HSBC’s Project ECO-Kids Teaches 20,000 Students about Climate Change

Since 2008, HSBC and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) have been visiting different Metro Manila schools to implement Project ECO-Kids, a climate change awareness campaign to inspire students into becoming environment-conscious kids. Continue reading »

Roz Savage in Sight of World Record First Woman to Row Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean

After rowing over 4,000 miles of pirate-infested ocean Roz only has 16.9 nautical miles to row! Roz Savage will soon arrive in Grand Baie, Mauritius on the 4th of October, 2011 at Sunrise becoming the First Woman to Row Solo across the “Big Three” Oceans of the World: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.

A former management consultant and investment banker, Rosalind ‘Roz’ Savage gave it all up to pursue her dream – to find freedom and meaning by crossing the world’s oceans. Continue reading »

WWF drive urges Pinoys to commit to one thing to address climate change

Typhoon Ondoy gave Filipinos a deadly foretaste of what climate change can bring and the deadlier, floods and landslides that came in its wake simply confirmed that Mother Earth is warming up.

Now the tragedy that came with typhoon Sendong (international code name Washi) is proof that something needs to change. Whether it’s the beginning of a new age that some people tend to believe or it’s a continuation of a climatic pattern that is rendering an increasing number of places less livable, one thing is sure – something must be done. Continue reading » Review

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WWF: Working Towards A Better Future

Many of us have been guilty of turning a blind eye or purposely avoiding the panda-shirt clad fundraisers in malls, walkways and underpasses. We don’t give them the time of day thinking all they want is money. A change in perspective is in order.

The tireless fundraisers of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) help us save the Earth. Their job is to make sure that the place we call home is kept alive for future generations.

“Taking a minute to listen and talk to our fundraisers is not just about shelling out money – it’s about protecting Apo Reef in Mindoro or the Tubbataha Reefs off Palawan, both of which generate enough food and livelihood for some 40 million Filipinos each year,“ explains WWF-Philippines Vice-Chairman and CEO Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan.

“It could be about supporting climate risk assessment studies to save thousands of lives and livelihoods in the cities of Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Baguio. It could be about protecting the whale sharks of Donsol and ensuring the sustainability of wildlife-driven ecotourism.”

Face-to-face fundraising is part of WWF’s Individual Donors Program, which aims to reach out to more people and ask them to take direct action in saving the Earth. It is just as much about awareness as it is about raising funds. For less than PHP20 a day, donors directly support the various environmental programs that WWF implements nationwide.

Stopping to listen to a fundraiser does not mean you have to pledge outright. You can continue your day with tips in mind on how to lower your carbon footprint or the ecological impacts of your daily routine on Planet Earth.

“Everyone counts when it comes to environmental efforts,” concludes Tan. “So the next time you see a WWF fundraiser – please stop and listen. For when you take care of the Earth – it takes care of you.”

Samsung Series 7: Chronos

Samsung Electronics Philippines  Corporation ( SEPCO), a  leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of its premium Series 7 CHRONOS notebook PC during its press launch at Time Bar in Makati City. Continue reading »


Samsung, one of this generation’s leading pioneers in technology, has come up with the new Samsung Galaxy TAB 7.0 Plus – a fully reloaded version of its popular 7-inch tablet, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″. Continue reading »

Samsung Galaxy Y Pro

Samsung Social Hub Premium gives one-touch access to all of your emails, instant messages and social networking accounts; coupled with the speed and control of the GALAXY Y Pro?s dual-input interface, you have the power to stay on top of your work and social life. Powered by the Android™ 2.3 “Gingerbread” platform, the GALAXY Y Pro also gives you access to over 150,000 apps on Android Market™, opening your mobile life to a world of new possibilities.  Continue reading »

Samsung Celebrates 300 Million Global Handset Sales in 2011

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile handset provider, today announced that it has this year achieved annual mobile handset sales of 300 million units for the first time in Samsung’s history.  Continue reading »