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The onset of the new year will mean a new job for veteran tech journalist Joel Pinaroc, who is taking his talents to Saipan to work as a business reporter for Saipan Tribune. He will join former Manila Times IT reporter Mark Rabago, who is now the associate editor of Saipan Tribune.

Joel Pinaroc via Facebook
Joel Pinaroc via Facebook

Pinaroc, who has written for pioneering IT publication Metropolitan Computer Times,, The Manila Times, and Manila Bulletin, recently left his job as editor at online site

This is not the first time, however, that Pinaroc is taking an overseas job. In 2009, he hooked up with a company in Saudi Arabia to serve as a technical writer.

Arnie Alcazar via Facebook
Arnie Alcazar via Facebook

Meanwhile, seasoned PR executive Arnulfo “Arnie” Alcazar is retiring from full-time employment at outsourcing giant Accenture after an eight-year stint. The US firm is currently vetting candidates who would be replacing him as head of media and analyst relations. Alcazar, in a phone interview, said he will still be connected with Accenture as a consultant and content editor for the marketing department.

Prior to Accenture, Alcazar worked for a number of firms and PR agencies, including Agatep and Associates (now Havas PR) where he handled the Intel Philippines account.

Dan Viray via Facebook
Dan Viray via Facebook

IT executive Dan Viray, on the other hand, has signed up with Indonesia-based Anabatic Technologies as country general manager for the Philippines.

This is after his consultancy contract with cloud computing firm IP Converge Data Services (IPC) expired last October. Before IPC, Viray was business development director at CapGemini, the French-owned system integrator involved in the bungled IT migration of fast-food giant Jollibee.

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