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With great appreciation and support to Internet exchange, the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) held the Philippine Network Operators Group (PHNOG) Forum last 27 June 2014 at the DOST-Information and Communications Technology Office in Diliman, Quezon City. PHNOG serves as the local counterpart of the North America Network Operators Group or NANOG, which aims to “promote coordination among network operators” and “enhance the country’s participation to the Internet community.”
With an aim to engage in a global discussion of Internet-related topics and through the assistance of the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), the Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC), Ateneo IT Resource Management Office, and Internet Society – Philippines Chapter jointly hosted the remote participation site for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 50 Meeting, which was held in London, England last 26 June 2014.
With the continuous evolution of technology, one can now communicate with people in different parts of the world. One of these telecommunication technologies is video conferencing, which allow two or more locations to communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmission. Realizing video conferencing convenience, inexpensive and time-saving benefits, the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) tapped the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), to assist in the PCIEERD-Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES)-Manila Observatory (MO) TV Conference, which was held at the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute last 06 May 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- July 11, 2014
PHNOG forum on Internet exchange
- July 1, 2014
PREGINET aids AdMU’s interactive hub for ICANN 50
- May 19, 2014
PREGINET backs PCIEERD-CNES-MO TV Conference