The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awardees for 2019

Twelve remarkable Filipino women are hailed as The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) by TOWNS Foundation, Inc. on October 29, 2019. TOWNS is a national awards program given to outstanding Filipino women ages 21 to 50 years old who have contributed positively to strengthening national capability and shaping the nation’s future and served asContinue reading “The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awardees for 2019”

Visayas Teams Advance to NASA Space Apps Global Challenge

Internet connectivity for far-flung coastal areas, sound to energy for communities with no access to electricity and a mobile application that measures individual carbon footprints emerged as top ideas during the NASA International Space Apps Challenge in Iloilo last week. The NASA International Space Apps Challenge bring together individuals interested in space science and exploration,Continue reading “Visayas Teams Advance to NASA Space Apps Global Challenge”

The Policy Work of Jocelle Batapa-Sigue

Jocelle Batapa – Sigue is immersed in policy work and advocacy since 2004. She is a dynamic and prolific policymaker and policy activist both in the local and national level. She has served as resource speaker and member of House and Senate TWGs on the Creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)Continue reading “The Policy Work of Jocelle Batapa-Sigue”

BNEFIT: Strategies to Create Opportunities

Note: This is a 2015 Article. It is amazing how one idea can lead to another. From several concerned individuals who supported the plans of the Sanggunian Committee on Communications and Energy chaired by first-termer Bacolod Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue in 2004, to an organized group called the Bacolod IT Focus Team, to eventually an InformationContinue reading “BNEFIT: Strategies to Create Opportunities”

Responding to Greta

Published in SunStar Bacolod under my column – DISRUPTIVE MODE on October 2, 2019 Sixteen-year old climate activist Greta Thunberg has become an overnight name for saying what other environmental activists failed to strongly say to our leaders – shut up and show it. For decades, our leaders have designed all sorts of policies, treatisesContinue reading “Responding to Greta”