On June 6, 2004, with nothing but a phone and a dream, Callbox opened in a dark corner of an internet cafe in La Paz, Iloilo -- a thriving city in the Philippines -- with one employee and no clients.
Constantly innovating, open to collaboration and always reinventing himself - these are just some of the things I could quickly think of whenever Joey Alarilla, is mentioned.
For Vivien Reyes, Marketing Manager at Callbox, when the opportunity to lead a team presented itself, she took it as a challenge to improve not only professionally but also as a way to improve on a personal level. She shares the importance of aiming to become better versions of ourselves from what we do each day.
Having positive outlook and maintaining an attitude of constantly seeking to learn new skills help in increasing one's chances in getting their career to the next level.
Paul John Peña, Head of Integration and Branding Communications at Globe Telecom and one of the youngest digital media practitioners in the Asia Pacific region to assume an executive role in the industry, shares his career advice to those who are just starting up with their career.
The president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, became the second of two close American allies (after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) to shake hands with President Xi Jinping of China this week. Xi and Aquino shared promises to constructively manage tensions in the South China Sea, a promising step forward after several years of maritime incursions into territory both countries claim as their own.
Lisa Shultz of The Peace Project and The Whole 9 Gallery is one of those people, someone who's not only out to make a tangible difference in the lives of real people around the world, but an innovator who's putting her time, effort, money and incredible drive right where her mouth -- and her mission -- is.
Democracy is not only about freely choosing your leaders; it is also about choosing the best possible leaders, who can effectively oversee day-to-day administration.
It's been one year since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Thousands perished as high winds and massive rains leveled Leyte, Samar provinces ...
The Philippines must keep the recovery process moving smoothly until the job is done. Building back better from Haiyan won't erase the pain. But the safer and sustainable communities it delivers might leave a legacy that will be more lasting.
When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.
As shocked as many Canadians, and much of the world, are about the shootings that occurred in Ottawa yesterday, they really shouldn't be.
One good thing for the president is that his Asia-Pacific Pivot -- heightened engagement with the rising region, and nascent superpower China -- hasn't been wrecked by the lengthening array of Obama administration distractions, including his troubled and tardy war against Isis.
Filipino food has long been an under-represented cuisine in New York City.
The challenge is for every Filipino to ask ourselves - "Am I subconsciously limiting myself by blinding following culture norms?" "Am I robbing myself of exponential growth because I think of others highly and belittle my personal strengths?"
The recent seizure of works of art believed to have been acquired through ill-gotten wealth by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos are a reminder of the enduring political legacy of the Marcos family.