<<November 15, 2000>>
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Kimberly K. Obbink, Ed.D. <kobbink@montana.edu>

Dr. Jesus Y. Perez. Jr., M.D. <jyap@skyinet.net>

John Arnel N. Pangilinan, M.D. <docjohn@pworld.net.ph>

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D. <ralphrod@nsclub.net>

Dr. Ofelia M. Carague <omcarague@pup.edu.ph>

Salvador "Bhadz" Mainopaz <bhadz.bm@pup.edu.ph>

Carmen R. Alviar, Ph.D. <cedex_1999@yahoo.com>

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D. <upou@laguna.net.ph>

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo <fhs-upou@mozcom.com>

Herman D. Tolentino, MD <hermant@I-manila.com.ph>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Mario B. Mier <mbmier@pldt.com.ph>

Paul B. Villegas <pbvillegas@pldt.com.ph>

Dear Kim:

(1) I am happy to inform you about my very fruitful trip to Manila from
10/25th to 10/31st;

(a) to attend the 14th annual conference of the Asian Association of
Open Universities (AAOU) (10/25th to 10/27th), and

(b) to discuss with key personnel of various parties on our proposed
workshop for the creation of the Global University System (GUS) in the Philippines.

(2) During the AAOU conference, I met many people from various Asian
countries who indicated their strong interest in our project. I handed
them out pertinent materials. I will inform about them in my future
list distributions, since they will fall into your Asia/Pacific operations.

(3) For the workshop, a strong initial coalition has been formed in Manila by;

(a) St. Luke's College of Medicine,
(b) Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP),
(c) University of Santo Thomas (UST), and
(d) University of the Philippines/Open University.

Dr. Perez of St. Luke's and President Carague of PUP will solicit high
echelons of the Philippines governmental agencies (e.g., Ministry of
Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation and
Communication, etc.) for their greetings during the workshop.

They will also solicit their active participation in the coalition
for our project of creating the GUS/Philippines with the
establishment of a broadband wireless/satellite Internet.

(4) The purpose of this workshop will be;

(a) to plan the global e-learning exchange program between the US and
the Philippines with the use of the currently available narrow band Internet,

(b) to prepare for the feasibility study and market survey of
deploying a broadband virtual private Internet network with
wireless and satellite technologies among the participating
parties. Another workshop will be held in Manila in the future
for solidifying the plan of this study and survey. A grant
application for this follow-up workshop as well as for the study
and survey will be submitted to the InfoDev of the World Band as
one of the pilot projects of our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF).

(5) The workshop will be held at the PUP which has an excellent multimedia
lecture room (accommodation of 100 or so) and another large room which
has almost 100 computer terminals hooked to a campus local area network
at 10 Mbps -- which can be partitioned into two separate workshop groups.

Incidentally, the PUP currently has a 256 Kbps leased Internet
trunk line to the outside world and is an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

I checked its speed as accessing some of our web sites and found
that it is sufficiently fast enough for Roger Boston's
videoconferencing demonstration during the workshop -- though it
was in the afternoon of Saturday (10/28th) when their students'
usage was less.

(6) Key personnel of the St. Luke's and the PUP and I visited the
Philippines Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) company and requested their
services for;

(a) temporarily providing T1 (at 1.5 Mbps) Internet line to the PUP,
to secure fast speed for Roger Boston's demonstrations of
videoconferencing and Internet telephony,

(b) temporarily providing an ISDN line at 384 Kbps between the St.
Luke's College of Medicine and the PUP, in such a way that the
telemedicine demonstration can be performed from the St. Luke's to
the US via the PUP.

In a sense, the PUP will be a hub of this workshop for both demonstrations.

Note #1: The University of Santo Thomas may come in as a passive
viewer with the ISDN line -- this is to be decided later.

Note #2: The ISDN line from the PUP will be connected to the
videoconferencing bridge at the University of Hawaii (which has six
ports to which other interested parties may come in, e.g., from American
Samoa, etc., other than the proposed US counterpart demonstrators such
as the University of Michigan or Georgetown University, etc.).

