MANILA, Philippines — Time passes so quickly and before you know it, your beloved baby is fast becoming a teen. Because of this, it is important for parents to give time to their children, may it be through quality bonding or giving a gift. Here are some options parents can try to make their kids’ Christmas extra special. Check out the country’s biggest lollipop Shopee Philippines Head of Business Intelligence Martin Yu, Chupa Chups Brand Manager Denise Opulencia, and PVM Marketing Manager and Digital Lead Eugen Soriano Iconic confectionery brand ChupaChups recently marked its 60th anniversary by unveiling a giant replica, the country’s biggest lollipop, in Bonifacio High Street. Denise Opulencia, ChupaChups Philippines Brand Manager, told Philstar.com in an interview that since this year, the brand focuses on e-commerce, the brand has launched its new Super Mega Lolly exclusively available in online shopping site Shopee. The Super Mega … [Read more...] about LIST: More Christmas treats for kids and kids at heart
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MANILA, Philippines — After almost a decade since the destructive Typhoon Ondoy, two decades since the millennials started making an impact, and three decades since the first People Power Revolution (and the birth of The Philippine STAR), defining the Filipino has only become more complicated. We gathered insights from Filipinos who embody unconditional resiliency and advocate empowerment in the face of modern challenges; local globetrotters who have traveled around the world, to refine our idea on where we stand at present; multi-hyphenate individuals, whose list of accomplishments may give us an idea on how to improve ourselves; and modern Filipino heroes, to ground us through our continuous search for peace and freedom. * * * Manny Gonzalez How can Filipinos positively impact the nation and the whole world? Filipinos blame our problems and our poor economic performance on everything and everyone but themselves. But most of the symptomatic problems — drugs, corruption … [Read more...] about What have we learned so far?
The 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank, hosted by the Philippines, ends today. This meeting has been its usual whirl of conferences and seminars where delegates hear out experts and stakeholders. While this year’s conference focuses on the theme of inclusive growth, the discussions are all premised on the rapid technological changes sweeping the region. We are in the midst of what is being described as the “4th Industrial Revolution.” Its driving force is technological change. Its principal characteristic is disruption. Because new technologies are inherently disruptive, they defy prediction. In the previous industrial revolutions, change tended to be cumulative and therefore more predictable. Changed also happened at a much slower pace than what we see today, allowing institutions and policies more time to adapt. Today, technological change is happening at a searing pace, causing disruptions that are very difficult to anticipate. They could swamp the … [Read more...] about Disruptive
Amazon is narrowing down the search for the home of its $5 billion second headquarters, called HQ2. In January, the company selected 20 metros across North America as finalists. One of the biggest underdogs is Newark, New Jersey, a city with an economy that hasstruggled to recoverfrom the 2008 recession. At first glance, Newark’s HQ2 bid, released by the state on April 25, doesn’t offer too many surprises. Itboastsabout Newark’s available workforce, vacant space, transit options, and economic incentives – all requirements that Amazon highlighted in its original request for HQ2 proposals from cities. New Jersey also hints at other projects that are not directly related to HQ2, but that Amazon could be involved in. These projects include a fleet of driverless cars, a massive online library, and the development of entire housing communities. Since Amazon chose Newark as a top contender, the bid suggests these kinds of civic projects – which … [Read more...] about New Jersey just unveiled its secretive bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is looking for
Led Zeppelin was the biggest rock band of the 1970s. The only band to come along after with such swagger and ambition was Manchester’s Oasis. The group was controversial, but in retrospect, undeniably great. I grew up in the 1970s, when Led Zeppelin was nearly ubiquitous on the radio. It was rare for an hour to go by without “Stairway to Heaven” or “Whole Lotta Love” getting a spin. I put Zep behind me when I got older and discovered punk, but two winters ago, I took a deep, deep dive into all things Robert-Jimmy-John Paul-and-Bonzo and refreshed my point of view from the perspective of age. Zep was at one time extremely outré in my world – bands like The Smiths, New Order, the Replacements, and the Violent Femmes offered a different take on rock n’ roll. It probably goes without saying that I was a big Elvis Costello fan at one juncture, and he was not exactly what … [Read more...] about 10 reasons why Oasis was the greatest British band since Led Zeppelin