• Business & Features

    Taiwan’s AI Solutions and Cyber Security Products Flourish amid Growing Global Trends

    “Taiwan Excellence,” the international promotional campaign run by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) held recently a livestream press conference that showcased Taiwan’s breakthrough solutions in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cyber Security. “Taiwan has a very solid foundation in ICT and semiconductor industries. AIoT and cybersecurity are two of the Six Core Strategic Industries which are important parts of Taiwan’s industrial technology policy. We believe our rapid responsive solutions such as the eMask App are evidence that Taiwan has the capability and potential to provide the best software and hardware products for AI and cybersecurity.” explains BOFT Director General Cynthia Kiang. Presented…

  • Business & Features,  Events

    Taiwan Excellence launched innovative products for eyecare

    Four Taiwan Excellence Award winners from the ophthalmic medical equipment industry in Taiwan demonstrated their most innovative products during an online product launch held recently. The event was jointly organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the foremost trade promotion body in Taiwan, and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade. According to estimates from IEK Consulting of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the global ophthalmic medical equipment market is estimated to reach US$ 58.4 billion by 2023. The three major areas of this market are vision care, surgery, and diagnosis and monitoring. Bulk products of significance are optical lenses, contact lenses and “fundus” cameras, a complex optical system designed for…

  • Business & Features

    Taiwan launches Smart Medical Products through webinars

    A series of webinars on smart medical products from Taiwan will be held in Taipei with hopes of offering the world a better understanding about Taiwan’s smart medical industry. This was announced by the country’s trade representative recently as the global fight against the raging COVID-19 outbreak still continues. Over the past decade, medicine and technology have joined hands to help change people’s lives. Today, global medical-related expenditure had already reached US$8.7 trillion, making the integration of two industries even more essential than before. And the healthcare and medical industry has become a huge business potential worth more than US$158 billion in applications of medical Internet of Things (IOT). As…

  • Society

    Broadcasting Ethics, Responsibilities and Law

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). Broadcast journalists are being held to high standards of ethics by their editors and owners or regulators. Ethics are now heavily considered in the reporting of news. Newsrooms do think carefully about suspicious websites, bad taste, offending the audience, upsetting the bereaved, the vulnerable or children, victims of crime or disaster, showing how a scam or crime can be carried out, showing the moment of death in accidents or war and terrorist executions. There used to be a consensus that if you see it or hear it happening, then it must carry more authority than the written…

  • People & Entertainment

    To the Man Who Helped Me Color My Life

    It should have been a surprise reunion with my favorite professor in University of Sto. Tomas but my day turned gloomy upon hearing of heartbreaking news. It has been years since I visited my alma mater and if not for a client meeting in Morayta which ended earlier than scheduled, I would not have thought of passing by Beato Angelico Building where I spent my college life. I was excited to see ‘Sir’ whom has been instrumental in my 6-year journey in the College of Fine Arts and Design. If not for his patience and support for working students like me, I will not be an art director today. It…

  • Security & Safety

    There Is No Room for Childish Acts in Helping the Fight Against Criminality

    National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar recently confirmed that the local executive in Metro Manila who committed “childish acts” is Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro. Teodoro is said to be the mayor who Philippine National Police Chief General Oscar Albayalde referred as the one who withdrew support to the policemen in his area. Albayalde earlier revealed that the mayor got irked when he was not informed that the Chief of Police in the city was promoted to a new post and a new acting chief was assigned. Under the law, local chief executives may choose who will be appointed as Chief of Police in their…

  • News & Current Events,  Security & Safety

    Rewarding the Good Eggs and Punishing the Bad Eggs in the Police Force

    When those who are expected to shield innocent people from harm are the ones who committed misdeeds, then who will guarantee public security and safety? This is not to cast doubts in our authorities but to serve as a wake-up call for everyone. In every organization, there are what they called the “bad eggs” or the corrupt and abusive individuals staining the image of the institution. The Philippine National Police (PNP) is no exemption. PNP National Capital Regional Police Office Director Major General Guillermo Eleazar lost his temper to Police Corporal Marlo Quibete of Eastern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit (EPD-DDEU) when he was caught in the act of extorting…

  • Advocacy,  Standpoint

    Save the Students from Hell

    The recent arrest of the two college students who allegedly tried to market around P1.5 million worth of suspected party drugs and “shabu” is another reason for the government to implement drastic measures to protect the youth. It will be a nightmare for every parent learning that their child became a victim (either being a user or pusher) of illegal drugs. But why wait when we can do something to prevent it? The government has intensified the campaign against illegal drugs since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed the post. Thousands of drug suspects have died and arrested but apparently, drug syndicates are relentless. The wisdom of “prevention is better than cure”…

  • Business & Features,  International,  News Coverages,  Politics & Law,  Reviews

    Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings: A Convenient Way to Save Money

    Many Filipinos opted to save money at home because of banking fears especially when an ordinary account holder could not afford to maintain the transactions in financial institutions and the bank will take away every single centavo left because of dormancy charges. After successfully created a bank account with numerous requirements and high initial deposit, the next problem for a customer is the maintaining balance which is usually not below P3,000 or depending on the bank’s policy. Also, bank operations usually opens at 9:00AM and closes as late as 4:30 PM. What if you what to immediately deposit your hard-earned salary or withdraw more than P20,000 (usual allowable withdrawal amount…