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Tatak ko ‘yan! Jerry Treñas claims IT parks legacy in Iloilo

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Call center hubs in the city were his idea.

Congressman Jerry Treñas is celebrating as Iloilo City is welcoming even more business process outsourcing (BPO) companies there, which meant new jobs for residents.

He even went as far as claiming that they are now at par with Manila and Cebu in terms of call center jobs, and went on to brand the legacy as his.

“During my term as Mayor I promoted our city to international and local investors to make it a hub for BPOs or call centers. It was during my term as a City Mayor that Information Technology parks were established. In 2009, there was a rise of the BPO Industry in Iloilo that attracted more and more companies to be placed here,” Treñas said.

This may ruffle some feathers, but will they contest his claim?