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Terra Daffón had a long career in communication as advertising Creative Director, then as Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs in a television network. She is the author of Gabaldon, Philippine Heritage Schools; True Blue, a legacy book commissioned by the Ateneo de Manila University, and two volumes on Philippine arts and crafts for the PhilHHDA and the Design Center Philippines. She is a product of the University of the Philippines, and a Palanca awardee in the essay category.
Women in Philippine politics and how they get there
March is women’s month, thus, among other stories, this take on women in Philippine politics, not by a political pundit, nor a social scientist...
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DOT Secretary Frasco: Thumbs up for highlight of authentic ecotourism in world’s first green travel mart
Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco has cited the forthcoming world’s first green travel mart, forum, and festival in the Philippines as a clear path in transforming “tourism with sustainability as a bedrock” principle. Frasco affirmed the vital support of the Department of Tourism (DOT) behind the International Ecotourism Travel...
Beat the summer heat with Mang Inasal’s Extra Creamy Halo-Halo
Summer’s here. And what better way to enjoy the season than with a deliciously char-grilled meal, paired with the milky creamy goodness of halo-halo? Mang Inasal, the country’s Grill Expert, has recently embarked on a. #SummerSarapAtMangInasal campaign that introduced a more affordable variant of its well-loved Halo-Halo. For only Php...
SM Prime helps address water scarcity in PH through water recycling in SM malls
Water scarcity is one of the biggest issues that the world is facing today. Defined as a problem that occurs when the demand for water exceeds the available water supply, water scarcity is seen as a problem that will only get worse, especially since water use continues...
SM Supermalls, ACTED, promotes inclusive growth of Bangsamoro women
Support these BARMM women-led cooperatives at The Podium this weekend Here’s to supporting the awesome womenpreneurs at SM. In celebration of Women's Month, SM Supermalls partners with the French Embassy and Agency For Technical Cooperation And Development (ACTED) to promote the sustainable and inclusive agriculture of women in the...
Silver Anvils on Conti’s Silver Year
Leading food brand Conti's Bakeshop and Restaurant has won its first-ever trophies from the Anvil Awards, the Oscars of the public relations industry in the Philippines. It’s also the first time the brand entered the annual awards. The homegrown company founded 25 years ago by the Conti sisters...
World TB Day 2023: Catching up with tuberculosis in the Philippines
Working closely with the Manila Health Department, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins SansFrontières (MSF), an international humanitarian organization, conducts screening activities for tuberculosis in Tondo, Manila. When Amalia, 42 years old, received her tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, she thought she would end up like her mother. "My mother, it was...
Irreplaceable marine resources of Verde Island Passage under threat from oil spill
The priceless marine resources and famously pristine beaches of the Verde Island Passage (VIP) in the Southern Tagalog region remain under threat from swaths of thick black oil from the MT Princess Empress tanker that sank off Naujan, Occidental Mindoro, last Feb. 28. Located between Batangas and Mindoro,...
Celebrating 100 Years of Accountancy in the country
For the centennial celebration of the accounting profession, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in collaboration with the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy and the sectoral organizations of accountancy lined up several activities for the week-long celebration. Participating organizations were ACPAPP (Association of Certified Public Accountants...
SM Xiamen Phase III wins “2022 Best Architectural Design Award”
Commercial complexes newly-opened or completed before Y2023 in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan are eligible to submit nominations for the 2022 Best Architectural Design Award and will be judged from the dimensions of overall planning, architectural design, landscape design, and interior design. SM Xiamen Phase...
TESDA, ECOP join forces for enhanced tech-voc implementation
Skills development and training in the country are set to be further strengthened after the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the business community forged an agreement that will address skills-job mismatch and unemployment. Last Mar. 14, TESDA Director General Danilo P. Cruz and Employers Confederation...
Pag-IBIG releases P53.76B cash loans in 2022; Assists record-high 2.61M members
Pag-IBIG Fund disbursed P53.76 billion in cash loans, otherwise known as short-term loans, benefitting a record-high 2,612,491 members in 2022, agency officials stated Tuesday (21 Mar. 2023). For 2022, the amount of short-term loans released by the agency increased by 21% or P9.46 billion compared to the P44.30...
Jehovah’s Witnesses invite public to Memorial, special talk in April
Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world and in the Philippines are inviting the public to join them as they gather to commemorate the most important event of the year for Christians — the annual observance of Jesus Christ’s death. Also called the Memorial of Jesus’ death, the event will...