Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012: A Social Entrepreneurship Program

Participants waiting for the opening of Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012 
THOUSANDS of people witnessed the recent opening ceremony of UNLAD KABUHAYAN SUMMIT 2012 (UKS) which was held at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Around 500 exhibitors and sponsors supported the event for a cause where proceeds will seed the scholarship of the upcoming trainers to make this program sustainable.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

BPO ELITE joins Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012

Dan Meyer during analytics training
THE BPO Elite exhibits at the “Unlad Kabuhayan Summit 2012” on August 26 to be held at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.  Today, it will start at 3 pm-10 pm and will continue until August 28 from 10 am to 8 pm.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Snooky Serna supports INC Lingap sa Mamamayan

Snooky Serna happy in rendering service to humanity through Lingap sa Mamamayan
LIFE is getting tough in every corners of the world. Tsunami, earthquakes and hurricanes or typhoons were experienced very often. This calamity often leaves unlikely results like floodings and wreckage. The affected communities abandoned their homes and evacuates in a designated area until the calamity subsides only to find that there is nothing left of their belongings when they come back.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bt Corn: Truth (and consequence) after a decade of implementation

Controversies arising from the use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt corn) or genetically modified (GM) corn and other related GM products brought a number of discussions in national media and cases raised against Greenpeace.

Dr. Emil Javier, NAST president (extreme left), Juanito Rama (5th from left with his co-farmer, the blogger (third from right), Leonardo A. Gonzales, president Sikap/Strive Inc. (extreme right)

Testimonial of entrepreneurial farmer in applying Bt/GM corn

Rama encouraged his fellow farmer to try this agri-technology
Juanito Rama, an Ilocano farmer and leader of one “going big” cooperative narrated that when they started their group way back 2006 using the GM/ Bt corn they were just 72 members and he said no one would like to believe him or them. 

Sustainable recommendations for Bt/ GM corn espousal

In the study conducted, Gonzales of SIKAP/ STRIVE INC. urged to sustain the benefits brought forth by the GM corn seed technologies and recommends the following:

Environmental Outcomes of Bt/ GM corn

An analytical data based on time from 2000 to 2011 proved that Bt corn was more efficient in the utilization of land, fertilizer, labor and pesticide resources. 

Macro-economic Effects of Bt/ GM corn, 2011

The two farmers who work on Bt corn and made it successful in the Philippines market
The five indicators comparing ordinary hybrid maize vs. GM/ Bt corn were net farm income, pre-harvest labor savings for non-use of pesticide, incomes from seed and post harvest labor income all increased well due to higher yields.

Socio-economic Impacts of Bt/ GM corn

The Bt corn was the first genetically modified crop which was approved by the Philippine Department of Agriculture way bank 2003. From the total area of 10,000 hectares planted to Bt corn in 2003, it increased the total area planted to all GM corn to 643,800 hectares with the following impacts:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Inspiring Music: 'I Can See Clearly Now' by Jimmy Cliff

What an inspiring song “I Can See Clearly Now” by Jimmy Cliff, after that long monsoon rains which brought calamity in the Philippines. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Typhoon Gener and Project NOAH

Project NOAH online 
(MANILA, Philippines)“Siyam-siyam” a Filipino idiomatic expression commonly used by oldies to say that things are taking too long like that of typhoon Gener which is taking so long to leave Philippines. Literally, it means nine days and nine nights which is not the normal typhoon characteristic we usually encounter.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two Filipino students to represent Novartis PH in International Biocamp 2012

Novartis selected two Filipinos from six graduate and postgraduate students from the field of natural sciences from different universities and colleges candidates in Novartis Local Biotechnology Leadership (Biocamp) with the theme “Staying Competitive in the Knowledge Economy” held at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Makati City on July 30. 

DonburiMix Express opens at Jackman Plaza, Quezon City

FOOD franchising business is going strong in the Philippines. Innovation and marketing works well too with the new concept of Triomix Food...