IN a nation composed of thousands of islands and characterized by a challenging topography, the Philippines has long faced a unique and pervasive problem – delivering reliable and accessible telecommunications services to all its citizens.
WITH its breathtaking sunsets, clear azure waters, and stunning powdery white beaches, it’s no wonder Boracay Island has consistently made the list of best islands in Asia or top islands in the world. But there was a time it was described a “cesspool” by no less than the Philippines president — a victim of over-tourism.
“UPSKILLING” has become a byword in the Philippines especially during the pandemic when the lockdowns hastened the country’s digital shift. Rapid developments on the digital front, including the increasing popularity of artificial intelligence (AI), have now made upskilling an imperative and not just a fad that companies and other organizations could ride on to attract talent and retain customers.
Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday of May (this year on May 29) in the United States, may not be a national holiday here but it is celebrated at the 61.5-hectare, sobering but serenely beautiful Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. It is the largest of 26 cemeteries and 29 memorials, monuments and markers in 16 countries built and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), both in area and number of graves, and the only overseas American cemetery in the Pacific.
UNITED NATIONS—Artificial intelligence, and how and whether to regulate it, has gotten a lot of discussion in and around this year’s UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders. With a UN advisory group on AI set to convene this fall, the world organization’s top tech-policy official, Amandeep Gill, sat down with The Associated Press to talk about the hopes, concerns and questions surrounding AI.
BY now, most of the publicly listed companies have been accustomed to doing and submitting to the government their sustainability reports. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said listed firms were in “peak compliance” for the submission of the separate report on sustainability—as much as 98 percent compliant for the 2019 and 2020 financial reporting years that the agency monitored so far.
DAVAO CITY—The fabled oil and gas in the Liguasan Marsh in south central Mindanao has sparked renewed interest in its exploration, with some quarters saying that the untapped black gold in its waters is the economic savior of poor Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
IT was sheer serendipity that on the day BusinessMirror released its anniversary folio marking its 17th anniversary, a 108-year-old maritime icon from Norway would sail into Manila’s port as part of a global navigation. The men and women behind BusinessMirror had decided, early on, to use a sailboat—fittingly floating in an ocean of face masks—to illustrate the rough waters in which it had navigated through the pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. It has brought to the forefront the importance of our health, not only physically but mentally as well. The real estate industry has taken this to heart and is now creating green and sustainable living spaces that Filipinos can call their own.