#Inequality Affects Us All

Over the last seven years thousands of people from over 100 countries have taken part in Blog Action Day, creating global conversations on poverty, water, climate change, food, the environment, Power of We and Human Rights.

A common thread within posts, across the varied Blog Action Day themes of the last several years that have always aroused great passion and empathy is Inequality.

The Blog Action Day community are not the only ones concerned about inequality. If you take a look at your news, documentaries, top political or social concerns or even the conversations you have with your family and friends, inequality is a hot topic.

Whether it is economic, racial, gender, disability, faith, sexuality, health, education, political, social status or age, inequality unfortunately seems to be on the rise, affecting more people and limiting the opportunities they have, in many different ways.

For Blog Action Day 2014, let us think about and contribute to the global discussion on October 16. You may not know it; but, #Inequality affects us all.

WWF: Renewable Energy Best Solution to Power Crisis

It’s More Sun in the Philippines – As the world’s second-largest archipelago, the Philippines is composed of 7107 isles – making it difficult to connect all islands to the grid through power transmission and distribution lines. Installing solar panels will make many small islands energy self-sufficient. (Gregg Yan / WWF)

With the Department of Energy’s warning that an impending power shortage will befall the Luzon grid next year, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) reiterates its call for the Philippine government to more actively mainstream renewable energy (RE) solutions to meet the growing demand for electricity. Especially if we aim for enhanced national competitiveness through increased control over the supply and cost of power, RE must be integrated as the primary solution to the power development plan of the Philippines.

10 Things You Can Do to Keep Seas Trash-Free

A boat braves an armada of plastic bags in Manila Bay, the Philippines. Plastic accounts for half the world’s marine debris. Reducing our reliance on plastics will save marine life. (Jürgen Freund / WWF)

In fully-furnished homes, you’ll usually find television sets, tables, chairs, coffee tables, desk lamps, sofa sets, refrigerators, rugs, plus curtains. These same items – even the proverbial kitchen sink – have all been retrieved from the sea. Because of improper waste disposal, untold amounts of garbage end up in our oceans to harm marine life.

Soul Surf 2014 Travel Factor Packages

Travel Factor is the official travel partner of Soul Surf 2014

This October 24-26, BEEP! Productions brings you SOUL SURF 2014! After its successful maiden launch last year, Soul Surf brings you yet another year-defining festival experience. With international and local acts playing over the course of three days, set against the magnificent background of San Juan, La Union’s coastline, there is surely a beat that will get you off your feet. After nearly 13,000 people flocked to San Juan in 2013, there was no doubt that a second act was forthcoming.


Thirty-one years ago, Ninoy Aquino came home to prove that the Filipino is worth dying for. He joined the ranks of the martyrs who stood for our national freedom and integrity: Jose Rizal, Jose Abad Santos, and Ninoy Aquino’s fellow victims of Martial Law.

7 Ways to Prepare Trees for Storms

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS - Typhoon Glenda snapped the bough or trunk of this tree in Parañaque City. (Arturo Dedace)

An Acacia tree that stood proudly for over a century at the Malacañang Palace grounds in Manila has witnessed the transition of more than 14 Philippine Presidents – from Manuel L. Quezon to Benigno S. Aquino III. Located at the country’s seat of power, the tree has been a strong fixture, able to withstand wars, coup d’etat attempts, and the passage of time. Today, that tree is no more.


The ultimate hunter in the Multiverse has turned his sights on you, planeswalker. Will you be another of his victims? Or will you prove victorious? Corrupted, Garruk now uses a combination of green and black magic. Garruk seeks to hunt other planeswalkers and destroy all who get in his way.

#SchoolBusPH: Fun Learning for the Working Professional

Mobile Learning for the
On-the-Go Professional

School Bus PH is a non-traditional recreational education provider, the first of its kind in the Philippines and in the world — in more ways than one.

First (and intriguingly enough), the classes are held inside a moving bus roaming around the metro. And second, there’s nothing about it that mirrors traditional education. Let us enumerate the ways: