Online Registration For Summit Participants Is On

Online Registration Form for those who would like to attend the Second Mindanao Internet Cafe Associations Summit is now ready: Click the link below to register.

2nd MICAS Online Registration Form

The summit is open to all Internet Cafe Owners and Officers of Internet Cafe Associations in Mindanao.

NOTE: This activity is FREE for summit attendees: No Fees will be collected.

ICAT and DIGICA Joins the 2nd MICAS

The Internet Cafe Association of Davao Inc (ICAD) and I-Cafe Pilipinas welcome the participation of the Internet Cafe Association of Tagum (ICAT) and the Digos Internet Cafe Association (DIGICA) to the Second Mindanao Internet Cafe Associations Summit which will be held at SM-Davao City on February 18 – 19, 2010.

Second MICAS Welcomes GEM as a Gold Event Partner in the Summit

The organizers of the Second Mindanao Internet Café Associations Summit would like to express its deep gratitude to the support given by the Genuine Equity for Mindanao Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  Their active participation in this event shows their belief that that internet cafes could be considered as tools that would aid in the economic development and the promotion of peace in Mindanao.

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Intel Firms Up Support to the Philippine Internet Café Industry in 2010

Intel Technology Philippines the largest chip provider in the country has firmed up support to the internet café industry in 2010.  Noting the importance of the internet café industry in providing affordable internet access to the communities, it has given its full support in organizing the 2010 Mindanao Internet Café Associations Summit (MICAS 2010) in SM City Davao, Davao City on February 18 and 19, 2010.

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2010 Mindanao Internet Café Association Summit Expanded Theme

“Bringing the Benefits of Information Communication Technology to the People of Mindanao through the Internet Cafes”

The internet café industry has been around for more than two decades now if we take into consideration the establishments of LAN gaming centers in the late 1990’s but it is sad to say that it has never really asserted its leadership in the field of community ICT access in the country. In a recent study by Yahoo Philippines and Nielsen entitled “Internet Habits Study for the Philippines” it was found out that the Philippines has one of the smallest computer penetration rate in South East Asia which stands at 14 percent of the total population having computers at home. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Mindanao Internet Cafe Association Summit Is On

The 2010 Mindanao Internet Cafe Association Summit is scheduled to take place on February 18 and 19, 2010 at the SM City Davao, Davao City

For event partnership inquiries please get in touch with the Secretariat at mindanaosummit@yahoo.com

Bigger, Better and Bolder Events at 2010 Mindanao Internet Café Association Summit

Once again sometime in February 2010, the officials of the different internet café associations in Mindanao will troop back to Davao City for the 2010 Mindanao Internet Café Association Summit (MICAS).  Much like the First MICAS that was held in 2007, the Internet Café Association of Davao headed by its president Mr. Adolfo Solanor will take the lead in organizing next year’s gathering.

“It is an honor and a privilege for I-Café Pilipinas to be part of the team led by ICAD that would organize the 2010 MICAS in Davao City in February” stressed by Mr. Ed Zafra, Chair of I-Café Pilipinas the national advocacy organization mainly composed of the internet café associations and operators in the Philippines.  “We truly believe that the 2010 MICAS will serve as a vehicle in the further development of the internet cafes as a leader in community ICT access for peace and development in Mindanao” added by Mr. Zafra. Read the rest of this entry »