GMA WITNESSES SIGNING OF ACCORDS ON  C-CUBED'S  COMMUNITY  PROJECTS

MANILA
, February 24, 2005
(STAR) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today witnessed the formal signing of three memoranda of agreements between Customer Contact Center, Inc (C-Cubed), a call center establishment, and its partners and beneficiaries, to kick off several community-based projects.

C-Cubed is the first and only call center operator in the country with an integrated ISO 9001 and BS 7799 international certificate-2000. It provides end-to-end contact center solutions to leading international and local clients with its network extensively linked in multiple strategic locations in Metro Manila.

C-Cubed chief executive officer Xavier "Eckie" Gonzales has initiated three major projects aimed at helping the youth through sports development, providing public schools students access to computers, and job placement assistance after their graduation from college.

Gonzales said he hopes the projects he initiated will serve as a model for private business wishing to undertake similar advocacy efforts toward national development.

One of C-Cubedís pioneering projects is its Adopt an Athlete Program to which it has committed some P3.2 million. The project now provides financial support to the training of 19-year old Olympian Jasmin Figueroa of the National Archery Team in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Gonzales informed the President his initiative goes on record as the first for any call center firm to embark on an ambitious project in support of Philippine sports.

The second accord signed was between C-Cubed and the Batangas State University and Lyceum of the Philippines. It provides for training coordination for information and communications technology (ICT) students of the universities and giving them priority hiring opportunities in C-Cubedís call centers.

The third agreement was with the Department of Education (DepEd) under which C-Cubed committed to provide computer sets to some public schools in support of the Presidentís Education for All program, which seeks to provide public schools and their students access to computers.

After the accord signing rites, the Chief Executive sat down with leaders of the call center industry and discussed relevant issues and trends affecting the industry.

She also later sat down with C-Cubedís rank and file employees and personally asked what their concerns were.


Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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