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Mari Chrys Pablo


Internet Inaccessibility Plagues “Social Media Capital of the World”

October 24, 2018


The Philippines has been called the social media capital of the world, as millions of Filipinos spend an average of almost four hours a day on social media sites, particularly Facebook, the highest social media use in the world. Filipinos are known to be early technology adopters and are internet savvy, especially when it comes to communicating onl… Read more

Philippines elections 

Reform Addresses Need for Impartial Election Staff in the Philippines

October 18, 2017


On October 2, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law postponing barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth) elections to May 2018—less than one month before they were scheduled to take place on October 23. The move marks the second postponement of local elections under Duterte, who claimed that the elections could interfere with… Read more


Airport Congestion in the Philippines Sees Improvements

May 24, 2017


One month from now, Rodrigo Duterte will mark his first year as president of the Philippines. While other more controversial aspects of his policies have captured international headlines during his first year, including a brutal war against drugs, and yesterday’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, the Duterte administration is continuing to fo… Read more


Breakthrough Solution to Reduce Congestion in Public Schools

February 9, 2017

Overcrowded classrooms, a prevalent problem for the Philippines, have a negative impact on students’ learning. Almost four million students (about 18 percent of the student population) attend congested public schools. In urban areas, some classes hold as many as 100 students—well beyond the Department of Education’s (DepEd) prescribed 45 students p… Read more

Drone surveying in Philippines 

Using Drone Technology to Improve Land Titling in the Philippines

June 29, 2016


The Philippines’ Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez announced the new administration’s 10-point economic agenda. One of the top items was improving security of land tenure to encourage greater investment and address bottlenecks in land management and titling agencies-longtime challenges that have held the country back from inclusive growth that cou… Read more