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Sanitized application forms

Leo Querubin of PCS sent me another set of application forms, saying

These were the original apps forms.

- http://sacha.free.net.ph/notebook/personal/digitalpinay-coed.doc
- http://sacha.free.net.ph/notebook/personal/digitalpinay-pro.doc

For comparison, the form I received in a forward is here:

- http://sacha.free.net.ph/notebook/personal/digitalpinay.doc

I like how the rules are no longer included so that they have more
time to make up their mind. I like how the form does not mention the
controversial prize of P 25,000 (look! the average monthly salary
of an IT professional!) or the form of the contest.

It is entirely possible that there really was just a simple misunderstanding.

It is entirely impossible for everyone to believe that.

It is also probably impossible for them to reach everyone the first
forwarded form(s) reached. They have opened up a can of worms, and
they cannot neatly stuff all the worms back in.

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PCS press conference on Digital Pinay

PCS is holding a presscon on Digital Pinay tomorrow, Jan 21,
starting at 3:30 pm, at AIM’s ACCEED Center. You and others
interested are invited to join. Just email (or text) me the names of
the people attending so PCS can prepare the necessary press kits.
Again, thanks for your concern. – Bombing

IBARRA “Bombing” C. GUTIERREZ
Editor-in-Chief & Publisher
Media G8way Corporation
3rd Floor, Eurovilla II Building
118 V. A. Rufino St. (formerly Herrera St.), Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Tel. (632) 840-4227; Fax (632)894-2487 Mobile +639178955739
E-mail: [email protected]

E-Mail from Dominique Cimafranca

I’m in Japan, so I can’t go. I’ll prepare a list of questions later, though. Who can make it?

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mac_bolan00 on Atenista.net

http://atenista.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=3021&st=0

mac_bolan00 posted on Jan 20 2005, 12:42 PM

just a guess: beauty pageants offend ugly women, or those half into it. examples of the latter are homely computer scientists sniffing at ‘Miss IT’ pageants. the above guess is as much of an insult as it is fact. as a way to soften it, i’m of the opinion that all sane women are beautiful and desirable but never mind me.

well then, i’ll throw a different question at you. supposing this IT pageant was meant to benefit indigent but talented students who wish to major in IT, will you still complain at the way society commoditizes beauty, particularly in women?

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From Chette Soriano on ph-cyberview

Throwing all femininity aside, I laughed boisterously the first time I
received the attachment. I might be a little too phlegmatic for my age
(and sex), as I just found it humourous. A lot of my colleagues were
really appalled.

I wonder if call centers are now considered part of IT (may computers
naman sila eh, hehe).

May talent portion ba? Pano to, fastest woman who can assemble a PC?
Or the usual scrabble/hangman programming test? Pabilisan mag-crimp ng
RJ-45? Hehe.

To quote a friend: “Buti na lang walang height requirement.”

Juskupu.

Chette Soriano • www.chette.com

E-Mail from Chette Soriano

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And there are people who just don’t get it

From: Kyo Suayan <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 09:52:12 -0800

Subject: Re: Philweavers Digital Pinay

To be honest, what’s the fuss all about?! Eh totoo naman na
statistically speaking, mas kaunti ang magaganda sa IT field as
compared to other disciplines! This is even supported by observations
back in college wherein usually nasa ibang colleges and departments
ang mga “chikababes”. Seriously!

Finally somebody has come up with a brilliant idea on
how to “put some life” on this very cold and impersonal
industry which is IT. And what does some pseudo-activists do?
Shoot it down. :-)

-kyo-

E-Mail from Martin Gomez

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Digital Pinay 2005 on plug-misc

But seriously, the organizers should have thought more about the
matter. Women are not mere trophies to flaunt at events. Gee, if that
were the case, they could have just gotten some actresses who could be
spokespersons for them, I think. I mean, that’s going to be
advertising but with the duties of the “reigning” Digital Pinay -
Hmmm, that seems to be the case. And that is sad, sad, sad.

I hope that the people from PCS would do damage control ASAP. Or else…

- Clair Ching, http://eclair.bizhat.com

When I read the headline of the article “Search for top Filipino
female IT pros slated” I thought it was good as it would duly
recognize Filipina contributors to the growth of Philippine IT. But
now that I know the details I really find it insulting to women.
Asking for vital statistics and requiring the winner to grace PCS
occasions are simply demeaning.

Holden Hao
President
DabaweGNU, Inc.
Davao City

E-Mail from Holden Hao

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