Angie Chui ANGIE used to work for a leading Manila-based daily newspaper until she decided that the academe was a more refreshing environment for her. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging about her travels on www.budjetsetter.wordpress.com and writing about movies and books on www.itswynnesworld.com. Follow her exploits via social media @wynnesworld (twitter), @wynnesworld (Instagram) and Angie Chui on Facebook.
  • Alcala thinks ‘out -of –the-box’ AGRICULTURE Secretary Proceso Alcala sees the upcoming APEC Summit as an opportunity to showcase the gains of the Philippine agriculture industry under the Aquino administration. According to Alcala, the Philippines has a lot to be proud of in terms of best practices and success stories. Among these, he says, is the “out-of- the- box approach” […] 4 min read
  • Wika, susi sa pagkawala sa ‘cultural imperialism’: Huli sa dalawang bahagi MASAKIT mang isipin, mula sa murang edad nakatanim na sa mga kabataan ang pagkawala ng kumpiyansa sa sariling wika at kultura. “Maraming kakulangan simula ng sila ay mag aral, itinanim na sa utak nila ng kanilang mga magulang at ng mga paaaralan na kanilang pinag aralan na sa usaping pang wika, Ingles ang wika ng […] 3 min read
  • Ano ba talaga ang ‘Pinoy pride’? Una sa dalawang bahagi MULA elementarya, naging bahagi na ng ating mga aralin sa eskuwelahan ang kasaysayan at kultura ng Pilipinas. Siyempre, ‘di natin makakaligtaan ang mga katangi-tanging pakikipaglaban ng ating mga bayani laban sa mga mananakop. Kaya nga bata pa lang tayo, tayo ay tinuruan nang mahalin ang ating kalayaan na ngayon ay tinatamasa ng mga Pilipino. Ito […] 4 min read
  • OFWs buck stricter measures, additional taxes for balikbayan boxes Overseas Filipinos are up in arms over the plans of the Bureau of Customs to impose higher taxes and stricter measures on balikbayan boxes or care packages sent to their families in the Philippines. According to Customs officials, the measure is intended to curb abuses in the use of balikbayan box privileges after they discovered […] 5 min read
  • Volunteer vets wanted at Calauit (Palawan) Safari Park: Last of three parts How often can you put treating exotic animals in your resume? The Calauit Safari Park offers this unique opportunity for volunteer veterinarians who want to use their skills to help caretakers keep the park wildlife safe and healthy. Surprisingly for an island dedicating to protecting and conserving African wildlife species — considered a home to […] 4 min read
  • Calauit (Palawan) Safari Park: A Paradise in Peril? 2nd of three parts THE ECOTOURISM operation is booming at the Calauit Safari Park after being restricted from outsiders for over three decades. Froilan Sariego, the park manager reported that the farm catered to 6,000 tourists last year with a steady flow of visitors this year. But he lamented that they are constantly dealing with serious challenges, chiefly, the return […] 3 min read
  • Finding love at the Calauit (Palawan) Safari Park: First of three parts Thirty-nine years ago, Froilan Sariego was a young man of 23 when he first started working as a clerk at the Calauit Safari Park in  Northern Palawan. “I really wanted to pursue my studies in Manila, but my uncle advised me against leaving town. He said,’ mayroon nang trabaho dito aalis ka pa?” recalled Sariego, who […] 4 min read
  • Pinoy fans join Action/1D campaign for change The boys have spoken. And so have the fans. Worldwide phenomenon One Direction has lent its support to Action 2015 for a month-long campaign entitled Action/1D which sought to encourage fans to post their vision of the world’s future on their social media accounts. The campaign was simple. It entailed fans to capture through a snapshot or […] 2 min read
  • Firefly watching in Coron Mangroves are known for enhancing biodiversity and enriching ecosystems and it is also a wonderful tourist attraction. This is something the residents of Barangay Bintuan in Coron are beginning to appreciate. In a strip of boardwalk donated by the provincial government several years back, tourists are now flocking to get a chance to view beautiful […] 2 min read
  • The Passion of Rizal One of the most prominent traditions during the Lenten Season among Catholics is the reading of the Passion. The Passion or Pasyon is the lyrical depiction of the life of Christ and delivered in song. It is done in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice to save humankind from sin. For Rizalists in the Philippines, in particular […] 3 min read
  • Social media plays key role in iMove’s anti-poverty campaign The youth and social media will play a crucial role in the implementation of the iMove against Injustice, Inequality and Insecurity campaign, a drive that seeks to address three vital issues that contribute to poverty in Asian countries. Beckie Malay, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)-Philippines representative, said Asian leaders saw the potential of […] 3 min read
  • ‘People’s Pilgrimage ‘ brings to world attention the global impact of climate change AFTER completing a 38 day walk spanning 1,000 kilometers last year from Manila to Tacloban, former Philippine Climate Change envoy Yeb Sano is leading a civil society-led crusade to bring the world’s attention to the global impact of climate change. Advertisement Advertisement Sano, a member of the aksyon/2015 initiative which seeks to mobilize individuals, organizations, […] 3 min read