November 8, 2013 was that dreadful day when certain parts of the Philippine Islands particularly the region of Eastern Visayas was ravaged by super typhoon Haiyan (also known as “Yolanda”). Thousands of people perished and millions of families have been affected, majority of them were left with nothing, no more livelihood in fact, except for few pieces picked up after the typhoon and donated by generous individuals and other organizations. It has been 5 months since, and the victims are still struggling to cope with the consequences of the deluge, with the grief and its psychological and economic impact on … Continue reading Temporary Protected Status: Just A Temporary Relief!
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
Is Microfinance an effective financial strategy to eradicate poverty particularly in developing economies? I would blog on this as briefly and pragmatic as possible, as some of you may know that this topic is quite broad and would require empirical data/analysis to support any findings and recommendations. In its simplest terms, microfinance involves extending loans to a group of borrowers or individuals, specifically the marginalized sector of society involving poor people encountering difficulties to transact business with private and government banking institutions. In other words, these are the poor people throughout the world numbering over 1 billion living in rural areas … Continue reading Microfinance – A Hype or An Effective Financial Tool For the Poor?
Did you know that February is the International Friendship Month? Well, Yes! So, that makes it extraordinary and timely to celebrate the special bond among friends! I remember this particular verse from a song: “No man is an island, No man stands alone..” which merely reiterates that all people throughout the world, even great men and women, recognize the importance of friendship. This blog is my way of appreciating and paying tribute to the word “Friendship” and to all of my wonderful friends! Here are some tips on how to win new friends: 1. Knock on Door of Your Neighbors … Continue reading Useful Tips On How To Widen Circle of Friends