WHEN Ben Ampil, a Filipino neuroscience coach, told me he will conduct a neuroscience webinar for my organization, the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), I was taken aback. Why will associations and association leaders be interested in neuroscience? I accepted his offer with an open mind and was pleasantly surprised of the webinar content and praise from the attendees.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea defines an archipelagic state as an island country that consists of an archipelago. The Bahamas, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines are the five original sovereign states that obtained UNCLOS approval. Currently, the list of countries that qualified as archipelagic states has expanded to 22, and China is not one of them.
You know the persistence of online posts—an old photo receives a comment and that image long inactive comes up to the surface again, like some flotsam pushed by errant waves. There is this case of an old photograph dated 1899, which shows five individuals—two men on either side and in the middle, three women. One woman carries a child on her hip; the two men are not wearing trousers, instead one can assume they are using a strip of cloth attached to a waistband, which is covered by a shirt that covers the thighs. One man wears a cone-shaped headgear while the other man carries it with him. On the lower right corner of the photograph were the captions: “Natives of Albay southeast Luzon.
September 24 this year marks what would have been the 89th birthday of my father, former Senate President Edgardo Angara. It has been five years since he passed away and our entire family still misses him badly. We are constantly reminded of his countless accomplishments and the impact he has made on the lives of Filipinos through the landmark laws that he introduced and the numerous programs that he spearheaded for the benefit of our country and its people.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. spent the first 15 months of his term working with the US and its allies to counter China’s incursions in the South China Sea. Now, his government is taking the fight more directly to Beijing in a move that could force the US to make some tough choices.
A late deal to avert a US government shutdown beginning this weekend isn’t likely—with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy making big demands of President Joe Biden and bringing little leverage to the clash.
LAST week, I shared how grateful I am to see the increased awareness of parents on our role in our child’s education and development. This week, let me share more concrete tips on both nutrition and the things you can do at home in building a more school and future-ready environment for your children.
the rice riots in Japan, also known as Kome Sodo, were started by a group of women who were protesting the surging rice prices. Landlords and rice merchants, anticipating the dispatch of troops to Siberia, began rice speculation, causing prices to skyrocket. The women began with peaceful petitioning, but when workers who were angry about the high rice prices joined the cause, it led to a nationwide uprising, estimated to have involved some 10 million people. The military ultimately subdued the rioters, but the uprising led to the collapse of the Terauchi Masatake administration.
Just this weekend, another report of theft by an airport security officer was caught on CCTV a few days after the much media-covered dollar-swallowing incident by a lady airport personnel. There was also that “minor” explosion at the airport parking area in what is supposed to be one of the most secure places in the country. What’s happening with MIAA? Is there a breakdown of law and order in our premiere gateway? We all have our negative airport experiences including the long lines, power outages and the exceptionally unfortunate incidents of lost baggage and petty corruption. Whatever is the case, all of these incidents, including the “laglag bala” of the past and the persistent report of human trafficking, leave a continuing black mark on our premiere airport.
THE collegiate season is off to a hot start. The National Collegiate Athletic Association of the Philippines (NCAA) opened last weekend in a burst of hoopla and color, starting business with a gem of a game between defending champions Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Jose Rizal University.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told top US officials that “ethnic cleansing” is taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh as the exodus of people fleeing to his country from Azerbaijan accelerated.
A senior executive at Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, which owns a larger share of global stocks than any other investor, says Big Oil’s transition strategy isn’t holding up as carbon emissions continue to rise.
ON a sunny day off the southern coast of Greece last week, two aging tankers nestled next to each other while one pumped oil to the other. As far as global satellite tracking systems could tell, it never happened.
Canada-India ties have deteriorated since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused New Delhi of orchestrating the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia. Now, the diplomatic standoff threatens to spill over into their economies.