Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
19 February 2013
On behalf of President Benigno S. Aquino III, Senator Franklin Drilon headed the ceremonial unveiling of a commemorative marker during the inauguration of Qualfon Contact Center Building located at the Link Sy Park in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
“This building itself stands testament to how far we’ve come in such a short time. Back when I was first here, we looked down on the parched ground of an almost vacant lot; now, we look up to see concrete and steel standing proudly against the blue Dumaguete sky. It represents change — positive, meaningful change that is translating into tangible realities for our people,” said Senator Drilon while reading the President’s speech.
President Aquino was supposed to attend the event but was unable to grace the occasion due to non-stop heavy rainfall in the Mindanao region and other areas in Visayas caused by typhoon Crising.
The newly-inaugurated edifice is the second site of Qualfon in Dumaguete City. It currently employs 800 call center agents and houses 256 workstations. Once fully operational, the company is expected to expand with up to 1,400 workstations and create 4,000 additional jobs.
Also present were Negros Oriental 1st District Representative Jocelyn Limkaichong, Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva, LP Senatorial candidate Bam Aquino, Qualfon Site Director Scott Warner and Call Center Manager Myelin Estepa.
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