Phl brands shine at ‘Passport DC’ THIS WEEK ON PEOPLEASIA - Babe Romualdez (The Philippine Star) - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am Every year, a month-long festival in May known as “Passport DC” pays tribute to the thriving international culture in Washington, D.C. where over 170 embassies are located along a famous stretch on Massachusetts Avenue NW, known as Embassy Row. One of the highlights of Passport DC is the Around the World Embassy Tour (AWET). This is where embassies open their doors to Washingtonians and visitors to the US capital who can virtually travel around the world as they get to experience the food, dance, music, art, fashion, products and all aspects of a country’s culture. With the Philippine Embassy Minister Rosanna Villamor-Voogel and Deputy Chief of Mission Patrick Chuasoto. The Philippines joined more than 50 other embassies for the AWET through the Philippine Embassy Open … [Read more...] about Phl brands shine at ‘Passport DC’
Old economic problems resurrect themselves in the same form over and over. An example was the resolution of trade and protection affecting the Philippines as a colony during the early years of the 1900s. The clash of US interests with the economic interest of the new colony. More than 100 years ago, US tariff policies were established toward the Philippines, its newly acquired colonial territory. A year before the acquisition of the Philippines, the US Congress passed a highly protectionist tariff law, the Dingley Tariff of 1897. The high protection rates of the Dingley tariffs which applied to the colony were detrimental to Philippine exports to the US market. The US colonial administrators wished to promote economic growth and that could be pushed more by the expansion of Philippine exports. The problem was well-articulated by then William Howard Taft, who had recently left his post as civil governor of the Philippines to become Secretary of War (the office in charge of running the … [Read more...] about US trade, economic policy toward the Phl in the 1900s
When The Financial Times’ (FT) mail room informed me that two bottles of ice-cold camel milk had arrived, my heart dropped. I had spent weeks researching and championing camel milk’s status as the “future of dairy” to my colleagues; now I had to taste it. As I went to try the surprisingly thick beverage, my nose wrinkled, my lips pursed. I realised that something I had not expected was holding me back: Prejudice.Camels were first domesticated for their milk in 3,000 BC, according to the UN, and the liquid is a staple in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, where it can be cheaper than cow’s milk. Now it is gaining popularity with producers and customers elsewhere, from health nuts in America to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa reckoning with climate change.The milk is low in lactose, allowing it to be digested by people with a dairy intolerance and cutting into the market share of nut milks.Touted by fanatics for its alleged medical benefits and by … [Read more...] about Camel milk could be the future of dairy. Are you ready for a camelcino?
Technology Uber Technologies Inc's drivers in six U.S. cities are planning to shut their apps for 12 hours on May 8 to protest against low wages and working conditions, two days ahead of the company's expected market debut. 30 Apr 2019 06:00AM Bookmark REUTERS: Uber Technologies Inc's drivers in six U.S. cities are planning to shut their apps for 12 hours on May 8 to protest against low wages and working conditions, two days ahead of the company's expected market debut.Drivers in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington DC will shut their app on the day, when a separate protest will be carried out outside Uber's head office in San Francisco, a spokeswoman for Gig Workers Rising, a campaign for gig workers, told Reuters.About "hundreds of drivers" are likely to join the protest, with Los Angeles and San Francisco expected to see a higher concentration of people, Clarkson said on Monday.The drivers' demands also include employee benefit plans … [Read more...] about Uber drivers plan protest over pay ahead of IPO
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to push ahead with a plan to move the capital from Jakarta by establishing a new center of government outside Java, citing the need to ensure more equitable development and address overpopulation in the country’s most populous island.The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) presented its initial study on the relocation plan during a Cabinet meeting led by Jokowi on Monday, where the top executives discussed alternatives to establish a new political and government hub amid environmental concerns and overcrowding in Jakarta.“The President has decided in the meeting to move the capital outside Java,” Bappenas head Bambang Brodjonegoro said in a press conference after the meeting on Monday.Bappenas presented three alternatives.The first was to keep Jakarta as the capital but establish a government district centered around the Presidential Palace and the National Monument to improve efficiency, while the … [Read more...] about Jokowi wants to move capital out of Java