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Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
Ramon Cojuangco Building Makati Avenue

Makati City, 0721
Philippines

Company Description: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) is a diversified telecommunications company in the Philippines. Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), PLDT's wholly...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
Web References
Leon Kilat : The Tech Experiments » Highlights
max.limpag.com, 30 May 2013 [cached]
When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rene Catan proposed to create a local and cheaper total joint implant, nobody listened. “Way mutoo, way maminaw (nobody believed, nobody listened),†Catan said Friday while propping up the huge P500,000 mock check he got for being one of the 10 winners of IdeaSpace’s nationwide search for start-ups. Catan and his [...]
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When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rene Catan proposed to create a local and cheaper total joint implant, nobody listened.
“Way mutoo, way maminaw (nobody believed, nobody listened),†Catan said Friday while propping up the huge P500,000 mock check he got for being one of the 10 winners of IdeaSpace’s nationwide search for start-ups.
Catan and his teammates, epidemiologist Niño Ismael Pastor and engineer Vernie Reyes, were named winners for their entry Mirand (Metal Implants Research And Development Corp.) in the IdeaSpace nationwide finals last Friday at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City, Rizal.
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Catan specializes in joint replacements and finds it frustrating that people who needed their knees replaced refused the procedure because of the cost. He said he had been grappling with the problem for close to 20 years. Many people, Catan said, became aware of the procedure when former president Joseph Estrada underwent it.
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NEVER TOO LATE. Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals. Catan, in an interview, said it’s never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
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NEVER TOO LATE. Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals.
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Catan, in an interview, said it’s never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
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Catan said he and his team were able to make a cheaper prototype because labor costs here are lower, they outsourced its manufacturing and their design was simpler and had fewer parts although still offering “greater range of motion to allow squatting and kneeling without compromise in quality.†The cost savings can amount to an estimated 50 percent, he said.
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When the finalists were subjected to a Skype interview, Catan said he tried to ask IdeaSpace whether he could come over to their office instead because he did not know how to use the VOIP and video conferencing software.
When told that they had to do the interview over Skype to be fair to everyone, Catan said he had to seek his child’s help.
Never too late
When Catan, who is 54, and his team went up on stage last Friday to claim their award from IdeaSpace chairman Manuel Pangilinan, they were the most applauded from a start-up field young enough to be their children.
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Catan, Pastor and Reyes, along with the nine other winning start-ups, got P500,000.
When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rene ...
max.limpag.com, 7 April 2013 [cached]
When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rene Catan proposed to create a local and cheaper total joint implant, nobody listened.
"Way mutoo, way maminaw (nobody believed, nobody listened)," Catan said Friday while propping up the huge P500,000 mock check he got for being one of the 10 winners of IdeaSpace's nationwide search for start-ups.
Catan and his teammates, epidemiologist Niño Ismael Pastor and engineer Vernie Reyes, were named winners for their entry Mirand (Metal Implants Research And Development Corp.) in the IdeaSpace nationwide finals last Friday at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City, Rizal.
...
Catan specializes in joint replacements and finds it frustrating that people who needed their knees replaced refused the procedure because of the cost. He said he had been grappling with the problem for close to 20 years. Many people, Catan said, became aware of the procedure when former president Joseph Estrada underwent it.
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NEVER TOO LATE. Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals. Catan, in an interview, said it's never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
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Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals.
...
Catan, in an interview, said it's never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
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Catan said he and his team were able to make a cheaper prototype because labor costs here are lower, they outsourced its manufacturing and their design was simpler and had fewer parts although still offering "greater range of motion to allow squatting and kneeling without compromise in quality.
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Catan said.
He filed his IdeaSpace application and progressed through the process until eventually landing among 20 finalists out of 700 that submitted to the nationwide contest.
When the finalists were subjected to a Skype interview, Catan said he tried to ask IdeaSpace whether he could come over to their office instead because he did not know how to use the VOIP and video conferencing software.
When told that they had to do the interview over Skype to be fair to everyone, Catan said he had to seek his child's help.
Never too late
When Catan, who is 54, and his team went up on stage last Friday to claim their award from IdeaSpace chairman Manuel Pangilinan, they were the most applauded from a start-up field young enough to be their children.
...
Catan, Pastor and Reyes, along with the nine other winning start-ups, got P500,000.
Highlights Archives | Leon Kilat : The Tech Experiments
max.limpag.com [cached]
NEVER TOO LATE. Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals. Catan, in an interview, said it's never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
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When orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rene Catan proposed to create a local and cheaper total joint implant, nobody listened.
"Way mutoo, way maminaw (nobody believed, nobody listened)," Catan said Friday while propping up the huge P500,000 mock check he got for being one of the 10 winners of IdeaSpace's nationwide search for start-ups.
Catan and his teammates, epidemiologist Niño Ismael Pastor and engineer Vernie Reyes, were named winners for their entry Mirand (Metal Implants Research And Development Corp.) in the IdeaSpace nationwide finals last Friday at the First Pacific Leadership Academy in Antipolo City, Rizal.
...
Catan specializes in joint replacements and finds it frustrating that people who needed their knees replaced refused the procedure because of the cost. He said he had been grappling with the problem for close to 20 years. Many people, Catan said, became aware of the procedure when former president Joseph Estrada underwent it.
...
NEVER TOO LATE. Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals. Catan, in an interview, said it's never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
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Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals.
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Catan, in an interview, said it's never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
MVP makes pitch for risk-taking, start-ups | Leon Kilat : The Tech Experiments
max.limpag.com, 1 April 2012 [cached]
NEVER TOO LATE. Cebuano doctors Niño Ismael Pastor (2nd from left) and Rene Catan (3rd from left) with PLDT and Smart public affairs head Mon Isberto (left) and Smart chief wireless adviser Orlando Vea after the IdeaSpace finals. Catan, in an interview, said it's never too late to chase your dream. (PHOTO BY MAX LIMPAG)
Darvys Pharma
www.darvys.com, 26 Mar 2012 [cached]
The lively discussion was participated in by members of the expert panel, which included Dr. Alfonso Doloroso, Consultant Anesthesiologist, Dr. Antonio Cabigas, General Surgeon and Dr. Rene Catan, Orthopedic Surgeon.
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