Katipunanbank.com

katipunanbank1Organized by spouses Mr. Gregorio P. Alano and Mrs. Bienvenida T. Alano, Rural Bank of Katipunan (ZN), Inc. which is presently at its new name Katipunan Bank (Zamboanga Del Norte), Inc. “a rural bank”, is the first rural bank in the Municipality of Katipunan, Zamboanga Del Norte where it is basically named after.

With its dynamism and aggressiveness, Katipunan Bank has certainly come a long way since its establishment some 28 years ago. They have kept true of their vision of excellence, and kept faith in their mandate of service. It shall continue to pursue its role as development catalyst in the countryside

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Review of Draft NTC Registration Circular

BNS is calling for urgent and rational review of the Proposed Draft NTC Memo cirular caling for registration of web content.  http://portal.ntc.gov.ph/wps/_mc/MC2009/electronic_games.html.

In essence this circular aims to require content providers (website owners, bloggers) to register with the NTC at the following amounts: Filing Fee of 300.00, Annual Registration fee of 6,000.00, with surcharge and penalties of 50% and 100% if the application is filed before or after 6 months from date of expiry.

From a hosting perspective, this registration requirement would add undue burden to our hosted clients in terms of additional procedures AND annual fees. This increases the costs of an online presence. Hosting clients and hosting companies in the Philippines would not be competitve because of this. It makes hosted sites in the Philippines more expensive compared to other countries.

Due to the worldwide nature of hosting service, clients may opt instead to be hosted OUTSIDE of the Philippines. Thus, not only will this regulation become moot and inutile, it would also cause the death on online businesses in the Philippines. This forces businesses away from the Philippines.

In the end, this will in fact hamper the growth of online content in the Philippines, rather than stimulate it.

As the draft purpotedly aims to “promote a fair, efficient and responsive market to stimulate growth and development of the telecommunications facilities and services” under RA 7925, this requirement for registration coupled with huge fees rans counter to RA 7925.

It will kill rather than stimulate growth.

If the aim is to protect consumers, hosting companies maintains records of the owners of sites. If there are issues with the website, hosting companies and service providers have the records to assist the Philippine Government protect the interests of the consuming public.

A registration procedure coupled with high annual fees is NOT needed to be able to identify the owners of the website.

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Saint Mary’s Publishing Corp. – Online

Saint Mary’s Publishing Corporation, the leading textbook publishing company in the country, brings its commitment to quality to greater heights with an array of both new and revised titles improved to meet the demands of the Revised Basic Education Curriculum of 2002.

SMPC products are backed up by the competencies of seasoned educators and curriculum developers who help make the instructional materials relevant to respond to the challenges of education today.

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Catanduanes.gov.ph

Catanduanes goes online to bring you nature at its best. The whole strip of this pearly island in the Pacific is virtually untouched, unspoiled and unexplored. It has a long string of palm-fringed beaches backed by jungle-covered mountains and crowned with jewel-like islets. It offers a totally laid-back rural charm, a beautiful natural environment and plenty of easy action at a pace that’s always relaxed.

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