Technology for energy optimization

Let’s face it – the Philippines currently has one of the highest electricity rates in Southeast Asia. And with no viable, long-lasting remedy in sight for the country’s ridiculously expensive electricity rates, there’s only one option for Filipino households and businesses: monitor and reduce their usage of electricity.
The problem is, how? Most Filipino households still have no idea on how to regulate their use of electricity. Most of the time, ordinary households have no faint idea on how much electricity is consumed by their household appliances. The result: the so-called “bill shock” every month as each bill comes along.…

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Enrolment made easy

Photo courtesy of Carlo Valencia's Facebook page

If there’s something that parents and students usually hate about enrolment period, it’s the thought of having to stand in line for hours on end.

It has come to be the usual scenario every April and May, it has come to be a usual sight – parents and students standing in line for hours just to get registered. And payment for tuition fees and other school requirements also entail more long lines, thus prolonging the students’ ordeal.

While it is true that some universities and schools across the country had taken steps to…

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Simplifying Legal Research
Photo from Dexter Feliciano's Facebook page

If there's one thing lawyers and law students don't like about their profession, it's the endless round of legal research.
Being a good lawyer is not just based on eloquence and knowledge of the law - it's the resourcefulness needed to gather the facts that would vindicate their point of view. And that resourcefulness usually means endless poring over file after file of depositions, statutes, and old case files, searching for that one case that can turn the tide for their client.
Yes, legal research can be a backbreaking, painstaking task. But for Dexter Feliciano…

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Freelancing “Match-Maker”
Photo courtesy of Ian Strauss Mendoza's Facebook page

Freelancing is fast becoming a way of life for most professionals these days – and tech start-ups are slow in catching up to that fact.

From Raket.ph to FreelancerCareers, sites have sprouted up offering freelancers a much-needed venue to showcase their skills and talents to a wider, more diversified audience.

One such tech platform is Ian Strauss Mendoza’s eSerbisyo.ph, a Web-based tech start-up that aims to simplify the way Filipinos find the best trade person, freelancer, or service professional for their home service. However, what sets it apart from its competitors in…

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Online entrepreneurship in a ‘Pocket’

Internet and social media has revolutionized the way most Filipinos do their shopping.
Why endure traffic jams and long lines in malls when you can just buy whatever you need - and want - in a single click?
With the rise of social media and online shopping portals such as Zalora, there's no limit of what Filipino entrepreneurs can utilize to bring their storefront into the World Wide Web.
However, managing online stores could be a grueling task for entrepreneurs. After all, online shopping is still a fad, rather than a norm for most Filipinos.
How to pay for purchases…

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