Published in SunStar Bacolod on January 15, 2020 Last week, I shared my four of my new year’s resolution and a list of ten paradigm shifts that I am hoping to see happen soon if we are to successfully survive this decade as a city, and hopefully as a country. This week, I am sharing… Read More Fearless Innovation Forecasts for 2020
Published in SunStar Bacolod on January 7, 2020 A decade of great progress starts with one day. Just like a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. The world welcomes the new decade in high spirits and with high hopes that this year will be more favorable than the previous one. 2019 seems… Read More Paradigm Shifts in 2020
Note: I found this piece in my computer files today. It looked like an unfinished speech in 2019. Let me share it anyway to preserve it. As I enter one of the most crucial challenges in my life to day – running for the mayor of the City of Bacolod – I face another important… Read More THE JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE LEADERSHIP
Written and Posted on Facebook By R. Dennis Garcia Dear friends and policy-makers, When May 1 comes and we go out of our homes, we will not be immune to COVID-19 any more than we were before March 16, except for the few of us who were infected in the preceding 6 weeks. Indeed, if… Read More Understanding Herd Immunity
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… Read More Are you asking the right questions?
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… Read More Competence in the Digital Age
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… Read More Responding to Greta
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… Read More Breaking New Grounds