The role of the household in home education

By now, most of us may have seen several social media posts and even news on the increasing number of errors found in the modules provided by the Department of Education. From instructing students to draw 896 stars to identifying an owl as an ostrich, the list of these errors seems to grow longer with … Read moreThe role of the household in home education

Community marketing

Early last month, the Department of Trade and Industry reported that the number of online business registrations jumped to 75.876 at end-August from 1,753 in January to March 15. This underscores the pivot of many businesses, big and small, to the digital realm, driven by the behavior of consumers like you and me. Clearly, more … Read moreCommunity marketing

Community logistics

Last night’s news featured a displaced employee who is trying to earn a living through community delivery using his bicycle. Unfortunately, his bike was stolen, but a good Samaritan came along and replaced it with a new one. Similarly, a company messenger who was also sacked recently had to resort to delivering food using his … Read moreCommunity logistics

Recession and unemployment in the digital age

By now most businesses and employees have already shifted their processes online: how one communicates, sells, closes and delivers goods and services are, more or less, done digitally now with minimal or no manual intervention required. There are two key things we need to consider when it comes to what is happening in the country … Read moreRecession and unemployment in the digital age

Behavioral shifts

Last week, The Manila Times held its 2020 Midyear Economic Report online forum, with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno as keynote speaker and with Hungry Workhorse moderating the event. One of the reactors was Fernando Antonio Tansingco, senior executive vice president for financial markets of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. In his presentaton, he … Read moreBehavioral shifts

Managing communities

One of the new segments that have come out of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and its resulting lockdown is the community. Through this segment we have discovered community commerce, community barter and similar community-related activities that allow for trade and commerce to still exist, even if consumers are confined to their homes. There is … Read moreManaging communities

Low-bandwidth learning

Ever since the lockdown started, many teachers have been facing challenges on delivering online lectures and lesson plans to their students. From what we can see and experience, webinars or video conferences that were made available require high bandwidth. This, in turn, would make teachers complain, as their internet infrastructure or access is very slow, … Read moreLow-bandwidth learning

Stories on food and life

Editor’s Note: Today, The Manila Times Lifestyle welcomes Kay’s Kitchen as a new column to the “Flavors” section. Its author is Kay Calpo Lugtu who is an active nutrition advocate. She is vegan by choice and still prepares regular meals for her family. She studied at the International School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management … Read moreStories on food and life