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The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) tapped the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) once again for the live streaming of their Bantay Halalan 2013. During national elections, Bantay Halalan is aired over Radyo DZLB, which is a community radio station managed by the Department of Development Broadcasting and Telecommunications (DDBT) of the College of Development Communication.
Starting the year right, the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute Director Denis F. Villorente and Supervising Science Research Specialist Bayani Benjamin R. Lara represented the Philippines in the TIP2013 Joint Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii last 13 – 18 January 2013. With the aim of addressing research and education network-related concerns, the Asia Pacific Advanced Network and Joint Techs haveconceptualized the TIP2013.
Research and Education Networks (RENs) are crucial part of many research and education activities. These networks are likewise essential in providing care at a distance procedures or what is popularly known today as telemedicine. Just like any other countries, the Philippines has its own REN — the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET). With the network’s significant role in the local research and development arena, the University of the Philippines (UP) – Pampanga, UP – Tacloban and – Visayas, as well as, the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) became new partners of PREGINET.
The University of the Philippines – Open University (UPOU) Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna is the newest academic institution to join the only Research and Education Network (REN) in the Philippines. On 19 October 2012, the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) Operations Team finished the connection of the UPOU Headquarters to the PREGINET. Network and Wi-Fi installation, configuration, and testing of said campus began first week of October 2012.
Real-time information dissemination among two distant parties could be just a piece of cake. Likewise, on how feasible it is to conduct training and facilitate learning among hospitals through telementoring with the assistance of the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET). Telementoring, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the process of monitoring or providing directions from a distance by using audio, video, and other telecommunications and electronic information processing technologies.
The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) participated in the Advanced Routing BGP IPv4/IPv6 Workshop organized by the Trans-Eurasia Information Network 3 (TEIN3) and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand from 13 to 17 August 2012.
The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), the only research and education network in the Philippines, consistently participates in different IPv6 workshops and trainings across the world, to enhance knowledge on the field. Recently, the PREGINET, represented by Science Research Specialist II Alvin M. de Gracia, participated in the Advanced Routing BGP IPv4/IPv6 Workshop at Shinawatra University Bangkok, Viphavadi-Rangsit Road, Thailand from 30 July 2012 to 03 August 2012.
Recognizing the importance of telemedicine as a medium for fast transfer of medical information, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) became the newest partner of the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET). “We recognize the use of telehealth, with the help of the DOST people, in the future [activities] without moving from one place to another. We can stay in our respective hospitals or even in our respective homes through live streaming or video conferencing and continue discussing things without the need to travel,” said Dr. June Mendiola, VMMC Ophthalmology Department Head. The VMMC worked closely with the PREGINET Team right after the two (2) PREGINET-assisted telemedicine sessions in 2011 to achieve its physical connection.
In view of its continuous efforts in promoting Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) organized the World IPv6 Launch: IPv6 Day Celebration on 06 June 2012. The celebration aims to gather opinions of ISPs, experts, policy makers and other IPv6 enthusiasts, who are working mainly towards IPv6 migration and similar tasks. Further, it seeks to strengthen the network of the Philippine Open Internet Exchange.
The DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) partnered with the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) of the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute, to live stream its Venus Transit activities in Bicol from 02 to 07 June 2012. DOST-SEI Director Filma G. Brawner said that the live streaming is aimed at maximizing participation all over the country and increasing the impact of the activity. The live stream of the Venus Transit observation will be seen on the DOST-SEI’s website (www.sei.dost.gov.ph).
- March 26, 2013
TIP2013: Good start for the DOST-ASTI
- December 28, 2012
UP campuses and PHC network with PREGINET
- October 22, 2012
UPOU HQ connects to PREGINET
- September 14, 2012
PCMC, VMMC share best practices via telementoring