December 7, 2019

Month: August 2018

‘Big C’ experts tell Filipinos what to look for about ‘voodoo medicine and science’

Filipinos should be able to determine the difference between genuine medical practitioners and those engaged in “voodoo medicine and science.” To those seeking treatment, here are the seven signs of voodoo medicine and science that Dr. Ellie May Villareal, past president of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO), showed. Rep. Alfred Vargas, 5th District, Quezon […]

Filipino elite IT professionals ask NPC: Establish bounty for White Hat Hackers

ESTABLISH a bounty for Filipino White Hat Hackers. Stop intimidating and suspecting elite IT professionals for hacking attacks in the Philippines. These are some reactions from the country’s elite IT (information technology) professionals in the county as they responded to the appeal of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) for cooperation and assistance in attaining a […]

DICT & QBO join forces to spur growth of PH startups; Basiqs national tour on

More help is coming to further spur the growth of the Philippine startup ecosystem. To realize this, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the QBO Innovation Hub (QBO) have inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on October 9 as they formalized their long-time partnership. Part of the MOA includes a seven-city national […]

NCMF’s Pangarungan appoints new acting chief of Accounting Division and Finance

NATIONAL Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Secretary/CEO Saidamen B. Pangarungan has appointed a new chief of the NCMF’s Accounting Division and Finance and Management Services (AD-FMS). He appointed Ms. Zenaida Paporo Lomondot Alonto, whose previous position was regional accountant for 28 years at the then defunct Office on Muslim Affairs-National Capital Region (OMA-NCR), now the […]

Gobi Partners and Core Capital unveil US$10-M PH Fund for Filipino startups

China’s Gobi Partners and ‘new kid’ on the Philippine startup block Core Capital sign partnership deal. (EKU)

A whole day of sight-seeing in Jakarta: Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, Catholic Cathedral a must visit

This is the National Mosque of Indonesia located in Jakarta. It is called Istiqlal Mosque. (Photo: Rezky Ramadhani on Unsplash)

Microsoft, HomeSpace360 re-invent how people are viewing real estate

Microsoft Philippines Director Eileen Ong relates to journalists the tech giant’s tie-up with HomeSpace360.

A whole day of sight-seeing in Jakarta: Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, Catholic Cathedral a must visit

Part 2 of 3 (Editor’s Note: this article which I wrote first came out on CNN iReport, which has since been discontinued.) Merdeka Square, Jakarta, Indonesia. National Monument, Monas, center. (Image: iStock) It was past noon time when I went to Merdeka Square to see Monas (National Monument) at Merdeka Square, site of the iconic Monas […]

Challenges, open communication bring CrewBloom founders closer

STARTING a startup, needless to say, entails a gauntlet of challenges. That’s even granting that the founder/entrepreneur already has secured herself/himself enough capital needed to cast one’s lot in the “Lion’s Den,” so to speak. For in the Lion’s Den of the Philippine startup ecosystem, mortality rate is high. Not too many startups live to […]

Have pen, will travel: journalists living out of suitcase, roaming the world

Sabratha, Libya. This is a Roman Theater built in semi-circle, one of the best preserved ruins of Roman Theater.