HR Talk: 8 Questions from the DTI and DOLE Supplemental Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Answered so You Don’t Have to Read the 22-Page Document Dropped Last August 15

The DOLE and DTI released the following Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04, Series of 2020 (DTI-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 20-04-A-3) last August 15 afternoon and created a big ruckus in the Philippine business and HR community for being non strategic, not friendly to businesses, and impracticality. Reading through 22 pages of it, I realized […]

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Should We Panic Now that the Coronavirus is HERE?!

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is already here in the Philippines. As of today, the current count is 24 confirmed cases, and this number will further increase as the days go by. As of March 10, here are the current statistics: As of 114,422 cases, there had been 4027 deaths (3.52%), and 64,088 recovered (56%). While Mainland […]

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The Chinese has invaded Ortigas CBD

I remember St. Francis Square at Ortigas Center with fondness. The building used to house the Christ’s Christian Fellowship (CCF) weekly services, and it was there that the church grew to one of Philippine’s megachurches of today. St. Francis was also a place where you can get the cheapest clothes, shoes, and bags in the […]

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5 Important yet Unconventional Questions to Ask BEFORE You Marry

Husband and I have joined more pre-marital counseling sessions more than average. We’ve gone through at least 15 separate sessions both one on one and as a group, but after we got married, there was still some adjustment. Apparently, most pre-marital counseling sessions are merely formality, and despite their good intentions, do not really dive […]

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Highly Recommended: Kimnetix’s Art Sessions every Saturday Afternoon @ Conrad Manila

Are you looking for a relaxing creative activity every Saturday afternoon for a small fee of ₱350? My daughter and I attended the Kimnetix Network-organized art session in Conrad Manila yesterday. For a minimal charge of ₱350 per person, we were given a free art lesson by talented local Filipino artist. The reasonable ₱350 price […]

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Highly Recommended if You Visit the Philippines: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Our family stayed in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar over the last three days. It is touted as a heritage resort, and can be found in Bagac, Bataan. Photo taken from the company website The Acuzars Resort are owned by the same owners of New San Jose builders. The patriarch is an architect and the […]

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Leadership Series: Crab Mentality

In the Philippines, we have a saying that you should not have a Crab Mentality. Have you ever seen crabs in a barrel?  Everyone wants to escape to avoid being eaten, but every time someone gets a leg up, the rest of the crabs in the barrel pull that crab down, until everyone gets eaten. […]

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Not Recommended: The Mind Museum

Okay, I’m going to be honest here — Mind Museum is boring. Our small family went to Mind Museum last Sunday. I purchased tickets for ₱475 instead of ₱750 via Metrodeal so I thought that was a good deal. Our daughter is only 3, and to be fair to the Mind Museum, there’s enough exhibits […]

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