The Japanese leader who normalized relations with China 50 years ago feared for his life when he flew to Beijing for the high-stakes negotiations at the height of the Cold War, according to his daughter, a former Japanese foreign minister.
Regardless of which culture you belong to or which country you’ve grown up in, one truth transcends familial concepts: that mothers or mother figures remain to be some of the most dedicated and nurturing family members. Whether you have a biological or adoptive mother, your bond with her is unquestionable and unbreakable. It is for this reason that Mother’s Day in the Philippines – and other countries – is a day of reverence and celebration, reserved solely for these strong women. This Mother’s Day, we aim to provide you with the history and the reason why Mother’s Day is a worthwhile event to celebrate for the mother figures in our lives.
As an archipelago found within the Pacific Ring of Fire and along the Typhoon Belt, the Philippines plays host to dozens of typhoons each year and is home to a handful of active volcanoes. This makes the Philippines highly prone to natural calamities and disasters – necessitating solid disaster management and preparedness plans for both national and local government units.
Time really flies… Fast!
Ably conquering the Covid-19 pandemic, the city of Biñan opened its gates to its biggest, barangay-based, face-to-face, cultural and productivity festival after two years of online only celebrations.
And the best way to do it is through the “12th Puto Latik Festival 2022” that has captured the imagination of people all over, both domestic and foreign tourists, as the city highlights two of its most important contributions to Philippine cultural heritage: its world-renowned Puto Biñan and the Maglalatik Dance.
When she was elected mayor of Boston in November, Michelle Wu transformed the image of the city’s chief executive — up until then the sole domain of white men, many of Irish descent.
The Anvil Awards has been recognizing outstanding campaigns, brands and personalities for the past five decades. Over the years, Anvil has been the symbol of excellence in public relations and PR programs and tools.
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country’s premier electric distribution utility, has once again demonstrated excellence beyond delivering stable and reliable electric service in its franchise area.
When the country was on lockdown two years ago, employees in many industries were forced to work from home. For most employees, the experience was daunting and life changing.
How can we be human even as we pursue excellence? Can humanity and excellence go together? We know how it is to feel powerless. With the pandemic, we did not know what hit us. We were worried about ourselves, our families and our future. But slowly we stepped out of this dark cloud and as we looked after our individual concerns, we also learned to work with others, and discovered how to be a community again. From being helpless, we started helping; from being hopeless, we became bearers of hope; and from the desperation we saw around us, we became a force of action.
PLDT and Smart have maintained the group’s winning streak at the Anvil Awards, receiving top honors for the second straight year at the Philippines’ Oscars of public relations.
Purposeful PR – what does it truly mean? We often say that as communicators, as storytellers and strategists we shape the conversation and can influence society and spark change. But how exactly? And how do we fuse branding objectives with societal duties? Where does the line between a human being and a communication professional start and stop?
QUEZON CITY – From an infant slowly treading the growth phase in small steps, the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is slowly leaping with calculated strides toward meaningful development as it enters its third year in serving the Filipino people.
BANGKOK — Malaysia’s main opposition leader called Monday for information found in the Pandora Papers data leak to be discussed in Parliament, after learning the country’s former finance minister and several current officials might have been involved with offshore firms set up in tax havens.
HOBOKEN, Belgium — Young urban shepherd Lukas Janssens guides his flock among the graves in Schoonselhof, one of Belgium’s iconic cemeteries, knowing sheep are kinder to nature than lawnmowers.
For many Filipinos, education is a tool to lift themselves out of poverty. However, with the rising cost of obtaining a tertiary education, students might find it difficult to get their foot into colleges and universities.
According to statistics presented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in 2019, only two in seven engineering students are female and only 41 percent of students taking IT-related courses are women.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, an average Filipino student’s first instinct is to find a job. Some may start their own small company or take over an existing family business. Some travel abroad so that they can gain connections for a promising career. Whatever the means, the goal is ultimately to earn money. After all, for an average student who has been fighting to get a degree for their entire life, what’s better than finally earning money for themselves?
“There is no health without mental health.” This was underscored by Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) member, Dr. Bernardino A. Vicente, at the fourth TAYO Naman! (Tulong, Alaga, Yakap at Oras para sa mga Tagapagtaguyod ng Edukasyon) session titled “Understanding and Managing Common Mental Disorders and other Psychological Concerns.” This webinar series is organized by Globe and the Department of Education (DepEd).
