2000 Year 2001
Hosted Sites in Top100
(Jan 7, 2003) Bitstop is proud to have
4 of our hosted sites land in the Pinoy
Top 100 traffic ranking statistics from today's Alexa traffic
ranking update that cover the Philippines' Top 100 websites.
Passed Win2K Pro
(Dec 24, 2002) Jon Christopher Co
today, passed the Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Exam (70-210).
Like Mr Chiang, he used Keystone Learning Systems to review for the
"I have never worked on win2k
professional before. My very first hands-on experience was on the
Keystone Learning machine itself. Keystone made it easy to remember
and learn win2k pro."
It took Jon 2.5 days. This betters the
record set by Mr Chiang by .5 days!~ :)
NOTE: Jon is also a wizard in his own
right, but his expertise is in the open source arena.
City Hall Signs PAYPLUS MOA
23, 2002) Bitstop Inc and the City Government of Dagupan today
signed a memorandum of agreement for Bitstop Inc to provide the
Dagupan City Government with Yehey’s Payplus Online payment
gateway. Hon. Mayor Benjamin Lim (center) does the signing for the
City government of Dagupan and Mr Wilson L.Chua (left) for Bitstop
Inc. ACity Administrator Mr Raffy Baraan ( ICT Champion for League
of Cities) also witness the event.
Dagupan City Government creates
Philippine history by being the first city government to fully
enable its e-government
With the deployment of the online
payment gateway, Dagupan’s citizenry can settle, transact and/or
pay dues to the city government via the Internet. This is in line
with the Philippine eCommerce law which requires all
government agencies to conduct their business and perform public
functions electronically within two (2) years from the effectivity
of the law.
(Dec 23 2002) ManilaVoice.com's
officers and friends, (l-r) Edwin Canonizado, Joel Liao and Carlo
Valdez visited Bitstop today on their way to Baguio.
Thumbs Up" for Keystone
2002) Message from Robertson Chiang, CTO Mozcom Central regarding his
experience with KLS:
...".. My commendations to the
officers and staff of i.mind Caloocan (Ma'am Jaysie, Myra, Brian,
etc.) who have been very accomodating, courteous, friendly and
To those planning to get their staff
certified on Microsoft products, I give my "two thumbs up"
review to the Keystone Learning
System. I took a total of about 15 hrs of Computer-Based Training
(CBT) -- about 3 x half-days (Saturday afternoon, Monday afternoon,
and Tuesday morning), before taking the exam this afternoon
I have actually never used Windows 2000
Professional in my whole life (my workstation is still NT4).
Everything I learned about it for the exam, I learned through
This coming 2003, MosCom will be giving
a bit more attention to applications and services -- both of which
Microsoft technology plays a dominant role. Continuous training of our
staff will be a crucial component for all our success!"
NOTE: Lest we give a false
impression that Win2k is easy to pass, readers must be advised that Mr
Chiang is a genius and 'Techie' in the highest sense of the word.
Other passers took 1-2 weeks to achieve the same results as Mr Chiang.
Site Survey @ Southern Power
2002) Bitstop thanks Sir Alex Mendoza and Sir Reggie for their
invaluable assistance in conducting the wireless site survery at
Southern Power Sual Plant.
They helped us cart our various equipment
up 22 flights of stairs of the boiler building (64m from ground
level). While the tests were not successful, Bitstop hopes to get back
in the future with more powerful Cisco 21db solid dish antenna.The
test site is about 27.9 km air distance away from our
We never knew we looked good in Mirant
issued hard hats!
2002) Pictures below show IT professionals from Northwestern
University, Laoag and from St Paul University, Tuguegarao who were
successful in taking the Microsoft and A+ certification exams. We were
not able to take a picture of Mr Dick Chiang of Mozcom who passed his
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional exams. A common denominator among
them is their use of Keystone materials as preparation for their
Our warmest congratulations!
Student Aces TESDA Competition
2002) Bantay, Ilocos Sur – Jocelyn Ricolcol, a
student of Macro Computer College
has won over competitor Choy Cendell Purugganan, of Data Center
College of the Philippines Vigan in the IT Open Category of the 4th
Provincial Skills Competition held at Marinella Complex, Bantay Ilocos
Sur on November 26 to 29, 2002.
Miss Ricolcol and Mr. Purugganan competed
with their skills and knowledge in computer operation, as they were
made to engage tasks such as word processing, spreadsheet, database
Macro Computer employs Keystone CBTs as
part of its training.
Yehey at PSITE Monthly Meet
Bitstop and Yehey are guest speakers tomorrow for PSITE's
Monthly Seminar Workshop to be held at Baguio Colleges Foundation,
This month's theme is 'Kaizen on ITE
Ateneo is 1st EC
Ateneo Information and Technology Institute today signed up with
Bitstop to become the very first EC Council
The MOA was signed by Mr Edwin Canonizado
for AITI and Mr John ang for Bitstop.
The Management Information Service Office of Pangasinan, headed
by Mr Modesto Singson and assisted by Mr Oliver Navarro tested
Bitstop's Wireless Broadband infrastructure today.
The successful test was conducted at the
rooftop of the Pangasinan Provincial Capitol Building. MISO was able
to connect to the Internet at 2mpbs with 97% signal strenth. The air
distance as measured by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) was 11.7km.
Bitstop also wishes to thank the following
for their invaluable assistance during the successful site testing at
various locations: Dr Bolosan (St Michael , Bonuan), Mrs Mimi Ramos
(DWAD), Ms Mary Jane Bugnot (STI Dagupan), Engr Geronilla (PhilCST,
Calasiao) and Jopat Rosal (RamCADD) and Efren Ignacio (VMUF, San
Bitstop is now confident of providing
11mbps of connectivity to sites within the 4km range, 5.5 mbps to
sites within 7km range, 2mbps to sites within 12km range.
HOTFM Abra, now
Abra Valley Colleges is now
streaming HOT FM 101.5 out of its facilities in Bangued Abra.
to listen to the feed.
2002) Excitement is heating up in Pangasinan with a number of schools
already registered and preparing for the regional competition. Click
here for the mechanics and revised schedules. Deadline to
register your candidates has been extended to January 3!
The competition will be held in Orlando,
Florida on May 18, 2003
DWAD Wins Award 4
times in a row!
2002) Divine Word Academy of Dagupan
has been awarded the 1st place in Region I for having the 'Most
functional Library for Private Schools'.
has won this award for the 4th straight year! Our congratulations!
PSU Instructor Aces MOUS
2002) PSU Urdaneta is at it again! Mrs Marlene M. Mangonon, aced her
Access 2000 exam with a perfect score of 100%.
(L-R) Mrs Mangonon, Joseph Gonzales Tagudin, and Jinalyn Pajela David.
Her 2 companions are students of PSU Urdaneta, who incidentally, also
passed their Microsoft MOUS Excel2000 exams.
Dagupan now has 3
2002) Bitstop wishes to congratulate the management and staff of Luzon
Colleges for being the latest educational institution to be
granted University Status!
university status was confered upon LC by virtue of resolution #
400-2002 and signed by CHED Chairperson, Ester A Garcia.
we now address LC as Luzon University?
Bitstop Peers with
2002) Bitstop is proud to be peered with the Preginet
Network. Our 512kbps link to them was provided by Bayantel under
our AE, Mr Joseph Nacorda.
Acad LISP Demo by
2002) Bitstop is inviting the public to witness the sharing of Autocad
LISP programming expertise from Archt George Goyena, UAP.
