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Cagayan de Oro: Home To 8500 ICT/BPO professionals


Manila, Cebu, and Davao are often cited as major IT career hubs. However, it is worth noting that Cagayan de Oro, the Philippine’s aspiring fourth metropolitan area, presents similar opportunities for aspiring IT professionals in the northern capital of Mindanao. Thus, individuals, especially employees, can expect many job opportunities and high possibilities of getting accepted in their desired careers.

On the other hand, information and communications technology (ICT) is one of the thriving careers in the city. Numerous IT and BPO jobs are offered such as virtual assistants, digital marketers and many others. So, if you’re tech-savvy and happen to live in Mindanao or near the island, it’s your chance to give it a shot and unleash your IT skills!

Being one of DICT’s Next Wave Cities, the city has estimated around 8,500 employees active in the ICT industry, making Cagayan de Oro a strong hub for voice, non-voice and technology-based opportunities, contrary to some saying that the city is a digital sweatshop. 

Indubitably, the city also produces excellent IT individuals from prestigious academic institutions, making Cagayan de Oro an ideal place to seek the “ICT” dream you’re looking for. Thus, Filipino youth continue to flourish in the industry through their exceptional skills in English communication paired with a high literacy rate.

Additionally, the Philippines, as a whole, has been recognized as one of the thriving Asian countries in technology-based markets. And because of the continuous teamwork and dedication of all of the registered BPO companies in the Cagayan de Oro City, there is no denying that the industry has been contributing to the success of the local economy. Among these, the following are the verified business process outsourcing businesses in the city:


Syntactics Inc.

Support Zebra


Digital Feet Corporation

Innovuze Solutions Inc.


Teleperformance Philippines

HSI Technologies


Outsource Access

Ripple Kids Educational Services, Inc. – CDO


SM CDO Downtown Premier

Dataworld Computer Center

Parasat HD


PHINMA-Cagayan de Oro College

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines-CDO

Liceo de Cagayan University

Capitol University

STI College Cagayan de Oro

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

Pcci Cagayan de Oro

Overall, Cagayan de Oro is no different, and just like what the capital region does, the city will continue to reach great heights in the ICT and BPO industry. Through its multiple IT companies showcasing their excellence in the field, it’ll be easier for Cagayan de Oro to stay significant along with its neighboring hubs. 

Consider Cagayan de Oro as a vast reservoir of opportunities for aspiring IT professionals eager to be part of the city’s booming industry. Known as the City of Golden Friendship, this vibrant melting pot of diverse cultures continues to excel in the field, thanks to its highly skilled and efficient workforce.

Do you have what it takes to be the next ICT/BPO professional? Get ready to prosper, and join us in continuing innovation. – WhatALife!/Val

Also Read: LIST: IT Salaries in the Philippines

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