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BNEFIT Pilots NICP-ECC Cybersecurity Teachers Training

The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) will initiate the cybersecurity awareness training and certifications of sixty teachers in Visayas this week.

About two hundred forty teachers in strategic locations in the Philippines will undergo basic cybersecurity training and certifications this week to help in the development of cybers-ready Filipino workforce.

Bacolod a ‘beacon’ to other LGUs

BACOLOD City, with its multi-stakeholder model in generating thousands of information and communications technology (ICT) jobs and opportunities, serves as a “beacon” for other cities and provinces in the country. This was underscored yesterday by Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (BNEFIT), following the recent recognition given by the Information Technology-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) to the city.

BNEFIT Founder Named TOWNS Awardee

Former Bacolod councilor and lawyer Jocelle Batapa-Sigue will be awarded this week as one of The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awardees for 2016, for her dedication and passion in driving for information and communication technology (ICT) jobs and investments to the countryside and for helping other cities and provinces to develop strategies for job generation.


We are inviting all schools in Negros Occidental to the NEGROS ISLAND GAMEFEST AND APPS SHOW on December 1-3, 2016 at SM City- Bacolod.This 3-day event aims to scale up the awareness and knowledge of our students and professionals in other high-value ICT sub-sectors such game development, animation, software development and startups.

2016 Philippine StartUp Challenge

The Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICT Office) and the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) officially launched the third installment of the Philippine Startup Challenge in cooperation with Intel Philippines.