Non-profit organizations (NPOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) or People's Organizations (POs) to some countries, absolutely play a significant role in pursuing development-related activities, particularly in advocating endeavors that promote quality of life, whether in least developed countries or in advanced and industrialized economies. As the name implies, NPOs, NGOs or POs are traditionally not in equal terms as that of regular business enterprises where profit is the end goal. Majority of non-profit organizations and other similarly situated groups (e.g. civil society, etc.) are not earning companies, in fact, they rely heavily on donations from large private profitable companies, philanthropists and … Continue reading Non-Profit Organizations – Governments’ Partners in Socio-Economic Development
How would you feel if you’re the subject of scrutiny, embarrassment and humiliation in public? Darn, right? You see, in any humiliation, there are always two faces of the coin: a sad face and a happy face, i.e, there are always two opposing parties involved. Sure, you may already have an idea what I’m driving at, but if you decide to continue reading this, you will clearly understand the perspective from my side. I am not going to dwell on petty embarrassments like fashion blunders, farting in subways and in other public places; being insulted by a professor in school; … Continue reading Trial By Publicity: Its Joy and Agony!
Last week, the United Nations General Assembly (GA) convened a high-level meeting to discuss critical issues, particularly on how to address the global problem on HIV and AIDS. As mentioned in earlier blog article under MDG (Millenium Development Goals) category, one of the targets (Target #6) ) included in the UN-MDG is to combat HIV-AIDS by halting and reversing the spread of the disease by 2015 via adoption of various strategies. The said meeting lasted for three days and Government leaders and its representatives in attendance reaffirmed previous commitments and came up with resolutions which shall serve as guidelines of … Continue reading UN Zeroing In On Zero Targets For HIV/AIDS : HELLO?
Now the buzzword in the blogosphere for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), P3s have re-emerged as a result of the global economic crisis and as one of the fiscal reforms adopted by certain Governments throughout the globe, primarily to expand needed infrastructures and generate revenues for priority expenditures, among other objectives. I came to know P3s when I used to head an office on an ad-hoc basis which serves as a technical staff to the Chairman of a cabinet-level policy making body overseeing privatization related matters. It was during this time when the non-performing assets under the first wave of privatization have been … Continue reading P3s: What Does It Mean To The Poor-A Quick Glimpse- Tips and Thoughts
While this is not my first involvement as one of the bloggers of Bloggers Unite (BsU), a month ago, I was invited via email by one of the organizers to participate in the campaign to make some noise for the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Briefly, UN MDGs cover a broad spectrum of policy framework adopted by the world leaders in 2000 and is spearheaded by the UN with certain “ambitious” end goals and indicators to achieve. Said development goals include, among other things, 1) eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; 2) achieve universal primary education; 3) promote gender … Continue reading Making Noise for UN’s Millennium Development Goals – Series of Tips and Thoughts
What? You’re on a diet! As unthinkable as it sounds, it is to some people who are not food conscious and who do not wish to think about the word “diet” at all! So, what is a diet? In relation to food, the web defines it as follows: 1. What person eats, the food that a person usually consumes; 2. Controlled intake of food and drink designed for weight loss, for health or religious reasons , or to control or improve a medical condition; and 3. Regular intake of something . Among the three descriptions cited above, let’s focus on … Continue reading Effective, Tested, Real and Useful Diet Tips