George Goyena, is a well know architect and Instructor/DB
administrator at Luzon Colleges
session is going to be held today at our training room from 2:00pm to
5:00pm. It will also feature a bonus session on construction estimates
2002) Bitstop congratulates Mr Marlon Macam, Senior Marketing
supervisor, for successfully completing the MOUS Master certification
in Office 2000. He will take exams in Office XP track.
Macam has passed Core exams in Access, Powerpoint and Outlook and
Expert levels in Excel and Word. Passing the 2 Expert levels
will qualify you for the MOUS Expert Certificate while passing any one
of the core exams makes you MOUS certified.
- WebbyAward Winner!
2002) Congratulations to Roger Chua's team and their website,
Kasal.com, for winning in the Home and Living category of the
Webbyawards held November 29, 2002 at the Dusit Hotel. Click
here to visit their website.
Bitstop and EC
Council at PICS Ecommerce Congress and Exhibit
2002) Bitstop participated in the just concluded First E-commerce
Congress and Exhibit at Hotel Intercon, Makati held last Nov 20-23, 2002.
Shown in Photo are Mr. Wilson Wong and Mr. Sanjay Bavisi from WordWare Malaysia who
were in the Bitstop booth to promote the EC Council curriculum and
certification exams. Also in Photo are Mr. Edwin Canonizado of
Ateneo and Mr. Wilson Chua, Bitstop's CEO.
Wilson speaks at St Paul's E-Link 2002
2002) Mr. Wilson Chua was a resource speaker at St Paul's University
in Tuguegarao. He talked of and demonstrated hard diskless
workstations, Wireless technology via Cisco and touched on Cache
St Paul's E-Link 2002 is on its fourth year
and showcases innovations and new technologies. A huge number of
Region 2 colleges and universities attended the event. Our
congratulations to St Paul's University for their pioneering effort.
Comsci Student Passed Microsoft Certification
2002) Lyceum-Northwestern University has produced
another Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
in the person of Mr. Darwin Domingo. The Microsoft Certified
Professional (MCP) certification is an objective IT
industry-recognized status that can be attained by passing the
requisite exam at a testing center like Bitstop.
Darwin passed this rigorous
examination under the training and guidance of L-NU's IT Support Group
head Mr. Erickson Gloria - an MCP himself. Currently, L-NU has three
MCPs, one MCSE, one MCDBA and a CCNA - quite a feat other institutions
in the city have not yet surpassed. This proves that L-NU is an IT
world-class institution with an up-to-date and effective curriculum
under the deanship of Professor Brian Bevan.
Featured in INQ7
2002) Bitstop's 'hobby' to put local radio stations online has been
featured by respected IT writer, Mr Erwin Oliva for INQ7.
to view the article
Click here to visit the
& Bitstop Discuss DS3
2002) Mozcom Chairperson, Mrs Beta Gan, together with some members of
her ManCom and technical team,
visited Bitstop, Moscom's pop in Pangasinan. Bitstop and Mozcom discussed Bitstop's planned expansion to DS3
(45mbps) among other topics.
Photo shows (L-R), John, Arnold Castro, Mrs
Beta Gan, Mam Elvie Lopez and Orly Andico.
& Bitstop to reduce SPAM by 90%
2002) Bitstop's Francis Vidal and Mozcom's Orly Andico are presently
exploring ways by which we could eliminate up to 90% of the spam in
our email systems.
Initial results have been encouraging. We
are now eliminating up to 47% of incoming emails based on spam
filtering in place.
We are now seeking out feedbacks on the new
system. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with copies of email you think we should mark as spam.
Host PICS Website
2002) Bitstop is proud to have been choosen by the prestigious Philippine
Internet Commerce Society to host their web page.
The Philippine Internet Commerce Society is
a non-stock and non-profit, SEC-registered (#A1998-06511) organization
- Undertake activities to enhance and facilitate on local,
regional and national levels the advancement and development of
Internet and electronic commerce.
- Serve as the private sector advocate of Internet and electronic
- Contribute to the advancement of the state-of-the-art Internet
and electronic commerce.
- Provide a forum for the dissemination, acquisition, exchange of
information on matters of mutual interest to its members as well
as for the discussion of their common problems relating to
Internet and electronic commerce
MS Word and Excel Expert!
2002) If you are a college student and proficient in MS Word and
Excel, you may win office software
licenses and MS Press books for your school, an XBox for yourself and
the chance to represent the Philippines in the USA competition! Click
here to read the mechanics of the competition. Hurry! The
deadline for registration is on Dec 4, 2002.
Instructors gain MOUS certificates
2002) Aurelie Peralta, Marlene Mangonon, Jesusa Macanlalay and
Claudine de Guzman successfully passed their first MOUS exams. Mr.
Peralta and Ms Mangonon are now recognized Microsoft Office User
Specialists (MOUS) in Excel 2000 while Ms. Macanlalay and Ms. de
Guzman attained their Word 2000 Mous certification.
Bitstop congratulates PSU Urdaneta for
supporting and encouraging industry certifications among their
writes about EC Council
here to read about e-biz Certification from EC Council as reported
by Inquirer's Infotech section from the press conference held at RCBC Plaza.
Council Press Conference
2002) Bitstop is inviting interested parties to join us in the
International Council of E-commerce Consultants' press conference.
This is to be held at RCBC Plaza, Level 5, Podium 4, room 530.
affair will be spearheaded by Mr. Wilson Wong, of
WordWare Malaysia who will be
flying in to also open the Bitstop booth at the First E-commerce
Congress and Exhibit at Hotel Intercon, Makati on Nov 20, 2002.
107 Now Streaming Online
15, 2002) NU 107 , the country's
ROCK authority and Bitstop Inc signed an MOA for the later to stream
the popular rock station online.
allows NU 107 to reach a wider base of audience. The stream is
expected to complement the annual NU Rock Awards.
to Jim Ayson, its web developer.
Society for Music Education Now Up
15, 2002) The Philippine
Society for Music Education (PSME) is an all-embracing non-profit
association that is primarily intended to improve music education in
all its areas, to share new knowledge and ideas on music and music
aims are to promote a close relationship and increase the liaison
among music educators, scholars, researchers, composers, performers,
critics, administrators, business firms, the mass media, and related
fields to encourage and advance the standards of musical activities as
will be reflected in contemporary Philippines.
to participate in The
1st National E-Commerce Congress and Exhibit
7, 2002) With the support of giants of the local IT Community such as
PLDT, BPI, Microsoft, HP, Myayala, BPI Card and HSBC, PICS will
organize the 1st National E-Commerce Congress - "Making Business
work in the NOW Economy", slated on November 20-22, 2002 at the
Grand Ballroom, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati.
event, managed by Fiera de Manila, will conduct an in-depth conference
that will discuss current business developments in the areas of IT
Outsourcing, Wireless, Internet & Web Technology, E-Commerce,
Policies, and E-Government. Global business forecast, industry
situation, global market opportunities, current technology updates,
cutting edge web services, best practices and industry case studies
will highlight this year's comprehensive conference program
Attends Cisco University
7, 2002) Bitstop wishes to thank Cisco Phils and our lecturer, Mr
Arthur Tunggul Siahaan for inviting us to learn
at the Cisco University in Dusit hotel. Mr Francis Vidal and Mr Wilson
Chua, Bitstop's Cisco Wireless Specialists attended the affair.
lecture showcased the new Cisco 1100 and 1200 series that can do
54mbps! (802.11a,g,b) We learned new security features against the flip bit attack
and the man-in-middle attack against wireless networks.
streams RMN News
7, 2002) Mr Francis Vidal and Mr Charlie Canoy, Bitstop and RMN
respectively entered into an MOA to stream RMN 558 AM into the
the first AM station in Manila that will be using windows media 9
codec to provide the highest possible quality at the lowest possible
also check out all the other radio streams by clicking
Staff gains MS Certification
30, 2002) Mr Bryan Acedo, Bitstop Caloocan, today, successfully
passed his Microsoft Certification exam 70-218 Managing a
Windows 2000 Network Environment.
exam is one of the core requirements to attain a MCSA certification.
