Last 27 March 2019, Asia Society Philippines, in partnership with Acceler8, held another edition of its monthly series, Asia Society Conversations, in lieu with Women’s Day this March, entitled Turning Passion into Action
One of India’s most celebrated festival is back in Manila! Asia Society Philippines together with SM by the BAY present the HOLI FESTIVAL 2019, the 7th annual celebration in Manila of the traditional and colorful Hindu Festival.
Asia Society PH, with Fujifilm PH, hosted the launch of We Are Like Air by Xyza Bacani, an Asia 21 Young Leader alumna. We Are Like Air documents the experiences and issues of the invisible yet important people, the migrant workers.
It's all about the stories on the ground: the farmer whose incomes double as 24/7 lighting allows him to thresh twice the harvest, the fish trader who plans to invest in cold storage to preserve his catch & command higher margins.
What keeps me up at night are not the criticisms of how slow the reconstruction was nor how messed up the emergency response coordination was, but the nagging question of “what could I have done better, if I had a do-over?”
The Philippines has rich land, natural resources, hardworking farmers and agri-research institutions. The country is blessed with so many resources, however, agriculture, the backbone of the country's economy, has not been prioritized.
Despite economic gains in the recent years and public-private campaigns towards job creation and entrepreneurship, many working Filipinos remain in poverty due to low quality jobs that don’t pay enough to meet basic needs.