10 Things You Can Do to Keep Our Seas Trash-Free

In fully-furnished homes, you’ll usually find television sets, tables, chairs, coffee tables, desk lamps, sofa sets, refrigerators, rugs, plus curtains. These same items – even the proverbial kitchen sink – have all been retrieved from the sea. Because of improper waste disposal, untold amounts of garbage end up in our oceans to harm marine life.…

IBM and Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation Join Forces for Disaster Preparedness

IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced an IBM Impact Grant to the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) to provide tools to support ongoing recovery efforts from the 2013 typhoon Haiyan and better manage similar incidents in the future. The two main components of the grant include: Disaster Collaboration Tools IBM will provide a secure network environment for…

Calpol Launches “Himig ng Ginhawa”

Music has gained recognition for its therapeutic value over the years. In fact, Music Therapy is acknowledged for a range of observable health benefits including but not limited to developing communication skills, helping decrease pain and anxiety, and reducing of stress. It also encourages creativity and happiness. Annette Asuncion, a Certified Music Therapist, explains that…

WFP and USAID Hold Second National Forum on Disaster Preparedness and Response

Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR) took centre stage this week as 150 delegates from national government, provincial, city, and municipal local government units (LGUs), academic institutions, and non-government organizations (NGOs) assembled for a national forum organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S.…

United States Supports Disaster Preparedness and Response Programme In Tublay, Benguet

Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad, US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Representative and Country Director Praveen Agrawal, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Reed Aeschliman visit the women coffee farmers of Tublay, Benguet, who have been assisted by the US Government through WFP for the disaster risk…