Business process outsourcing companies have been around since the 1990s and the Philippines is one of the top choices of countries by BPO investors for the “cheap labor” concept — Filipinos speak good to above-average English
The Philippines has been regarded as #3 among the largest English-speaking nations, with the US and UK holding the top positions — not bad for a developing country wherein even the uneducated try their best to speak and write English in its most basic form. Media and local tourism play a significant role in keeping them aware of basic terms and expressions, despite the fact that they can sometimes be unsure what they say or write actually means.
President Benigno S. Aquino III strongly believes that the twelve years of formal education Filipinos have been used to are still not enough, considering the growing rate of both local unemployment and underemployment. A lot of Pinoys who are more dependable on physical labor would rather go to first-world countries and get paid higher as a blue-collar employee, unlike in their home country wherein white collar jobs make more money.