Literary Climate Change Book “Agam” To Be Launched On June 24

A “period-defining publication” will be released this June 24 (Tuesday) by the same pioneering group that launched the ejeepney revolution in 2007. Titled Agam, an early Tagalog word for foreboding and memory, the book brings together new work from Filipino writers across diverse disciplines, focused on the confrontation between climate change and cultures across the archipelago. The book launch…

BIR and Doctors Reconcile; Helps ITR Filing Campaign

Its all’s well that ends well between the Philippine Medical Association and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, with the two groups deciding instead to work together and encourage citizens to file their income taxes on or before the April 15 deadline: Check out this story from Rappler: MANILA, Philippines – Like her colleagues in the medical profession,…

Chamber of Thrift Banks Gears Up For ASEAN Integration

The Chamber of Thrift Banks (CTB), the umbrella organization of the country’s 71 thrift banks, gears up for the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration by preparing thrift banks for bigger opportunities to expand into new markets. “We want our members to improve their services to our micro, small, and medium enterprise clients…

Greenpeace Calls For Less Talk, More Action on Global Overfishing

Ministers from some of the world’s largest fishing powers, including the EU, the US, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines recently gathered at a high-level international conference in Greece, where they reiterated commitments to reduce global fishing capacity and to ensure accurate information on fishing is readily available, including through the creation of a global record…