Channel Surfing with WM9 service
29, 2002) We have deployed the windows.net server with the Media
Server 9 installed. This offers instant-on that reduces the amount of
buffering when you switch from one channel to the next.
speed is more evident as your internet bandwidth increases. So dialup
users may not notice any difference, but broadband users will get the
feed almost instantaneously!
Here to try it out!
Hosts Ilocos Sur Website
24, 2002) Bitstop is proud to be chosen as the host of the Official
Website for Ilocos Sur. The site is
was redesigned to include new technologies such as Active Server Pages
and SQL, tourist-related data were also introduced to make the site a
tourism portal for the province
inks PayPlus+ MOA with YEHEY
24, 2002) Bitstop signed
a memorandum of agreement with Yehey! Philippines to promote the PayPlus+ payment gateway solution.
payment solution was the proud winner of Microsoft Asia Fusion .NET
solution of the year in Singapore last week.
in the picture (L-R) Mr Kevin Khoe, Mr Juan Chua, Mr Wilson L. Chua,
Mr John Ang. Standing at the back are Ms Karen Torres and Jason Banico.
Dagupan to deliver Cisco Seminar
23, 2002) Atty Dave Alunan, NBI supervising agent, has been invited by
Cisco Philippines to be one of their speakers in the Cisco Government
Alunan is tasked to share his insights on the importance of having a
secure network, having been involved in the investigation of a high
profile cyber crime case involving sunstar a few months ago.
affair will be on friday, oct. 25 from 8:00am - 2pm at the RCBC plaza
hosts Intel Website
23, 2002) Softrigger has engaged bitstop to host the Intel
Teach website. The whole site will be opened in November.
minor sponsor in Webby Awards
22, 2002) Its official! Bitstop is a minor sponsor in the 5th
Philippine Webby Awards.
The 5th Philippine Web Awards will be held on November 29, 2002,
7:30 p.m., at Dusit Hotel Nikko. For ticket reservations, please email
email@example.com or call
812-8401 local 157.
& Bitstop A+ Training
(Oct 21, 2002) Photo shows the
participants to the SLU A+ certification training conducted by Bitstop
Inc. A+ is a worldwide certification conferred on professionals that
pass the A+ exams.
Bitstop Inc is the first A+
certified Service Center. We are also an authorized testing center for
gets NTC License for 802.11b
(Oct 21, 2002) After completing
all the requirements, Bitstop Inc has been granted the license to
operate a fixed wireless spread spectrum radio by NTC Region I
Director, Engr Amadeo Yabes.
With this license, Bitstop Inc is
now able to offer wireless broadband internet solutions to Dagupan
City. The system will use Cisco's Aironet Wireless Bridges running at
top speeds of 11mbps.
Philippines hosts lunch at MS Asia Fusion in Singapore
Lunch at Peony Restaurant, hosted by Microsoft Philippines, at the conclusion of the Microsoft Asia Fusion 2002.
From left to right:
Edwin Boon (Microsoft), Edison Tan (Millenium), Kevin Hou (MS Phils country manager), Jimmy
Go (MSI Digiland), Jane, Wilson, Timothy (Shellsoft), Juan Chua (Yehey), Ian Zarzuela (MISnet),
Jasmin So, and Kerwin (Microsoft)
IT featured in Inquirer
(Oct 11, 2002) Bitstop's article
touching on the history and development of IT (Information Technology)
in Pangasinan has been published in
the country's number one daily newspaper, the Inquirer.
here to read the article.
Webby Awards & Bitstop
(Oct 10, 2002)
Bitstop and WSGroup are in talks for possible sponsorship by bitstop
of the 5th Philippine Webby Awards.
Starting October 18, you can start
sending in your votes to the People's Choice Awards of The 5th
Philippine Web Awards.
You can vote online or text in your vote to 2954, if you're a Globe
subscriber; and to 288, if you're Smart or Talk 'N Text.
For texters, simply send W-E-B-B-I-E-S plus the name of Pinoy-made Web
site of your choice.
Water District Website Hosted@bitstop
(Oct 10, 2002)
Aguador is now up. This is the website of Cabanatuan Water
District that is currently hosted at Bitstop.
The web developers are from
Compulogic in Bulacan. This site showcases the use of backend database
Valley's Internet now UP
(Oct 10, 2002) Bitstop is happy to
announce that the 128kpbs Internet access of Abra Valley Colleges is
Click here to view their
(Oct 9, 2002) Windows 2000 Advance
Server comes with Network Load Balancing service. This allows us to
form a cluster of servers that respond to a single ip address.
This in turn is perfect for
providing highly scalable and highly redandunt webservice. Websites
that are hosted in this cluster will always be up and available, even
if one or more of the servers in the cluster farm fails.
Look to this feature in our future
web service offerings.
Joins ISSS Phils
(Oct 9, 2002) Bitstop has been
informed by Mr Titus Manuel, VP, ISSSP, of the approval of our
application to join the Information Systems security Society of the
The formal induction ceremony will
be held on Oct 30, 2002 at the AIM conference Center.
Linux 8.0 now available
(Oct 8, 2002) RedHat Linux 8.0 is now available at Bitstop. Grab your copy today!
City's Website now Up
(Sep 27, 2002) Baguio City
Government's Official Website is now up and hosted at Bitstop Inc. The
project is spearheaded by Mayor Bernardo Vergara and the Vice Mayor
Lulu Tabanda and the city councilors.
The website was developed by
Intellixi and supervised by the MIS Project Management team and the
executive committee for the computerization program of the Baguio City
The official launch of this
website will be in 2 weeks time!
Computer Square now hosted with Bitstop
Banawe Computer Square, an IT solutions company based in Manila is
now hosted with Bitstop. Click
here to access
1st A+ ASC in the North
25, 2002) Bitstop is proud to share the good news that we are the
first in Northern Luzon to be accredited by COMPTia as an A+
Authorized Service Center. Bitstop is the 2nd in the Philippines to
become an A+
Keystone User gets
(Sep 20, 2002) Mr Bienvenido
Joaquin Jr a KeyStone user for Windows 2000 Pro of 2 weeks
was the recent addition to the crop of Microsoft Certified
Professionals in Pangasinan.
Joker passed Microsoft 70-210
Implementing, Troubleshooting Windows 2000 Professional exam. He
says.."Malaking bagay ang keystone sa exam preparation ko, ang
dami kong natutunan na wala sa libro."
Tests Diskless Win2kpro
(Sep 17, 2002) Bitstop is
currently testing a unit that runs Windows 2000 Professional but
without using a hard disk.
We saw this system running at the
Networld+Interop in Las Vegas and our preliminary results are very
promising. The system is very fast, and it doesn't require a lot of
Hooks up to Bitstop Internet
14, 2002) Abra Valley Colleges approved a memorandum of agreement with
Bitstop for the latter to supply its school with Internet bandwidth.
The agreement was signed by Mr.
Francis Borgoña for Abra Valley Colleges and Mr. Wilson Chua for
Attends WM9s Launch
(Sep 4, 2002) Bitstop was able to
catch the launching of Microsoft Windows Media 9 at the Hollywood
& Highlands complex in Los Angeles.
Click on the icon to check it out!
