The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in collaboration with the Internet Society – Philippine Chapter (ISOC-PH) and the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), will host the “2011 Philippine IPV6 Conference and Training” from January 24 to 27, 2011 at the Makati Shangrila Hotel Manila.

The objective of this four–day event is to serve as a multi-sector campaign to promote the “Next Generation” internet protocol otherwise known as the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6), designed to replace the current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4). The event also aims to provide a venue to promote the adoption and deployment of the new Internet protocol and will convene the Philippine Internet Community for its advocacy. It also coincides with the government's effort in promoting the deployment and use of IPV6 through Executive Order 839.

An IPv6 Awareness Conference will be held on the first day which will be opened by the Internet Society - Philippine Chapter President Mau Bello. Guest speakers of the said conference include; Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Chairman Atty. Ivan John E. Uy, Department of Science and Technology- Advanced Science and Technology Institiute Director, Engr. Denis F. Villorente, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre's (APNIC's) Senior IPv6 Program Specialist Miwa Fujii, Vice-President of Internet Society Pakistan chapter Asif Kabani, Internet Society Program Manager for Standards and Technology Matthew Ford, IPv6 Forum President Latif Ladid, IP Networks Manager of Eastern Communications, Ramon Cerezo, and Chairman and CTO of Infoweapons—Lawrence Hughes. A three-day IPV6 workshop is also scheduled from January 25 to 27, 2011 which will be done in partnership with APNIC through its Training Officer Jeffrey Tosco.
An Internet protocol (IP) is a method by which a data is transferred from one host to another through the means of Internet. Each host, or computer is designated with a particular IP address that is unique from all other host on the Internet. For the past few decades, the Internet has used Internet Protocol version 4 (IPV4) but IPV4 has been showing signs of strains especially on its limited address space and its fast depletion. To address such concern, the Internet Protocol version 6 is created which will have the same function with that of the IPv4 only with larger addresses in a way that it becomes unlimited for everyone, with flexible header format, improved options, support for resource allocations, and provisions for protocol extension. IPv6 preserves everything that is good about today's Internet and adds more features such as stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, automated network management, mandated security, and new optional service levels.

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Denis F. Villorente, Director of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), was one of the four (4) CESOs who were conferred the 2010 Gawad Career Excecutive Service (CES) by His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III on 11 January 2011 at the Rizal Hall, Malacañang Palace.

The GAWAD CES is a Presidential award that recognizes members in the CES for exemplary performance and significant contributions, particularly in the areas of innovation, information and communication technology, social services, administrative reforms and public policy (definition from the CES Board). It was launched in 2005 eyeing a pool of talent, expertise, innovation and inspiration in the CES. In its sixth year of giving out the awards, the CESB has specifically recognized, among the rare breed of professionals, "men and women of science" whose objectivity, precision in action and logical reasoning have transformed into valuable contributions to a stronger nation-building and whose love of country, passion to serve and devotion to family and community have reminded us that an inspiring leadership truly exists in the country.

As a 2010 GAWAD CES awardee, who rose from being a Pisay graduate, UP Isko, an Engineering Board Exam top-notcher, a loyal technical staff of the Department of ScieFrom left to right: ASTI Director Denis F. Villorente, DOST RO II Director Urdujah A. Tejada, His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III, PCARRD Executive Director Patricio S. Faylon and DOH Undersecretary Mario C. Villaverdence and Technology (DOST), particularly, the DOST-ASTI, and a respected Head of the Agency since 2005, Director Villorente has been cited for three (3) of his most successful accomplishments, as follows:

1.Leading the continued growth and promotion of research networking in the country through the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network, most popularly known as, PREGINET, which has provided a faster and more reliable way of academic collaboration among researchers and scientists, and established internet connectivity to government agencies enabling them to comply with the Government Information Systems Plan (GISP);

2.Being an enabler of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) technology and awareness in the country, as well as provider of technical expertise, in lieu of paid IPv6 consultants, to both government and private telecommunication companies, on the process of gaining IPv6 capability when the IPv4 addresses are exhausted; and
The awardees, with President Aquino and other officials

3.Leading the technical team involved in the certification of the automated election system which was used in the May 2010 National and Local Elections and showed that a clean, credible and orderly electoral process is still feasible in the country with the help of technology.
Together with President Aquino, Director Villorente presents his plaque of recognition during the ceremonies

As a consistent Filipino scholar-turned-engineer, -scientist and -leader, Director Villorente continues to lead and guide the DOST-ASTI, certified ISO 9001:2008 compliant, in the efficient and proper implementation of research and development programs and projects consistent with overall national development goals. As an icon in information technology communications and network and space technologies, he is known to everyone as a man less in words but more in progressive and strategic actions. As a loving and very responsible father and husband to his family, he has also fathered the ASTI since the time he was put in the position and evidently, manifested a simple lifestyle.

Indeed, Director Villorente is a paragon of intellectual and technical capital that fights against the "brain drain" phenomenon in the country. He has committed himself more to an otherwise less financially rewarding career. He has made it sure that the taxes paid by the Filipino citizens for his education have created a greater return to the Philippine economy. Such distinctive trait is something any CESO should be proud of!

The three (3) other 2010 GAWAD CES awardees were Undersecretary Mario C. Villaverde of the Department of Health, Executive Director Patricio S. Faylon of the DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development and Director Urdujah A. Tejada of the DOST Regional Office No. II. Each of the awardees received a plaque of recognition and P100,000.00. Director Villorente was accompanied by his father, Mr. Ambrosio R. Villorente, his sister, Ms. Amelia V. Abuan and his staff: Atty. Carmencita M. Echano (Chief, Finance and Administrative Division), Ms. Narcisa Juvilyn C. CastaFrom left to right: DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, CESB Chair Justice Bernardo P. Abesamis, His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III, ASTI Director Denis F. Villorente, Mr. Ambrocio R. Villorente (awardee's father), Ms. Amelia V. Abuan (awardee's sister), DOST Undersecretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña, Atty. Carmencita M. Echano (ASTI-Finance and Adminitrative Division Chief), Ms. Mylene N. Monton (ASTI Human Resource Officer) and Ms. Narcisa Juvilyn C. Castañeda (ASTI Planning Officer)eda (Planning Officer) and Ms. Mylene N. Monton (Human Resource Officer) when he received his award.

The Japanese Government through the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), had launched the Asia Science and Technology Portal (ASTP). The ASTP website is designed to promote international research collaboration and researcher mobility. The portal contains researcher profiles, funding, job vacancies and international meetings.
The Asia Science and Technology Portal was developed to support searching of S&T related information in ASEAN+6 countries (Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and ROK) ; promote international joint research and research personnel exchange; enhance human networking related to S&T; and provide fresh and practical information in an effective manner.
Targeted users are:
researchers who wants to initiate a collaborative research in ASEAN+6 countries;
researchers and policy makers wishing to conduct research on science and technology policies in ASEAN+6 countries.
Further information about the Asia Science and Technology Portal is available at its website: