The modern man, shaped with great influence of technology and social media, is often portrayed as a victim of choice paralysis from the onslaught of information and the availability of multitudes of options.On the other hand, there is the Renaissance man who revels in the diversity of options and the versatility such provides. For the Renaissance man, everything is possible, ...

Public infrastructures were damaged by typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), which swept through southern and central parts of the country in mid-December.Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) struck the Philippines in December 2021. Due to the torrential rains, violent winds, landslides, and storm surges, utility infrastructure was severely damaged. It left 269 cities and municipalities without energy and 348 areas with network ...

Employment in enterprises employing at least 20 workers rose as of June 2020, while unionized establishments decreased, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported on Friday.Data from the 2019/2020 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) released on Friday showed total jobs went up by 4.8% to 5.322 million in establishments with 20 or more employees in end-June 2020 from 5.077 million ...

A battery made from recycled materials, originally used to power lights in Philippine fishing communities, has been repurposed to treat wastewater.Created in 2016 for remote fishing areas with limited energy sources, iLAWA draws power from pollutants in the water, namely phosphates, which originate from residential runoffs. Six years later, another application for the technology came to light when researchers found ...

L-R: WBA Executive Director Gerbrand Haverkamp; WBA Engagement Director Pauliina Murphy; Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa Sebastiaan Messerschmidt; MPIC Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer Chaye Cabal-Revilla; African Monitor Senior Programmes Coordinator Joseph Eliabson; Western Cape Education Department Deputy Director General Haroon Mohamed.Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the country’s leading infrastructure investments company, represented ...

SEOUL — South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee on Friday, with South Korea’s Justice Ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a “national economic crisis.”The pardon is largely symbolic, with Mr. Lee already out on parole after serving 18 months in jail for bribery relating to his time leading the ...

JOSHUA HOEHNE/UNSPLASHTwitter Inc. on Thursday set out a plan to combat the spread of election misinformation that revives previous strategies, but civil and voting rights experts said it would fall short of what is needed to prepare for the upcoming US midterm elections.The social media company said it will apply its civic integrity policy, introduced in 2018, to the Nov. ...

BLOOMBERGThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer recommend quarantines or test-to-stay programs at schools or daycare centers for people exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the agency said in updated guidelines on Thursday.The agency also said it was no longer recommending unvaccinated people quarantine after exposure as around 95% of the US population has either ...

The business empire of Philippine tycoon Dennis A. Uy, which recently made headlines with a notice of default, may face nearly $700 million worth of loans maturing this year.The most recent financial report of Uy-backed DITO CME Holdings Corp., covering the quarter through end March and published in late May, lists subsidiary DITO Telecommunity Corporation — a venture with China ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/WALTER BOLLOZOSOn Aug. 22, schools in the Philippines will finally reopen their doors to students after two and a half years — one of the longest pandemic-induced school closures in the world. As well as devastating the individual prospects of countless children, the extended hiatus is threatening to leave long-term scars on an economy historically reliant on sending high-skilled ...