“Rice is the one thing that truly defines Asia,” said Dr. Ronald Cantrell when he was still the Director-General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Cantrell said that rice is the one thing shared by all from Pakistan to North Korea to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. “Asia has no common political systems, no common […]
In recent years, organic farming has become a trend toward a healthier lifestyle. The government formalized the adoption of this farming system when Congress passed Republic Act No. 10068 or the Organic Act of 2010. Through the Act, the government has been mandated to “promote, propagate, develop further, and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the […]
Finally, I had an opportunity of going to Cambodia to attend an international conference. Had it been held in the country’s capital, Phonm Penh, I would have turned down the invitation. But when I learned that the venue will be in Siem Reap, I immediately accepted the offer. According to oral tradition, it was King […]
“I would like that very much, yes.” Dance teacher Rosalia Merino Santos, a dainty woman of 94, said this in reply to the Philippines Graphic’s query about whether she would like to be named National Artist for Dance. This gracious nonagenarian consented to a face to face interview at her residence in Sta. Rosa, Laguna […]
DepEd, UNESCO-IIEP: Effective use of open school data addresses education concerns, battles corruption
Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones encouraged all stakeholders to make use of available data and information from the Department to help address issues and battle corruption in the education sector. The Education chief highlighted this during the International Policy Forum on Using Open School Data to Improve Transparency and Accountability in Education […]
Underinvestment in tackling cybersecurity threat is aggravating risk across the region The Philippines needs to spend US$22.8 billion between 2017 and 2025 to be in line with global best-in-class countries and stay ahead of the curve Companies across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc face growing risk of cyberattacks, which could expose the […]
In the past, you could drink tap water directly from your faucet. Such is not the case anymore. More and more people are buying mineral water just to quench their thirst. Plastic bottles of water are being sold in bus terminals and even in sidewalks. Residents of Davao City, the country’s largest urban center in terms of […]
In light of Apple’s official communication regarding the chemical aging issue of batteries on older iPhone units, Power Mac Center, being an Authorized Service Provider, is committed to provide efficient and professional service through a strict set of protocols, which consists of the following: Devices must undergo diagnosis to check the battery condition and other […]
You don’t have to be a sci-fi wizard to remember Avatar. The 2009 fantasy blockbuster was equally entrancing for trekkies and school teachers alike. In the epic science fiction film, writer and director James Cameron envisioned a new world inhabited by an alien species known as the Na’vi, who lived in perfect harmony with their […]
The Medical City (TMC) and Maxicare Healthcare Corporation (Maxicare), both recognized leaders in the medical services industry, launched today a first-of-its-kind healthcare plan that will revolutionize the delivery of medical services for TMC patients and Maxicare members. The healthcare plan dubbed “TMC Partner Care” is a project initiated by Maxicare, with TMC as its exclusive […]
It wasn’t until 2001—when the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) submitted its report—that methane was finally given much-needed attention as “one of the most potent greenhouse gases on Earth.” “Methane absorbs heat 21 times more than carbon dioxide and it has 9-15 year life time in the atmosphere over a 100-year period,” said Dr. […]
He is one doctor who advocates for organ donation from cadavers and from those declared brain-dead. Dr. Franklin B. Guillano, Davao’s top nephrologist, holds the belief that, “being a lifeline is giving everybody a chance to help other people (in need of organ transplantation), even after they die.” “We don’t bring our organs to heaven. […]
Today, at CES 2018, Lenovo outlined its 2018 vision for technology innovations–this new portfolio of intelligent devices will make reality better, from the pocket to the PC to the home. Virtual reality (VR) gets even better with a new take on VR consumption and creation. The Lenovo Mirage™ Solo with Daydream™ headset offers one of […]
Like the trees that grow mightily inside this 366-hectare land, Virginia Centeno Guevara, 82, saw the passing of time with a confidence rooted in the soil. We found her gardening in the late afternoon, clad in a faded red duster with white polka dots and white rose patterns, her fingers caked with soil around the […]
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that it will unveil the new ROG Swift PG65 big format gaming display (BFGD) with NVIDIA® G-SYNC® at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas. The 65-inch 4K UHD ROG Swift PG65 is the world’s largest gaming display format, and is designed to bring uncompromising performance and a giant screen […]
