Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Here are some of the interesting presentations available at

Social Media
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: networking network)

Improving Interface Design
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: interface design)

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

your map. your world.

"Product marketing manager of Google Asia-Pacific Jason Chuck explains to production specialist Janie Christine Octia how the Google Map Maker application works. The application is moderated and modified by the users who are allowed to input their local knowledge, data and information of the area, and or establishments. In this video, Chuck also shows how users can operate the application."

According to Google, this "allows you to contribute, share and edit map information for certain regions around the world. Once you understand the basics, you can locate, draw, label, describe and moderate local map features, including:

Borders and regions (states/provinces, districts/administrative regions, cities, neighborhoods, etc.)
Points of interest

many more map features like railways, waterways, events and reviews. With Google Map Maker, you can become a citizen cartographer and help improve the quality of maps and local information in your region.

You are invited to map the world with us!

This will definitely open new opportunities not just for learning new places, but also for entrepreneurs to promote and market better their products and services globally.

It will also be useful for us as we feature experts in different places here in the Philippines. Not just presenting their experiences and insights, but also for us to show where they can be reached.


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Friday, September 26, 2008

disruptive innovations

Last October 26, 2007, had this article on "A Decade of Disruption" and it's really interesting because of the the impact of these innovations in our lives in the last 10 years.

The latest post can now be found in our social media, by clicking on the gallery above.

Also, as part of our "disruption", we will transition our blog into a social media for the Filipino innovation community.

This is also in response to (UP Vice Chancellor for Research and Development) Dr. Luis Sison's advice to open our initiative to more technology groups, competitions and projects that will cater not just one sector, but for us to encourage more who are into the fields of research, inventions, collaborations, technology and innovations.

In turn, we believe that this niche will be able to reach out to more Filipinos worldwide with the convergence of new ideas and collaborations of various initiatives with the participation of more sectors in our social media.

It's also very encouraging to note that more are responding to our invitation for interviews from the different sectors such as the government agencies, academe, etc.

More on this "disruptive development" in the coming weeks...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

More about the great Guy!

In a recent event, SAS Premiere Business Leadership conference, held at the Trident Hotel in India, multimedia reporter Lawrence Casiraya was able to interview one of the most popular Silicon Valley VCs and is also a well-known technology author - Mr. Guy Kawasaki.


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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Our Country's S&T Today

In a recent interview by with our two key personalities in the field of Science and Technology, I found it interesting to note that despite of our country's limitation to become at par with the rest of our neighboring countries, the Department of Science and Technology is still doing its best to produce the experts which our country really need.

As indicated by DOST Sec. Estrella Alabastro, our national government is in need of more support for our various S&T programs to flourish.

On the other hand...

On the state of Physics in the country, just imagine that we only have around 70-80 physicists out of almost 90 million Filipinos right now.

I myself dreamt of being one in my childhood days, but at least, seeing my sister Rubilyn Diane finished her Physics Major with a scholarship provided by the DOST and is now teaching this knowledge in a government secondary school in Quezon City, is already an accomplishment for my family. Also, Michael Andrew, a brother of mine, is presently a DOST scholar taking up his computer engineering at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

As for its 5B budget...

I've noticed in a TV news that the DOST is in need of roughly 5.4 billion to support and finance its programs. I agree with some of our lawmakers that this is not enough and for me, we can possibly increase their finances through allocation from the E-VAT revenue.

Let's continue to support our DOST and our country's scientists and engineers!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Solar in Nueva Ecija

It was just around 2 weeks ago when I first noticed the solar initiative by the Nueva Ecija Provincial Government. From the poster that I saw, this was made possible by both Gov. Aurelio Umali and his wife, Cong. Cherry Umali.

It's indeed an example of good governance in terms of providing basic services while helping our environment.

This interview was conducted by multimedia reporter Izah Morales and video was taken by production specialist Edzelle Pena.

Is there any other province in the Philippines who have already made the same initiative?


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Friday, September 5, 2008

A Great Loss to the Filipino IT Community

This came as a surprise to me when I just received this afternoon an email from Sir Paco Sandejas of the Brain Gain Network about the demise of one of the most successful Filipino IT entrepreneur, Mr. Peter Valdes.

In behalf of my family, we are in prayers with the family of Mr. Valdes.

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