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Contract awarded for world’s largest floating solar project

The government has awarded to SunAsia Energy Inc. and Blueleaf Energy the contract to build and operate the world’s largest floating solar project in the Philippines. The project has a cumulative capacity of over 750 megawatts (MW).  The move is viewed as a milestone in the Philippine energy sector, with the Department of Energy (DoE)...


Ramon Magsaysay Award marks 65 years of honoring ‘greatness of spirit’ in Asia

The year 2023 marks the 65th anniversary of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s premier prize and highest honor. To commemorate this milestone year, the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) is mounting events and programs as part of an 18-month celebration. The Award, named after the globally respected President Ramon Magsaysay of the Philippines, was established...


Tourism chief cites world’s 1st green travel mart for authentic ecotourism

The world’s first green travel mart to be held in the Philippines is firmly on track with Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco citing it as a clear path in transforming “tourism with sustainability as a bedrock” principle. Frasco has affirmed the vital support of the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM)...


Music sassy, raucous and tender

Strong women (from left) Skarlet, Celin Cristobal and Gou de Jesus sing of tough love and other quirks of the human condition to an overflow crowd at UP Diliman’s University Hotel on March 9, a day after International Women’s Day.  Voices sharply honed despite the long pandemic lull, they keep the music playing and the...


2 Masses to mark PNoy’s 63rd birth anniversary

Family members, friends, and former colleagues in government of the late former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will celebrate his 63rd birth anniversary on Feb. 8 with two Masses. Members of Aquino’s Cabinet organized the Mass to be held at 10 a.m. at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City, where his remains are interred along...


Online trading will help you make extra money for the holidays

Having a secondary income stream is such a big boost in this happy time of the year. It can be done through online trading, which is also something that folks who look to close the year strong with an investment can seriously consider.  Online trading is a little more complicated than traditional investing, but it’s still...


Asean Centre for Biodiversity gears for world’s 1st green travel festival

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), co-organizer of the International Ecotourism Travel Mart (IETM), is in the thick of preparations for the world’s first green travel festival to be held next year in Silang, Cavite, Philippines. Scheduled on March 29-April 2, 2023, IETM is a historic assembly that puts ecotourism in its rightful place in...