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Daily Archives: June 28, 2011

Agustin Tanco Foundation, PhilCare lead fight against Diabetes

Statistics in 2008 show that 3.5 million Filipinos suffer from Diabetes Mellitus, a metabolism disorder that affects the body’s reaction to glucose or sugar when it is not broken down by insulin. Aside from this staggering number, 5% are still undetected, while another 8% are pre-diabetic.

As one of the leading causes of deaths in the Philippines and in the world, diabetes is a disease that does not discriminate. It strikes anyone—regardless of age or gender. If it goes undeterred, the World Health Organization (WHO) projected that by 2030, the number of diabetics around the world will reach 334 million people. Based on the same WHO study, 7.8 million of these cases will come from the Philippines. The health organization also predicts that the number of deaths will double between 2005 and 2030 without proper aid or awareness on the complications that arise due to the disease.
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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Health, PhilCare

 

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Globe expands collaboration portfolio with Web Conferencing

Globe Telecom recently announced the launch of its Web Conferencing service, the company’s latest addition to its portfolio of innovative and state-of-the-art collaboration solutions. Powered by Cisco WebEx, the service allows users to connect and conduct meetings with virtually anyone and anywhere in real time. It is offered through Globe Business, the group in Globe Telecom that serves small, medium and large enterprises in the Philippines with a comprehensive range of ICT solutions relevant to various business needs.

“With the combined strength of Globe and Cisco, an acknowledged industry leader in collaboration solutions, we are proud to announce a fuller suite of conferencing services for our customers,” said Grace Jarin-Castillo, Enterprise Segments Head of Globe Business. “Our partnership with Cisco ensures our customers that they are getting the most flexible and reliable web conferencing solution available in the market today,” she added.
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LTE technology to grow 3400% in the next 4 years

A study by market research and analysis firm In-Stat (www.instat.com) reveals that Long Term Evolution (LTE) is poised for a 3400% growth by 2015. The report states that in 4 years’ time, LTE would have successfully taken the crown from 3G as the most dominant mobile network technology around the world as 4G hardware and services become more accessible.

According to the report’s author Chris Kissel, “3G will remain the predominant service subscription, also with robust growth, but over the next five years things will trend toward LTE as 4G service availability is ramped up.”
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Globe Chief Legal Counsel represents ASPAC in ITU working group

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a global inter-governmental organization on telecommunications composed of 192 member-states and some 700 corporations, has chosen Globe Telecom Chief Legal Counsel Rodolfo A. Salalima to represent the Asia-Pacific region as Vice-Chairman of a special ITU working group.

The Council Working Group on a Stable ITU Constitution shall meet in Geneva, Switzerland on June 27-29 to tackle and resolve amendment proposals to the ITU’s Constitution and Convention which is in the nature of a treaty. The Philippines is a party-signatory to it.
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