Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

5 Influential Pinoys In The Forbes ’30 Under 30 Asia’ List Who Continue To Inspire Us

5 Influential Pinoys In The Forbes ’30 Under 30 Asia’ List Who Continue To Inspire Us

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

Five Filipinos have made the cut in the Forbes’ 2020 edition of the “30 Under 30 Asia” list!

Now in its 5th year, Forbes Asia features 300 young innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers across Asia, all under the age of 30, “who are challenging conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation.”

“This year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list-makers inspire optimism in what is promising to be a tough year ahead. They are a resilient and energetic bunch who are facing challenges head-on and actively working for a future that matches their aspirations,” said Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Editor Rana Wehbe.

From a pool of over 3,500 nominations across Asia, the annual list highlights 30 game-changers in 10 categories who are “who are ready and equipped to adapt to the future may hold.” The complete list can be found at www.forbes.com/philippines.

Moreover, 5 Filipino individuals join the roster of disruptors who hail from different industries:

1. Francis Plaza

Photo Source: Instagram/francisplaza

After founding PayMongo in 2019, Francis Plaza has since grown the startup into a rising star in digital payment processing for businesses. To date, the company has raised $2.7 million in seed funding from PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, San Francisco-based VC firm Founders Fund and fintech unicorn Stripe.

In a nutshell, PayMongo is a payments processing platform for businesses that efficiently manages the users’ payments from multiple channels. The platform provides businesses with seamless integration of adding payments into their website or app.

At 16, Plaza already graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a bachelor’s degree in Computer science and Engineering. After he graduated, he was a Software Engineer at Oracle Corporation as his day-job and was the co-founder/ Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the online marketplace, Muber. His passion for tech and entrepreneurship is remarkable despite essentially working two full-time jobs.

In PayMongo’s Facebook page, the company celebrated their CEO’s recognition and wrote, “True to the charge of this year’s Under 30 class, Francis and the entire PayMongo team is working hard in building the modern financial infrastructure to influence how money flows in Asia’s economy.”

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

Duterte Sends Best Wishes To Biden, Harris

President Duterte sends his best wishes to newly-seated US President Joe Biden and US VP Kamala Harris.

Gatchalian Seeks Senate Review Of ‘Mother Tongue’ Policy To Improve Quality Of Education

Sen. Win Gatchalian seeks to review the effectiveness of the use of 'mother tongue' in the Philippines basic education system since the implementation in 2012.

PRRD Orders Galvez, Duque To Answer Senate Queries On Vax Deals

Iniutos ni Pres. Duterte na ipagpatuloy lang nina Sec. Galvez at Sec. Duque ang pagsagot sa mga katanungan tungkol sa Covid-19 vaccine.

765 New Covid-19 Survivors Bring Recovery Tally Close To 467K

DOH reports 765 new recovered cases bringing the overall tally of Covid-19 recoveries nationwide to 466,993.

Taguig Readies Covid-19 Vaccine Program

Some 716 vaccinators are ready to implement Taguig City's Covid-19 vaccination program once the jabs become available.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

WHO Reports Surge In Coronavirus Deaths Last Week

Over 93,000 people died from Covid-19 just last week.

7 Timeless Hair Flips That Gone Viral Online

Pak, ganern! You'll definitely remember these iconic hair flips!

DOH Sets 2-Day Vaccination Training For Benguet Health Workers

The Department of Health (DOH) sets a two-day training course for local health workers to be trained for Covid-19 vaccination in Benguet.

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines, BARMM Forge Partnership To Fulfill Children’s Rights

Save the Children Philippines brings hope to protect children from the horrors of gun battles especially in parts of Muslim Mindanao.

SM Scholar-Graduate Instills Leadership Competencies In Youth

An inspiring story of an SM Scholar alumna!

Save The Children PH Welcomes Smart Communication For Children’s Learning Access

Smart Communications, Inc. and Save the Children Philippines jointly donated four School-in-a-Bag packages for learning communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao!

Max’s All-You-Can™ Is Back And Better Than Ever!

Hindi lahat ng nang-iiwan, hindi na bumabalik. Max’s All-You-Can is back!

Lifestyle

The Life-Long Impact Of Brain Development In A Child’s First 5 Years

Interesting! Let's know how the first five years of a child's brain determines his success in the future.

Hendrick’s Gin Celebrates Love And Romance With The Perfect Pair This Valentine’s Day

Hendrick’s has something for you this coming Valentine's Day!

POND’S And Shopee Deliver ‘Smarter Skincare’ With First AI-Powered Chatbot

Customers can now interact with PONDS chatbot in Shopee as they launch their 'Smarter Skincare Just For You!'

Yellow Cab Introduces Its New Thin Crust Pizza, Starting At Just P249

New year new taste. Yellow Cab's New York Style Thin Crust Pizza is now available. The price starts at P249!

Entertainment

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

“Godzilla Vs. Kong” Official Trailer Promises Battle For The Ages

We surely miss these gigantic scenes. Now "Godzilla vs. Kong," coming soon to Philippine cinemas this year!

More Stories

Award-Winning Film “Quezon’s Game” To Stream Worldwide On iWantTFC This January 27

Atin 'to! The historical movie "Quezon's Game" finally comes home to the Philippines and streams globally on iWantTFC beginning January 27.

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Jamie Lends Her Voice For Inspirational Song “We Give Our Yes”

Diva Jamie Rivera's "We Give Our Yes" is the official song of the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines celebration.

Borongan City Eyes 90K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses

Borongan Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda said the city plans to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccine, hoping to be included in the second batch of procurement.

IATF To Operationalize Inclusion Of Soldiers, Police’s Families

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured soldiers and police that government will also prioritize their families in the free vaccination drive.

Travel

Bicol Int’l Airport Now 72.2% Complete

Malapit nang magkaroon ng airport sa Bicol!

Vaccinated People Still Need To Follow Travel Protocols

Nabakunahan man o hindi tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagsunod ng travel health protocols, ayon kay Duque.

Panagbenga 2021 Postponed Due To Pandemic

Walang Panagbenga ngayong taon. 🙁

Radisson Hotel Group Rises Above Challenges To Add 84 New Hotels Across Asia Pacific

Radisson Hotel Group adds 84 new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

Motoring

13 Ilocos Region Bus Routes Resume Operations

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) now resumes point-to-point public transport in 13 modified routes.

Over 421K OFWs Served Via ‘Hatid Tulong’

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) transports stranded OFWs in Metro Manila back to their provinces by the ‘Hatid Tulong’ government program.

Abalos Asks DPWH To Fix Lights On Major Roads

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos requested the DPWH to fix street lights on major thoroughfares across the metropolis, citing commuters are in danger.