Every year on March 22, we celebrate the World Water Day. According to WorldWaterDayOrg “it is about taking action to tackle the water crisis.” Based on statistics, 1.8 billion people today are using a contaminated source of drinking water, putting them at risk of water-borne diseases. Click HERE for unwater.org official website.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 is a three-day celebration of architecture and design to be held on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Puerta del Parian in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Having the theme “Content and Intent,” the festival aims to increase awareness about architecture and design and how it matters in our daily lives, and to provide a place for sharing of ideas and experiences. The event will feature guest speakers, dialogue panels, designer interviews, and the eponymous exhibit as well as various competitions and activities for all the participants. (Click the image above for details).
This 20th international symposium on electronic theses and dissertations is set on 7-9 August 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C. The event will be hosted by George Mason University with additional support from Washington Research Library Consortium members in cooperation with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA).
ETD2017 will provide excellent educational opportunities for professionals and others who work with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), institutional repositories/archiving, graduate students, and scholarly communications. Moreover, it will offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations and encourage the formation of regional ETD associations and networking communities. Finally, it will promote open access in scholarly communications as well as to provide useful and innovative resources, standards, and technology for the development and support of ETD programs.
My work entails publication of reports for easy printing and online sharing. ISSUU provides a platform to make documents look better and enhance good reading. The above report was my first online publication. It is an Annual Report of my former office as the Planning Head. The preparation of this report somehow led me to wear eye glasses! It really made my eyesight turned bad. Despite of this health concern, the report seemed worth sharing.
WHAT YOU NEED to submit on or before the deadline (30 April 2017) of the application for 2018 intake are as follows: fully accomplished application form, Curriculum Vitae, Transcript of Records, Certificate of GWA/GPA, and Reentry Action Plan (REAP). CHECK IT OUT MORE FOR DETAILS or click the photo.
The annual study grants are offered to qualified and deserving Filipinos by the Australian Government which mainly aim to train Filipinos to become competitive global leaders. This opportunity will allow the recipients to develop their skills and knowledge that will drive change, consequently help build enduring people-to-people networks with the donor country, Australia.
“We design our clothes to fit you and your life. The things you do. The places you go. We hit the streets and found actual folks to try on the new A&F. They liked the clothes so much, they wanted to keep them. Because these are clothes for real people…just like you.” – A&F
This is the first reason why I love to shop in the US or UK. Not because I am rich, but A&F’s merchandize is worth to wear it! You may think that this for the elite or fashionistas, but believe me everyone can wear it. It is just having a perfect timing when to shop at A&F. I rarely buy the regular price, except for the cologne which the store does not offer discounts. But for the rest of the clothings, you can grab at a discounted tag price.
My cousin’s family was surprised that instead of shopping at GAP or American Eagle, I insisted and persuaded them to try A&F. With posh entrances and interiors, you feel that this place is not for “masa” because the ambience (even the smell) is quite different from the normal stores. It was funny because when we presented our selected items in the counter for payment, it turned out that my cousin and her kids have brought many items than what I have! They loved it! Since then, they are now frequent visitors of A&F.
Hello to my eWorld!
Well, this is not my first created blog but whatever journals written here will complement with my existing blogs powered by other free websites. Basically, this site will serve as the mother portal of all my personal accounts for easy management – updating, uploading and sharing.
My existing sites feature my interest in photography, travel, reading and writing or something worth exploring. In relation to photography, I included some of the images taken during my travels or just simply interesting places that capture my eyes through my digital camera.
In terms of moving around the globe, I joined several travel sites to share my experiences and provide assistance to other travellers making their future trips memorable and enjoyable, and be able to explore stunning places around the world. I also included my interest in writing reviews with my membership to ciao and dooyoo. Finally, my other accounts from free websites.
For quick links of these pages, just click the subheadings listed or the thumbnails images below:
My World : This section simply focuses on my fascination of Mother Earth – how we could protect and conserve its natural beauty for future generations. This also covers my academic world as an engineer, planner, manager and or an ordinary human being (social and spiritual being).
Travel Blog: Provides a list of my travel journals with images
Trivago: A travel site which I am getting extra income for posting of images, reviews and other travel info
Consumer site: Highlights my membership with dooyoo and ciao where I post reviews of products and services, anything that I want to share with the rest of the consumers worldwide
Atbp: Provides a space for my personal interests and hobbies, something worth exploring
Hope you enjoy reading my blog and please come again and I am happy to receive your comments. Again, click the photo thumbnails below for direct links to the rest of my blog pages. Best REYgards!
