Real wealth of PH consists of people, natural environment – Manila Bulletin

 ENDEAVOR Sonny Coloma “The real wealth of nations consists of the contributions of people and our natural environment.” Thus wrote Riane Eisler in her pathfinding work, the Real Wealth of Nations, Creating a Caring Economics (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007). This was one of my references when I wrote a dissertation on Spirit-Led Organizations in 2008. I recalled this when I came across thoughtful statements made by two esteemed friends in connection with the proposal in Congress on creating the Maharlika Wealth Fund (MWF). Former Central Bank deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo, a…

Allocate add’l funds for PH cybersecurity – Manila Bulletin

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Ivan John Uy urged the 19th Congress to allocate additional funds for the strengthening of the country’s cybersecurity. The appeal was made at a Commission on Appointments (CA) committee hearing held on Tuesday, Dec. 6. “This is one of the primary concerns of our agency in building up our cybersecurity as well as our cyberdefense capability. We have to secure against organized cyber criminals, but we [also] have to prepare for state-sponsored cyberattacks,” said Uy. In the same public hearing, Uy disclosed…

Raising child with disability up to 80% more expensive in PH — study – Manila Bulletin

(DSWD / FACEBOOK) Households with children with disabilities incur additional costs, up to 40 to 80 percent higher than households with children without disabilities—depending on the severity of the disability, a new study has shown. When the additional costs are factored into the percentage of poor, it shows that children with disabilities are likely to experience levels of poverty that are 50 percent higher than other children. These are the findings of the study titled, “Cost of Raising Children with Disabilities in the Philippines,” which was released on Monday, Dec.…

PH, Malaysia rescue 27 people on board drifting vessel – Manila Bulletin

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – The Philippine Navy (PN), in collaboration with the Maritime Command Center (MCC) in Tawi-Tawi and its Malaysian counterpart, MCC-Tawau, have rescued a Philippine-flagged wooden-hulled vessel with 27 people aboard drifting at sea for four days and four nights, Navy officials said Saturday, Dec. 3. M/L Laiza 1 about to be rescued. (Navforcen FB) Lt. Senior Grade Chester Ross Cabaltera, Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) information officer, said the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP)-Florencio Iñigo rescued M/L Laiza 1 and its 12-man crew and 15 passengers…

 PH Red Cross, LRTA hold bloodletting activity – Manila Bulletin

To help replenish the blood reserves in the country, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has partnered with the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) and conducted a bloodletting activity in LRT-2 Araneta–Center Cubao Station. (Photo from PH Red Cross) The bloodletting activity, which was held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, generated a total of 21 blood units. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard J. Gordon expressed gratitude to the LRTA for its continued cooperation with the PRC. PRC noted that the stringent Covid-19 lockdown rules halted…

Korean student wins Miss Earth 2022, PH beauty finishes in top 20 – Manila Bulletin

Miss Earth 2022 Mina Sue Choi (Facebook) A 24-year-old South Korean student was crowned Miss Earth 2022 during a competition held at Okada Manila in Paranaque City Tuesday night, beating 85 other contestants in the environment-driven pageant. Crowd favorite Mina Sue Choi, a communications student, is the first Korean to win Miss Earth since the beauty pageant started in 2001. Choi promotes the reduction of carbon footprints in cities with sustainable mobility and encouraging lifestyles that will help reduce carbon emission in our daily lives. During the final question-and-answer, Choi…

PH bet Jovy Bequillo wins Man Hot Star Int’l 2022 pageant in Thailand – Manila Bulletin

Jovy Bequillo Jovy Bequillo of the Philippines is now the hottest man in the universe after he was proclaimed winner at the inaugural Man Hot Star International 2022 pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 25. Check out these pictures from the man of the hour courtesy of Misters of Filipinas. Congratulations!   SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP   Source link

‘Let’s wait for new Malaysian PM to spell out policies’ — PH envoy – Manila Bulletin

News / National / ‘Let’s wait for new Malaysian PM to spell out policies’ — PH envoy ‘Let’s wait for new Malaysian PM to spell out policies’ — PH envoy It is still early to determine the impact of the appointment of Anwar Ibrahim as the new prime minister of Malaysia to his country’s relations with the Philippines, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles Jose said. Jose said members of Anwar’s future cabinet must be identified first to know his foreign policy, particularly his bilateral relationship with the country. He made…

The Last Wish’ to open in PH cinemas on Dec. 7  – Manila Bulletin

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ to open in PH cinemas on Dec. 7  “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek will open in Philippine cinemas on Dec. 7. Banderas, an Academy Award nominee, returns as the voice of the notorious PiB in “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” as he embarks on his grandest journey into the Black Forest to recover his passion for adventure in search for the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” “Puss…

PH digital economy seen at $35 B in 2025 – report – Manila Bulletin

The Philippines is the fastest growing digital investments in Southeast Asia and its digital economy is expected to reach $35 billion by 2025 and possibly $100 billion-$150 billion by 2030, according to the latest e-Conomy SEA Report. This year’s e-Conomy SEA report titled “Through the waves, towards a sea of opportunity” combines Google Trends, Temasek insights, and Bain & Company’s analysis in addition to industry sources and expert interviews, spotlights the digital economies of six countries in Southeast Asia (SEA): Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Notably, the…