Created an Integrated Value Chain

I received expensive chocolate, beautifully packed–so beautifully packed that I was studying the packaging’s many layers. Box, plastic, paper wrapping, gilded paper, plastic wrap again and another box. Poor Mother Earth, I thought…after I would consume all the delicious treats, how much more garbage would she have to carry? I have been immersed in packaging,… Read More

Happy Women’s Month

I am woman, hear me roar…goes the cheeky-cheesy song that Helen Reddy belted out in the mid-70s. It’s a song celebrating female empowerment and has become an enduring anthem for the women’s liberation movement. It was released in a time when women started to raise their voice in song to find strength in numbers as… Read More

DR. JO’S HO-HO-HO TO HEALTH

By: Jeannie E. Javelosa It’s always great to learn new things about health and wellness and the most recent opportunity I had was over dinner and during a round-table Good News Kapihan we hosted at ECHOcafe.  The one person I want to zero-in is a naturopath doctor I recently met who hails from my home… Read More

Good News Kapihan

By Chit U. Juan For over seven years now, my partner UP alumna Tina Arceo-Dumlao and I gather friends and colleagues for a “kapihan” (Kaffee Klatsch) of a different kind – we only deliver good news. Tina and I are forever the optimists, and nationalists. Together we live with the UP spirit of having hope… Read More

Creating an Integrated Value Chain

Over the holidays I received expensive chocolate, beautifully packed–so beautifully packed that I was studying the packaging’s many layers. Box, plastic, paper wrapping, gilded paper, plastic wrap again and another box. Poor Mother Earth, I thought…after I would consume all the delicious treats, how much more garbage would she have to carry? I have been… Read More

Wake Up To Health

By Jeannie E. Javelosa It’s a new year, literally a new age …so let’s wake up to health in a totally new way! Why not change perspective? Just because it’s the new year, here we are again trying to have intentions, a usual pattern.  Every new year, we resolve, resolve, and with gritted teeth, resolve that… Read More

It’s Almost Christmas

by Chit Juan The “ber” months are just around the corner and no matter how we avoid it, Christmas is coming fast and soon. Instead of lavish Christmas parties some groups like our very own Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) has unanimously agreed to dispense with the Christmas party and instead donate the sum… Read More