• DOST-ASTI and VMMC spearhead telemedicine session

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    Health practitioners and medical experts from the Veterans Memorial Medical Center convene to participate in international telemedicine session.

    Information has become the lifeblood of a globalized economy and facilitating its exchange across time zones has been a challenge practitioners seek to exceed. Fortunately, the rise of ICT has advanced different fields of work such as education, business, law, and agriculture- prompting effective resource management and driving faster services.

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  • DOST-ASTI attends international REN confab

    pictures preginet nordunetpic2016Ten NORDUnet Fellows together with organizing committee cap the last day of the REN conference held in Helsinki, Finland.

    The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), participated in the 29th Nordic Gateway for Research and Education (NORDUnet) Conference 2016 from 20 to 22 September, 2016 in Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland.
    Hosted by the Finnish National Research Education Network (NREN) Funet/CSC, the three-day conference covered topics such as innovative infrastructure and service development, advanced applications of research and education networks (REN), e-Science and e-learning, and security and risk mitigation.

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  • DOST-ASTI Network Partner Bags Prestigious SAGES 2017 Award

    With the use of Vidyo Conferencing Systems offered by the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), St. Luke's Medical Center was able to grab the prestigious Margret Oddsdottir Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) for their work entitled "The First Telemedicine Network of the Philippines: “Beyond Borders” last 22-25 March 2017 in Houston, Texas.

    Represented by Dr. Katherine M. Panganiban, St. Luke's Medical Center presented the current status of telemedicine in their institution, development and establishment of the First Telemedicine Network of the Philippines, and the essential needs and future of telemedicine in the country among others during the event.

    The partnership of St. Luke's Medical Center and DOST-ASTI had made Telesurgery and Live Demo Connection at the Cadaver Dissection course performed during the first Philippine Telemedicine Network Symposium last July 9, 2016 possible thru the Polycom Video Conferencing System. Said event was also able to connect via video-conference partner-hospitals including Veterans Medical Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, University of Cebu Hospital, Baguio General Hospital, Philippine General Hospital, Aborlan Medicare


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  • DOST-ASTI’s PREGINET supports PH telemedicine endeavors

    Telemed Manila Bulletin feature(Image Source: Manila Bulletin article by Wilson Chua "Using the Internet for Nuclear Neurology and Radiology")

    The Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), through its Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), continues to provide the underlying information infrastructure, which enables and sustains valuable collaborative scientific research and development (R&D) and capacity-building activities and applications in the country.

    A good example is the recent video conference lecture delivered by neurologist Dr. Teofilo San Luis on “Controversies on Imaging in Nuclear Neurology and Nuclear Radiology” held on 10 August 2017. Through the high-speed connectivity provided by PREGINET and the video conference server hosted locally at the DOST-ASTI, the participants consisting of medical doctors and staff from University of the Philippines (UP) Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Dagupan Doctor Villaflor Memorial Hospital, Baguio General Hospital (BGH), St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC), and the


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  • Statement on Recent PHOpenIX Peering Issue

    The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) established the Philippine Open Internet Exchange (PHOpenIX) as a neutral and non-commercial Internet Exchange that will encourage local telecommunication companies and other data service providers to interconnect ("peer") their networks.

    Recently, a concern was raised about the IP addresses that the DOST-ASTI advertises to its partners in the PHOpenIX. The DOST-ASTI clarifies that its entire IP address block ( is being provided and advertised to all peering partners; and that information about this address block was already available to all its partners in 2016 as part of the peering contracts or membership agreement documents.In specific reference to the site "", it should be noted that IPv4 address of this site is embedded or subsumed within the IP block Consequently, the contents of "" have always been accessible through the more direct peering route to the partners. This implementation, where individual addresses within advertised blocks are not required to be further white-listed downstream, is consistent with modern peering and network prefix routing advertisement practices worldwide.

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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

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