Tag Archives: Africa

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A Safe, Convenient and Efficient Public Transport: A Wishful Thinking?

In developed metro cities like New York  and Tokyo,  commuters would opt to take the city’s public transportation facilities such as metro buses and the subway trains  in going to schools and workplaces because of its accessibility and convenience.   This is understandable as the  mass transport facilities of the said places are by far excellent,  responding to the needs of the public riders. This is definitely not the case in certain developing countries in Asia and Africa as public transportation  is either inadequate or unsafe.   In Metro Manila for instance,  there are various modes of public transportation touring the metropolis, … more »

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A Grain of Rice for the Poor! – Tips and Thoughts

Did you know that there are 925 million(almost a billion) undernourished throughout the globe, majority of whom are children in South Asia, particularly China and India? Yes folks, the said data was culled out from the UN’s World Food Program (WFP), a large humanitarian organization whose primary goal is to end world hunger. But of all places worldwide, why China and India? Of course, one may be surprised how come there are still millions of hungry people in the said countries despite their progress in terms of building major national and agricultural infrastructure. We are likewise cognizant of the fact … more »

Each Country Faces Brain Drain – Now, What?

The Brain Drain phenomenon may have probably occurred even before the British Royal Society first coined the term to describe the flight of its intellectuals from England to the Americas. This would involve scientists and inventors like Joseph Priestly and Alexander Graham Bell who both originated from England but came to US to explore opportunities and expand their horizons But that was long ago when the world was still quite primitive and education system was scarce. However, with the present developments, particularly in science and technology and where education system can be offered anywhere, the brain drain issue may no … more »

Fashion For The “Have-Less” And The “Have-Nots”- Tips and Thoughts

  In these precarious times due to the depressing economy, only those in the upper echelons of society (“the haves” and the “have-mores”) are willing and able to spend thousands of green bucks for high fashion, avant-garde and haute couture dressing. A classic example was the recently concluded (4/29) royal wedding of England's Prince William and Kate Middleton where socialites made their respective fashion headlines from head to toe. But, for average and middle-class fashion stalwarts and wannabes (who may still fall under the category of the “haves” ), they  would think twice on whether or not to spend their hard-earned … more »

How Powerful is People Power – A Different Perspective of Tips and Thoughts

How powerful can people power be? Can it be a means to an end? As the old proverb goes, vox populi, vox dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God! Considering my faith in God’s power, I quite agree with the said old adage. It can be deduced in a way that some sort of Divine intervention could have played a vital role in a successful people power revolution, especially in a non-violent and bloodless scenario. This could probably be a way of God’s response to the impassioned plea of the majority of the people for help, regardless of … more »

Unmasked Faces of Poverty – Tips and Thoughts to Ponder for Policy Makers and Everyone

Ever since my childhood, I have seen the sad reality of disparity and inequality between the rich and the poor*. This gap continues to widen through the years and is almost similar and happening in all parts of the globe, particularly in underdeveloped and developing countries where people are predominantly poor. As of 2008, about 80% of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. This bleak scenario becomes even worse when victims, particularly the children, of the creeping disaster of poverty can no longer open their eyes and would have no other choice but to wait … more »

Practical Useful Tips For A Budget-Friendly Travel

Summertime has just begun and in the US it lasts for almost 3 months. Regardless of the nature and type, planning for a vacation is normally a budget-buster in the family and could be a family issue in the long run. Despite this constraint and coupled with the continued global economic crisis, an average middle class family would try as much as possible to squeeze every dime out of every asset, so as to spend and enjoy a summer vacation. In other words, a certain average family would stretch its budget to allocate a portion of their resources for travel … more »