This concludes our month-long celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Philippine Cyberspace – commemorating the early years of the Philippine online scene, from the Bulletin Board era that began in August 1986 to the first Philippine Internet connection in March 1994. For your convenience, I’ve compiled the relevant links below. This is, for all intents […]Read more "Philippine Cyberspace’s 25th Anniversary: The Collection"
In the conclusion of our web series “The Day the Philippines Hooked Up to the Net,” we take a look at some of the immediate effects of the events of March 29, 1994. After the success of the first connection, Philnet paved the way for wiring up both the universities and the private sector (through […]Read more "The Day the Philippines Hooked Up to the Net: Part 6 – Aftermath"
In Part 4 of our series, “The Day the Philippines Hooked Up to the Net”, we have our first encounter with the PH Domain administrator. This was originally published in March 2001. (continued from Part 3) Showdown at the PH Corral Sometime during the first week of March, Dr. Rudy Villarica and members of the […]Read more "Hooked Part 4: Showdown at the .PH Corral"
In Part 3 of our continuing series chronicling the events leading up to the first Philippine Internet connection, we follow our hero, Dr. Rudy Villarica, as he continued to make the rounds gathering resources for the connection. From getting the funding, to procuring the Cisco routers and the know-how to get them running, to signing […]Read more "The Day the Philippines Hooked Up to the Net: Part 3 (The Cisco Kids)"
Presenting part two of our story of the events leading up to the first Philippine Internet connection on March 29, 1994. In this installment, we introduce a new character to our story, Dr. Rudy Villarica, who became so instrumental to the effort, he is often referred to today as “The Father of Philippine Internet”. This […]Read more "The Day the Philippines Hooked Up to the Net: Part 2 (Enter the Doctor)"
On March 29, 1994, the Philippines was connected to the Internet for the first time. It was the result of the work of a dedicated group: very young computer science teachers from the country’s leading universities, seasoned project managers, and network engineers. This is their story. This piece was originally published in the Philippine Daily […]Read more "The Day the Philippines Hooked Up to the Net: Part 1"