Tag Archives: Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte (photo by Presidential Communications Operations Office/ Wikimedia Commons)

PH President Duterte offers third telecom slot to China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China Telecom a slot to be the country’s third telecom provider to break up the dominance of two local firms, his spokesman said Tuesday.

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Human Rights celebrated despite attacks on freedom and rights

Artists, advocates, students, educators, families, and the every day Juan and Maria converged to celebrate Human Rights at the Alab ng Puso Concert last December 9, Saturday, from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Times Square Food Park, Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.

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Health group calls for higher tobacco taxes to prevent kids from smoking

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, called on Filipino parents to support the increase of tobacco taxes to discourage their children from smoking.

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Energy research institution debunks clean coal myth, opposes global clean coal alliance

The Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development (CEED), an independent, think-do institution engaged in issues of energy, environment, and development in the Philippines, expressed opposition to theconvening of a global clean coal alliance—a proposal made by the US Delegation to the Conference of Parties (COP23).

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Environment watchdog on Trudeau’s promise to address garbage issue: ‘We’re watching you’

Environmental justice group BAN Toxics today welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to find a solution to the Canadian waste that has been sent to the Philippines in 2013.

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Resist US-led unholy trinity, groups call

Hundreds of activists belonging to militant groups SANLAKAS, Bukluran ng Manggawang Pilipino (BMP), Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) and Piglas Kababaihan braved the tight security blockade from Metro Manila to Clark, Pampanga, where the East Asian Summit is taking place, November 14, 2017.

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Trump praises PH’s gender equality efforts

As the Philippines continues to be a global leader in fostering gender equality, United States President Donald Trump on Friday praised the country for its progressive efforts to promote women empowerment and address gender inequality.

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WSK Axis 2017 amplifies the value of new media arts

WSK: The Festival of the Recently Possible together with The Japan Foundation Asia Center and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts shed light on the growing importance of new media arts in the era of rapid innovation and technological evolution at WSK Axis 2017 festival, which ran from Oct 23 to Nov 4, 2017.

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‘Kid Power': Study shows how kids influence household purchasing decisions

“Kid Power” explores kids around the world and the powerful influence they exert within their households, and further delves into how Filipino kids differ from the rest of the world.

ASEAN Data Science Explorers National Finals 1st place winners, Miguelito Tolipas and Alexis Glenn Espina (Team VizziePeople) from UP Diliman; 2nd place winners, Adelyn Labine and Laurenth Krishte Roxas (Team Neophyte) from Malayan Colleges Laguna; and 3rd place winners, Jay Mark Butalon and Tristan Gabriel Bal from Mapua University School of Information Technology; together with, representative of the ASEAN Foundation, and the guest panelists/judges: Carlos Mayorico Caliwara, Secretary of Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT); Mark Rivera, Vice President of Philippine Young Entrepreneurs Association (PYEA); Dr. Josefe Santarita of University of the Philippines; and Reynaldo Parangas,Customer Solution Director of SAP Philippines; during the awarding ceremony of the competition held recently at the SAP Philippines office in Makati City.