September 2004 Entries

Magsaysay Commercial Center hit by Fire

Magsaysay Commercial Center in downtown Dagupan was hit by fire at around 8:20 pm. The fire is still raging as we write this post. Firetrucks from Panda, Dagupan City, Mangaldan, San Carlos, Sual, Lingayen, Bayambang, Mapandan and USATV, Star Plaza responded. Pictures are seen in the Gallery section to the right of the homepage.

Visual Basic Express Film Showing

Bitstop is inviting interested IT professors and lecturers to attend this film showing. This event introduces Visual Basic Express using the same demo that was used during the launch at TechEd Europe. Jay Roxe shows how the streamlined IDE makes development approachable to novice developers but still allows the power of the Windows Forms designers and Visual Basic language. It also shows Brian Goldfarb demonstrating some of the new tools enhancements that are coming with Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition and Visual Studio 2005. See enhancements to both design editor and code editor like validation, Intellisense improvements, source code...

Learn about ECademy!

How do you build a Global Business with a friend in every city? Hear it from the guru himself! Thomas Power, “The Most Connected Person on the Internet”, Chairman of Ecademy and author of several books that have changed lives and revolutionized businesses of millions the world over (The E-Business Advantage, The Battle of the Portals, E to the Power of 12, Ecosystem – The 12 Principles of e-business, Networking for Life), is coming here to the Philippines Learn how putting “People First, Business Second” can get you connected with millions of people within your scope of interest across the globe and...

Hack and Counter-Hack Seminar Updates

The seminar will be webcasted from the Dagupan City Museum. This is the principal venue. This is on the 2nd floor of the building in front of the City Plaza. There will be 3 additional relay venues: St Mary's University in Bayombong, NV (Contact: Edwin Gonzales, 1mbps), Northwestern University, Laoag, Ilocos Norte, (Contact: Jenifer Gaspar, 512kbps) and DMMMSU-NLUC, Sapilang, Bacnotan, La Union (Contact: Franz Loyola or Elvie Bugaoan, 1mbps). Certificates of attendance from PSITE, our co-organizer, will be given for all registered participants attending in either of the 4 locations. All seats in Dagupan are now fully booked. Interested parties are advised to register...

T-Shirt Designs Needed

Calling all the cool graphics artists out there! Bitstop is looking for T-shirt design entries for Nitro Internet. The format must be emailed in to and be suitable for T-shirt printing. We will need one design each for the months of October, November and December. Each design that we select and use for our T-shirts will be paid P 2,500.00. Logos of Bitstop, Mozcom and Nitro must be used in the designs.

PMS adds yet another MS Certification

Our congratulations to Mr Sonny Santiago of PMS for adding yet another Microsoft Certification. He passed the 70-28 exam ---Managing Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure which includes Administering Network Infra and Administering Active Directory. 3 more exams to go for the MCSE!

Mozcom Confers Award to Bitstop

Bitstop Inc., the Mozcom franchisee for Pangasinan, Zambales and Ilocos has been awarded the prestigious Dr. Willy N. Gan Achievement Award by Mozcom. The ceremonies were held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel on Sept 17, 2004. "The first Willy N. Gan Special Achievement Award goes to Bitstop, Mozcom-Dagupan for their pioneering spirit (first Mozcom-PoP) and entrepreneurial innovativeness making them the largest Mozcom PoP at present" -- Mrs. Beta Gan, Chairman, Mozcom. Mr. John Ang was on hand to receive the award.

Microsoft Office Powertips Seminar with Jerry Liao

The Powertips seminar is about giving the computing public valuable tips on various I.T. applications. For this series, it is all about MS Office version 2000 / 2003 and XP. You will learn how to create more professional looking documents with MS Word, create effective worksheets with MS Excel and effective/eye-catching presentations with MS Powerpoint.

PSITE helps in Security Awareness

Letter from PSITE: It has come to our attention that you will be conducting a seminar entitled “The Hack and Counter-Hack Seminar (Know Thy Enemy)” on 17 September 2004 at [the] Dagupan Museum. Your seminar is the kind of activity that PSITE-NL1 has been founded on. In this regard, we would like your organization to consider the possibility of PSITE-NL1 to become a co-organizer of the seminar. PSITE-NL1 is willing to provide any support it can extend. We also hope that this will be the start of possible co-operations in the future. Bitstop Comment: We are very much honored by your...

