Spotlight: John Louie S. Netro

John Louie Netro is a member of Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Philweavers , Tuklas Sinning and Aap. His website, Superluwi.com, also a finalist to the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Personal category, is basically his own persona that shows the toughness of being a Filipino. He believes that being a Filipino is already an achievement whoever you are whatever you are.

Louie was raised in rural farming town of Isabela and proud of being a “probinsyano”.
He spent a lot of drawing in his childhood and tries to learn and appreciate the good things in everyday life. He considers himself a happy person and loves everything – the colors, sceneries and life. Ever since, he always wanted to do something artistic in his life so he studied fine arts. He believes that life is like an empty canvas and we are the artists of your own lives.

Aside from his parents and friends, he gets his inspiration through the process of communication like joining art organizations, or even by simply reading magazines, chatting with friends and surfing the internet. But mostly, he gets inspired by observing his immediate environment.

Right now, he is currently working as an e-learning developer in Cypress Semiconductor based in Fort Boni. He also manages a small business, i.e., breeding/selling goats in their province. He also have a children’s book coming out early next year.

Spotlight: Oliver Ryan Alaiza

Oliver Ryan Alaiza or Joey is a freelance web designer and manages his own computer café, “Javahive”, which is located at Lagro, Novaliches QC. He received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at AMA Computer University and then worked as an Adobe Flash / Photoshop professor in a digital arts school in Makati.

His first major website:Joeyalaiza.com, a finalist in the 9th Philippine Web Awards under the Personal category, is a peek of Joey’s private life and his first hand knowledge about his generation, social growth and constant development in technology.

His passion for digital arts started during his high school days which led him to design his first website solely dedicated to his friends. It was in college where he realized that he wanted to pursue a career in graphic arts that he devoted his time to self-study adobe flash, photoshop, etc. Further more, he attended a crash course in 3D modeling and animation at Microcadd Technologies.

He considers his college thesis, “Save the Earthlings” as his best achievement which obtain him the Best Thesis Award.

Aside from being a web designer, he is currently taking pleasure in mountain climbing and a proud member of LMT Exploration Society. He is now fond of photography and aspires to become a known photographer someday.

Know more about him by visiting his website, JoeyAlaiza.com

Spotlight: RJ Yu

Rj Yu is a junior student at the Ateneo de Manila University majoring in Computer Science. He has a knack for both programming and design, often integrating both in his various projects.

He has been using Flash for web development since he first discovered it, and has fallen in love with the software ever since it’s widespread acceptance. His blog, orangelover.net, also a finalist in the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Blogs category, is a glimpse of Rj’s normal life and experiences with his God, his family and friends, popular culture and the technology around him that is constantly changing.

He is still currently learning a lot in the fields of programming and design, knowing his quench for knowledge will never end. He is currently working in various projects, both in and out of the web. Aside from IT related projects, he helps out in his local Church.

Know more about him by visiting his blog, The Orangelover.

Spotlight: Rick Manzano

Rick Manzano is an I.T. graduate from Asia Pacific College who’s majored in Systems and Software Engineering but absolutely abhors anything that has to do with programming.

Now, he’s trying to pursue his dream of setting up his own clothing line and to continue being a freelance Web & Graphic Designer Photographer.

A nominee for the 2006 Philippine Web Awards under Blogs category, his photoblog, ProjectManila.com, is his attempt to document his exploits in different parts of the metro (and beyond?) using mostly his trusty cam phone and sometimes his bulky digital cam. He’s currently saving up to buy himself a DSLR, hoping to be a professional photographer someday.

Know more about him in his Portfolio: RickyManzano.com

Spotlight: Intellego

Intellego Synergies Asia, Inc. (formerly CIS Phils.) is the pioneer in broadband Internet services, leading-edge website design and development, and multimedia software technologies in the Province of Bulacan, Philippines since 1996.

Powered by a team of highly-competent and creative I.T. professionals, Intellego—owner of the Bulacan Point-of-Presence of Internet pioneer Mozcom Internet (www.mozcom.com), has been providing consulting services to a prestigious roster of government, academic and private institutions within and outside Bulacan for the past 9 years. Intellego has the distinction of being an IT partner of the Provincial Government of Bulacan and the Bulacan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). As a testimony to its continuing commitment to excellence, Intellego received the much-coveted Most Outstanding Bulacan Businessman Award in 1999.

A respected authority in the field of I.T. in the province of Bulacan, its President, Mr. Dennis Gerard F. Manalastas, is the Immediate Past President of the Bulacan I.T. Industry Association (BITIA), and is likewise a former Director of the Bulacan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

Their valued Website development clients include among others, Microsoft Philippines, Lani Misalucha, Bulacan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Cong. Wilfrido B. Villarama, Cong. Lorna C. Silverio, Simbulan Industries Phils., Pilipinas Development Corp., Globe Care Services, Asian Land Strategies, Baliuag University, Dona Rita Realty Corp., Reina Realty Corp., Mighty Corporation, C&B Marble Corp., The Rocka Group, Contract Environmental Philippines, Bulacan Commercial and Industrial Association and Paradise Resort.

Second SEO Contest Underway

BNS is proud to be a sponsor of the PHilippines’ second SEO contest organized by Marc Macalua, who says:

“Right on the heels of the very successful Isulong SEOPH keyword ranking contest, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the second Philippine keyword ranking contest. This is a pet project of SEO Philippines, a local organization dedicated to the growth of the search marketing industry in the Philippines.

While this is first and foremost a keyword ranking contest, we’ve added a special twist. It’s called the Triple Jackpot Prize. With PHP 300,000 in cash to be given away to the best of the best, this is without any doubt the biggest search engine optimization contest this side of the globe”

Second SEO Contest rules are here.
Write up by INQ7.net is here.

Bulacan bags NCC 2006 Best LGU website award

Congratulations to The Provincial Government of Bulacan, for being at the top spot in the 2006 Search for Best Local Government Websites, an annual contest sponsored by the National Computer Center under its eLGU Project. Bulacan retained its title as they already received the same award in last year’s contest.

More of this story comes in NCC News

Further, Bulacan is one of the nominees in this year’s 2006 Philippine Web Awards competing for the E-Government category.