Joins SETI project
(Aug 29, 2002)
is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in
the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can
participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes
radio telescope data
via Broadband Wireless Demo
(Aug 27, 2002) Bitstop has been
invited by NTC Regional Director Engr Yabes, to do a VOIP (voice over
IP) demonstration via broadband wireless using Cisco Aironet 340
The affair is a joint info
dissemination project of NTC Region I and the Presidential Assistant
for Ilocos Province, Dr Ernie Mendoza, in support to President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo's call for Building a Strong Republic.
The affair will be held at Tepeyac
Incc, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City.
(Aug 26, 2002) Traffic
Xpress is ideal for those with
multiple links to the internet and have a need to optimize bandwidth
via transparent proxy server, and bandwidth limiting service and
provide security via a firewall.
Normal networks need to buy 4
separate products. With
trafficXpress, you only need one.
Testing Center Facility Now Operational
(Aug 25, 2002) Bitstop is proud to
announce that its Imind store in Caloocan, Metro Manila is now open
for IT Certification Testing.
Imind has successfully finished
all the requirements of both MOUS and Sylvan to be an authorized
testing center. Imind is currently connected to the internet via 2 E1s
(4096kbps) and offers very fast Internet access to its users with 29
high end workstations running in an Win2k Active Directory
A featured in Crossover Davao
(Aug 23, 2002) Crossover is doing
another first! The Side A concert in Davao on Saturday will be webcast
using both Windows Media and Quicktime.
Please visit www.crossover.com.ph
for more details.
Demos DSLAM @ PMA
(Aug 23, 2002) Wilson, Francis and
Melody comprised the Bitstop team that demonstrated the DSLAM
technology at PMA. The event was also attended by representatives of
the top educational institutions in the area like Benguet State
University, Baguio Colleges Foundation, and University of the
The team deployed the DSLAM and 2
sample ports at 1.5 kilometers distance. We were able to get 8Mpbs and
4Mpbs ADSL link with 0 error bit rate.
(Aug 20, 2002) Apple Philippines
conducted a workshop at Bitstop's caloocan office (i.mind)
today. Designed to unleash the cutting-edge capabilities of Mac OS X
Server, these rack-optimized servers offer phenomenal processing
power, jaw-dropping storage capacity, high-bandwidth I/O and remote
management tools that make them a snap to deploy and maintain.
(server returned to apple philippines)
Click on the Quicktime Logo to play the sample.You
will need to have Quicktime player
installed on your machine.
Websites hosted @ Bitstop
(Aug 15, 2002) Bitstop is proud to
host the following new websites:
investigating Hacking Case
(Aug 15, 2002) Bitstop is fully
assisting the National Bureau of Investigation in its ongoing
investigation of an eCommerce law violation filed by Sun Star,
Bitstop has turned over the access
records of all calls made using the hacked Sun Star account.
We are calling on the computing
community to come forward and assist the NBI in its
the Microsoft Office Olympics!
(Aug 7, 2002) Show off your word and excel expertise at the
National competition of Microsoft Office Olympics Win a trip and
accommodations to the worldwide competition in the USA, Microsoft
Xbox plus Microsoft Licenses for your School.
Check this link for the mechanics.
Host PSU Website
(Aug 6, 2002) Bitstop is inviting the public to visit
State University's website that is currently hosted in our
SysAd passes 3rd exam
(Aug 5, 2002) Congratulations to Lyceum Northwestern's
Network Administrator Erickson B. Gloria for passing
the Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Exam last Aug. 3. Mr. Gloria
needs to take only one more exam to attain MCSA accreditation.
hosts new Websites!
(Aug 2, 2002) Bitstop is proud to have been chosen by these 2 new
Philippine Canine Club
Angel University: 1st Regional Cisco Networking Academy
(July 22, 2002) Bitstop would like to congratulate Holy Angel
University for being the first Cisco Networking Academy north of
Luzon. This good news was relayed to us by Mr. Angelito Bernatia,
ITS Head of Holy Angel University.
GMA's SONA via PHIBI
(July 22, 2002)
Click here to hear the President's SONA (State of the Nation
Address). Or visit
Content Acceleration Service
(July 16, 2002) Bitstop is proud
to offer Global Content Acceleration Services for websites that wish
to be mirrored on 22 international servers around the world.
This mirrored content is paired
with advanced algorithms in content management that automatically
redirects users to the nearest available server.
Users in Paris will be served from
the Paris server, while users in Germany may be served from the
Frankfurt servers , and so on...
Government portal is the first to use this system. This service is
ideal for ecommerce sites and those needing high availability, and low
latency, fast response webpages.
The international servers are
located in: Atlanta(2), Chicago(2), Dallas, San Jose, Los Angeles(2),
New York(2), Seattle, Washington DC, London, Paris, Stockholm,
Frankfurt(2), Hongkong, Tokyo(2), Singapore and Taipei.
For inquiries, please
Jukebox now restricted to Internal Use
(July 16, 2002) Our apologies to
the internet community, but upon the advice of international experts,
Bitstop is terminating the availability of the online jukebox site to
Our advisers pointed out Bitstop's
need to be conscious of, and respect copyrights and avoid
infringements of any sort even if the site is done solely for testing and
evaluation purposes. Henceforth, the online jukebox will no longer
be accessible to the public.
(July 12, 2002)
Click here to view the
on-demand video webcast of Globe Telecoms' launch of its Globequest
service, featuring voice vpn, and click to talk backed by Cisco Call
now Microsoft AER
(July 11, 2002) Bitstop Inc today,
received the formal approval of our application to become the
country's 2nd Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller.
(July 9, 2002) Click here
to log in and test the Microsoft ClassServer deployed at Bitstop.
The user account is 'student' and the password is 'password'
If you would like to test this
system as a teacher, log in by clicking
here, and use 'teacher' and 'password' to log in.
tapped by PCI Asia for BGP deployment
(July 4, 2002) Bitstop Network
Services was tapped by Pacific
Consultants International Asia, the number one consulting company
in Japan, to setup, configure, and deploy a BGP
router at their head office
in Makati using open-source tools.
PCI Asia has several Internet
gateways provided via DSL from PLDT, Bayantel, and Globe. BGP will
take care of automatic fail-over and optimal route selection.
website hosted @ Bitstop Caloocan
4, 2002) Bitstop Inc is proud to have been chosen by the web developers
to house the TESDA website.
Click here to view the site.
Collaboration Partners Needed
(June 29, 2002) Bitstop is looking for partner schools willing to
experiment with us on using the newly released Microsoft
We will put up the network infrastructure, SQL server database and
the schools need only have Internet connectivity to our network. The access
time must be below 150ms.
We can jointly announce our progress in the upcoming CEAP affair on August
List of Participating Schools:
St Anthony's College
Virgen Milagrosa Educational Foundation
(June 29, 2002) To join the Office
Olympics, the University, College or tertiary-level educational
institution must be registered by an authorized school official at a
joining fee of P2,000.00. The fee is waived, however, for those
currently enrolled in Microsoft's School or Campus Agreement, or
those that have bought Microsoft academic software licensing for their
You can register by contacting
Microsoft Support Services through Telephone: (02) 886-5658 or
1-800-1-88-87884 (toll-free) Fax: (02) 886-5657 E-mail:
Now a COMPTIA Member
(June 29, 2002) Mr Brad Ball, AM-ASPIC, confirmed our membership in
the prestigious Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).
Microsoft's new MCSA certification accepts CompTIA certifications as
equivalents for electives.
Given Recognition @ Learn2002
(June 28, 2002) Bitstop is very touched to have been honored by
Microsoft Philippines' plaque of recognition in relation to our work
with the Connected Learning Community project of Microsoft.
