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The Philippines’ Rising Population: Barrier or Aid to Economic Growth?

While Philippines offers natural riches and bounties, it also faces a huge problem – overpopulation. In fact, according to UN’s 2018 statistics, the Philippines ranked as the 36th most densely populated country in the world.  Population Numbers In 2005, the Department of Health projected the country’s population to increase from 85 million to 100 million 10 years after. Surely enough,… Read more »

What to Consider When Buying A Condo

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Condo living is becoming more popular in the Philippines, especially in the urban areas like Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. For some people, a condominium is a good alternative to a traditional house and lot, and a more affordable option. With the ever-changing Philippine property market, it’s too easy for a first-time homeowner to be overwhelmed with the many available… Read more »

Hassle-Free Holiday Commutes with Biyaheroes.com

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Do you have any local travel plans this coming long weekend and for the holiday season? If you’ll be using public transportation, read this first. Pinoy Commuter Problems Pinoys have long been resigned to the fact that commuting almost anywhere in the Philippines is such a major hassle. Long lines, no set departure times, needing to go to the terminal just to… Read more »

iBlog12: 12th Philippine Blogging Summit Tackles Legal Issues

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The 12th Philippine Blogging Summit or iBlog12 was all about the legal issues encountered in blogging in the Philippines. The summit was held at the Malcolm Hall of the UP College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City on September 16th, 2016. As a blogger writing mostly about lifestyle features, I’m not really aware of the legal issues concerning blogging. I’m… Read more »

ZFF IDEAS: Insights from the 2015 Health Leaders’ Conference (HELECON)

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How can the public and private sectors work together to improve the Philippine public health system? HELECON 2015 and ZFF IDEAS For the first ZFF National Health Leaders Conference (HELECON) held in November 2015, the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) gathered various health leaders not only to address the current state of the public health system, but also to share initiatives and good… Read more »

Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation

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The 35th NDPR or National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week is set to be launched on July 17, 2016. This is a weeklong celebration which will conclude on July 23, 2016.  The National Council on Disability Affairs and the Department of Social Welfare and Development will spearhead the celebration. The said event was declared through the Administrative Order 35 and Proclamation… Read more »

Social Enterprise Bill Aims To Empower the Poor

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As the world hails the International Day of Poverty Eradication and the recent adoption of 17 new global goals during the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit in New York City, social enterprises call to the Philippine government to put poverty at zero rates by fast-tracking the passage of the Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT) Bill. The Sustainable Development… Read more »