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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, […]

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Policies

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) […]

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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 Information […]

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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, treatises […]

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Speeches

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: Its Impact on the Workforce

Delivered during the Talking Points – AC US Embassy TalksSeptember 27, 2019 USLS Bacolod We are living in the midst of a revolution – the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a digital revolution. Human beings are now more connected than ever before. Through the Internet, using devices and services for work, for school, for personal information […]

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A Peddler of Hope

The dignity of earning a living comes with a price. Its amount is equivalent to how much are we willing to value ourselves as citizens of our community alongside our economic needs. Our street vendors live each day precariously with that question in mind – balancing whether they must earn or must follow the law. […]

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Social Media Posts

The Monster Named Envy

Reflection Posted on Facebook on July 1, 2018 Sunday Reflection: When I inspire and push young people, my mentees, to achieve as much as their capacity and determination can allow them to achieve – I always fail to mention the sad caveats. Today, I will share based on experience (sad and tear-jerking ones) one warning. […]

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Generation X

Reflection Posted on Facebook on January 7, 2019 Reflection about Leadership based on generations. When I was younger, I always enjoy listening to people older than me. I would spend more time in conversations, and well, arguments with elders than my contemporaries. But opposite this habit, I always loved working with people younger than me. […]

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The Vista of A Leader

Reflection Posted on Facebook on September 28, 2017 Reflection in transit: The Vista of A Leader. A leader’s lenses must be like that of a high-powered camera. One that can clearly see both the micro and macro view of issues and concerns. He must have a very wide vista – vertically to understand the long-term […]

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Torta and Laswa

Reflection Posted on Facebook on April 20, 2019 Black Saturday Reflection. Today, I am happy to have shared “laswa” and “torta” with volunteer youth leaders. I took it as an opportunity to again send the message – let not anyone corrupt your young minds and focus on the goal of doing things to improve yourselves […]