The award was received by Mr Beam Lee in behalf of Bitstop at
theRigodon Ballroom of the Manila Peninsula Hotel.
soon to PBA live!
(June 28, 2002) With the formal signing of the MOA, Bitstop will
now be able to webcast the live PBA games to the rest of the world!
Watch this spot for further announcements. You can also visit the Official PBA
website to be launched
(June 27, 2002) An education portal which would feature the CLC
schools' websites will be launched today at Learn 2002 event at the
Manila Peninsula. Learn 2002 will be attended by over 300
participants from the education sector.
CLC Schools Deployed
(June 26, 2002) Bitstop teams have completed deployment of Microsoft donations
as part of the
This year's awardees include : PSU Bayambang High School (Pangasinan), Pavia National High School
(Iloilo), Palta National High
School (Catanduanes), Puerto Princesa City National Science High School
(Palawan), and Tulay Don
Bosco Foundation (Alabang, Metro Manila)
Nuke hosting now available
(June 28, 2002) Bitstop Network
Services is proud to announce the availability of its PHP Nuke hosting
service. PHP-Nuke is a Web Portal
System, storytelling software, News system, online community or
whatever you want to call it. The goal of PHP-Nuke is to have an
automated web site to distribute news and articles with users system.
Each user can submit comments to discuss the articles, just similar to
Slashdot and many others.
Click here for more
4.6-RELEASE now available
The FreeBSD core team has just
released FreeBSD 4.6-RELEASE. The complete set is composed of 5 CDs
and is now available at Bitstop.
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for Intel ia32 compatible,
DEC Alpha, and PC-98 architectures. It is derived from BSD UNIX, the
version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
It is developed and maintained by
a large team of individuals. Additional
are in various stages of development.
Night with the Stars!
(June 20, 2002) Tonight at the Rockwell PowerPlant, Crossover is
featuring Escape. The event is expected to be attended by stars like
Martin, Lani, and Joyce Jimenez.
Bitstop and Globe Telecoms have been tapped to provide the live
webcast of the event. Catch it on the 'net by clicking
here (click OnAir) at 8:30pm (GMT+8) to see it!
your Business with IBM
(June 18, 2002)
The IT community is hereby invited to the IBM seminar on the secret to
winning in today's competitive market place. Get to see IBMs exhibit
featuring the latest IBM products at special
This seminar is on June 21, 2002, Friday, 8:30am at Star Plaza
Hotel, AB Fernandez Ave., Dagupan City.
NT v2.0.10 is Out!
(June 18, 2002) Bitstop has just been advised of the newest release
of CacheXpress for NT. This release includes several enhancements not
available to the older versions, like smart mirror technology and
workarounds for clients that POST data with incorrect Content-length
Click here to download the new
Launches UnMetered Internet
Interested? Click on the icon to send us an email.
(June 16, 2002) The CommAsia 2002 event held last May 9-11 is here:
Webcast Archive This event is brought to you by Bitstop and
Live Tonight @ Davao
(June 15, 2002) Crossover and Bitstop is bringing the Live Webcast
of the Toy Symphony as part of the Crossover Live Tour in Davao.
The concert will be held tonight at 7:00pm at the Royal Mandaya
Tune in to
Crossover to get a piece of the action!
Bayambang is 18th CLC
(June 15, 2002) Our congratulations to Dean Clarita Jimenez and her
IT team for being the proud member of Microsoft's Connected Learning
As part of the Microsoft program, PSU bayambang High school
students will get hands on training on 7 Highend workstations and 1
server in a windows 2000 active directory enabled network. All
workstations come equipped with PXE NICs that allow for Windows RIS
(Remote Installation service).
Louis College Level 3 accreditation
(June 15, 2002) Dra Magdalena C. Jasmin, CHED Director, Region
I, announced that
St. Louis College
is the ONLY Level 3 PAASCU accredited
institution in Region I.
SLC President Dra Remedios Marinas invited Bitstop President, Mr.
Wilson Chua, to the blessing of SLC's new administration building
where the happy news was announced. Our congratulations!
Center's First Linux+ Certified Prof
(June 15, 2002) Congratulations to Mr. Genesis Esteban who
successfully hurdled the Linux+ exam by Comptia. He is also the
first examinee to pass this exam from our testing center!
Dinky would like to greet his cousins, Nicolo Dila and Darell
Samonte, who finished their computer courses in
(June 10, 2002) Congratulations to Mr. Erickson B.
Gloria, Lyceum's systems administrator, who passed the Windows 2000 Prof
exam on his way to the (MCSA) Microsoft Certified System Administrator
certification track. He is a current MCP on Windows 98.
1.4 Server Deployed
8, 2002) Pran has just deployed Bitstop's Counterstrike game server
v1.4 on our NOC. This is a free service.
statistics page so you know how good you are when compared to the
Try it out and tell your friends about it. (IP address:
server with an attitude
(June 7, 2002)Try Bitstop's newest IRC
-- now with services like NickServ, MemoServ, and ChanServ. You can
create your own personal channel using ChanServ (/msg ChanServ help),
register your nickname using NickServ (/msg NickServ help), and retrieve
memos using MemoServ (/msg MemoServ help). You need an IRC client like
mIRC to connect to the server. For help with the new features or
connecting to the server, e-mail
Bitstop gets Moscom Award
(June 5, 2002) Bitstop is proud to have been chosen by
fellow Moscom POPs in the recently concluded 10th TMNS Conference as the
choice for the TMNS Community Award.
The Community Award goes to the POP that has maximized
the benefits of the TMNS Mailing List for its contribution to the
enhancement of Moscom POP operations with its regular input of ideas and
suggestions on the mailing list.
The conference was held in Grand Regal Hotel, Davao last
May 31- June 2.
One more hurdle
(May 30, 2002) Joshua Buenviaje passed Microsoft Solution Architecture
Exam 70-100. Now, he only needs to take one more exam to be a MCSD.
Ready to serve!
Bitstop's Legazpi Branch is now open. Here are a couple of pictures
of the new store.
New Keystone Resource
(May 30, 2002) Bitstop is proud to announce new Keystone Resource
Centers in Cebu (University of Southern Philippines) and
in Angeles City (Enigma Technologies).
Mozcom Mail Advisory
To improve the quality of MosCom's email service to all its subscribers,
MosCom will be upgrading its mail server on June 3, 2002 from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM. All MosCom subscribers won't be able to download their mails during this
period. However, mails sent to your account would automatically be queued on our backup
mail exchange. Normal email service will resume right after the
Red Hat Linux
7.3 now available
Get your copy of Red Hat
Linux 7.3 3-CD set for only 300 pesos (PhP
100/CD). Call or e-mail us for more information. New features:
- KDE 3.0
- GNOME 1.4 with Nautilus File Manager
- XFree86 4.2.0
- GNOME Meeting video conferencing solution
- Updated Mozilla Web browser
- Printing Configuration Tool
- Redesigned boot program
- USB 2.0 support
- Improved support for digital cameras
Bitstop's new A+
(May 25, 2002) Our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Ronan
Floresca, Francis Mejia and Crisanto Maningding who have successfully hurdled the first of
two exams on their path to become A+ Certified Professionals.
New MCSE 2000
(May 23, 2002) Congratulations to Jerome Lee Buenviaje. He has
successfully upgraded his certification from MCSE on NT4 to MCSE on Win2k.
VMUF Doubles Internet
(May 23, 2002) Bitstop is proud to share the news that Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, located in San
Carlos City, Pangasinan, has approved the doubling of its current internet bandwidth.
