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Taguig schools to livestream grad rites for Pinoys abroad

March 28, 2012 9:50am

With nearly 18,000 students expected to graduate in various public elementary and high schools in Taguig City in the Philippines, city officials decided to launch an "e-graduation" service.

In a news release on the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) website, City Mayor Lani Cayetano said: “We are introducing this innovation so that friends and family members who will not be able to join our students during graduation can watch the graduation ceremonies online.” 

All graduation ceremonies will be covered, and the schedule may be viewed here. See:

Cayetano said the e-Graduation will benefit family members of graduating students who are working or residing abroad.
Simultaneous graduation proceedings begin on March 27, at 6:00 at the Signal Village Elementary School, the report said. 

A total of 17,613 students will graduate this year, with 10,756 elementary and 6,857 high school students, the PIA said.

The live video streams may be viewed at the Taguig City official website.
Other "e-services"
The livestreaming of events is becoming popular among Filipinos, especially because 
In October 2011, the Bureau of Corrections launched its e-Burol and e-Dalaw project for inmates, where they are given 10 to 20 minutes each to attend wakes and burial ceremonies "virtually" (or via the Internet). 
Even the traditional Lenten practices may be done online, with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Visita Iglesia Online program. - VVP, GMA News
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