Joint Statement of All Barter Communities

GLOBAL BARTER COMMUNITIES Joint Statement of All Barter Communities July 14, 2020 It is with painful sadness and frustration that we read the news today about the plan of of Secretary Ramon Lopez of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to “hunt” due to violation of laws the over 1 Million Filipinos in theContinue reading “Joint Statement of All Barter Communities”


By Jocelle Batapa-Sigue Initial Process: Identify and and empower key stakeholders to come together and ideate an initial recovery mission plan based on available resources, data, time and targets. Three major areas – HEALTH, ECONOMY and SECURITY Strenghten and Fortify Public Health Data and Delivery System to detect, isolate, treat, and trace accross all sectorsContinue reading “DESIGN THINKING METRICS FOR RECOVERY”

The Positive Lessons You Can Teach Your Children From Bartering

JUNE 3, 2020 Bacolod Barter Community – The Positive Lessons You Can Teach Your Children From BarteringIts always better to give than to receive. – Erma Calopez Barter with kindness and not with the price of your items. – Bain Elemental “One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure” – Azrael Lopez Not be Demanding forContinue reading “The Positive Lessons You Can Teach Your Children From Bartering”

Digital Barter: Kindness without borders

An idea whose time has come again. The barter trade dates back to more than 6000 BC but today mode than 8000 years later, it has become part of what the pandemic-stricken world calls as New Normal. Last March 15, 2020, Bacolod City was among the cities in the Philippines that was covered by theContinue reading “Digital Barter: Kindness without borders”

The New Normal

HIGHEST OR MAXIMUM PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS and GRADUAL EASING of Enhanced Community Quarantine subject to strategic general conditions: CITIZEN-CENTRIC STRATEGY 1. With strictest quarantine for all COVID-19 vulnerable sectors identified by global experts subject to valid exemptions (school, work or emergency) such as but not limited to – – Minors or persons who are deemedContinue reading “The New Normal”

Laban Pilipinas

Kimberly Joy Mallo Magbanua, the painter of Laban Pilipinan is a nurse, a poet and syringe artist. She is a member of the Association fo Negros Artists (ANA) based in Bacolod City. Her recent artwork “Inang Bayan” showing three healthcare professionals operating on the Philippine Flag captured the hearts of netizens and her fellow artists.Continue reading “Laban Pilipinas”

Corruption and Automation: An Anti-Thesis

Featured on January 29 and February 5, 2020 at Sunstar Bacolod Serious efforts to curb graft and corruption by reducing red tape in every city and municipality are being undertaken by the Anti-Red tape Authority (ARTA) created under the Republic Act No. 11032. These efforts, however, will come to naught without an equally serious commitmentContinue reading “Corruption and Automation: An Anti-Thesis”

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 140Continue reading “2019 Philippines WEF Global Competitiveness: Dissecting The Positive and Negative Factors”