VMUF is the first in San Carlos to offer internet via Leased Line and is
now the largest in San Carlos in terms of internet bandwidth.
(May 4, 2002) Photo below shows the staff of Bitstop
Network Services together with top Informatics Officers during the
launching of Bitstop Network Services' I.mind.
i.Mind is the Philippines first IT Certification Review
Center that hopes to increase the number of certified IT professionals.
to Certified Professionals
(May 3, 2002) Mr. Salvador Manaois III today passed the
Microsoft exam 070-216 Imp & Admin a MS Windows 2000 Network
Infrastructure. He is on his way to attaining the MCSE status.
Last Saturday, Mr. Oliver Sitjar passed Compaq exams for
Desktops and Workstations. This is in preparation to his company's
Compaq service center accreditation.
Auction deadline on May 17
(May 2, 2002) Emails for the computer auction will be
entertained only until May 17. The decision of Microsoft will be
announced afterwards. Please
check out this link for the specifications and auction guidelines.
to open on May 4, 2002
(May 2, 2002) i.Mind, the first ever IT certification
Review Center in the country, is set to open its doors to the public on
May 4, 2002. The whole day will be an open house event so the public can
get a taste of what i.Mind can offer
i.Mind is located at #300 J. Teodoro St., cor 10th Ave,
Grace Park Caloocan. This review center is equipped with a total of
4mpbs of internet connectivity. One E1 each is provided by PLDT and
(May 2, 2002) Bitstop is inviting ISPs and System
Administrators to a technical seminar on installing, deploying and
maintaining CacheXpress. The seminar will be held at AIM acceed center
in Makati, Metro Manila on May 3, Friday at 1:00pm.
CacheXpress is a caching proxy
program using Whirlwind Engine running on Windows platform that is 4 times more powerful than on
comparable Squid running on the Linux platform. This allows for better ease of use.
CacheXpress also boasts of support for transparent
caching via WCCP version 1 and 2. Bandwidth control per IP, IP
username or group. The corporate edition also supports
authentication via internal user list, LDAP or RADIUS server.
Interested Parties please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
E1 Circuit Now Up
(May 1, 2002) Right in time for the Bangus Festival,
Bitstop is happy to announce that our 5th E1 (2048kbps) circuit is now
is the Newest KRC!
(April 26, 2002) Mousehouse is the newest Keystone
Resource Center for Dagupenos wishing to prepare for the IT
certification exams like MCSE, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, Oracle etc.
22, 2002) Bitstop is pilot testing this new interface using VOIP phones.
Try it out and talk to us! You will need to have installed Microsoft
Netmeeting , sound card with Microphone and speakers on your system for
this to work.
Please make the call during office hours 8:00am-6:00pm
is 1st MCSA!
(April 20, 2002) Genesis Esteban (aka Dinky)
became the 1st MCSA in the North by passing the Microsoft Certification
exam 70-218, Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network
Dinky likes to greet his wife, Leilani who is now in California.
Malapit na daw ang re-union ninyo!!
Joins EarthDay via Webcast
(April 19, 2002) Bitstop has been tapped by Coca Cola
Bottlers, the main organizer of Dagupan's Earth Day activities to
webcast the activities.
see the website.
Video On Demand!
(April 19, 2002) Crossover , RPN9 and Bitstop has teamed
up to archive Ms Regine Velasquez' performance at the Captain's Bar in
Click here to view the
Stockholders' Meeting Video On Demand
(April 19, 2002) This is a sample of our work for
(April 17, 2002) The Daroya Accounting firm has set up
their own website at
You can click on the link to browse their site.
Microsoft Office User Specialists
(April 17, 2002) Juan Antonio Ang Chua, 13 years old,
passed the Word Mous certification. His brother, Keith Timothy Ang
Chua, 12 years old, grabbed the title Anton previously held as the
youngest Excel 2000 Office User Specialist in the Philippines.
(April 16, 2002) Mr. Oliver Walthern of Joycomp
Computers passed his second exam, Administering Windows 2000 Server,
last April 8 and is on the road to upgrading his MCSE status to the
Windows 2000 platform. Our congratulations!
To prepare for the exams, we are sure Oliver used
Joycomp Computers' Keystone Resource Center that has the materials
needed to review for IT certifications.
Pilots Iba Node
(April 15, 2002) Bitstop wishes to thank Digtel-IBA
personnel Mr Boni De
Leon, Roger Villarin, Frederick Pascual and Mr Dennis Bundang for the
invaluable support in setting up Bitstop's Dialup node in Iba, Zambales!
The team is ably led by their operations chief Mr Alfredo Gatdula
Iba Dialup Pilot Number is 047-8113250 (up to 65) Please
hard code your DNS
settings. These are: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
Tapped for Globe Webcast
(April 10, 2002) Bitstop Network Services has been
tapped by Globe Telecoms to do a live webcast of their stockholders'
meeting to be held at Hotel Intercon, Makati on April 11, 2002.
view the live webcast
computer units to be auctioned off
(April 8, 2002) Are you interested in used computer
units? You may want to participate in an auction for 17 computer
Click here to
see the specs and mechanics of the auction.
Site in Turbo Mode!
(April 5, 2002) Thru the combined efforts of the Office
of the President, Bitstop, ASTI, Microsoft and Softrigger, the
website is now web-accelerated on a global scale!
Access times based on
measurements in 10 countries worldwide show a significant drop in access
time from 60+secs to only 6.9+ secs!
Bitstop mirrored the gov.ph content on 22 strategically
located servers worldwide and employed a server side agent to
intelligently re-route client request to the nearest server.
Click here to
see the comparison and measurements results.
MOUS- Excel 2000
(April 4, 2002) Mr. Wilson Chua and Mrs. Jane Chua are
the proud parents of the youngest Microsoft Office User Specialist on
Excel 2000 in the Philippines. Congratulations to Juan Antonio Ang
(April 2, 2002) Mr. Rommel Cereno attained his A+
certification after passing the second required exam last March
26. Mr. Cereno used the Keystone materials to review for his
exams. Our congratulations! professionals.
(April 1, 2002) All Colleges who have and are using
licensed Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP have a chance of
sending ten (10) College Student candidates to compete in the MOUS National
Competition for MS Word 2002, MS Excel 2002 and MS PowerPoint 2002
between July and September 2002. The National Champions for Word and
Excel will compete in the MOUS Global Competitions in the USA this
House Internet Cafe is 3rd KRC in Dagupan
(March 27, 2002) Mr Ed Sevilleja, CEO of The Mouse
recently signed the memorandum of agreement with Bitstop, paving the way
to making The Mouse House the 3rd KRC in Dagupan City.
With these KRCs, expect better trained IT
is 2nd KRC in Dagupan
(March 27, 2002) Mr. Oliver Walthern has setup the 2nd Keystone Resource
Center in Dagupan. You can inquire at Joycomp Computers in MH del Pilar, Dagupan City.
KRC's objective is to assist in the needs
of IT professionals who wish to be rapidly trained for IT
now peered with Bitstop
(March 27, 2002) Mozcom Bataan is now part of the Luzon-wide peering network at Bitstop. Mr Bong Testa is the managing owner of
PC Comshop, the franchisee for Mozcom Bataan.
With this development, the Northern Luzon peering now
covers the provinces of Ilocos Norte, La Union, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija,
Pampanga, Bulacan and Bataan.
Bitstop is inviting all other ISPs to join in this
Yehey Founder's Speech
(March 23, 2002) Bitstop has just finished posting the
archive of Mr Dave Quitoriano, co-founder of popular local
to view the archive.
