Qualfon Employees Join Philippines Government in 56K Run for Peace and Unity

November 30, 2015

Qualfon Run for Peace 1Qualfon, a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and global provider of contact center services, and ten of its employees participated in the annual Run for Peace and Unity, joining the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police as runners and peace advocates.

Photo at Right: David Bruce Jackson, Site Director at Qualfon Dumaguete (center) celebrates with Qualfon’s medal-adorned runners

Organized by the Negros Oriental Sports Development Program, the two-day, 56-kilometer run was a featured event in the Philippines’ Peace Month Celebration. Local government units, the ICT Association of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental, as well as local BPO companies supported the event. While many BPO companies limit their participation to only the first day of the run, Qualfon was the only BPO to participate on the second day. As such, Qualfon employees were able to run alongside officials from the Philippine National Police in each town along the route.

Qualfon Run for Peace 2

A peace letter is held out for the runners to collect

The 56-kilometer run stretched from the city of Siation to Dumaguete, and the runners were literally carriers of peace. In the days preceding the run, the public was invited to write letters for peace and either send them to the event organizers or deliver them personally during the run. Along the route, runners collected letters from the hundreds and thousands of students and people who lined the streets cheering for peace and unity.

“Qualfon is honored to support this event, and I am extremely proud of our runners who helped members of law enforcement collect and carry these messages for peace in our

School children line the route waiting for the runners and cheering for peace

School children line the route waiting for the runners and cheering for peace

community, across the country, and around the world,” said David Bruce Jackson, Site Director, Qualfon Dumaguete. “Our employees and especially our runners echo this call for peace. Qualfon strongly believes that peace is a critical factor in making people’s lives better.”

Qualfon’s ten runners divided the 56 kilometers among themselves, using a buddy system and roving van to trade off the baton and ensure continuous forward progress. At the finish line, they received special medals from the Office of the Governor of Negros Oriental as a way to say thank you.

About Qualfon

Qualfon is a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and a global provider of contact center services and back-office processing. With experienced BPO leadership and a strong track record of business growth dating back to our founding in 1995, Qualfon helps companies reduce costs and deliver superior customer experiences. Today, we have 11,000 employees serving international brands across many industries, and our intelligent outsourcing locations span the United States, the Philippines, Guyana S.A., and Mexico. Qualfon’s mission to “Be the Best BPO, Make People’s Lives Better” means we invest in our people and, in return, they take better care of you and your customers. Qualfon’s employee retention is twice the industry average, which creates a people-driven value chain: Our employees stay longer, providing you a higher quality service at a lower price.