IN THE wake of two consecutive natural disasters that virtually turned some parts of Central Philippines upside down, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) has scrapped the 2013 edition of its annual SummIT this month.
Wit Holganza, NICP president, officially announced the cancellation of the 6th SummIT yesterday after the NICP board has decided to call the event off following the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda that devastated the lives of thousands including several ICT Council members in the Visayas.
“Faced with this situation, the NICP board has decided to cancel the 6th NICP SummIT,” Holganza said.
[caption id="attachment_3651" align="aligncenter" width="823"] A tree that remained standing no longer had leaves after super typhoon Yolanda swept Ormoc City.[/caption]
2GO offers free shipment of relief goods to Ormoc; Globe Telecom reconnects Tacloban
by Emmanuel Mongaya
[caption id="attachment_3599" align="aligncenter" width="672"] A Globe employee-volunteer hands over water and food pack to one of the earthquake victims in Loboc, Bohol.[/caption]
Red Cross donations via GCash urged; cell sites converted into free charging centers
Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom employee-volunteers conduct relief operations in the municipalities of Loboc, Maribojoc, and Loon in Bohol, benefitting some 200 families in each area.
The three municipalities are among the areas hardest hit by the earthquake which struck Central Visayas in the morning of October 15, 2013.
AIRASIA Zest has flown in aboard its PQ-7489 flight the first batch of relief goods from Manila on October 24, 2013 at the Mactan Cebu International Airport as part of its relief operations for earthquake victims in Central Visayas.
With the relief operation called “Bangon Cebu ug Bohol,” the AirAsia Zest offers free airlift services of relief goods and volunteer personnel from Luzon to Cebu and Bohol.
[caption id="attachment_3579" align="alignright" width="436"] (From left) Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) board member and Cebu businessman Ricky Dakay and Manager Nigel Paul Villarete welcomee AirAsia Zest COO Joy Caneba and CEO Maan
Archbishop Palma calls for unity in earthquake aftermath
THE shipping firm 2GO has offered free shipment of relief goods along with free ride for volunteers and members of the local media to earthquake-stricken Bohol.
Private organizations, civic groups, government agencies, and individuals may now send their relief goods through 2GO shipping, which opened a part of the SuperCat terminal in Pier 4 as drop-in center.
This developed as Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, in a statement issue to the press, has called for unity to meet the challenges brought about by the 7.2 intensity earthquake last October 15, 2013.
The Barangay Nutrition Scholars will converge in the CCP of the South (Luce Auditorium, Siliman University) on 07-08 November 2011 for their 7th Regional BNS Congress.
The Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) coming from the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor will converge at the magnificent Claire Isabel Luce Auditorium of Silliman University. Considered as the Cultural Center of the South, the Luce Auditorium will be the venue of the 7th Regional Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Congress on 07 – 08 November 2011.
[caption id="attachment_498" align="alignright" width="216" caption="NEO has carved a respectable market niche in the Visayas and Mindanao as faces the global competition."][/caption]
Ehda Dagooc of The Freeman wrote about Dell, the global technology company, making Cebu as a gateway to southern Philippines.