Marc Escueta Speech
(March 21, 2002) Click
here to view the archive of Mr Marc Escueta's speech during the
successful Grand Cyber Forum last week held here in Dagupan. Mr Escueta
is the founder of mp3manila.com
Live @ City Walk
(March 21, 2002) Watch the activities organized by
Crossover. Last mile facility provided by Globe Telecoms. This event
features FreeStyle. Click on the logo to view!
(March 21, 2002)
New Cisco 3700 Series
Routers that integrates switching module in a compact size!
Happy Hour for Nitro & Mozcom users
(March 21, 2002) For a limited time, starting from April
1, 2002 until further notice, happy hour for internet users of Nitro and
Mozcom will start at 7pm (instead of 11 pm) to 7 am. During happy hour,
Mozcom postpaid users surf at only half the price while Nitro users
get double the hours!
exhibit at Grand Cyber Forum (Dagupan IT Expo 2002)
(Mar 16, 2002) The Grand Cyber Forum
wrapped up a successful conference and exhibition on IT at the People's
Astrodome. Bitstop's booth showcased a learning solution -
Keystone Learning Systems, Cisco IP Telephony, and video peripherals
like Sanyo Projector and Plasma screens. Our thanks to the distributors
who supported us with their demo products.
(Mar 13, 2002) Bitstop met up with
Benjamin Pennell Jr in Prantit Mall (the viramall of bangkok). JR is now
in the US and working there.
(Mar 15, 2002) Mr Peter Faccin of
Australia passed his CCNA exam at Bitstop's testing facility with an
almost perfect score.
Cyber Forum Opening
(Mar 12, 2002) No less than Ex President
Fidel V Ramos graced the opening of the Grand
Cyber Forum today that was held at People's Astrodome in Dagupan
An award was given to Pres Ramos by
Dagupan City mayor, Benjamin Lim during the ceremonies. The event was
very well attended. The occasion was also used to launch the official City
to view Pres. Ramos' speech.
Specifies MOUS Cert for Hiring
(Mar 12, 2002) Mayor Albert Garcia of
Balanga Bataan, set the trend today by being the first city mayor to
require MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) Certification in the Criteria
for selection, hiring, placement and promotion of personnel vying for
computer operator's position.
This move will encourage educational institutions to
upgrade their facilities to be able to produce MOUS-certified students.
Currently very few schools even have MOUS certified instructors.
Prof exam hurdled
(Mar 11, 2002) Bitstop congratulates Mr.
Oliver Walthern for passing exam 070-210 Installing, Configuring and
Administering MS Win 2k Professional. Mr. Walthern is an MCSE on
NT platform and is pursuing re-certification on the Win2k track.
On a related note, Oliver used the Keystone
Learning materials as an exam preparation guide. Please check the
link for more details.
New KRC's in the Philippines
(Mar 1, 2002) Bitstop is happy to
announce that Keystone Resource Center is now powering some of the
course offerings at Edupro in Amorsolo, Makati.
Also opened was the Keystone Resource Center in Cagayan De Oro, under
the management of CORE.
Bitstop also promoted Keystone at the recently completed PSITE
(Philippine Society of IT Educators) National convention held
in Davao. Digital Interface, our Davao distributor was on hand to
represent Keystone in the said affair.
& Kasal.com to Webcast Weddings
(Mar 1, 2002) Bitstop and Web
Philippines, are jointly collaborating to have future weddings put on
developed as Bitstop started getting several inquiries about webcasting
weddings. It seems that it is a lot more practical to show the live
wedding in progress as opposed to flying in your relatives from abroad.
Webcasts TV Patrol Dagupan
(Feb 28, 2002) Bitstop is proud to
webcast the daily TV Patrol program of ABS-CBN Dagupan.
Click here to view the official
joins COMDDAP in Baguio
(Feb 26, 2002) Bitstop joins the COMDDAP
Baguio 2002 event in Baguio. Visit us at booth #24.
The COMDDAP Baguio 2002 event is scheduled to take place
from February 26 to February 28 at the Baguio Country Club, Baguio City.
Through its expositions around the country, COMDDAP showcases the latest
I.T. products and available technology. The organization also holds
monthly general membership meetings to share information and appraise
each other of the latest developments in the I.T. industry. This is the
first time Baguio will play host to COMDDAP's distinguished event.
I Anniversary webcast
(Feb 25, 2002) Bitstop in collaboration with Microsoft,
Softrigger, OPS and NBN is bringing to you live, the Edsa I anniversary
celebrations. The live webcast is in two parts--part 1 is from 7:30-10am
gmt+8 and the part 2 is from 4:00pm-8:00pm (gmt+8)
here to access the live feeds from the gov.ph portal.
Cyber Forum Complimentary Tickets
(Feb 23, 2002) Bitstop internet subscribers may call or
email Bing Berces to see if they
are eligible for complimentary entrance tickets to the Grand Cyber Forum
on March 14-16. Hurry, tickets are limited.
Concert Tickets Available at Bitstop
(Feb 23, 2002) We are proud to be a ticket outlet for
the March 9 GaryV benefit Concert. Look for or email Tess
Movida for details on the prices.
(Feb 20, 2002) We have archived Crossover's Anniversary
Celebration at the Hard Rock Cafe!
Here is the link to the archive:
I celebrations live @ www.gov.ph
(Feb 20, 2002) Can't make it to the EDSA celebration this year? Get there
on time and with no hassles via cyberspace by logging on to www.gov.ph.
February 25, 2002 marks
the 16th anniversary of the peaceful People Power revolt which ushered
the return of the democratic system in the country. The government
has prepared a full day of celebration which begins with a Flag Raising
Ceremony at the People Power Monument will commence at 7:45 a.m. A
rosary procession soon after this will start from the People Power
Monument walking towards EDSA Shrine. The Eucharistic Celebration
at EDSA Shrine will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The main program of the
day begins at 4:30 p.m. at the People Power Monument. The
afternoon features the launching of the "Rally to the Flag"
Campaign, the Sectoral Dialogues Report, "Handog sa Bansang
Pilipino" Pledge-signing, Freedom and Peace Awarding Ceremonies,
and the keynote address to be delivered by Her Excellency President
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. All these activities can be seen live via
media streaming technology at www.gov.ph.
(Feb 15, 2002) We received this note from the importer of Mag
This is to
inform you that last February 16, 2002 (Saturday), a 1x40' container of
Mag XJ558 has been hijacked. The
National Bureau of Investigation and all the police stations were
already alerted about the said incident and necessary actions have
already been taken to locate the culprits.
units bear the serial numbers FTPC220006347 to FTPC220007154.
Hosted @ Bitstop
(Feb 15, 2002) Mareco Broadcasting Corp's Crossover
Official webpage is now proudly hosted at Bitstop Inc.
The website is maintained by canadian based Interad Media Design
Video Conferencing PressCon
(Feb 15, 2002) Qnet's Video Conferencing Solution allows users in
Hongkong (and soon Saudi Arabia) to call and see users in the
Philippines. In Dagupan, users can hook up via Bitstop's multimedia
Click here to view the ABS-CBN
TV Patrol Coverage.
Digital Dashboard R&D
(Feb 15, 2002) Bitstop is collaborating with fellow MCSE Benz Cuison
in deploying and testing SQL2000
Digital Dashboard. We plan to demonstrate this in Mar 12-16 during
the Grand Cyber Forum to be held in People's Astrodome, Dagupan City
The files are available on our ftp
soon to be live on the Net
(Feb 15, 2002) Bitstop and Radyo Mindanao Network Inc., represented
by Mr Cris Hermosisima, recently entered into an agreement for Bitstop
to webcast KCFM's radio broadcast. Please wait for further
Travel Site Up
(Feb 14, 2002) The MISO group has finished the travel website
featuring the hotspots in Pangasinan.Click here
to visit the site.
