PALO, Leyte- After almost a year, the business processing outsourcing(BPO)owned by the family of former Leyte governor and now Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla returned its operation. The Freight Process Outstanding Solutions Inc. (FPOSI), formerly known as Accudata, started its operation last October 10 providing employment close to 1,000 people. “If you really want to help Leyte and the people, you need to bring back their jobs here,” FPOSI president Ann Petilla said in an interview. “This business became significant because when they came to us, we thought they will ask for money. But the first thing that they asked for was their jobs and I cannot say no to that,” added Petilla, referring to the workers. The BPO is a 24-hour operation and according to Petilla, more than $2 million were invested for the construction of the building which is located at the sprawling Information and Technology Park located in Barangay Candahug, Palo. The building is solar-powered with about 198 kilowatt solar panels installed on the rooftop of the building. Their new office at Palo can now accommodate around 1,100 employees seated at the terminals and about 30 to 40 administrative staff. FPOSI is a business process outsourcing (BPO) company serving American clients. “We want to support the idea that IT (information technology) is a promising profession in Leyte,” she added. (DONNA ABIGAIL BULA, LNU Intern)