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Filipino PWDs participate remotely in international conference through PREGINET
By: Katherine Babaran, April 25, 2014
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The Manila Delegation of persons with disabilities (PWD), remotely participated through the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), in the Asia Pacific Meeting on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Changing Mindsets Through Knowledge, held on 22-23 April 2014 with central location at Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan.


DOST-ASTI assists and participates in IPTV Lecture on OneSeg Service Experimental System
By: Julie Ann Atienza, March 26, 2014
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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) thru the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), represented by Science Research Specialist (SRS) II Alvin M. de Gracia and SRS II Mark Henry N. Quilala, participated in the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Lecture on OneSeg Service Experimental System on 17 March 2014 at PLDT Convergent Technologies Center, Ateneo de Manila University.


DOST- ASTI: The country mirror for Ubuntu
By: Julie Ann Atienza, March 3, 2014

Upon meeting the requirements of Ubuntu for being a country mirror, the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), through the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), is now providing a mirror for Ubuntu. Mirroring helps reduce network traffic, hence, saves International bandwidth and cost, and enables faster downloads and information access to Ubuntu users.


DOST-ASTI PREGINET on Network-enabled Collaboration on Water-Related Disasters and Water Security
By: Julie Ann Atienza, January 28, 2014

As part of the 37th Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Meeting in Bandung, Indonesia, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office Jakarta arranged a MasterClass on “Network-enabled Collaboration on Water-Related Disasters and Water Security,” on 23 January 2014, through the CONNECT-Asia network. Said MasterClass is a pioneer venture of promoting collaborative actions through ICT networks in the adaption of advanced ways of flood mitigation and water security. With the involvement in flood mitigation, the Department of Science Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), represented by Supervising Science Research Specialist Bayani Benjamin R. Lara, discussed and presented a topic relevant to Typhoon Haiyan and the advanced methods used in preventing adverse impacts of such catastrophes in the Philippines.


DOST-ASTI plugs into technical experts in Asia-Pacific
By: Katherine Babaran, January 21, 2014

Off to a good start, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), thru the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), took part in the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) 37th Meeting on 20-24 January 2014 in Bandung, Indonesia. This five (5)-day event was organized by the Institut Teknologi Bandung to facilitate global and technical collaborations within Asia-Pacific and beyond.


USTH gives a go-ahead to telemedicine
By: Katherine Babaran, December 6, 2013

Perceiving the importance of providing healthcare at a “distance,” the University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) favored a three (3)-day telemedicine session, assisted by the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), from 28 to 30 November 2013 at the Benavides Cancer Institute Auditorium. The telemedicine session titled, “Microscopic and Endoscopic Temporal Bone Postgraduate Course with Live Surgery” was organized by the USTH Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, in cooperation with the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The activity aimed to gather foreign and local experts to further medical education by sharing knowledge and skills in said sub-specialty.


PREGINET assists test broadcast between VMMC and CVGH
By: Julie Ann Atienza, September 30, 2013
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Envisioning a nationwide conference through telemedicine, the Veterans Memoreial Medical Center (VMMC) and the Cebu Velez General Hospital (CVGH) had a productiv test broadcast last 19 September 2013 with the assistance of the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET). Dr. June T. Mendiola, Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of VMMC, started off with an opening remarks, stating the objective to facilitate the event from a distance, through the telemedicine.


PREGINET ensures audience participation in a forum on Social and Institutional Change
By: Julie Ann Atienza, September 25, 2013
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The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) ensured that audiences, including experts, from University of the Philippines (UP) campuses across the nation, could participate over the Internet, in an event titled, “Understanding Complex Dynamical Systems: A Forum on Social and Institutional Change,” which was organized by the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs last 20 September 2013 at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium, National Science Complex, UP Diliman, Quezon City.


PREGINET makes Ombudsman’s 1st Public Governance Forum available on the Internet
By: Katherine Babaran, September 13, 2013
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The 1st Ombudsman Public Governance Forum, which was held last 30 August 2013 at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was made accessible to a wider audience using technology with the assistance of the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET).


UP-SHS amplifies student learning opportunities via telementoring
By: Katherine Babaran, September 2, 2013
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The use of information and communications technology for distance education evidently makes access to technology an enabling or disabling factor, according to Janice N. Burn and Nalinee Thongprasert, authors of Seven Major Challenges for e-Learning in Developing Countries. Indeed, this access relies on the quality and reliability of connections of educational institutions. In the Philippine scenario, students in rural areas do not have access or have limited access to the Internet, due to infrastructural problems.