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Brochure for the 162 to 52 Coalition Meetup at PICC April 18, 2012

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Twenty-five (25) governors will lead a high level meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center on Friday, April 20, 2012, to consider various solutions they can implement in their respective local government units  on how to trim down the levels of maternal and child deaths. The Philippines has committed to reduce maternal deaths to 52 per 100,000 live births by year 2015.

Segworks will promote MIHIS or the Mindanao Integrated Health System as a means of tracking LGU compliance.

8 solutions proposed in Telehealth Forum April 5, 2012

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Sponsored by the Ayala TechnoHub, Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Davao Medical Society, ICT Davao, and Davao Software Industry, the Telehealth Forum held at the DMS Building, Madapo, Davao City, on March 31, 2012 was a huge success. Eight (8) telehealth solutions were proposed by the teams constituted during the event consisting of nursing, midwifery and IT students, doctors and IT entrepreneurs.

Pitch your business plan in Silicon Valley March 7, 2012

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Join us March 7, 2012

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See you in Abreeza for ICT Davao GMM January 24, 2012

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We are hiring! January 20, 2012

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Congratulations to Piclyf and RAD Solutions January 19, 2012

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A giant milestone for Davao City. Our Davao finalists made it as WINNERS in last year’s ON/3 Pitching Competition. They will soon fly to California for their 3-month immersion and funding mission. Wow!

Congratulations RAD Solutions and PicLyf! You made us proud. You made Davao City proud. Your winning will send a strong message to the local and international IT innovations industry that Davao is truly the world’s best-kept secret. Watch out world. The cat is out of the bag. And we still have a bag full of tricks in store. Looking forward to seeing more of our local innovators, inventors, software developers in the next ON/3 Pitching Competition.

Extremely happy, grateful and thankful.

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Segworks joins ICT industry’s relief operation in Iligan January 11, 2012

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With the support of BPAP, CCAP, NICP, and concerned individuals, Davao Software Industry, Inc. (DSII) and ICT Davao, Inc. (IDI) launched a relief operation for the Typhoon Sendong victims of Iligan City. Segworks provided the vehicle to ferry the team, headed by Myrna Padilla and Bert Barriga, to Iligan City. With the organizational assistance provided by Gawad Kalinga through Jun and Lorelyn Dumaug, reliefs goods on board a 40-footer container van were swiftly unloaded and re-packed right in the middle of Barangay Hinaplanon where the raging waters spawned by Typhoon Sendong wiped out all inhabited areas within the vicinity of Magdulog River. A second round of relief operation is slated during the second week of January 2011.

December 17, 2011

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President Sam Matunog and Consultant Adrian Flores represented Segworks in the Philippine Health Outlook Forum 2011 at the AIM in Makati on December 13, 2011. ¬†Ambassador Roberto R. Romulo opened the forum with an overview of the theme “Pursuing Universal Health Care and Health MDGs through Public-Private Partnership.” He was followed by the annual health review presented by DOH Secretary Enrique Ona. Dr. Eduardo Banzon, the new PhilHealth President announced major initiatives being undertaken by the national health insurance corporation, among them the appointment of Dr. Alvin Marcelo as Chief Information Officer of the corporation. DOH Undersecretary Teodor Herbosa then briefed the participants on the DOH Policy Framework for PPP in Health.

Two breakout sessions then convened, with Group 1 tackling the issue of PPP opportunities for health and in the pharmaceutical sector, and Group 2 concentrating on PPP opportunities in the local government sector.

When the participants reconvened in plenary, Ms. Esther Go of Medilink, representing the Technical Working Group – ICT4H, presented the recommendations of the group concerning, among others, Health IT Enterprise Architecture, Standards, and Capacity-Building. It was a very substantive and well-received report.

With most of the participants staying on until the conclusion of proceedings, the impression that one got is a sense of optimism that by 2015 the Philippines might just be able to dramatically reduce maternal mortality rate to 52.3 per 100,000 births, from the current level of 162 as of 2011, and infant mortality rate of 19 per 10,000 births, from the current level of 24.9. These are some of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) which the country committed to achieve by 2015.

 

ICT Davao visits DMMA December 17, 2011

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Officers of ICT Davao led by Prexy Wit Holganza pose at the entrance of DMMA or the Davao Merchant Marine Academy during their December 2011 General Membership Meeting. President Eusebio toured his guests to some of the facilities of the school, including the state-of-the-art seamanship simulator of the school. With more than 2,000 students, DMMA is one of Mindanao’s leading maritime schools, supplying manning companies with highly trained and skilled nautical graduates and engineers.

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