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International Hamvention

Naga to welcome radio buffs in grand ‘eyeball’

By Jason B. Neola

AS an excellent choice for conventions outside the National Capital Region, Naga will play host once again to another international convention.

This time, is the grand meeting of some 300 to 500 radio enthusiasts and operators coming from different parts of the country, including those from overseas on April 10-12, this year.

Dubbed as the 22nd International Grand Eyeball and 83rd Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) Hamvention, the activity is aimed at gathering radio enthusiasts and partners who are also members of the international organization based in the country and those around the world.

IdealSpace Bootcamp

ICT roadshow to kick off in Naga

By Shiena M. Barrameda
Bicol Mail

NAGA CITY — With the objective of further enriching the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry in the Philippines, the national heads of public and private sectors involved in Information Technology-Business Processing Management (IT-BPM) have chosen to host a nationwide event which will involve nine cities and a province.

ICT@Bicol Council Chairman E. Daniel de Leon said that the first city to be visited by the key ICT members and players included in the event dubbed 2013 Next Wave Cities ICT Roadshow will be Naga City because it was adjudged as one of the top ten Next Wave Cities in the Philippines in terms of involvement in IT-BPM and the proliferation of Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) businesses.

Bearing the theme “Bringing ICT Opportunities to Countryside Filipino Talents,” the kick-off  in this city is slated on August 15-16, de Leon said.

He said that the primary focus of the event is to bring together the ICT industry players to discuss and present opportunities in the IT-BPM sector entrepreneurship, careers and to enable small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to adopt digital commerce.

He also said that this is a big opportunity for Bicol to highlight the capacity and readiness of the region as an ICT investment destination and IT-BPM hub.

Other cities that are considered Next Wave Cities that are also among the destinations of the 2013 ICT Roadshow are Baguio (August 22-23), Laoag (September 5-6), Tacloban (September 12-13), Butuan (September 19-20), Puerto Princesa (October 11-12), Cagayan de Oro (October 24-25), Tarlac (November 7-8), Iloilo (November 18-19) and Rizal (November 25-26).

The Roadshow is a project jointly spearheaded by Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Office, the International Business Processing Association of the Philippines, and the ICT@Bicol Council.