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Are You A Filipino College Student And Want To Travel The World For Free? This Is For You!

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"Go Green in the City" Global Competition.
Be part of the journey as young students like you innovate and crunch out smart ideas to make cities smarter.

Compete for a trip around the world and a career opportunity at Schneider Electric, one of the biggest global specialists in energy management.

Open to all Filipino college students of any course who have ideas that utilize, optimize, conserve and or generate electricity. No need to create an actual prototype. Just a one-pager of what you think will change the world someday.


Four easy steps:Register.Fill out your profile.Form a team of two with, for diversity purposes, has at least one girl in the group.Submit your one page case solution.
Deadline for submission of proposals is February 1, 2015.

Inform your colleagues and the professor you have chosen to become your mentor about this today and start exhausting all available resources to conceptualize your project.


Pinoy Pride
In 2013, two engineering students from the Ateneo…

Gilas vs Croatia: Heroes of our own Tale

August 30th was a FIBA underdogs' memorable night which so happens who represent our country too. The journey was arduous but a fight worth cheering for anyway.

The sports bar heated with so much excitement as I entered. I can only grin looking at people munching through their food as they stare on strategically-placed flat screens which all played the Gilas vs Croatia basketball match. In an ear-deafening symphony everyone elated with joy as our home team player shot, then the people's chatter went back. That was more or less the pattern that went on all throughout the game, like a lifeline indeed. I can only brim with so much joy thinking about such similarity. Armed with my Philippine flag t-shirt and oozing Pinoy pride, I willingly blended in and was escorted by my friend Ms Kezia to the table I shared with blogger friends from Manila. It was the exclusive media viewing party hosted by Unilab, the makers of Alaxan.

A sport close to our nation's heart. At some point I w…

What The UK Ambassador Did That Delighted Filipino Guests

British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad greeted guests in eloquent Filipino which came as a pleasant surprise in an intimate event with British diplomats and Cebu society.

He shares the hardships they had to go through when the most unfortunate thing happened to our country. "As we had no military operational links with the Philippines, I had to ensure that our deployment of two navy ships, three [Royal Air Force] cargo planes and 1,200 military personnel were able to operate effectively."

Overcoming a huge dilemma in transporting care to those who need it most, it has never been highly publicized that United Kingdom is the number one contributor in the wake of supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda’s wreckage in the Visayas, surpassing the US, humility that is of record level, a testament to their genuine care for us as a nation. 
He also shares his vision of attracting more stakeholders to come and invest in the country thus creating more jobs and opportunities and his track …

What Happens When Kids Are Taught The Basics of Fire Safety

For 10 days across different schools in the operating area of VECO, the electric service provider to Metro Cebu conducted enjoyable seminars to fifth graders aimed at fire safety, education against kite flying, personal defense, and practical first aid treatment. The Fire Safety Caravan fortifies the fact that kids learn when they have fun, understand its relevance and when they have complete hands-on experience. Enjoy the short film featuring the kids from Mandaue City Central School!



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#JayseeBlabs Closer Look on Corporate Social Responsibility For a firm that monopolizes a utility service, VECO as a brand is never perceived as an evil capitalist mainly because they genuinely care about their customers by having numerous activities, benefit programs and marketing strategy such as this. It is a mantra that is passed on from generation to generation that every enterprise, big or small, should give back to its community. Implementin…

Viral Video: Why Philippine Army Scout Rangers Are Plain Awesome

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert faces off against the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, with just 48 hours to escape the dense jungle. Over a distance of 25 kilometers, and with two trucks as their only asset, the Scout Rangers prove they are among the world's best at jungle tracking as they utilize their unique death defying skill set to stay hot on Joel's trail. But the harsh heat and humidity of the Philippine jungle and an unfortunately timed typhoon push Joel, the hunter unit and crew to the brink. Brace yourselves...




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2014 Ten Outstanding Students of the #Philippines Region 7 Launched | TOSP Region 7

The Search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines Region VII (TOSP Region VII) 2014 has officially commenced. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can now nominate graduating students who are outstanding in leadership, social responsibility, and academics. Colleges and universities should send their nominations on or before March 17, 2014, 5pm. Late submissions will not be accepted. The following designated offices should be considered in submitting the nomination forms:

HEIs in CebuCHED Region VII OfficeNational Government Center, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City
Contact Person: Edilyn Lopez
0929-555-9191
edilyn_lopez@yahoo.com

HEIs in Bohol
Dreams Project OfficeNew Capitol Building, Tagbilaran City
Contact Person: Nesie Fe Binatero
0909-859-3353
nesiefebinatero@yahoo.com

HEIs in Negros Oriental and SiquijorABC Learning CenterPiapi, Dumaguete City
Contact Person: Ryan Jay Riconalla
0905-473-1053
ryerics88@gmail.com


About TOSP TOSP nomination forms can be downloaded at www.tospac.…

The Rise of Techie Pinoy Laborers

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Digital skills are seen as most critical to economic growth especially in the Asia Pacific region. Governments are encouraged to revamp education and offer more opportunities for employment to hasten economic development.

