My President is Not a Politician, He Started A Revolution to Build The Republic of the Philippines

Just like he lost the elections in 1897, he will also lose the 2022 elections if here were to run today. But I am proud that I come from a race whose First President epitomizes all the ideals I believe. And so, every year, as a kid, beyong mere images and celebrations, I reflect onContinue reading “My President is Not a Politician, He Started A Revolution to Build The Republic of the Philippines”

One Last Salute to A Mentor for Three Decades

Bacolod lost one of its few decent and competent leaders today – a man worthy of all my respect. Something which I have practically lost for almost all political leaders today. But I grieve most especially for losing a mentor and a friend. Both words are actually synonymous in meaning. The word mentor (n.) meanContinue reading “One Last Salute to A Mentor for Three Decades”

Saints who play a significant role in my life

Inspired by this year’s All Saints’ Day, I am sharing my most loved saints – those who play a significant role in my life as a Christian. They have been my inspiration in my years of existence. And even when not all religions believe in saints, I believe that their human lives owe to beContinue reading “Saints who play a significant role in my life”

SKILLS AREAS OF THE FUTURE

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: 10 SKILLS AREAS OF THE FUTURE As presented in the Global Skills Index 2021 by Coursera Cloud Computing Delivering innovative computing services Content Production Driving brand through creative visual or written assists Data & Al Driving strategy with insights Engineering Developing software solutions Green Economy Building a sustainable future Marketing Building brandContinue reading “SKILLS AREAS OF THE FUTURE”

The Philippines Has Arrived

Written October 1, 2010 to record the first public hearing on the proposed bill for the creation of a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) There was certainty in his voice – the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) would show the world that the “Philippines has arrived” as inContinue reading “The Philippines Has Arrived”

Digital Governance Awardees for 2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), through its ICT Industry Development Bureau (IIDB), in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) implemented the Digital Governance Awards (DGA) 2020. The DGA is an annual search for best practices of Local Government Units (LGUs) inContinue reading “Digital Governance Awardees for 2020”

Ubiquity Reaches 7 in Bacolod City

One of my happy moments as a a digital jobs advocate for the countryside was the coming of Ubiquity Global Services (UGS), is a multinational services organization offering customer management solutions, risk management operations and interactive voice response (IVR) solutions based in New York City. Founded in 2012, Ubiquity provides outsourcing services including call centers, digital correspondence services, knowledge processContinue reading “Ubiquity Reaches 7 in Bacolod City”

More Serious Global Risks Perceived After Pandemic

Full Text of the Global Risks Report 2021 The immediate human and economic cost of COVID-19 is severe, but this is just the beginning of more serious global risks as stated in the recently released 16th edition of Global Risks Report (GRR) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In the WEF statement October last year,Continue reading “More Serious Global Risks Perceived After Pandemic”

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE BACOLOD BARTER COMMUNITY

FROM ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA – SIGUE I have been silent for three days since the major technical glitch of the Bacolod Barter Community (BBC) happened this week because as founder, together with all the moderators – we are deeply affected by this development. But despite our sadness, we know that we need to be transparentContinue reading “AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE BACOLOD BARTER COMMUNITY”

Sa Barter May Kindness, Sa On-line May Classes: Five Inspiring Stories of Young Negrenses

Young Bacolodnons and Negrenses all need to face the harsh realities of a world seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic along with million of young people around the world. They are left with no choice but to strike balance between adapting to the so-called New Normal and still remain optimistic and determined to pursue theirContinue reading “Sa Barter May Kindness, Sa On-line May Classes: Five Inspiring Stories of Young Negrenses”