November 2007 Entries

SWSoft Asia Pac and BNS

BNS met up with Mr Jan Jaap Jager, manager for Asia operations of SWSoft. The picture was taken at Changi International Airport Arrival lounge. Mr Jager had just attended the Microsoft hosting event.

Powerful Earthquake rocks Dagupan

Sketchy reports are in. But Dagupan just felt an intensity 6 earthquake. Will post more updated details as we get them. Thanks to MOND  for the following info: also felt in Baguio Source of Picture below: 45 km (30 miles) W of Dagupan, Luzon, Philippines 85 km (55 miles) WSW of Baguio, Luzon, Philippines 120 km (75 miles) NW of Angeles, Luzon, Philippines 195 km (120 miles) NW of MANILA, Philippines According to our staff , philvocs announced that the epicenter is in Bolinao, Pangasinan, where the faultline was.

MYMP Album Hits Platinum!

MYMP one of the country's leading band has produced another album that went Platinum! Our congratulations to MYMP. For a transcript of their conversation, please click here.  

IMMAP Christmas Party Slated Dec 6

Our IMMAP Christmas Party is on the night of Thursday 06 December at One Salcedo Place (function and pool area), Salcedo Village, Makati. More details are coming your way from Mike Palacios (PEX) or Shai Riofrio (EGG). It would also be great if we could have your friends in the industry join us at IMMAP in time to be inducted during the party. I'm attaching membership application forms for your convenience. Just email or fax me ( or 772-57-33) the accomplished form before the IMMAP board meeting on Tue 04 Dec.

PHNOG2 Workshop Featuring Dr Philip Smith

The *Philippine Network Operators Group (PHNOG)* in collaboration with the *Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)* invites you and your colleagues to the 2nd PHNOG meeting. This year's event has the theme *"Improving the Internet Infrastructure." As highlight, we have lined up top notch conference trainings to be conducted by renowned international experts from December 3-7, 2007 at the Astoria Plaza,# 15, Escriva Drive, Ortigas, Pasig City. Some of the featured speakers include  Dr.Philip Smith (Cisco) & Mr. Amante Alvaran (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) and Mr. Ceejay Dideles Jr. (ASTI**).  

BNSHosting New Website Sneak Peek

We are revamping our old BNS Network Services Hosting website. Please visit it here and let us know your comments and suggestions.

Philippine Webby Awards 2007 Video Webcast

If you missed it, here is the archived video of the 10th Philippine Web Award held in The Teatrino in Greenhills Commercial Complex last night November 23,2007.

How the San Rafael Website Came to be

The idea of putting up our own website is the brainchild of two staffs of the Municipal Planning and Development Office, me and Hernando Vizmonte, Jr.(it is just unfortunate that Jun did not live to see it in the web, he died on a motorcycle accident last Sept 16, 2005).   His death made me more obsessed with the project I had only a little idea of what to do. First, we installed an internet connection in our office by subscribing to Smart Communication’s wireless broadband. Then in a monthly meeting of the Local Planning and Development Coordinators in Bulacan, a... and Wins Webby Awards

Our congratulations to Sir Nante and Sir Dennis Manalastas. Their designs for and won the  best LGU at Peoples choice award!

Create and Secure Enterprise Seminar

CREATE AND SECURE: A Technology Update 2007 For Corporate Executives, I.T Managers and Staff  In partnership with WSI, Bitstop Inc Inc is inviting interested parties to attend the above affair featuring Adobe and Symantec. The venue will be at Gerry’s Grill Bar and Restaurant, San Miguel, Calasiao, Pangasinan on  Friday, November 23, 2007 from 8:00-11:00 am For reservation:Mr. Marlon Macam ( marlon[at] or call Tel. No.:075-522-5089

Businessman gets two years for selling pirated software

MANILA, Philippines -- A businessman engaged in selling computer parts has been sentenced to two years in prison by the Manila Regional Trial Court for peddling pirated software. Paquito Cantemprate Jr., owner of Benpaq Enterprises on H. Lopez Boulevard, Tondo, was also ordered by Judge Antonio Eugenio of RTC Branch 24 to pay a fine of P50,000 after he was found violating Republic Act 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code. Around 140 compact disc copies of fake Microsoft "Windows 98 OEM second edition" were seized from Cantemprate's store by operatives of the National Bureau of...

10th Philippine Web Awards

The tenth Philippine Web Awards is brought by Media G8way Corp., in partnership with the National Computer Center, Commission on Information and Communication Technology, and Yahoo! Philippines. The Teatrino in Greenhills Commercial Complex will serve as the venue on November 23, with pop bands Brass Monkeys and Join the Club set to light up the stage. For ticket reservations, call 812-8401 loc. 152 and look for PJ Chancico. More details are available on Bitstop Inc has been asked to encode and provide the webcast archives to this event.

Windows Media Web Archive: Magic Idol 2 Competition

The link below is the archived videos of the Magic Idol Season 2 Singing Competition held in Magic Club Mall, Dagupan City.