Panda Reports....

“..The last worm in this report is Sdbot.AQA, which spreads across computer networks. It does this by checking if the PC it has infected is connected to a network. If that is the case, it attempts to access and copy itself to shared resources, by trying typical or simple passwords. Sdbot.AQA allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality or prevent the computer from working properly. Sdbot.AQA uses its own IRC client in order to join an IRC channel and accept remote control commands, such as launching Denial of...

Hack & Counter Hack Seminar

Bitstop is pleased to announce the participation of Mr Jay Paloma, Mr Migs Paraz and Mr Albert Dela Cruz in the “Hack & CounterHack Seminar” on Sept 17, 2004 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. The seminar will be at Dagupan City Museum, in front of the public plaza, courtesy of Dagupan City Government. Certificates of attendance will be issued. This seminar will be free of charge. Limited seats are available. Reservations are being accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please register by sending an email to The event is planned to be webcast live also at St Mary's...

ISSSP Website Hosted @ Bitstop

Bitstop is proud to have been chosen by the Information Systems Security Society of the Philippines as its official webhosting provider. ISSSP has in the past 3 years sponsored a yearly 9/11 conference and exhibit to create awareness on the importance of Information Security. This year's 9/11 event is called Manilacon@911:Business at Risk. It will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila on Sept 9-11, 2004.Their website url is

Mozcom Anniversary celebration in Dagupan

Pictures from the Mozcom Anniversary activity in Dagupan last Sunday (09/12/2004) are now available for your viewing pleasure in our gallery. The bus went around the city and nearby towns with the girls from Bitstop giving out 1 hour promotional Nitro cards and flyers. We would also like to thank Mozcom Chairman, Mrs. Beta Gan, for gracing the event and joining us in the tour around Pangasinan.

Updates from ManilaCon@911

Shown in picture is  “Van Hauser“, one of Europe’s renowned global security experts from The Hackers Choice (THC), where he is demonstrating a series of advanced hacking techniques at the highly successful ManilaCon@911.THC is an acronym for 'The Hacker's Choice' and a group of international experts involved in network and system security. THC was founded in 1995 in Germany, has published over 60 software releases and technical papers and currently is among the top ten security groups worldwide.

Mozcom 10th year Anniversary Celebration

Our warmest greetings to Mozcom on its 10th year anniversary celebration. A bus will be touring Dagupan city on Sunday to coincide with the “RP Tour Showdown Cycling Festival” this sunday, Sept 12, 2004. The race will kick off at the City Plaza at around 9:00am. Bitstop staff will ride on the bus and make periodic stopovers where they will be giving out 1 hour free Nitro cards!

Bitstop 'Hackable' Server

As part of Bitstop's ongoing security training, we will be putting online a server that is open to hack attacks. All white hat hackers are invited to take a swipe at this server. We will publish the URL details sometime soon.

10th Year College Week @ VMUF

Bitstop Inc. has been invited to demonstrate our IP PBX solution and Wireless AP during the 10th year College Week celebrations at Virgen Milagrosa Foundation. The IP PBX solution boast of several advantages, namely, PABX functions, Voice Mail, Integrated Voice Response System, Instant Messaging and Location Service in one package. Further, because it is IP based, it uses ordinary LAN cables to connect the Line and Phone boxes. The wireless Access Point, on the other hand, allows companies to effectively rollout LAN to adjacent buildings without the use of costly wiring.

Bitstop to Pilot Nitro eLoad

Bitstop is now pilot testing Mozcom's Nitro eLoad system. This will enable our subscribers to access our dialup systems, even when their favorite dealers run out of our popular Nitro cards. Call us now for more details!

PMS adds another Certification

Our congratulations to Sir Sonny Santiago of PMS (Presidential Management Staff) for passing the Microsoft Windows 2000 server exam.

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