Author Archives: TYRONE A. VELEZ

5 years ago

World-record attempt for tree-planting set

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World-record attempt for tree-planting set

Mindanao officials are aiming this month for the Guinness world record for the most number of trees planted in a country simultaneously in one hour. But environment advocates deplore this “gimmick” for failing to address the island’s massive deforestation.

5 years ago

Davao’s booming BPO jobs have few takers, high stress

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Davao’s booming BPO jobs have few takers, high stress

The business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry here is expected to generate some 37,000 jobs in Davao City in the next two years. But while industry leaders here admit to difficulty in meeting this demand, some sectors want more protection of workers’ rights.

5 years ago

PISO-PISO CABLE TV

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PISO-PISO CABLE TV

Two vendors watch news of the Middle East conflict through this improvised cable television machine which runs for 15 to 30 minutes for a rate of five to fifteen pesos, a device similar to the piso-piso internet machines. (Tyrone A. Velez/davaotoday.com)