Other recommended interesting sites that inspired me to enjoy life and inspired other people to do the same…
HON. PATRICIA B. LICUANAN, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) was the guest speaker of the 30th AACCUP Annual National Conference at Century Park Hotel (Manila). She emphasized the relationship between quality and internalization in higher education. She cited examples of CHED programs and projects on quality assurance towards excellence in the delivery of higher education in the Philippines. She also mentioned two CMOs that identify the policy framework, strategies and initiatives in the internalization of Philippine HE which also in lined with globalization and ASEAN integration. Some of the initiatives are ASEAN mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs), bilateral agreements and student/faculty mobility.
13-14 FEB 2017. ICON HOTEL (Quezon City). The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) MIMAROPA Region conducted a seminar on the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9184, commonly known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. The seminar covers general overview of the Act and its revised IRR 2016, competitive bidding procedure for procurement of goods and infrastructure projects, contract implementation guidelines, and consolidated guidelines for the alternative methods of procurement.
For the IRR 2016, visit this link: Revised IRR 2016. For updated version of the Philippine Bidding Documents (5th Edition), visit GPPB website.
IN SEPTEMBER 2015, I was one of the presenters of this international conference held in Brisbane, Australia. My paper entitled “Rehabilitating Pasig River and its Tributaries: Strategies and Challenges” is accessible at http://riversymposium.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Rey_Ramos.pdf.
As stated in the official website, this event “brings together river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, students, NGOs, indigenous and community organisations and business and industry representatives from around the world to share their knowledge, learn from others and collaborate on innovative ideas to improve the sustainable management of river basins.”
The benefits of being a participant/presenter are graphically presented below.
UPDATE: For online voting on the day of the competition, CLICK HERE for the mechanics and rulstes to vote your favourite contestants. For the live telecasts, CLICK HERE for networks’ links via FOX at 7/6c from the host country, the Philippines on the 29th January. Good luck to Maxine Medina, the Philippine representative to this prestigious event.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently hosting the First Green Business Forum in Manila, Philippines for three days. This is in recognition that green business is a key component and mover of green growth and progress. The event allows green business practitioners and professionals to have an open dialogue and share their best ideas and experiences. (Click the image for details) #ADBGreen2016, #ADBGBF2016, #GreenBizAsia
Environmental planning forms the basis of all site development decisions and deals with the factors that must be considered before a site plan can be drawn up. The book emphasises the man/nature interface and explains how nature limits and controls what can happen on every piece of land. The text is clearly set out and will help the reader understand exactly what information is needed for a site planning proposal. A new chapter covers the topical subject of sustainable development and uses a live case study to demonstrate how GIS system are now assisting in the design and decision process as communities increasingly participate in local decisions. (Local Agenda 21) Additional line drawings are being added to illustrate key issues addressed in the text. (Source:http://en.bookfi.net/)
More books to inspire you to read…CLICK HERE!
For this year’s Southern Tagalog Islands Research and Development Consortium (STIRDC)Research and Extension Conference will be hosted by Occidental Mindoro State College on November 8-10, 2016 at Occidental Mindoro State College-Labangan Campus, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
The Romblon State University was the host of last year’s event. Check it out HERE.
This is the first international forum hosted by the Asian Development Bank that will bring together business practitioners, experts, and various stakeholders to meet-up and share their knowledge and experiences in promoting “green business” solutions in the Asia-Pacific Region. It also showcases a number of “best practice” examples in the emerging green markets, and it will stimulate collaborations for green businesses and opportunities.
Every year, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) or the German Academic Exchange Service supports foreign students – one of the biggest funding institutions worldwide. Grants are offered to aspiring applicants from developing and newly-industrialized countries to study a postgraduate, Master’s degree or PhD at state-recognized German universities. The financial assistance covers the monthly payments of 750 euros for graduates or 1,000 euros for doctoral candidates, including payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance, and travel allowance to cover the expenses from the home country to Germany.
For details, click the image above or CLICK HERE.
18 June 2016. SHANGRI-LA MAKATI, PHILIPPINES. It coincides with the celebration for the official declaration of the first 70 years of friendship between the Philippines and Australia, the Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (PA3i) holds its 2016 National General Assembly and Alumni Awards Night.
Senior Trade Commissioner will deliver a keynote speech, and an inspirational talk from the Counselor (Political and Public Affairs), Australian Embassy on Philippine and Australia: Partnership on Defence, Education in Mindanao Peace and Stability. This day will also launch the new Australia Global Alumni brand. It provides a platform for you to connect, engage, and share stories with other professionals.