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Daddy Joe's Yearbook

2020 came with lots of nice surprises, especially the first week which I traditionally devote to general cleaning of the house and office. It is more about digging into very old stuff and memorabilias and getting rid of things that haven’t been of use but occupy space. One of my precious finds is my Daddy […]

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Bacolod Vision 2020

The new year is a start of a new decade and 2020 has nice ring to it. 20/20 stands for normal visual acuity or the clarity or sharpness of vision measured at a distance of 20 feet. According to the American Optometric Society, having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision. 20/20 […]

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10 Survival Tips in 2020

BE GRATEFUL BUT DO NOT EXPECT GRATITUDE FROM OTHERS. Human beings are naturally ungrateful because of pride. In your life, you will come across individuals who will reach out to you for their needs and concerns, but as they attain their goals, they will forget your efforts to help them. Live a life without expecting […]

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Are you asking the right questions?

DISRUPTIVE MODE (October 9, 2019) SUNSTAR BACOLOD Creating a conducive location that is ripe for information and communications technology (ICT) – enabled jobs and investments is never easy.  For over a decade, I have been immersed in countless meetings with investors and stakeholders in more than 50 provinces around the country. I have practically been […]

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Competence in the Digital Age

DISRUPTIVE MODE (November 2, 2019) SUNSTAR BACOLOD Are you competent in the digital age? This is a question that is probably challenging to answer in the Philippines considering that we do not have a clear and unified national digital competence framework for citizens. The ITU Digital Skills Insights 2019 cites reference frameworks for digital competence […]

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Responding to Greta

DISRUPTIVE MODE (October 2, 2019) SUNSTAR BACOLOD 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, treatises and pacts to mitigate the impact of […]

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Breaking New Grounds

DISRUPTIVE MODE (SUNSTAR BACOLOD) September 25, 2019 In order to change an existing paradigm, you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. Innovators, disrupters and changemakers would be likely familiar with these thoughts of American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor […]

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2019 Philippines WEF Global Competitiveness: Dissecting The Positive and Negative Factors

This country is certainly not a bed of roses. But neither is it entirely a bed of thorns. The latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2019 was not positive of the Philippines as it slides eight notches lower to the 64th place out of 141 countries from the 56th spot out of 140 […]

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Capitulación Firmada el Seis de Noviembre: Bacolod As the Birthplace of Freedom

The freedom to chart your own future is like a beautiful ray of sunlight over a land long covered in darkness. That must have been the sentiment of our Negros forefathers 121 years ago when the document evidencing the surrender of Spanish forces in Negros Occidental was signed in the then town of Bacolod on […]

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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 as […]