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Cebu, as part of the Philippines has been under the system greatly influenced by American education. With the recent changes of this system the whole country is now compliant with the rest of the world when it comes to the basic form of education. All methods of teaching and books are in English and is required during the years from elementary to tertiary. As a matter of fact, in college a student only deals with one subject that uses the Philippines National Language while the rest are “Americanized”. Cebuanos as the locals are called or “Bisaya” culturally are inclined to speak English more than the National Language “Tagalog” for the simple reason of comfort.
“Westernized” would be the best fit description to the workforce of the whole country, the Philippines. New technology, sense of comfort, and entertainment is either patterned after or greatly influenced by USA plus a good portion of the population has a relative residing there also. So the country has adapted, is aware and born to understand everything about the US.
Asiaweek listed Cebu as one of “Asia’s Best Cities,” noting that “Cebu’s quality of life has kept pace with its growth.” Asiaweeek also pointed out Cebu’s relatively low levels of crime rate.
Cebu has a moderate climate and because of its interior location within the Philippine’s Island chain, Cebu is rarely impacted by the typhoons that can be a serious issue on other islands. Manila, on the other hand, is regularly challenged by typhoons and its outdated drainage systems can create flooding that makes it difficult for commuters to get to work.
Cebu as a “second best city” competes with Manila the capital in every sense making it mirror the technology of the latter. Basically whatever you have in the capital, Cebu has it. This is of course done with lower cost of living, wage rates, real estate, utilities such as electric and water.
Cebu has received a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure project from the Philippine government to further improve its public transportation system with the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit cutting down on traffic and petroleum usage. It helps Tele-Net employees with faster travel time and a lower cost of every day commute.
Cebu houses 11 top notch universities that produces 43,000 graduates per year. Being centrally located in the country it attracts even more work force from southern part of the Philippines because it is nearer that the capital which is Manila located on the north.
As mentioned before, Cebu’s locals have been recognized for being good in their English communication. The city has over a lot of language schools patronized by Koreans, Japanese. Taiwanese, Thais and Chinese for their education.
All of these reasons mentioned allows Tele-Net to have a strong and capable workforce while maintaining a low overhead cost.
Cebu, Philippines was selected by Tele-Net was purposely selected for the reasons stated above.
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