Bitstop Prez Awarded MVP by Microsoft

Bitstop Inc President Mr Wilson Chua was awarded by Microsoft with the MVP Award Digital Media.  Our thanks to the people at Microsoft Philippines and Microsoft Singapore! We are currently working on the Microsoft Zune and Xbox 360! Club 30th Networking Event / Christmas Party

The Club will be having its 30th networking event this November 28, Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The venue shall be at Ponciana's Kitchen, 67 Timog Ave. corner Sct. Torillo, South Triangle Quezon City. This gathering is exclusive for Club members only and are requested to confirm attendance for food count purposes. Those who submitted entries to the Filipina Writing Project were also invited. Interested non-members are requested to sign up as a member prior to November 28.

Call for Power Source RFP

Bitstop Inc is currently looking at a better long term power supply solution for our data center. We have several UPS from name brands like APC and Liebert. We also have huge generator set. But we feel that a better solution is out there. Our needs are as follows: Power to supply at least 20KVA with option to add more for growth to 50KVA. The generated power should be stable and suitable for highly sensitive electronic components. The power source would ideally be 'green' and not contribute to greenhouse gases and must be at lesat 99.999% reliable. Please forward your proposals to wilson[at]

Festival Mall Stores raided by NBI for Pirated Software

The latest Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT) - Retail Channel Enforcement action resulted in FOUR SIMULTANEOUS RAIDS in popular shopping complexes located in different cities in Metro Manila including Paranaque, Muntinlupa, Makati and Manila for software piracy. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Intellectual Property Rights Division (IPRD) confiscated all computers that were found loaded with pirated software as well as pirated software installers and will be used as evidence against the raided stores. This was executed in violation of the Intellectual Property Rights Code of the Philippines where offenders could be facing potential fines of up to 1.5 MILLION PESOS...

BNS Attends Digital Filipino Web Workshop

BNS Hosting send Ms Karen Pertiera to attend the recently concluded Web and E-commerce Hands-On Workshop.  The workshop was conducted by owner Janette Toral on November 12 and 13, 2007 at the Laboratory 1 of NCC / Commission of Information and Communications Technology, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The 2-day workshop discussed topics on Improving Website Performance and Navigation, the fourteen (14)  Rules for fast website performance, web navigation problems and improving web navigation design and Web 2.0 Applications. Part of the workshop included a hands-on where participants were given exercises using Open Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in...

Philippine Free Open Source Essentials Training

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), in partnership with the Center for International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) and the International Open Source Network (IOSN), are continuously pushing forth efforts to promote Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) in the hopes of its full acceptance and adoption in the whole of Asia and the world. Free/Open Source Software (FOSS), although still at its infancy, has been rapidly gaining ground as an alternative to commercial property softwares. It has given freedom to developers and users to use, distribute, modify and redistribute modifications without restriction, creating a tailored-fit application for the needs of the user....

Alert out for Stolen Laptop

Please be informed that there is a reported case of stolen laptop. See below mail from client. Kindly inform HP Services immediately should you encounter an HP Compaq NX6320 with s/n: CNU720078Q for repair . Please be advised that TBLINC-PBSP purchased 19 laptops from AMTI and have been using the units for some time until one of the units was lost last end of August. An incident report was prepared internally for TBLINC-PBSP purposes but was not able to acquire a police report because the police station would require to conduct their own investigation as a requisite for a police report....

BNS Hosting Affiliate Program

BNS Hosting have been a vital partner in putting brick and mortar businesses online. This whole new blue ocean strategy helped a lot of businesess serve new markets and lower their cost of acquiring new clients. However, BNS services still need to be introduced to a lot more businesses out there. We need your help. Help us spread the word about online opportunties for businesses. Please join our affiliate program and help spread the benefits of putting businesses online. We would like you to be part of BNS hosting Affiliate Program

Globe Event taps Bitstop for Webcasting

Bitstop Inc has been tapped to cover and webcast the Globe TYT Tayo Kabataan Gimik Day. The event consist of two main activities: 1.      Globe Broadband/E-Games Tournament of Champions – 10:00 Am – 4:00 Pm. Description: On-line tournament of E-Games sponsored by Globe Broadband, pitting top players from LuzVisMin for top spots in the international competition with highlights of Cosplay, free gaming, F1 video racing 2.      Kantabataan Grand Finals – 4:00 Pm – 10:00 Pm- Description: Top Youth Music Festival Competition with Top 5 National Finalists competing to be the grand prize winner for Kantabataan 2007 The Concert will feature the original...

Pangasinan Public Holiday

Monday November 12, 2007 is a holiday in Pangasinan. Bitstop Inc Inc will be closed on that day.

Digital Webcast for Monster RX

BNS Media Team headed by Sheila and Monster RX staff worked together to get a live feed and encode the stream ON site! This results in a clearer audio webcast! We previously encoded the off the airwave signals via our tuners.

2nd Chroma UPS blows UP

A system wide outage has been reported that was traced to our 2nd Chroma UPS blowing up. The downtime was from 8:30 to 9:30. We will be replacing the Chroma UPS. Our thanks to staff that responded to the problem

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