The Philippines experiences 20 tropical typhoons each year. And in recent years, stronger typhoons have become more frequent. As stated in the executive report of “Getting A Grip on Climate Change in the Philippines,” a World Bank publication, “by the end of this century, tropical cyclones are expected to intensify, with a projected increase in […]
BILIRAN– Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones stressed the significance of regaining normalcy in education in Biliran after Tropical Storm Urduja hit Eastern Visayas. Recognizing the resiliency of Biliranons, Secretary Briones said, “Death of loved ones, loss of properties and livelihood are all painful. However, let us not pass the burden of fear, hopelessness, and the […]
The importance and value of breastmilk for newborn or sick babies can never be understated. Stories have been written numerous times as to how babies’ lives have depended much on the availability of breast milk while its scarcity brought dire consequences. As a research project undergraduate, Kevin Facun and his team were tasked to […]
Leila Noel left the Philippines when her hometown Bansalan in Davao del Sur did not have electricity yet. “This was in the late 1970s when the country had to grapple with the oil crisis,” she recalled. “I practically grew up without electricity. When I was in high school, I remember using the kerosene lamp while studying. It seemed to […]
Some say that holiday eating in December is a marathon. In colder chimes, there are the office parties, dinners with friends, and family gatherings that surround you with eggnog, candy canes, and apple strudels. In the Philippines, these translate to lechon (roasted pigs), suman, biko, bibingka, fruit juices, and other high-fat, high calorie food. Name it, you […]
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled predictions from the Fortinet FortiGuard Labs global research team about the threat landscape for 2018. The trends reveal the methods and strategies that cybercriminals will employ in the near future and demonstrate the potential impact of cyberattacks to the global economy. For a detailed […]
Cancer” is a scary word, one of the scariest in the world. According to Roche Pharmaceuticals regional medical leader for oncology Dr. Sivabalan Sivanesan, PhD, who spoke during the Roche forum for Asia-Pacific journalists in Singapore recently, “Over 14 million people were diagnosed with cancer” in 2012. “This equates to more than 38,000” diagnoses “every […]
When you look through a website or magazine at the parts of Villa Escudero—riding on buses pulled by carabaos, eating your food with your hands while your feet are pampered to the ankles with water rushing down from a waterfall nearby, and watching a magnificent cultural show by Ramon Obusan which perhaps brings back memories […]
Mobile cellular, and mobile and fixed broadband services in the Philippines have become more affordable in recent years and also compare favorably with prices in other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the world, according to the latest report released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency that coordinates telecommunication operations and services […]
Today, every organization needs to reimagine its business model. Customers expect business to meet them anywhere, any time, on any device. To meet this speed of response, businesses need to be ahead of the game, at the cutting edge of what their market is capable of doing and informed by real-time data. To make this […]
Wearing red sneakers, gray pants, and a loosely tucked-in red shirt with the name ‘Tres’ emblazoned on his right chest, five-year-old Dante ‘Tres’ Gierran III cut a charming sight as he delivered his welcome speech to the guests and visitors who came to the launch of the National Bureau of Investigation’s first day care center. […]
The debate is still ongoing. But in the Philippines, as in the rest of the world, its actual use has gained the upper hand over all the talk and protests against it. In truth, genetically modified (GM) food has been eaten by Filipinos every day since it was first introduced in 1996, said Dr. Saturnina […]
The slow internet connection in the country may soon be a thing of the past. This was according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as it welcomed the initiative of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) which was formerly under the DOST, the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), and EDGE (a.k.a. […]
In the weeks following the end of the battle for Marawi City against Maute and ISIS terror cells, I met Aminullah Alonto Lucman (or Koko to his friends), son of former lawmaker Rashid Lucman and Princess Tarhata Alonto, at the Hotel Dusit. I have met in the past several personalities who had claimed lineage to […]
Lenovo and Disney recently unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, a new augmented reality Star Wars product that allows fans to experience Star Wars in ways never before possible. Jedi Challenges features a smartphone-powered Lenovo Mirage AR headset, Tracking Beacon, Lightsaber controller, and hours of Star Wars gameplay. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is priced at P14,999 […]
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