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The Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology Foundation (Bluepoint) continues bringing Linux and Open Source technologies to Filipinos nationwide as it hits the road this 2003. Patterned after the highly successful One Linux Day event of 2000, the Bluepoint Road Tour 2003 is a yearlong round trip from Manila and back, with stops in Baguio, Batangas, and Iloilo. This tour is made possible with the help of American Power Conversion and Computerworld Philippines.




The Bluepoint Institute, together with the Lyceum of the Philippines, held its final road tour stop in Intramuros, Manila at the JPL Hall of Freedom last December 5, 2003. Plenary session started at 9:30 a.m. Technical sessions were conducted in the afternoon by experts from Bluepoint and by prominent members of the local Linux community. The event was attended in by around 200 students from Lyceum Manila and neighboring schools.


Lyceum of the Philippines envisions itself as a center of academic excellence established for the purpose of molding the Filipino youth dedicated to the service of God, country and humanity. Guided by the motto "Veritas et Fortitudo" and founded on the precepts of developing God-loving Filipinos imbued with the spirit of service, self-sacrifice, genuine love for the truth, enlightened and assertive nationalism, and high sense of moral integrity, Lyceum is committed to the formation of the integral person.
National AnthemLyceum Chorale
Lyceum of the Philippines
InvocationSen. Jovito Salonga
Bluepoint Institute
Welcome AddressAtty. Roberto Laurel
Lyceum of the Philippines
Introduction of Keynote SpeakerVicente Pijano III
Dean, College of Computer Studies
Lyceum of the Philippines
Linux and Open Source FundamentalsMarie Grace Gaffud-Antonio
Bluepoint Institute
Linux Here and NowDominique Cimafranca
Manager, Technical Support Group
IBM Corporation
IntermissionLyceum Chorale
Lyceum of the Philippines
IntermissionLyceum Dance Troupe
Lyceum of the Philippines
Linux in the AcademeSacha Chua
Ateneo de Manila University
Do-It-Yourself Unbreakable LinuxEngels Antonio
Bluepoint Institute
Windows to Linux MigrationEric Jancinal
Bluepoint Institute
Mission-Critical Enterprise ComputingEngels Antonio
Bluepoint Institute

Our Gracious, Loving Father:

Ten months ago, we asked You for Your blessing on these young men and women who started a journey of faith and adventure by bringing a new kind of alternative low-cost technology known as Linux to some places and cities in the Philippines. They are about to complete that journey today here in Lyceum Manila and we are especially grateful to You, dear Lord, for bringing these young people home, with all the experiences and the knowledge they have gained and for the new lessons they have learned which they can share with us.

The Scripture teaches us that we may have knowledge and understand all mysteries, but if we have no love -- love for You and for those who are in need -- we are no more than a tinkling cymbal.

And so, in this Christmas season of grace and peace and love, teach us to be more kindly and thoughtful, more generous and more compassionate toward those of our people who are poor and weak and helpless. Even as we look forward to a New Year of pilgrimage, help us to realize we have a lot left to do -- many songs of praise to be sung, many roads to be traveled and many risks to face in a country wracked by massive poverty and corruption, and rent by bitter partisan politics and by unending crisis.

Help us always to know the difference between right and wrong, between truth and falsehood, between goodness and evil, so that amidst all the uncertainties that confront us, we can be sure we are with You and Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

Jovito R. Salonga
Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology Foundation
December 5, 2003, Lyceum Manila

Sen. Jovito Salonga leads the invocation.
The Lyceum Chorale sings the Philippine national anthem.
Lyceum president Atty. Roberto Laurel welcomes guests and participants.
Dean Vicente Pijano gives backgrounder on the Bluepoint-Lyceum joint activity.
Magie Antonio discusses some Linux and Open Source Fundamentals.
Dominique Cimafranca presents Linux Here and Now: Real Experience, Real Solutions...for Real Business.
Lyceum Chorale intermission number.
Lyceum Dance Troupe intermission number.
Sacha Chua talks about Linux in the Academe.
The final stop attracted a very responsive audience. 
Eddie Salonga and Dean Vicente Pijano present a Plaque of Appreciation to Dominique Cimafranca.
Eddie Salonga and Dean Vicente Pijano present a Plaque of Appreciation to Sacha Chua.

Bluepoint and friends after lunch.
Roadtourists pose with the Deans of Lyceum Manila.
Engels Antonio presents the Do-It-Yourself Unbreakable Linux.
Eric Jancinal discusses Windows to Linux Migration.

Engels Antonio explains the essentials of Mission-critical Enterprise Computing.
Q&A with Dominique Cimafranca, Sacha Chua...
...Engels Antonio...
...and Eric Jancinal.
Bluepoint hosts thanksgiving dinner for road tour supporters at Oody's Greenbelt 3, Makati City.
Nightcap with Sacha Chua, William and Carlos Yu, Dominique Cimafranca, Magie and Engels Antonio.