Given the alarming situation brought about the coronavirus or COVID-19, private companies are stepping in to support families and help frontliners. Some of the notable ones are Universal Robina Corporation (URC), the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF), and the MVP Group.
In 2018, the National Geographic made waves when it launched its June cover, which featured a plastic bag stylized as an iceberg floating in the ocean. The magazine boldly asked, “Planet or plastic?,” before saying that “the 18 billion pieces of plastic that end up in the ocean each year are just the tip of the iceberg.”
Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc. (FBDFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Bonifacio Global City, extends their support for the victims who live near and around the vicinity of the said natural disaster.
Starbucks partners (employees) are trained not only to pour an extra shot of good in each cup but also in everything they do. Now, Starbucks aims to inspire its partners to serve beyond stores and straight to communities where they are a part of. This is in line with the company’s goal to have 100% of its stores globally to participate in community service starting 2020.
Starbucks is taking steps towards this commitment by celebrating the Global Month of Good annually every April. During this month, Starbucks partners from stores all over the world lead projects that will help strengthen the communities they serve.
I first started blogging in 2006 and back then, it was just a bunch of people sharing their thoughts online through blogs. Soon, it evolved into a completely different beast with the rise of platforms like Twitter, where people can share short-form thoughts; Instagram, where it’s mostly visual; Snapchat, where the point is ephemera; and YouTube, where the idea is to become a talk show host. YouTube is one of the most exciting platforms because it allows people to share their humor, skill, and creativity.
YouTube recently revealed the 12 NextUp creators who are bringing their YouTube careers and channels to the next level. The program is part of the platform’s goal to help up-and-coming creators build their channels and produce creative and reliable content.
People know I’m sex-positive, sometimes to the extreme. I have no shame discussing the topic (except the names of people I have sex with), and I feel it’s one that we should normalize since it’s how we were created. People have no problems discussing other things. Why not discuss something pleasurable?
For those seeking greener pastures abroad, one of the things that they have to go through if they’re going to an English-speaking country is to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, a language assessment test to prove they can speak the language.
Over 10,000 organizations in 140 countries trust and accept IELTS as a reliable indicator of English proficiency. It covers four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. There are two types of tests, the IELTS Academic, which measures English proficiency needed for an academic environment, regardless of the subject focus; and the IELTS General Training, which measures proficiency in a practical and everyday context.
Because of the word test, people get intimidated by it, thinking that their chances of moving abroad will be crushed if they fail it. But that is just one of the many misconceptions about the IELTS. It’s not as scary as some people make it out to be.
People go abroad for a variety of reasons: to migrate, to study, or to find greener pastures. Whatever your reason, one of the things you have to take when going to an English-speaking country is to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, a language assessment test to prove you can speak the language.
Over 10,000 organizations around the world trust and accept IELTS as a reliable indicator of English proficiency, so it’s important for those who are planning to pursue migration or higher education in 140 countries abroad. Just last year, three million people took the test!