(7) The key personnel at the St. Luke's and the PUP will;

(a) revised our previous draft of your grant application to the US
National Science Foundation (NSF) for this workshop in order to
include their perceptions and needs,

1. Reference #1:

DRAFT: Travel Grant Application, Mini-Workshop for Pilot Project
of Global University System in the Philippines for Tele-learning
and Tele-Health/Tele-Medicine at St. Luke College of Medicine and
The University of Philippines/Open University Manila, Philippines http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Manila%20Workshop/NSF_appl_for_Manila.html

2. Reference #2:

Pilot Project Summary for the Asian/Pacific Distance Learning and
Telehealth System In Support of the Global University System http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Final_Report/Pilot_Project_Proposals/Asia_Pacific/infoDev_Proposal_Form.html

3. Reference #3:

Global University System: Paper to be presented at The 14th Annual
Conference of The Asian Association of Open Universities at The
University of Philippines/Open University, Manila, Philippines,
25-27 October 2000


(b) construct a budget of their side operation,

hopefully, by the end of November so that you can submit your final
application to the NSF by the end of this year.

(8) Due to the NSF's lead time (at least 4 months) of approving your grant
application, they understand that the workshop may possibly be held in
the last week of May of 2001.

Best, Tak

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Kimberly K. Obbink, Ed.D.
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Dr. Jesus Y. Perez. Jr., M.D.
Dean of the College
St. Luke's College of Medicine
William H. Quasha Memorial
Sta. Ignaciana St.,
Cathedral Heights, Quezon City
1102 Philippines
P. O. Box 780
1099 Philippines
Tel: 727-7609, 723-0301
Tel: 727-5549, 723-0101
Loc. 5104, 5549 & 4803
Fax: 632-727-5549
Fax: 632-722-4318

John Arnel N. Pangilinan, M.D.
Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
St. Luke' Medical Center
Medical Arts Bldg., Suite 344
279 E. Rodriguez St. Blvd.
Cathedral Heights, Quezon City 1102

Rafael Bozeman Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Former President of Trinity College of Quezon City
Trustee, St. Luke's Medical Center and St. Luke's College of Medicine
Residence - # 7 Visayas Avenue, VASRA
Quezon City, 1128 PHILIPPINES
Tel. 632-928-9269: 632-455-7789
Cellphone - 0912-849-7604
Pager - 1441-141931

Dr. Ofelia M. Carague
Office of the President
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)
Mabini Campus, Anonas St., Sta. Mesa
Manila, Philippines
Tel: (63-2) 716-2644
Fax: (63-2) 716-1143
Cell: 0912-387-8968; 0917-538-1035
Pager: 141-625-017

Salvador "Bhadz" Mainopaz
Technical Operations Manager
IT Consultant
Polytechnic University of The Philippines (PUP)
Information and Communications Technology Center
2/F Learning Resources Center
Mabini Campus, Anonas St.
Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016
tel: (63-2) 338-7412/13/14
fax: (63-2) 338-7415

Carmen R. Alviar, Ph.D.
Seminar/Research Director
Center for Educational Excellence (CEdEx), Inc.
Suite 1613D, Central Park I
P. Binay corner Hen. Tinio Street
Bangkal, Makati City
Cel: 0917-469-1050
Fax: 889-5731

Felix (Lex) Librero, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research & Development
University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU)
Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines 4031
Tel: (63 49) 536-6001
Fax: (63 49) 536-6012
Tel/Fax: +63-49-536-6014
Trunklines: +63-49+536-6001 to 6 local 500/501

Dr. Teresita I. Barcelo
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Philippines/Open University
3/F UP Main Bldg. cor. P. Faura and
Ma. Orosa Sts., Ermita, Manila, Philippines
Tel: 526-2272
Fax: 523-1633
Pager: 1441-17-1114

Herman D. Tolentino, MD
Associate Professor
Medical Informatics Unit
University of the Philippines College of Medicine
Anesthesiology / Medical Informatics
Tel: 526-4258
ICQ No.: 52662721
Email: hermant@I-manila.com.ph

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair/Instructor
Distance Education/Technology Center
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy Street
P.O.Box 7849
Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: +1-713-718 5224
Cell: +1-713-822-7476
Fax: +1-713-718 5301
boston_r@hccs.cc.tx.us (secondary)

Mario B. Mier
Telecom Consultant
Sales Engineering I
Philippines Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company
6/F MGO Bldg.
Legaspi cor. Dela Rosa Sts
Makati City 1200
Tel: 632-887-5355/885-9003
Fax: 632-844-5048

Paul B. Villegas
Industry Sales Head
Philippines Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company
6/F MGO Bldg.
Legaspi cor. Dela Rosa Sts
Makati City 1200
Tel: 816-8564
Fax: 844-5234
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