Over 640K customers experienced vastly improved services in March; Batangas, Pampanga and Laguna most improved with new builds, 4G LTE expansion
Showing that it cares and listens to the needs of its customers for better connectivity as the pandemic continues, Globe has ramped up its network builds and site upgrades in March this year.
Eduniversal releases its 2021 Best Masters and MBA Ranking Worldwide this quarter, highlighting the results of its appraisal of nearly 4,000 educational institutions from 154 countries across 51 areas of study.
Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Department of Education (DepEd) to rethink its plans for school year 2020-2021. Unknown to many, DepEd had already developed the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BELCP) which identifies the various learning delivery modalities that can be adapted during a pandemic.
“The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul,” so goes the saying. As the world celebrates World Pilots’ Day, get to know three dedicated aviation professionals and proud pilots of Cebu Pacific, with which one of its pillars is supporting the education of aspiring Juans and enable them to make their dreams take flight.
Since the Philippines and the United States of America first formalized diplomatic ties 75 years ago, the relationship between the two countries has been further strengthened by the arrival of numerous US-based corporations that chose the Philippines as the base of their Asia-Pacific operations.
In 1898, a tract of land located 100 kilometers north of Manila was used as a U.S. military camp for the 5th Cavalry after the Spanish-American War. It was later named Clark Field in 1918 after pre-World War 1 pilot Major Harold M. Clark who led the construction of its runways.
The Philippine Ambassador to the US recently contacted me, as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce Philippines, to seek support for a celebration of 75 years of diplomatic relations between our countries.
The Philippines and the United States established formal diplomatic relations on July 4, 1946, on the same day the former gained its status as an independent and sovereign republic. Since then, the two countries have expanded and deepened bilateral cooperation in many areas—most notably in defense and security, trade and commerce, as well as culture and education.
The latest Sukat ng Bayan survey finds that 45% of respondents from all over the Philippines disagree with the proposal to open limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas in the country. 41% disagree, while the remaining 14% declared uncertainty about their stance on the issue.
The latest Sukat ng Bayan survey finds 89% of respondents believe that a government response to climate change is important. The research also revealed the following:
The streets were emptied when the community quarantines started and were declared to cover large parts of the metropolis and its outlying areas in 2020. As a result, Cleanfuel’s sales at its filling stations were affected as customers had to stay home.
When a series of typhoons, capped off by Typhoon Ulysses, ravaged the country and unleashed heavy rainfall enough to overflow dams in Luzon, plenty of Filipinos were perplexed that water supply was suddenly interrupted. Doesn’t an immense amount of water in a dam indicate a surplus of water supply? The answer is no.
History and medical records show that no global disease outbreak since the Spanish Flu of 1918 has affected the world’s populace like the novel Coronavirus Disease (CoViD-19).
The current global health crisis has ravaged almost every economy, not sparing the Philippines, which has been one of the hardest hit countries in Asia. While businesses, from micro industries to blue chip companies, have undoubtedly felt its egregious impact, the will to help fellow Filipinos and push for collaboration to ride out this challenge remain.
Free shuttle services for health workers and frontliners are now operational in Metro Manila through a partnership with Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Hino Motors Philippines.
With the ongoing crisis disrupting the education of over a million Filipino learners nationwide, One Meralco Foundation (OMF) beefs up its efforts to energize more off-grid schools, enabling technology-aided blended learning in far-flung communities.
The new normal may have limited physical interaction, but in no way did it hinder the unyielding commitment and drive of those at the frontlines of education – Filipino teachers. Even if the academic community is facing numerous challenges in preparation for school year 2020-2021, countless Filipino teachers remain passionate about providing quality basic education to their students.
Flashback to a children’s party in the Green Meadows Clubhouse in Quezon City in the 1990s: everyone’s having a grand time when Panchito — the late, great comedian popularly known as Dolphy’s sidekick — approached the emcee-clown, Ronald “Sugus” Legaspi, and admiringly said, “Alam mo komedyante ako, pero ‘di ko kaya yung ginagawa mo (You know, I’m a comedian, but I can’t do what you’re doing).”
