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UP Manila and Metropolitan Hospital join APAN’s Medical Working Group Sessions
By: steph, August 16, 2010
APAN's Medical Working Group Sessions

Manila, Philippines – The University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) and the Metropolitan Hospital, through the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), took part in the medical working group’s telemedicine sessions of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), which is part of the 30th APAN meeting held last 13 August 2010.

Telemedicine is among APAN’s initiatives in promoting collaborative medical activities across Asia and the Pacific.


PREGINET launches CONNECT-Asia in the Philippines
By: steph, July 23, 2010
CONNECT-Asia Philippines

The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) launched the COllaboration for Network-eNabled Education, Culture, Technology and sciences (CONNECT) last 27 July 2010 which likewise had its international launching, collocated with the MyREN Seminar in Malaysia, on the same date.

Staff and officials from research institutes, state colleges, private universities, government agencies and medical communities in the country, participated in said event.


PREGINET participates in NSTW 2010
By: steph, July 21, 2010
NSTW 2010

The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) yesterday participated in the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration held at the Manila Hotel’s Centennial Hall.

The science community chose “Filipinnovation, The Way Forward” as the NSTW 2010′s theme as it drives the country to a culture of innovation.


PREGINET joins Live E! Workshop
By: steph, July 14, 2010
PREGINET joins Live E! Workshop

The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) yesterday remotely participated in the Live E! Workshop at APNG Camp in Japan.
The Live E! Workshop is an experiment regarding Participatory Sensing using Android mobile phone.

The primary concept of “Participatory Sensing” is that “human who has a mobile sensor as a weather station.” If a mobile phone has a weather sensor, one can get weather information wherever he is.


Palace promotes the use of IPv6
By: steph, July 2, 2010
Palace promotes the use of IPv6

Malacañang Palace promoted the use of the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) through Executive Order No. 893 dated 18 June 2010.

The promotion of IPv6 is in view of pursuing “the policy of adapting and promoting technology for national benefit” since “the exhaustion of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses is threatening to deter growth and development” of the country.


PREGINET participates in SEACOOP Forum on NEM
By: steph, June 29, 2010
SEACOOP Forum on NEM

The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) participated in the SEACOOP Open Cooperation Forum on Network and Electronic Media (NEM) last 23-24 June 2010 held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

The objectives of the research forum are: (1) to boost the existing cooperation projects between the two organizations of the two regions, evaluate research topics which can be usefully explored through joint projects on NEM; and (2) to create opportunities in ICT in the framework of the European Commission’s FP7 research funding programme.


UP PGH joins the 29th APAN Medical Working Group Session
By: steph, February 11, 2010
29th APAN Medical Working Group Session

he University of the Philippines Manila Campus participated the Medical Working Group Session of the 29th Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) Meeting last February 11, 2010.

The event highlighted discussions and oral demonstrations on Thoracoscopic Surgery. Dr. Chang-Hyun Kang of Bundang Hospital in Seoul, Korea discussed the Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) segmentectomy. Also during the event, Dr. Takeshi Shiraishi of Fukuoka University Hospital in Japan presented the surgical procedures on the non-small cell Lung Cancer’s stage.


UP PGH joins 19th World Congress Live Surgery Broadcast
By: steph, November 18, 2009
19th World Congress Live Surgery Broadcast

The University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Department of Surgery joined the 19th World Congress of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO) last September 25, 2009.

The 19th World Congress of IASGO focused on the live demonstrations of the most advanced endoscopic, laparascopic, oncological and robotic surgical procedures from prominent universities around the world. There were also presentations of scientific works in the form of lectures, free papers as well as oral and video demonstrations.


Grid Computing to Use PREGINET in Connecting Participating Institutions
By: steph, November 18, 2009
PSci Grid Logo

One of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) projects in the pipeline is the “Philippine e-Science Grid (PSciGrid) Program.” The program focuses on the establishment of the grid infrastructure in the Philippines to use in collaborative research activities among educational and research institutions and at the same time, provide distributed services to general users like the national institutions that will use the grid to deliver advanced services.

The Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) will be used in connecting the participating institutions. Its link to international Research and Education Networks (REN) will enable ASTI to connect to other grids abroad.


More government agencies join PREGINET
By: steph, November 18, 2009
New government agencies connected to PREGINET

Various government agencies are now joining the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET).

The Court of Appeals (CA) is now a member-partner of the network via Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IPVPN) Technology 2.048 Mbps Local Transport (E1) connection since June 2009 in which last mile is provided by Globe Telecommunications, Inc.