To address the increasing demand for skilled technical workers, Intel and TEVSAPHIL are working to integrate the Intel Easy Steps course into vocational programs nationwide.



To date, Intel Easy Steps, through its various partners, have reached a total of 54,034 grassroots learners and 1,182 trainers.
About Intel-TEVSAPHIL Partnership Intel is looking at this collaboration to scale the reach of the Intel Easy Steps through the 4,500-strong private vocational school network of TEVSAPHIL INC.


“These days, knowing how to use ICT tools like computers, tablets, word processing, email, the internet among others is imperative in delivering quality services in healthcare, tourism, and business process outsourcing,” - Alex T. EscaƱo, Chairman & President, TEVSAPHIL -
“We envis…

A Dying Man's Wish

We are not strong.

I am sorry to disappoint you, world but we are not as “resilient” as what you may have heard of us. You can’t just say that we had this crisis because we are "strong people."  

When the greatest storm of biblical magnitude comes crashing in, you’ve got nowhere to run, the strength we once know just… disappears.
Nothing will ever discount the pain brought about when our towns got awashed like an ant thrown into a tumbling industrial washing machine. If developed nations took a considerable amount of time to recover, imagine a small country like ours suffering hundred times more.

No one could ever be prepared enough for the tragedy that took the lives of hundreds of thousands and one heart of our nation.

An expat stormchaser recounts the last days of Tacloban as a sea of water where, moments later, lit up the dark sky as the remnants of the city went afire.

Where were you as a child got torn away my arms by ravaging waters finger by finger? Where were you as a …

EARTHDAY JAM TOUR 2013 AT AYALA CENTER #CEBU #ReliefPH

Cebu’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Ayala Center Cebu and Earthday Jam Foundation Inc., bring you the first leg of the Earthday Jam Tour 2013 this November.

On November 23, 5pm at the Ayala Terraces, catch the launch of the 2013 Clean Air Concert to mark the month-long Clean Air celebration by Earthday Jam Foundation and DENR in a series of Earthday Jam concerts.

The country's biggest concert for a cause is back with ethnic, reggae and alternative artists such as Bambu Spliff, Dance With Me Kris and Kaliftra with Rivermaya, Nina, Lou and her band, Noel Cabangon and Karel Marquez.
Earthday Jam Tour will also feature local non-government organization partners, DENR Cebu and educational organizations and supporters in the series of events. The program will highlight environmental documentaries, animated music videos, booths, demonstrations and trivia segments with various prizes and environmental citations. Admission is free.

For more information, contact A…

Top 8 Brutally Honest Money Tips for Filipinos. Seriously.

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Filipinos are apparently boastful and naive when it comes to money. This was quantified during a financial literacy survey headlined by Philippine Daily Inquirer with "Filipinos as money ‘experts’: Clueless on bonds, stocks, loans." 

I don't claim to be a financial expert but I know enough and I care so much for people around me but educating them seems to be hard so I just hope they read this and the rest of millions of Filipinos who haven't got a clue. 



Rule number 1. Get Paid What You're Worth.  Make sure you make an industry review of what your job is worth on the market. Network is the best source so chat up with peers and build lasting valuable relationships. Think about what you could do to advance your career and what your options are in the future.





Rule number 2. Spend Less Than You Earn.  Why is everyone finding it so hard to live within their means? Why buy things you don’t need? Live humbly. Is that so bad? But reward yourself especially if you deserve…

Awesome Cebu Startup: Citom partners with taxi-hailing app Micab

HAILING a taxi during the Christmas season has been a perennial problem in Metro Cebu.

To help the commuting public get easy access to a taxi ride this coming holiday season, the City Traffic Operations Management (CITOM) has decided partner with the mobile cab-hailing services of Micab.

The CITOM, to ensure the effective realization of its goal, will be handing out smartphones to taxicabs on Friday, supplementing the initial units that Micab has deployed for this pilot project.

