SGV International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS) Partner Atty. Auresana “Rhena” B. Ines (ABI) and Indirect Tax (IDT) Senior Director Atty. Alden Patrick C. Labaguis participated in the 3rd IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) CEO Forum with the theme “Harnessing Multi-Sectoral Synergy for Talent Development in PH IT-BPM” on 28 November 2022 at the Manila House, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The event was attended by IBPAP Platinum Club members and Ernst & Young Global Delivery Services (EY GDS) representatives.
Atty. Rhena (left) and Atty. Alden (right) with IBPAP President
and CEO Jack Madrid (center)
Guest speakers covered the Philippine Skills Framework which focuses on creating a common skills language, building deep skills for a lean workforce, enhancing business competitiveness, and supporting employment and employability. EY GDS Philippines Consulting Leader Raymond Garret Go was part of the panel discussion. They talked about IT-BPM’s roadmap to 2028, the need to acquire and develop young and innovative talent, the DTI’s role in helping the industry, the execution of set rules, and the role of the academe in upgrading and rescaling courses.
The forum concluded with a call to action for the government, academe, and private sector to respond quickly and create other modes of learning such as certification programs.