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The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) in collaboration with the Internet Society – Philippine Chapter (ISOC-PH) and the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), hosted the “2011 PAttendees from the government, industry, and academe listens attentively to the plans of the CICT on the implementation of Executive Order 839.hilippine IPV6 Conference and Training” from June 24 to 27 at the Makati Shangrila Hotel Manila.

This four–day event has served 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 provided a venue to promote the adoption and deployment of the new Internet protocol and convened the Philippine Internet Community for its advocacy. It also coincided with the government's effort in promoting the deployment and use of IPV6 through Executive Order 839.

Mr. Jeffrey Tosco (APNIC trainer) coaches on one of the trainees during the IPv6 Workshop/Training.On January 24, 2011, an IPv6 Awreness Conference was held. The activity was opened by the Internet Society - Philippine Chapter through its representative Mr. Rodel Urani. It was followed by a keynote speech from the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Secretary, Atty. Ivan John E. Uy. Other speakers include, Department of Science and Technology- Advanced Science and Technology Institiute's (DOST-ASTI's) Director, Denis F. Villorente, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre's (APNIC's) Senior IPv6 Program Specialist Ms. Miwa Fujii, IP Networks Manager of Eastern Communications, Mr. Ramon Cerezo, and Chairman and CTO of Infoweapons, Mr. Lawrence Hughes. Knowledge and expertise were also shared by the Vice-President of Internet Society Pakistan Chapter Mr. Asif Kabani, Internet Society Program Manager for Standards and Technology Matthew Ford, and IPv6 Forum President Latif Ladid. All these experts participated virtually through the internet. The sSpeakers, partners, and organizer representatives. Left to right: Dir. Phillip Varilla (CICT), Dir. Denis Villorente (DOST-ASTI), Ms. Miwa Fujii (APNIC), Sec. Ivan John Uy (CICT Secretary), Mr. Winthrap Yu (ISOC Philippines), Mr. Rodel Urani (ISOC Philippines), and Mr. Lawrence Hughes (InfoWeapons)ucceeding days were allotted for the three-day hands-on IPV6 workshop in partnership with APNIC through its Training Officer Mr. Jeffrey Tosco.


The internet connection, which was fully utilized during the four-day event, was provided by Eastern Telecommunications, an Internet Service Provided (ISP) based in Makati.

More than 60 people from different sectors came to educate themselves with the new technology.