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OFWs could have sent P6.75B more to their families in one month alone, if only they used what was already at hand

Mobile money–the use of a mobile phone to remit funds–offers the cheapest way for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to send cash home. Citing the World Bank’s latest Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) report, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III said on September 23 that cash transfers via mobile operators cost a global average of only 3.20% of …

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What’s better than eating chocolates? Making money out of ‘nature’s brown gold’, of course

Let’s just call it your “cash cacao”. And in a nutshell (pun intended), we’re taking advantage of one of our most guilty pleasures, chocolates! An event in Mati City, Davao Oriental, focusing on the economic opportunities presented by cacao, the raw material used to make chocolates, was held August 23 and 24. Known as the …

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The P3.5B alloted for the PUV modernization program is a lot of money — until you realize how many have to share the pot

The financial support is coming in, for sure. The national government will spend another P447 million next year to carry out the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), a member of Congress said last August 21. “The fresh funding is on top of the P843 million allotted this year to support the program,” said Surigao …

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Finally, an iconic Italian scooter brand will come out with an electric version. But will the cheap Chinese-made ones even care?

The Piaggio Group will start production of Vespa Elettrica in September. The long-awaited electric version of one of the world’s most iconic scooters will be produced at the Pontedera plant in the province of Pisa, the same one where Vespa first rolled off the line in the spring of 1946. The first vehicles will already …

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Carra-what? Increased ‘munggo’ production depends on this abundant seaweed

We all know what “munggo”, or “monggo” is. That small, greenish member of the legume family we love to saute or make a key ingredient of in savory or sweet dishes  is also popularly called the mung bean. It grows abundantly in Southeast Asia. But with the human population explosion in the Asian region, production …

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Are you a softie for your pets, but still remain a hardcore carnivore? August 26 can be your personal tipping point

More likely than not, you may be a caring human companion for a beloved domesticated animal. You may be sparing no expense for the comfort and well-being of your pet, and gush over the cute little thing’s adorable traits on social media. You may be even posting videos of your pet’s naughty but lovable antics …

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Widespread animal abuse is one of the biggest causes of climate change. You can help stop both with just one act on August 25

On August 25, thousands of vegans across the world will take to the streets, demanding an end to all forms of animal oppression. The march will be led by The Official Animal Rights March (TOARM), which began in London in 2016 when UK animal rights organisation Surge started the movement with 2,500 vegans. In 2017, …

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PH team aces global math olympiad, pays visit to staunch supporter

The Philippine team of young math aces once again bagged top honors at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the world’s largest and most prestigious mathematics competition for high school students. The competition was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, last July 3 to 14. This year’s team was composed of Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo …

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PH’s rapidly growing construction industry needs fast-growing trees; DOST fast-tracks studies

  BISLIG, Surigao del Sur–The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently held an inception meeting for two newly approved projects under PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) on Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP). Forester Conrado B. Marquez of the Forest and Timber …

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