“COCKROACH MENTALITY” vs CHANGE IS COMING

IF there is a “crab mentality” the bureaucracy has a “cockroach mentality”.  With this mentality with have chronic corruption. 

It is our unsolicited advice to President DIGONG that he must now do away with the “cockroach mentality” in the bureaucracy if he wants graft and “corruption” out of the government under his watch. 

This is while he complains that after 6 months there is still rampant graft and corruption in the bureaucracy or they call it “bureau-crazy” under a “demo-crazy

If you try to step on a cockroach and you miss,  the cockroach runs away but most often…

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Winning hearts through dance

FOR 60 years now, the Bayanihan Dance Company had been winning hearts of Filipinos and foreigners through folk dances that tell stories of the rich tradition and histories of the numerous tribes, practices and cultures of the Philippines. 

Founder Dr. Helena Z. Benitez, before she died last May at 102 years old once said Bayanihan was the country’s contribution to global “cultural diplomacy.”

But unlike most dance companies that make use only of the tried and tested steps and concepts, the Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation (which now educates children and dance enthusiasts here and abroad) makes sure that…

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IFAD allocates USD 80 million for agriculture

TO PROMOTE smallholder and family farming and ensure food security and transform rural communities the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) committed USD 80 million for agricultural and rural transformation in the country. 

This developed as IFAD together with the departments of Agrarian Reform and Agriculture celebrated the third year of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in the Philippines.

IFAD is looking towards sustainable development of smallholder/family farmers,” and has gathered more than 300 leaders from the farmers and fisher organizations, civil society, government agencies, development partners and other stakeholders during the celebration.

“In this 2-day event,…

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Trump creates unease among American BPO firms in the Phl

WITH President Donald Trump assuming his post in January amid his recent threats against firms located outside their country, American business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in the Philippines have expressed worries and uncertainties as to how their operations would be affected.

Trump recently promised fiscal incentives and benefits to US firms who would stay put while threatening those planning to locate offshore or overseas of sanctions like taxes, among others.

The Philippines is host to thousands of US BPO firms—some of which began in 1995 and bloomed to its robust state in recent years as they find the country conducive…

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Reviving the nuclear plant

TRUE to his nature, President Duterte flip flopped yet again on his decision to revive the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant —almost a week after being praised by Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Diocese of Bataan for not reviving it.

Last Nov. 6, the President assured the bishop that “"not maybe during my presidency. Huwag muna ngayon kasi we have to come up with safeguards. Really, really tight safeguards to assure that there will be no disasters if there is a nuclear leak or explosion somewhere in the nuclear reactors that we will build.”

On November 11, however, he met…

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