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  • Business & Features

    IT Solution for Raising Funds and Mobilizing Aid

    The recent calamities that beset our country have led to public clamor for fast and efficient mobilization and management of funds and other forms of aid. Raising funds and managing volunteers can be made more efficient with effective cause related marketing. Information technology systems can be put in place for a more organized way of soliciting, accepting, and monitoring donations. These systems can also be used to manage volunteers and spread an advocacy through various social networking sites. Cause Related Marketing Getting people to support your cause entails pretty much the same methods as getting consumers to patronize a brand. Of course, you want to be able to raise funds…

  • Environment,  News & Current Events

    Facts About Storm Surge

    Weather forecasters of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) just keep on warning about storm surge. They cannot give a Tagalog term of storm surge, but they can explain how this can happen. Unfortunately, not everyone knows what storm surge is and how it can be very dangerous, especially if the weather observers cannot predict how a typhoon can affect the sea water. What happened in Visayas recently was not the first time. For several incidents, storm surges already recorded since 1589. (click the image to enlarge) Here’s an infographic from the Philippine government which might help us understand storm surge and what we should do before it…

  • Reviews

    How External Storage Could Help Your Business

    Paperwork and stock for a business can take up a lot of space, depending on what the business is. One way to combat this waste of space is to store it at an external storage unit, that can be accessed at any time to retrieve documents that are needed, or stock that is being moved somewhere else. Here are 5 ways that external storage could help your business. Create Space No matter what business you are in, there is bound to be some paperwork, stock or other bits and pieces that need to be stored somewhere. Having your paperwork or stock stored in an external storage unit will create a lot of space in…

  • Reviews

    5 Pieces of Safety Equipment to Have on a Construction Site

    Construction sites involve working with a lot of heavy equipment and no matter what steps we take to prevent any problem or injury, the occasional catastrophe is inevitable. What any construction worker from the top to the bottom of the business needs to do to help is keep an eye on all safety procedures and equipment. Here’s a list of five basic things that you need if you’re going to be doing serious construction. Guards and Rails Falls are one of the most common accidents that occur on a construction site. Unfortunately they are also one of the worst. Between workers falling from stories up and things falling on workers who aren’t in the right place…

  • Standpoint

    The Right Against Self-Incrimination

    “I invoke my right against self-incrimination.”  These are the only words that are expected to come out of Janet Napoles’ mouth when she appears at the Senate inquiry on the pork barrel scam on November 7. (Photo credit to the owner.) But what was the Philippine law says about this right? Section 12, Article III of the 1987 Philippine Constitution reads: SEC. 12. (1) Any person under investigation for the commission of an offense shall have the right to be informed of his right to remain silent and to have competent and independent counsel preferably of his own choice. If the person cannot afford the services of counsel, he must be…

  • News & Current Events,  Security & Safety

    Sweetie’s Crackdown on Online Predators

    To those who have not met her yet, Sweetie is a 10-year-old Filipina girl who chats with men on online video chat rooms. (Photo credit to the owner.) Some of these men offer to pay her money to perform indecent acts online.  I’m sure you have heard of the likes of Sweetie who fall in the clutches of pedophiles but what makes her different is that she’s not real. You see, Sweetie is a computer-generated child set up by Terre des Hommes, a Dutch children’s charity, to track online sex offenders. Hopefully, through this crackdown, more children would be playing yamaha fg730s at wwbw instead of being forced into a…