Featured Article – By Wenn I. My long time good friends back home were given the opportunity to visit NYC for the nth time but never got the chance to go upstate (Buffalo) to take a peek of the world-famous Niagara Falls. Last month, some of them who are leaders of local church organizations attended a 3-day conference in New Jersey. Among the delegates to the said conference were my friends who are known for their exemplary contributions and service to their respective local communities in Cagayan de Oro City, namely Judge Evelyn and husband Engr. Kelly, Atty. Rene, the … Continue reading A Brief Tour of Niagara Falls – A Remarkable Feel!
Did you know that November is the National Family Caregiver Month? I really didn’t have any slightest idea that the entire month of November is dedicated for caregivers until LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) forwarded an invitation regarding a symposium on related matters with medical practitioners of the Department of Social Work and the New York Hospital Queens (NYQH) attending the said event. The National Caregiver Month was primarily designed to honor the millions of caregivers throughout the globe, especially the women, who have persevered in their duties caring for sick loved ones, for people they don’t know from day … Continue reading Caregiving: An Underrated Job?
The latest buzzword in town for some Governments begins with the word “Open”, such as Open Government, Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Communications, Open Solutions and what have you! As a matter of fact, the World Bank website has started a new blog category called “Open Development” which serves as the Bank's monitor in the pursuit of openness and transparency on its various initiatives. Google's office in NY likewise also participated in this endeavor, hailing the “Power of Open” throughout the globe. However, we raise these questions: What is it to Open? With Whom? How Open Is It? How … Continue reading Governments Opening Doors To The World: How open is “Open Government Partnership”
While I was excited on the first snow fall, especially at Christmas time, the blizzard warning for the East Coast was something to be worried about. I was correct as the projected 11 to 16 inches of snow was actually much heavier ranging from 17 to 31 inches within the tri-state area ( New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) and affected thousands of people. According to tri-media reports, yesterday's blizzard left thousands of families with no power and electricity, operation of major airports and railways were shut down stranding so many passengers and official and business establishments have been closed, crippling the economy … Continue reading Christmas Blizzard Aftermath and Its Images – Tips and Thoughts