The University of the Philippines recently made headlines again, this time because the institution earned a spot in the top 500 universities worldwide. The list, made by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020, covered 1,400 universities from 92 countries around the world. The performance of institutions was measured by the core objectives of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.Read more
Southeast Asia is usually seen as an idyllic area full of tropical beaches and sunny weather, but the reality of the region is more complex than that. Home to 8.5% of the world’s population, the World Economic Forum also describes it as the region that experiences the most natural disasters in the world.Read more
Last June 2019, PAGASA officially declared the start of the rainy season in the Philippines. Preparing for days, even weeks, of heavy rain is certainly something Filipinos aren’t new to — PAGASA says much of the Philippine climate is characterized by heavy rainfall. With a tropical and maritime climate, rain is something that all regions experience, but to varying degrees. For example, Baguio City, Eastern Samar, and Eastern Surigao usually experience the most amount of rain, while the southern portion of Cotabato experiences the least.Read more
According to National Geographic, sports climbing is finally making its debut as one of the new sports to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Since the announcement, the global sports climbing community has bustled with excitement. Top athletes have begun training for Olympic spots and the sport itself has started gaining significant media traction. National climbing events all over the world are now shown on television and streamed across different platforms, in the hope that global support for sports climbing continues to grow.Read more
Fortune Magazine reports that nine out of ten startups fail, and this is a truly staggering number. One of the main reasons why some startups don’t work out is because their concept just isn’t something that has a target market. But suppose you have an excellent idea and a market— how else do you ensure that you’re not doomed for failure?
NPR says that the tech industry has seen young startup companies growing into multi-billion investments within the last few decades. Successful startups like Uber, Spotify, and Airbnb are aptly nicknamed as “unicorns”, companies that are about as difficult to find as the mythical beast.
Techcrunch reports that companies all across the globe are looking for the next best startup to invest a good few million dollars in. In a fast-paced industry, startups adapt different business systems in order to get themselves up and running. This is where networking comes in.Read more
It goes without saying that technology is one of the biggest changes in society today. Living in the digital age has brought new adjustments to every aspect of our daily lives, from our relationships to the ways we sleep and eat. With every new technological discovery, society has to adjust in different ways.
One of the biggest technological shifts may be happening right now. With the advent of blockchain technology, new frontiers have opened in various fields and systems around the globe. Blockchain is a digital ledger where all transactions are recorded and managed by users across the world, making it fully transparent and independent. Initially used for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology is now being applied to different fields. These fields include finance, politics, education, travel and transportation, and even entertainment. For further reading, check out our article on how blockchain technology may have impacted different industries in the Philippines.
While it’s been only a decade since blockchain first burst out into the scene, its impact on society cannot be overstated. Blockchain may be especially important for the legal field in the years to come. When it comes to the law, a layperson’s first impression may be that traditional legal systems are full of bureaucracy and unnecessary paperwork. Now, legal tech experts see the technology as a way to break through the bureaucracy and further streamline the profession. Here are some ways that blockchain has been disrupting the legal sector.Read more
2019 has been what the Economist describes as the year of the vegan, with more than a quarter of Americans aged 25-34 saying they are either vegan or vegetarian. More and more people are now going for alternative choices that are free of animal byproducts, which means business is booming for vegan products retailers.
more than a quarter of Americans aged 25-34 saying they are either vegan or vegetarian. More and more people are now going for alternative choices that are free of animal byproducts, which means business is booming for vegan products retailers.
The numbers speak for themselves. Forbes reports that the sales of plant-based food in the US went up by 8.1% in 2019, with plant-based milk sales increasing 3.1%. Even outside the US, the global market for meat substitutes is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 8.4%, increasing to a revenue of $5.2 billion by the year 2020.
Beyond food, for many, veganism is a lifestyle. The majority of vegans avoid things that are produced through exploitation or cruelty to animals. This means reading up on how everyday products, such as soap, cosmetics, fabrics, and the like are made, and making sure that no animal has been harmed in the process.
Luckily, to put some ease into making that choice, plenty of women entrepreneurs saw the lack of vegan products in the market and started businesses of their own. Here are some notably powerful women who transformed their passion for the earth and for animals into thriving businesses.Read more
With current advancements in medicine and medical technology, it’s no surprise that people are living longer. Medical practitioners are getting better at disease prevention and detection with more advanced technology and added scientific research. Despite this, South China Morning Post notes that the world still needs to be wary of chronic diseases.
Additionally, healthcare costs remains a burden for most people in Asia, especially for those suffering from chronic disease. Even if Asian countries like Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China have introduced healthcare insurance, most plans are basic and fail to cover the cost of the medicine and procedures are required for chronic illness treatment.Read more
Everyone wants to find that one recipe for success, but few people actually manage to achieve it. When it comes to making it big, there’s a complex mix of factors that come into play. These factors can include a thousand little things from timing, market, and environment, among others. Figuring out the right mix can often take years, sometimes decades, and not everyone reaches the same level of success in the same way.Read more
True Filipinas make magic with the resources that they have. Last 2018, the Philippines maintained its position as one of the most gender equal countries in Asia, climbing to 8th in the Global Gender Gap report by the World Economic Forum. Rappler states that literacy rates in women having gone up to 92% in the country, with Business Administration being the most common field of study.
Ingenuity is ingrained in Filipinas. So, here are 20 Filipina entrepreneurs who have paved the way for themselves both in the Philippines and across the world.Read more