see a definitive personal battle between Trump and president Duterte despite Duterte’s previous attack on the incoming US leader whom the Philippine chief executive once described as ‘bigot’.

“Kasi nga parehong out-of-the-box approach itong mga leader na it they may enter into a new modus vivendi or agreement on the Philippine-US relationships,” said Casiple “Dahil nga out-of-the-box sila, you cannot be sure na hindi sila magkaka-intindihan later. We are living in very interesting times not only in the Philippines, the United States but also globally.” (DENNIS PRINCIPE)

comments
  • mariel

    he is a business man alam nya mga kapwa business man mag isip kaya di yan maapektuhan

  • bornok

    pagmumurahin mo naman si trump para masaya mga duterteards

  • paula

    my god trump know how to response in this situation he will not hurt his fellow businessman

  • daniel

    bpo will remain in PH kasi malaking natitipid nila sa atin in terms sa production nila

  • torent

    congrats trump sa pagkapanalo sana good vibes lang ang pinas at US dahil kayo nakaupo trump

    • jake hernandez

      korek! sna nga..

  • jay

    talagang maalis ang mga BPO dito kasi yan naman talaga ang first policy ni trump

    • steve garcia

      huh! nega ka nman..

  • jomar

    malaking dagok talaga sa BPO industry ang pagkapanalo ni trump

    • shane lastimosa

      hindi nman..

  • Mina

    ambobo kasi ni dudirty eh. kumalas sa us

    • james

      mas ambobo mo kasi iniwas na nga tayo ni duterte sa kapahamakan!

    • kris

      risk lang ang pagstay sa us lalo na ngayon na si trump na ang presidente

    • Unice_cute

      naku naman tumigil ka ng sinsabi mo wala naman na kwenta

  • james mesias

    murahin mo ulit digong si trump dugong..Gudluck na lng saatin kung nagka ganun!

    • A_C

      hindi nya gagawin yan noh!

      • Donita Myth

        tama hindi naman ganyan ang pangulo na nangmumura basta basta

  • Jaikah ludovice

    congrts trump for your winning.

  • Tin_arispe__handsome

    parehas lang yan na wlang kwenta

    • Tina Marbella

      tlaga lang ha?

    • gerard almazar

      at yang sinasabi mo ang my sense ganun?yabang mo!

    • klara

      manahimik ka nga dahil wala kang alam sa ng yayari!!

  • alyssa

    mbuhay ang bagong pangulo ng amerika sana maganda ang samahan ng us at ng ating bansa.

  • alson

    ano ka ngayon dugong…

    • clever

      ulupong kayong mga dilawan kayo!

      • beautilicious

        bakit tama naman ang tanong nya ano ang masama dyan?