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EXPATS

Filipinos in India

It is a general perception that there are no Filipinos in India, or it would be very limited. The official figure of a government published book showed 402 Filipinos in India as of 2002. Right now, they would be in the range of 1,000.

I.T. Companies.
The bulk of the Filipinos in India are connected with the companies in the Infomation Technology industry. They would be mangers, trainees on a limited schedule, or connected in key and sensitive positions.

As in every call center business, they have to follow the world schedule, which is 24 hours a day. Specifically, they have to follow the timing of their clients whichever countries they are.

There are Filipinos in Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune, Hyberabad, Mumbai and Chennai.

Musicians and Singers
. The best nightspots in India have FIlipino bands, musicians or singers. They usually perform from Tuesdays to Sundays, peak days being Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays.

Teachers
. Though limited in specific schools, they have to follow the timing of any school.

Others. Those in India for special reasons would have their particular timing and agenda to follow. An example would be businessmen who come follow up their orders, or are on training programs. There are two nuns also connected with Mother Teresa mission of charities in Kolkota.

FILIPINO BUSINESSES

Chikka Asia Philippines » It is the leader in the Philippines in wireless application service. development. Its latest version release supports multimedia messaging system and the transfer of call-credits to select mobile network. In 2005, it opened its popular Internet-based gateway to send free text messages to virtually all cellular phone subscribers in India.

Manila Water Co. Inc. (MWCI) » the listed water utilities subsidiary of the Ayala Group was pre-qualified to bid for a US$ 60-million water supply and sewerage services management in New Delhi, India. MWCI operates a US$20-million water and waste water facility in the Province of Tiripur, with Mahindra Group and British firm United Utilities Ltd. Plc.


FILIPINO EXPATS IN INDIA

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Indians in the Philippines

METRO MANILA
The businessmen of Manila. Mostly Sindhi's. It's a 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. work schedule, Monday to Friday for importers and wholesalers. they are located mostly in Makati, Pasig, Paranaque, Manila, and Pasay.
The Indian exporters practically work from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., including Saturdays and Sundays. Their weekends sometimes carry workload full Friday and Saturday night, if they have to meet an export shipment.
Those in the manufacturing businesses work from 7:00 or 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., excluding Sundays.

Money Lenders » The peak working hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Sunday collection is only reserved for hard-to-find accounts or slow payers.

All transactions are recorded in a notebook and no signature is required. A Filipino motorcycle driver has now become trend since it is difficult to park in every transaction.

Truly, their life is tough, the heat of the sun gets irritating, and the bad accounts are quite common.

Multinational Executives and Bankers » Those connected at the Asian Development Bank, or official level government of semi-Government corporation follow the legal working schedule of the government. Those connected with Nestle, P&G, and others have long working hours, several meetings a day, and require patience dealing with daily problems of marketing and sales, collections, and other problems.

The presence of multinational executives, a trend that started few years ago and will continue to grow at tremendous speed, has completely changed the image of the Indians in the Philippines. They have hundreds and hundreds of Filipino managers and employees under their supervision, and hence the change in appreciating the Indian community. An unoficial survey shows that Filipinos prefer Indian C-Level executives (CEOs, CFOs, Country Managers, etc) over their Western counterparts.

Others » Students, particularly at the Asian Institute of Management, have s heavy schedule to follow. But weekends and holidays are looked much forward to.

PROVINCES

The expatriate community, resding in the provinces, is very few. But notably among them are the Global Steel families, which number about 100. In this case, the world for the spouses and the children are basically their schools and intermixing among each other. Indian DVD's and Indian TV programs, thanks to satellite TV, hve made a big difference for them since they do not miss India anymore as in the previous years.

INDIAN EXPATS IN THE PHILIPPINES

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