Thursday, February 28, 2013

I’m black and proud to be black

“I’m not offended at all,” Nancy Binay said during the campaign sorties of UNA at the Pampang Market, Angeles City.
“Black is beautiful, and she is beautiful,” Councilmens’ League of Angeles City Vice President Roy Ogurida said during the UNA rally at Angeles City.
Nancy Binay, who ranked fourth among possible senatorial winners in the recent survey of Pulse Asia, said the Binays are used to being the “underdog”.
Nancy Binay, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, got 43.6 percent of support from a sample of 1,800 registered voters aged 18 years old and above. San Juan City Representative JV Ejercito, son of former President Joseph Estrada, got 43.5 percent.
Binay only ranked 12th in a separate survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations last month, which was also dominated by Legarda, Escudero and Cayetano.
“We have always been the underdog. We have been through many trials and we were able to surpass them,” Nancy Binay told Vice Mayorable Candidate Mark Allen Sison on Wednesday during the UNA Campaign Rally at Pampang Market.
She said the good performance of her father, who has been consistently topping surveys among government officials, contributed to her high rating


Sunday, February 3, 2013


Due to scant broadband frequencies, the government plans to harness unused Television channels - White Space (TVWS) or ''Super Wi-Fi'' - nationwide within 3 years to connect rural areas, schools and also for health, disaster migration, e-services and e-business.

Between them, Metro Manila and Cebu have 18 unused channels, with 46 percent of spectrum wasted.

Davao has 62 percent TV White space with 24 unused channels and the country's rural areas have a total of 24-31 unused channels, or 62-80 percent TV White Space.

''When you turn on your TV to these unused channels, the set displays ''white noise'' resembling snow, with a hissing sound,'' according to Louis Napoleon C. Casambre Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO) in a press briefing Friday.

''They carry no useful information and contribute nothing to the government coffers,'' he stressed.

White space only served as ''guard bands'' intentionally left unused to avoid interference between active channels but recent advances in TV technology removed the need for them.

Combined, all the white spaces in the country represent a bandwidth potential of up to 703 Megabits per second (Mbps) with a 378 percent growth potential from technology improvements, Casambre pointed out.

At present, only 47 percent of cities and municipalities have broadband access. Just 45 percent of high school and 2 percent of elementary schools have internet access. A mere 20 percent of households have Personal Computers and most families cannot afford broadband connection.

Already, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the use of TVWS in 2010 for data communications.

by Yahoo!
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