ZEN Rooms feted as one of Top 5 hotel players in the Philippines

ZEN Rooms, the disruptive budget accommodation company and now the fastest-growing Rocket Internet-backed startup in the Philippines announces it has entered the top 5 hotel business in the Philippines. Following a booming growth in Manila, Boracay and Angeles, ZEN now operates in 6 cities in the Philippines, with 600 rooms across 100 properties.

Kaspersky Lab_SSCI Anniversary

Securing Smart Cities’ First Year: The Supporting Community Grows Three-fold

Just a year has passed since Securing Smart Cities – a not-for-profit global initiative that aims to raise awareness and solve the existing and future cybersecurity problems of smart cities – was launched. Since that time the initiative’s supporting community has increased three-fold: from 10 cybersecurity experts from all over the world, to more than 30. In addition, the number of supporting organizations has grown, from four to fifteen.

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Health groups to Duterte: Appoint Health and Trade Sec who have no links to the tobacco industry

HealthJustice Philippines, Medical Action Group and WomanHealth Philippines, composed of lawyers, medical doctors and tobacco control and health advocates, called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, himself a known advocate of tobacco control, to appoint “fearless and uncompromising leaders who can be tough against the tobacco industry” to the Departments of Health and Trade, both of which have huge roles in the implementation of tobacco control laws.

Climate Justice Group welcomes Climate Change Commission Resolution Challenges Incoming President Duterte for Sweeping Reforms in Energy Sector

Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), a nationwide climate justice coalition expressed its appreciation for the latest Climate Change Commission resolution calling for the review of the Philippine energy policy and harmonization of regulation on new and existing coal plants “in accordance with a low carbon development pathway. “


Globe joins US Embassy Manila, USAID, Tone in Fishackathon 2016 to address problems of overfishing

Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom joins the US Embassy Manila, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and mobile content marketing firm Tone in staging the first Fishackathon in the Philippines on April 23-24 at Globe Valero Telepark in Makati City in an effort to develop usable technology solutions that will address the worldwide problem of overfishing.