Innovation in the margins

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/18/2018

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry is doing a splendid job of raising Cebu’s visibility as a choice MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) venue through its hosting of the Tourism Innovation Forum last week and…

Social media policies needed in schools and workplaces

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/11/2018

Escalante City, Negros Occidental – A visit to this northern city of Negros Occidental is always pleasurable because it offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Cebu. The homey atmosphere of a hostel…

Movements in the co-op regulatory body

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 06/04/2018

The Cooperative Development Authority CDA which governs PH cooperatives is currently going through a period of significant changes that some officers may be living in dread in anticipation of a number of investigations being conducted in the…

Electric co-op up against powerful political forces

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/28/2018

I got word yesterday that members of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative DANECO camped out near the Malacañang Palace to get President Rodrigo Duterte to resolve the war of attrition between the forces that want to…

Money politics in Barangay and SK Elections

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/21/2018

People are still talking about the recently concluded barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections and how the political exercise has become a case for money politics even among the young, with very few exceptions. Vote buying, intimidation and…

Village voting in the digital age

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/14/2018

This year’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are significantly different from previous elections in the way most candidates and voters settle in social media as a campaign tool. The last barangay election was held in October 2013.…

A can of worms in the coop sector part 3

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/07/2018

The moment Ms. Rowena “Tetay” Plantilla, CEO of the Federation of People’s Sustainable Development Cooperative FPSDC shared the video of a co-operative echelon trying to assure members they can’t be deterred even by the regulatory agency because…

A way forward for the traffic problem

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/30/2018

With the way partisan politics is creeping up on efforts to build a Bus Rapid Transit BRT, we may as well kiss any mass transit system goodbye under the Duterte administration. The alternative Light Rail Transit LRT…

Goodbye, BRT. So long, LRT

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/23/2018

When Socioeconomic and Planning Secretary and National Economic and Development Authority Director General Ernesto Pernia batted for two approaches to address Cebu City’s worsening traffic problem, that is, the Bus Rapid Transit and the Light Rail Transit,…

More than meets the eye in the FB data privacy abuse

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 04/16/2018

Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are mad at Facebook for tapping Vera Files and Rappler as third-party fact checkers that will review news stories possibly containing false information. The FB vote of confidence for Presidential pet peeves,…

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