ILOCOS NORTE: An international and leading business process outsourcing (BPO) firm launched on Friday its branch at Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena in Laoag City, which will initially employ some 600 people. Expert Global Solutions (EGS) Philippines is the largest BPO firm in the country, which has recognized Ilocos Norte’s potential in becoming a destination for the Information Technology-Business Process Management industry. Eric Pascua, head of the Provincial Investment Office, said the province is excited to have a BPO center in the province in collaboration with EGS. He said the establishment of the EGS branch in the province was six years in the making in line with the campaign of Gov. Imee Marcos of Ilocos Norte to aggressively create more jobs for Ilocanos.