Micab targets close to 1000 units deployed by end of the year in Cebu only. The project will expand fast to Davao, Iloilo, and Manila based on a franchise model to penetrate the market fast.

Micab aims 80-90 percent penetration of the taxi hailing service in the Philippines in the next couple of months.

The taxi-hailing smartphone app was launched in Cebu recently to assist the commuters in getting a cab hassle-free anytime and anywhere around the metropolitan area.

The Cebuano riding public will never have to wa…

What's Happens When You Gather 300 Geeks At Boracay

A Philippine start-up community road map is needed to push the Philippine economy forward faster. 

This consensus began shaping up as some 300 Pinoy and international attendees participated in the two-day conference dubbed as Geeks on a Beach or #GOAB in the world-famous tourism destination in the Philippines, Boracay Island.

Held last Sept. 26-27, the conference themed “Bringing together tech innovators – from startups to global heroes” gathered an impressive lineup of 41 tech / startup experts as event speakers and the support of59 sponsors and partners.

In a roundtable discussion among stakeholders, deputy executive Director Mon Ibrahim of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) welcomed, among other recommendations, the crafting of a Philippine road map for startups.

Startups refer to fast-growing Internet-based businesses set up by entrepreneurs, something that began in the first startup community in Silicon Valley dec…

Nominations now open for the #bcba 6th Best Cebu Blog Awards!

One of the emerging sub-industry in IT and media, blogging has indeed come a long way; and the people behind one of the most organized blogging community in the Philippines is once again ramping up yet another great event to honor the very best bloggers today. 

I am proud to be part of the organizing committee with my colleagues from the Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. (CBSi) after winning the honor some years ago and it has been my calling since then to evangelize on placing your passion into online publishing ideas.

If you have a friend or fellow who has what it takes to win home this years exciting prizes, then skim through the mechanics and fill out this Nomination form.

Check out Best Cebu Blogs website and Facebook page for more details. Send us your inquiries and shout outs through our Official Twitter account.

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My Alternative Proposals Instead Of #ScrapPork #MillionPeopleMarch PDAF

I have nothing against #ScrapPork and the #MillionPeopleMarch. In fact, I am so happy that the people are not passive about this, as active citizenship is badly needed in these challenging times. I call it heroic. Our country, despite the amazing credit rating, is currently facing grave effects of corruption, cities drowning under water because of torrential rains and hundreds of lives lost in yet another sea tragedy. 

I want the people to be angry. We need a burning passion to rebuild, passion for our country to excel. But we should do it smartly.

I strongly believe Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) is notto blame. It was intended to distribute national wealth for soft (social services) and hard (infrastructure) government projects supposedly. A vision to serve people. Please don't blame the initiative. Even great NGOs are suffering from bad publicity because of the involvement of the bogus ones. We can't abolish it since the government agencies would have to do all …

Building the Nation and Better Ways of Tomorrow

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Varsity athletes, honor students and student leaders from all over the county once again came together for the 8th Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit at the luxurious Marco Polo Hotel with the theme, "Significantly Changing My Philippines."

Every year, AFLBS gathers about one hundred delegates among thousands of applicants across the country are flown to Cebu to learn business and leadership straight from the executives of the Philippines' best-managed companies and renowned resource speakers. 

"We all have a part to play in nation-building and it's very encouraging to see the youth aspiring to contribute to it."But for them to shape our nation towards a better future, we need to shape their mindsets first. This is what we wish to accomplish during the summit," - Xavier “Txabi" Aboitiz, Chief HR and Quality Officer of the Aboitiz Group -
Among this year's speakers were:

Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) President and CEO Erramon Aboitiz; Visayan …

Special Feature: Awesome Women for Tomorrow!

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Moving women from poverty to financial independence is a dream that only a handful of organizations have attained.

Standing strong against indicators and factors that microfinance institutions face is what Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) promises, if it is the last thing they would do.
I was fortuitous enough to be able to get the chance to meet the people behind the globally-recognized institution that has changed the way millions of Filipinos have lived. I would like to thank Gadgets Magazine and their judges and partners for recognizing this blog as the winner for the Special Category of the GoodBlog Awards last year and to my teammates and friends for life from the Young Minds Academy (YMA) and shoutout to people NWTF especially to Ms. Presy Alba and Mr. Pachito Genovia for the travel opportunity of my life. Thank you for arranging my itinerary and accommodations. Also I would to extend my gratitude to the staff of South Gate Inn in Kabankalan City, O Hotel in Ba…