Coastal communities near Subic Bay will soon achieve tsunami preparedness as the Philippine Institute of  Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)in collaboration with the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), agencies under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), prepare for the installation of tsunami detection sensors at Sueste Point in Subic Bay within the territorial jurisdiction of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

This initiative is part of the PHIVOLCS-ASTI project on tsunami warning and preparedness called “Establishment of a Cost-effective Local Tsunami Early Warning System for Selected High-risk Coastal Communities of the Philippines”,or TeWS, which is under the DOST-Grant-in-Aid (DOST-GIA) Project.


Filipinos love sweets, and this is proven by our love for sweet delicacies ranging from rice cakes to preserved fruits and jams. However, Pinoys have large risk of contracting diabetes, with about 1.4 million Filipinos suffering from diabetes mellitus.

As such, artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes can be very appealing to people looking to cut their calories or control blood sugar. Studies have shown that artificial sweeteners can be bad for the health. But nature has provided more alternatives that can give us guilt- and worry-free indulgence to our favorite sweet treats.


New graduates nowadays usually flock to call centers and business process outsourcing (BPO) offices that promise jobs with high starting salary plus various bonuses and benefits.   With the Philippines as the top global provider of IT-BPO services in Asia,  many opportunities indeed await the right candidate.

However, a report from the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) indicates a 95 percent mortality rate among call center and BPO applicants.  This means that out of 100 candidates, only five get hired. Related reports reveal that the reason for the high mortality rate is because BPO companies just cannot find the right people with the right skills for the number of jobs offered.