ASEAN member-countries, including the Philippines, need to improve the quality of tertiary education to improve competitiveness crucial for seizing an opportunity for brain gain the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will bring starting next year.
THE Department of Tourism (DOT) hopes more tourists from Japan will come to the country after carriers like the Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) started flying direct to Osaka and Nagoya from Cebu.
MEMBER-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), including the Philippines, need to improve the quality of tertiary education to improve competitiveness crucial for seizing an opportunity for brain gain that the Asean Economic Community (AEC) will bring starting next year.
CEBU Pacific Air (CEB) has rolled out its mobile check-in option in time for the holidays. Mobile check-in joins web check-in, self check-in kiosks at the airport, and Agent Xpress (roving airport agents equipped with tablets) as alternate forms of check-in for CEB flights.
GLOBE Telecom is helping push the country’s digital shift in its learning systems by advancing the use of its innovative education solutions. It recently formalized its partnership with Flipside Publishing Services, Inc. (FPSI), which aims to promote the use of electronic books (e-books) in educational and corporate institutions nationwide.
MEMBERS of San Francisco Agsam Handicraft Weavers Association (SFAHWA) can claim that they owe success from weaving an indigenous wild fern called "agsam."
Agsam, or nito plant with the scientific name Lygodium Cicinnatum, grows abundantly in swamp forests of Lucac, Bitan-ag, and Das-agan in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.
THREE coconut by-products made it to top 10 of most exported commodities of Davao Region this year, but soon enough there might be five.
The established by-products are coconut oil, coconut (desiccated) and copra expeller that earned farmers a combined total of $301.630 million worth of exports from January to August 2014 while the other emerging products are coco syrup and coco sugar.
COMPOSTELA Valley is not a feasible area for banana plantation due to the infestation of the Fusarium Wilt or Panama Disease, an executive from the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) said.
"Even before typhoon Pablo, most of the areas in Compostela, based on the reports of the Department of Agriculture and from our own people, were already infested or affected by Panama Disease," PBGEA executive director Stephen Antig said.
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Davao City has shut down 21 establishments, including two head offices and 19 branches, of the 43 establishments that were issued mission orders this year through Oplan Kandado.
Lita Ma. Chin, chief of assessment division of BIR-Davao City, told Sun.Star Davao in an interview that one head office and six branches were owned by the Family Fun Ventures Inc. (FFVI) while the other head office and 13 other branches were owned by Leo Revita Salon.
MESA Restaurant opened its second branch in Davao City at SM City Davao over the weekend bringing modern Filipino cuisine closer to Dabawenyos.
Raymond E. Federigan, Mesa operations director, told Sun.Star Davao on Satruday that the SM City Davao branch is the 20th store of Mesa.
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