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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...

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SmarTrade marks 5 years of helping Filipinos gain financial independence

Tens of thousands of Filipinos have been provided world-class financial education by a company that, by its very name, promotes online trading as a wise investment opportunity and a way to create another income stream.  That company, SmarTrade, is marking its fifth anniversary this month.  Since its foundation in 2017, SmarTrade has been offering free...

Unforgettable: More than a million mourners turned up for Ninoy Aquino’s funeral
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Unforgettable: More than a million mourners turned up for Ninoy Aquino’s funeral

Editor’s Note: Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s assassination upon arriving at the motherland from the United States on Aug. 21, 1983, drew widespread outrage that fanned the slow burn over the excesses of the dictatorship. These dramatic black and white photos of Ninoy Aquino’s funeral cortège were taken by the freelance photojournalist Alberto “Bullit” Marquez, who...

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2022 Magsaysay Awards: To make the world a better place

Making the world a better place is a never-ending task. Just as every generation experiences a need, there will always be people who see that need and commit themselves to filling it. This was the sense conveyed by the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) during the online program announcing the 2022 winners of the prestigious...

Ramon Magsaysay awardees exemplify ‘greatness of spirit’
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Ramon Magsaysay awardees exemplify ‘greatness of spirit’

This year’s recipients of the 64th Ramon Magsaysay Awards, who “personify the best of Asia and the best of humanity” will be announced on Aug. 31, the birth anniversary of the late Philippine president after which Asia’s premier prize and highest honor is named. “Since 1958, the … [A]ward has been conferred on great men...