About Us

Celebrating 17 Years of Open Source Advocacy, Education, and Development
Bluepoint is a non-profit Open Source education and development center. It is the first organization in the Philippines to focus on Linux and Open Source training.


Bluepoint seeks to be the primary institution focused on Linux and Open Source education based in the Philippines and recognized worldwide.

We started providing vendor-independent Linux training in 1999 with our Total Linux® course, which gradually revolved around the Red Hat Linux distribution - Red Hat being the global leader in developing, deploying and managing Linux and Open Source solutions.

In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's Linux training and acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) programs throughout the Philippines as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC). At the time, RHCE was named one of IT industry's "10 Hottest Certifications" and ranked as the highest quality training and certification in IT.


We exist to enhance the IT skills of Filipinos by providing globally competitive Open Source education.

We do this by advocating, educating people in, and developing Open Source software through trainings, seminars, fund-raising events, research, and development.

We believe that Open Source provides the greatest degree of freedom in terms of operation as well as development. It is more cost effective and reliable than any proprietary software in the long term. We are committed to excellent service, innovation, diversity, creativity, honesty, and integrity. Our accountability is to God.

Contact Us


Bluepoint Foundation
Senator Jovito R. Salonga Building
Bantayog ng mga Bayani
Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

Bantayog ng mga Bayani in the Filipino language means Monument to the Heroes. It is a 1.5 hectare landscaped memorial center honoring individuals who lived and died in defiance of the repressive regime that ruled over the Philippines from 1972 to 1986. Please email us in advance if you wish to visit.

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Our Partners

Bluepoint has forged strategic relationships with highly-respected organizations in the Philippines and around the world to extend its reach and help realize the foundation's mission and vision.

DND is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for guarding against external and internal threats to peace and security in the country. It exercises executive supervision over the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Office of Civil Defense, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, the National Defense College of the Philippines, and the Government Arsenal. It is also responsible for disaster preparation and management in the country.

Red Hat provides an award winning version of the Linux operating system and offers a full line of services, including on-site consulting, developer training, certification programs and priority access updates for mission-critical Linux environments worldwide. In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC) in the Philippines.

FIT-ED was established to increase IT awareness in the Philippines and to contribute to the effort to enable Philippine society for the Information Age. It provides a forum for discussions of issues, expectations and realizable goals relevant to this effort. FIT-ED reviews current thinking and sponsors original research on issues relevant to the attainment of an IT-enabled Philippines.

NEDA is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch and coordinates the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national development.

DAP supports national initiatives by pursuing innovations in governance, organization development, and productivity; building lasting capacities in its key stakeholders; fostering partnerships among government, private sector and civil society; reaching out through consultancy, training, education, research and publications; and initiating the exchange of ideas and expertise on development in Asia and the Pacific.

NCC is the lead agency in promoting the strategic use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the government for the delivery of public services through innovative solutions. It supports to the administration’s ICT thrust by forging strategic alliances with the private sector, coordinating ICT activities, developing human capital, promoting ICT utilization in all sectors of the society, and advocating Philippine ICT services worldwide.

MandrakeSoft is a project initiator and skills organizer in the Open Source arena. It helps users benefit from the community's innovations by offering a powerful, stable and recognized operating system together with a full range of solutions for client computers and for servers. Linux-Mandrake is a distribution that is easy to install and use, fast and reliable. In 1999, Bluepoint became the official distributor of Linux-Mandrake in the Philippines.

APNG 12th Camp


12th Camp: Collaborative Internet Innovation for Asia Pacific
Rihga Royal Hotel, Hiroshima, Japan
12-15 July 2010

Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) is an Internet organization dedicated to the advancement of networking infrastructure in this region and to the research and development of all associated enabling technologies. Its mission is to promote the Internet and the coordination of network inter-connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region. It also represents the “Asia Pacific Next Generation” raising the voice of the Next Generation of the region.

Through its activities, it has spawned off a number of Asia Pacific organizations including Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT).

Today, APNG represents the region at the Coordinating Committee for Inter-Continental Research Networking (CCIRN), and is the leading voice of Internet networking in the Asia Pacific Region.

Jovito Salonga


Jovito Reyes Salonga
June 22, 1920 - March 10, 2016

Senate President
July 27, 1987 - January 1, 1992

Trustee Emeritus
Bluepoint Foundation

"In our history as a nation, our best years were when we took our destiny in our own hands and faced the uncertain future with boldness and hope and faith."

"If we are to earn the respect of others, we should neither wish to be a showcase, nor be a cheap imitation of any kind. Nor should we try to build ourselves in anybody's image."

"After walking through the valley of the shadow of death twice in my life, titles and positions do not mean that much to me anymore. What is more important is to be of real service to our people, with or without any position in government."

"Independence, like freedom, is never granted, it is always asserted and affirmed. It is a daily struggle that may never end - for as long as we live."

17 Years