Peza urged to accredit more ICT-BPO zones in Bacolod

The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) is urging the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) to accredit more IT zones in Bacolod City. The call comes as the local ICT-BPO industry is currently challenged by the limited number of zones in the city. There are only 25 Peza-accredited zones in the city and most are already occupied. BNEFIT executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said Bacolod City now has limited options in terms of availability of accredited IT parks and buildings. Ayala Land is constructing a BPO establishment with gross floor area of 12,900 square meters targeted to open and start operations by Q1 of 2018.