Why PH Should Commit to Being Fossil Fuel Free

While negotiations in Bonn, Germany have re-started at a slow pace, there is growing momentum for pushing a long-term goal of reducing global emissions, which will then salvage the UN climate talks in Paris.

Currently 127 countries support having a long-term goal of limiting global warming to within two degrees. However, there is an ongoing debate on how ambitious this goal is, and what year it will be achieved.

Many of the world’s most vulnerable countries — like Samoa, Ethiopia, and the Maldives — have shown strong support for rapid emission cuts which are needed in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

Many others support the idea of a global long-term goal of “zero emissions” somewhere in the second half of the century. This would significantly reduce the chances of the world limiting emissions below the two degree target.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, any delay could put the world’s health in jeopardy. If global emissions were cut to zero by 2075, they predict that we would only have a 66% chance of keeping global temperature rise within two degrees. Continue reading “Why PH Should Commit to Being Fossil Fuel Free”

Pancake House Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, and Tacos | Food Hacks

We love Pancake House.

We love it so much that our orders are pretty much set before we even come in: my wife typically orders one of their golden waffles or a stack of pancakes, and I order a 3-piece pan chicken.  With house blend iced teas, of course!

Pan Chicken Photo from the Pancake House Facebook Page
Mmm. Love that Classic Pan Chicken.

In fact, I remember a time when I’d ask for more gravy, and then pour all that on an extra order of rice.  Even as far back as the 90’s, I recall going to a Pancake House at Shangri-la Mall, and having the roast beef.  Oh man, that brings back so many good memories.

Anyway, a friend and I have been talking, and it led to her sharing with me these food hacks for Pancake House food– specifically their fried chicken, the spaghetti, and tacos. Continue reading “Pancake House Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, and Tacos | Food Hacks”

Basics of Building Partnerships with Lyle Belen | Events

Events & Promos on Renzie Baluyut Online | Adventures in Entrepreneurship & Marketing with Tagaytay small business owner Renzie Baluyut.

Find the right people to grow your startup idea. Learn about the Basics of Building Partnerships with Lyle Belen.

Build Partnerships with Lyle BelenHappens on Wednesday, July 29, from 6 to 8pm, and Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM at CrossBow Connect@Bitspace. This event is free of charge.  Register here, or at the event.

BITSPACE Coworking Space
6th floor, PDCP Bank Centre
Makati, NCR
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM – Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM (PHT)

About Crossbow Connect

CrossBow Connect is a series of talks where invited speakers present a refreshed view based on observations, learnings and new ways of thinking within their practice, profession and industries. Primarily for knowledge exchange / skill sharing and secondarily to enrich ones network. CrossBow Connect is for men and women business professionals, SMEs and Start-Up Owners.

The Newbie’s Guide To The Philippine Stock Market, Part 2 of 2

Stocks and investments, together with business and real estate, form the trifecta of financial independence that all entrepreneurs should be actively working on.

I’ve only started learning about the Philippine stock market, which means I’m just a newbie as much as you probably are (unless you’re one of the few who already do stock trading– so, rock on, and more power to you!).

This is the second part of “The Newbie’s Guide To The Philippine Stock Market”, brought to you by the good people behind Piso and Beyond. You can do some catching up by reading up on Part 1 here, which covered some of the basics of trading.

The Philippine Stock Market Trading Floor, by The Philippine StarLet’s continue with Jeffrey Reyes’ answers to frequently asked questions on stock investing for beginners, this part covering companies to invest in, and finally diving right into the action of the local stock market: Continue reading “The Newbie’s Guide To The Philippine Stock Market, Part 2 of 2”

How To Prep Live Crabs Like a Boss

The wife scored some live crabs yesterday, and we thought of preparing them chilli-garlic style, the way we like our crabs pretty much the way we do when we order them from our favorite seafood restaurant in Dampa (along Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City).

Look at those lovely crabs!

I was at the supermarket when I got the call, so I managed to get a few extra cooking supplies. When I got home, I realized that 1) these crabs were pretty large and heavy, and 2) they’re still pretty much alive and skittering about. Continue reading “How To Prep Live Crabs Like a Boss”

The Newbie’s Guide To The Philippine Stock Market, Part 1 of 2

If you’re pretty serious about working towards financial independence, then the stock market should be one of the things right up there on your list.

The Stock Market. Photo by The Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The Stock Market. The Stock Market should be your new favorite. Photo by The Philippine Daily Inquirer.

While I might know my way around business, and I’m already learning as much as I can about real estate, the Philippine stock market is something I’m actively trying to get into right now.

Fortunately, there are a lot more reliable sources on local stock trading now, compared to say, 10 years ago. Jeffrey Reyes of Piso and Beyond is one such individual.  To help stock market newbies like ourselves, he cobbled together “A Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Stock Market”.

Straight out of that guide to the Philippine stock market for beginners, here are 12 frequently asked questions on how to start investing. Continue reading “The Newbie’s Guide To The Philippine Stock Market, Part 1 of 2”

Lamudi Acquires MyProperty.ph, Aims for Stronger Market Position

Rizal Raoul Reyes of the Business Mirror reports on the latest acquisition of MyProperty.ph by global real estate portal Lamudi, and what this means for the local real estate online marketing landscape.

International property portal Lamudi recently acquired MyProperty.ph to strengthen its position in the country’s online real-estate market.

“The partnership enables Lamudi to expand its position in the market,” Lamudi Philippines Managing Director Jacqueline van den Ende said in a news briefing recently in Makati City.

“We want to reiterate that the Philippines is a focus market for us. Our strategy is to solidify our position in the market,” Lamudi Global Transition Manager Henry Winter said. With the acquisition, van den Ende said Lamudi will become the leading property portal in the Philippine market. The companies will continue to operate individually, as both seek to grow their existing brands in the country’s thriving online-property sphere. Continue reading “Lamudi Acquires MyProperty.ph, Aims for Stronger Market Position”