HEALTH experts would agree that protecting the first line of defense is one of the best ways to avert the rapid spread of deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that has been confronting the world for quite some time now. But how could they be spared from the contagion if they are running out of equipment to shield themselves.
By Suresh V Kuchipudi | Pennsylvania State University
Integrated marketing communications agency and events management firm PenserQ Multimedia Company has added another feather to its cap after winning awards at the 55th Anvil Awards’ Gabi ng Parangal on February 28 at the Manila Hotel.
ALL’S well that ends well, as the old cliché goes. Where Official Development Assistance (ODA) is concerned, the Philippines chose to rely on time-tested friendships and strong relationships.
It’s an awards night like no other. The who’s who in various sectors and companies as well as their public relations agencies gather together for a night of camaraderie and sharing the joy of winning. One of the most awaited events of the year, the Anvil Awards is presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP). The Anvil is the symbol of excellence in Public Relations for outstanding PR Programs and Tools.
By Jones T. Campos, APR
GCash, the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines, was hailed as the Company of the Year in the 55th Anvil Awards, dubbed the Emerald Anvils, after its collective public relations initiatives and tools proved to be the best in the industry.
The SM Group scored 23 Anvils during the Public Relations Society of the Philippines’ (PRSP) 55th Anvil Awards Gabi ng Parangal last February 28, held at the Manila Hotel.
For programs that help uplift the lives of Filipinos all over the world, PLDT, its wireless unit Smart Communications, and mobile money and payments pioneer PayMaya Philippines have been recognized anew at the recently concluded Anvil Awards.
By Michael Walden | North Carolina State University
The Philippines is a relatively small country yet it is known to have many shopping malls. To many the mall serves as a social outlet away from the heat of the tropics.
We often hear the phrase “treat yourself” as a reminder for us to take a step back from our hectic lifestyles and take care of ourselves. For some of us, this would mean taking ourselves out for a meal or buying new clothes or other items. In an era where spending money can be done in just a click of a button, it can be easy to go overboard and spend more than what you actually intended. Here are some tips and tricks on how you can treat yourself-and save your wallet at the same time.
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls joins the Department of Tourism (DOT) in celebrating The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival for the whole month of March.
With the China travel ban and the impending ban of tourists from South Korea as well, the Philippines Department of Tourism faces a dilemma of playing catch for the loss of the country’s two top tourist arrivals.
‘American Dirt’ fiasco exposes publishing industry that’s too consolidated, too white and too selective
By Christine Larson | University of Colorado Boulder
By Kevin J.A. Thomas | Pennsylvania State University
Is the coronavirus outbreak as bad as SARS or the 2009 influenza pandemic? A biologist explains the clues
By Maciej F. Boni | Pennsylvania State University
By Stan Choe | The Associated Press
Every country celebrates its national day in its own way. For Australia, at this time of year, it is summer and a time for holidays. So Australia Day celebrations tend to be relaxed and fun. Australians enjoy celebrating all the things we love about the country – the unique land, the lifestyle, the freedom and the people.
By William Hauk | University of South Carolina
By Sarah Burns | Rochester Institute of Technology
By Patti McCarthy | University of the Pacific
The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector is widely known as an economic powerhouse in the country. Comprising of 851 registered BPO companies and employing around 1.2 million people, the industry has come full circle since its first call center came into being in 1992.
By Ellen Boucher | Amherst College
According to Presidential Proclamation 931, Series of 1996 and House Resolution 33, the first week of December is declared as the National Exporters’ Week. This was done in order to obtain total commitment of the government and the private sector to continuously work together to sustain export promotion and development. Over time, this annual event became one of the most important business events of the year. It is usually celebrated by the regional offices of DTI, Philexport and academe, with various activities that are in line with the theme of that year. One of the biggest highlights of any NEW is the National Export Congress (NEC), which updates and helps businesses become the best and most competitive version they can be.
Digital transformation is imperative for all businesses, from the small to the enterprise. That message comes through loud and clear from seemingly every keynote, panel discussion, article, or study-related to how businesses can remain competitive and relevant as the world becomes increasingly digital.
In the real estate industry, it is not just the contractors who do the heavy lifting. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and his team of number crunchers are also tasked to continually build the company’s financial muscle to ensure its sustainable growth.