Blockchain's impact on PH economy explored in forum

In recent years, blockchain has been a buzzword not only as an Internet subject, but also as a matter of discussion among various industries. While it started as a technological concept, it is now penetrating the consciousness of businessmen and company executives around the globe, including the Philippines. Thus, many questions have started to stimulate the minds of today's business leaders. How can blockchain help improve the way we do business? Will the blockchain technology benefit the local commerce landscape? Is the Philippines ready for it? Embarking on the theme Transforming Businesses and Industries with Blockchain Technology, the three-day event titled Blockchain Applications and Economics Forum 2018 gathered together leaders and thinkers from various circles of specializations, led by blockchain and fintech experts from different countries, to answer the many questions surrounding blockchain technology. The forum was held from May 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center of SM


Maximize life with the right motor oil

Continuing its 90-year legacy of providing trusted car care products, Prestone introduced its new Prestone Motor Oil during a huge event held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. Prestone's latest product is designed to give motorists better mileage from their vehicles, allowing them to ensure safe driving experience whether they are in an urban or off-road environment. Amplifying the launch's festivity, Prestone introduced Paolo Abrera as its latest brand ambassador. Chosen by Prestone as an epitome of someone who knows how to live life amplified, Abrera is known for his 90s adventure TV show Game Plan, and most recently, the motor show Rev which airs on ANC. He is also one of the celebrity members of The Brap Pack, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. Being a motor head, the TV personality ensures that he makes use of products that are proven in maintaining his vehicles in top condition and keeping his loved ones safe while driving. “Once your vehicle is outside the cas


Self-directed learning beyond the classroom

Dr. Amable C. Aguiluz IX, Vice Chairman and CEO of AMA Education System, the group which introduced the first information and communications technology (ICT) university in the Philippines through AMA Computer University, shared his insight on self-directed learning that can be achieved through today's technologies. “Effective utilization of technology is important to develop an independent approach to learning," Aguiluz said. "Through our platform, we want to give students the power to determine areas they want to learn, identify the extent of learning they want, and independently measure their understanding of a topic," he added. Fortunately, self-directed learning is no longer confined within the four walls of a physical classroom. Through the Internet and the devices that support Internet connectivity, learning through online schools is now possible regardless of time and place. In addition, the flexibility of self-directed learning online allows people to earn a degree, extra uni