Open Pit Mines as Assets for Ecotourism and Waste to Energy (WTE) Projects
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Open Pit Mines as Assets for Ecotourism and Waste to Energy (WTE) Projects

IN FOCUS: Open Pit Mines as Assets for Ecotourism and Waste to Energy Projects

15 June 2017, Makati Shangri-la – During a Q&A session, Marcventures Mining and Development Corporation (MMDC) President Butch Alcantara asks DENR team on 1. clear turnover guidelines post mine operations and 2. the prospect of open pit mines to become assets for ecotourism and waste to energy projects. Continue reading

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The Historical Significance Behind South Africa’s Freedom Day
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The Historical Significance Behind South Africa’s Freedom Day

To never forget one’s history, to fight injustice in all its forms and to see how far one has come – may it be for a person, community, or a country – is what makes freedom all the more significant and integral for humanity to thrive. #FREEDOMDAY #SOUTHAFRICA Continue reading

An Epic Fail for Pub Crawl Event
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An Epic Fail for Pub Crawl Event

The event had the feel of a school field trip except there was no principal or teacher. The event was immensely juvenile. To put it subtly, it was a hook-up joint. A twist to the usual networking-masked-as-speed-dating-events you hear about.

My gut was right from the start. I should have listened to it. But the good news was that, after my walk out, I gave my shirt to our houseboy in my building. It fit him like a glove. Continue reading

American aid volunteer writes new book on “Yolanda”
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American aid volunteer writes new book on “Yolanda”

How do you survive a super typhoon with the destructive force of an atomic bomb? How did the people of Tacloban City, who survived the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), cope in the aftermath of a storm for the ages? What was it like on the ground for aid workers in the city, weeks and months later?

More than two years after the strongest recorded typhoon on Earth claimed the lives of at least 6,300 in Tacloban and elsewhere in the Philippines, William Rodney “Bill” Shaw attempts to answer these questions – and some of his own – from the perspective of those who lived through its horrors in the new book “Yolanda: The Roaring, The Waves, The Waiting”. Continue reading