Concert Mar 9
(Feb 9, 2002) The Dr
Vivencio Villaflor Sr Medical Foundation is bringing Gary
Valenciano over for a benefit concert in Dagupan on Mar 9, 2002 at the
The foundation's website is hosted using sharepoint team web services
Toy @ Bitstop
(Feb 9, 2002) Targus DEFCON security!
Project: Catalyst LRE
(Feb 9, 2002) Bitstop is currently studying the Cisco Catalyst 2900
LRE (Long Range Ethernet) that will allow up to 15mpbs over 5000 ft over
Cat 3 cables.
It also allows simultaneous voice and data over the same pair of
copper wire. No need to rip out existing PABX or telephone wiring in
If successful, (Updated 2/12) Bitstop plans to demonstrate this on Feb 21-23 at
Baguio Colleges Foundation, and again on Feb 26-28 Comdap, Baguio
MIX adds Wavephil
(Feb 8, 2002) Bitstop is impressed with the ever growing number of
peers at Eastern Telecoms Manila
Internet Exchange with the recent addition of Wavephil
to its peers.
It is slowly but surely growing to become the defacto IX in the
Paper accepted in APRICOT
(Feb 8, 2002) It is with great honor that Mr Wilson Chua's position
paper on proxy peering has been accepted at the prestigious APRICOT 2002
to be held in Thailand on Feb 28-Mar 8, 2002.
paper will be presented on Mar 5, 2002 4-5:30pm under section 6.2
hosts Grand CyberForum
(Feb 7, 2002) Pangasinan's first IT convention and exhibition in the
Northern Luzon area, Grand Cyber Forum, is hosted at Bitstop's server. Click
here to find out more.
7, 2002) Bitstop is proud to be the host for Ms Cynthia
Alexander's Official Website!
vocalizations go head-to-head with 90s singer -songwriters like PJ
Harvey, Sheryl Crow and Alanis- you know, that left-of-center
unprettified girl-woman tone that spells alterno-pop and won't play on
the Mellow Touch. Insomnia, the carrier song, is only a preview of the
artist's refreshing vocal and instrumental repertoire. All throughout
the album are different interesting motifs played on octavina, guitar
and fretless bass as well as numerous gongs and bells that give a rich
and 'unplugged quality--Howard Borja,
METRO Magazine June 1998
to Webcast Crossover Anniversary
(Feb 1, 2002) Bitstop, Globe Telecom and Mareco Broadcasting
webcast Crossover's Anniversary celebration from Hard Rock Cafe on Feb 21,
to Webcast LSGHAA Homecoming
(Feb 1, 2002) Bitstop,
Globe, Meridian Telekoms,
Eastern Telecom and La Salle
Greenhills Alumni Association have teamed up to webcast the homecoming
affair on Feb 2, 2002.
This is the Globe
webcast and this is the Eastern
To join the video conference use Microsoft Windows Net Meeting, or
any internet video phone software and place a call here.
& DLSU in Proxy Peering Experiment
(Jan 25, 2002) Bitstop and De La Salle University started our proxy
peering experiment. This experiment aims to share both organization's
cached data to one another, thereby minimizing the utilization on each
other's upstream bandwidth.
The combined cached space of both organizations come to a little over
half a terabyte. We are looking for more proxy partners to make the
combined space over 1 TB.
Interested parties are encouraged to email email@example.com
(Jan 25, 2002) Bitstop is now deploying and testing Gigabit ethernet
over Windows.net Beta 3 and Promise's SX6000 Raid ATA controller.
This configuration is the fastest we have tested so far.
& DTI to Promote Provincial Output
(Jan 25, 2002) Bitstop and The Provincial Department of Trade and
Industry is collaborating in helping to promote our province's
Please visit www.myportal.ph/products
Candidate Passes exam
24, 2002) Bitstop Inc wishes to congratulate Mr Rommel Cereno, who
passed the CompTIA A+ Core Hardware Exams, the first of 2 exams to
attain the A+ Professional certification.
Mr Cereno is a frequent user of Keystone Resource Center. He used
this to prepare for his A+ exams.
Telling ONline via Qnet!
Contact Bitstop for more details!
on SX6000 and .NET Server
Bitstop is currently testing Windows.net Beta 3 including its 3rd
generation Streaming Media (Corona) on an Intel Pentium III machine with
Promise SuperTrakSX6000 raid controller.
22, 2002) ASTI is pleased to announce the celebration of
its 15th anniversary this coming 28 January to 1
February 2002. ASTI is an attached agency of the Department of
Science and Technology (DOST) focused on Research and Development in the
field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The week-long festivities feature the soft-launch of
PREGINET, exhibits on Bluetooth and H.323 device
interoperability, as well as thirteen technical talks
and two panel discussions centered on three key areas: ICT, microelectronics
and technology transfer. For further info contact Ms Anita
2 Anniversary mass
(Jan 20, 2002)
Bitstop is proud to be part of the collaborative efforts of Microsoft,
Softrigger and Malacanang, in webcasting live, via Globe and
facilities, the Edsa 2 Anniversary Mass Celebrations.
The Bitstop team was headed by Francis Vidal and composed of Gerard
Viari and Allan Amihan
Click here to view the archive (Globe)
Collaborates with Globe
16, 2002) Bitstop is currently testing our Windows Media Streaming
Server at Globe Telecom. We plan to stream Mareco Broadcasting's
Crossover Live over this co-located server.
ATA Raid Demo
10, 2002) Bitstop got our hands on the newest ATA 100 Raid controller
courtesy of PCTrends.
Photo on the left shows Promise
ConnectStor II that can house up to 2 ide drives in either Raid 0 or
Raid 1 configuration. Setup was a snap! Plugs into any standard Ethernet
Photo shows the FastTrak 100 TX4. This is designed to handle up
to 4 Ultra ATA/100 drives with HOTspare in Raid 0 or 1
Live on Web!
(Jan 5, 2002) In a collaboration with Stormviz
and Eastern Telecoms, Bitstop
is proud to be part of the project to webcast Ms Sharon Cuneta's
Birthday Presentation tomorrow. Click
here to read the PhilStar article.
in on Sunday 5:30-6:30 PM (GMT+8) on ABSCBN Channel 2 or click
here to go to the Sharon Cuneta Website to view the webcast.
This show will be archived later on for on-demand access after the
Hosts Institute of Media
(Jan 5, 2002) The Institute of Media strives to be the
center of media and technology here in Asia and to
be at par with the best in the world.
As a scene for learning, the Institute of Media is constantly
evolving and sprouting new ideas turned into
application. So check back and you may just learn
to new Win2k MCSE
(Jan 4, 2002) Mr. Michael Tanedo, CCNA, MCSE on WinNT, MCDBA also
earned his MCSE certification on Windows 2000 track after passing the
accelerated exam and one design core exam. Congratulations, Mike.
As of this writing, the only educational institutions in the north
that can boast of having Win2K MCSE certified professionals are Lyceum
Northwestern and Luzon Colleges. L-NU has the most
Microsft Certified Professionals produced in the
Region, the other two are Erickson Gloria and Joemar
Office XP Training Now Here!
(Jan 3, 2002) Keystone has just delivered full set of Office XP
training in time for the new year. This training will prepare you for
the MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) Exam.
The office xp training includes modules for Access XP, Excel XP, Word
XP, PowerPoint XP and Outlook XP.
(Jan 2, 2002) After a long holiday, Bitstop opens today ready to face
the new year ahead. We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas
and new year celebration with your loved ones.