Improving Communities in the City of San Fernando, La Union

The JSDF/World Bank-Philssa Upscaling Urban Poor Community Renewal Scheme Project

Author: Cynthia C. Veneracion,Myal C. Apilado,Candy D. Lachica,Lorraine S. Mangaser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789719326564

Category: Community development

Page: 114

View: 9203

Scaling Up Urban Renewal

The JSDF/World Bank-PHILSSA Experience

Author: Cynthia C. Veneracion,Letty C. Tumbaga,Marilou M. Sabado

Publisher: N.A


Category: City planning

Page: 108

View: 3132

Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Author: James Everett Katz

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 8873

Mobile communication has become mainstream and even omnipresent. It is arguably the most successful and certainly the most rapidly adopted new technology in the world: more than one of every three people worldwide possesses a mobile phone. This volume offers a comprehensive view of the cultural, family, and interpersonal consequences of mobile communication across the globe. Leading scholars analyze the effect of mobile communication on all parts of life, from the relationship between literacy and the textual features of mobile phones to the use of ringtones as a form of social exchange, from the "aspirational consumption" of middle class families in India to the belief in parts of Africa and Asia that mobile phones can communicate with the dead. The contributors explore the ways mobile communication profoundly affects the tempo, structure, and process of daily life around the world. They discuss the impact of mobile communication on social networks, other communication strategies, traditional forms of social organization, and political activities. They consider how quickly miraculous technologies come to seem ordinary and even necessary--and how ordinary technology comes to seem mysterious and even miraculous. The chapters cut across social issues and geographical regions; they highlight use by the elite and the masses, utilitarian and expressive functions, and political and operational consequences. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate how mobile communication has affected the quality of life in both exotic and humdrum settings, and how it increasingly occupies center stage in people's lives around the world.James E. Katz is Chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University and director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies. He is the author of Magic in the Air: Mobile Communication and the Transformation of Social Life and coauthor of Social Consequences of Internet Use (MIT Press, 2002).

Water Policy in the Philippines

Issues, Initiatives, and Prospects

Author: Agnes C. Rola,Juan M. Pulhin,Rosalie Arcala Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319709690

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 285

View: 9876

This book describes challenges in the policy and practices of the various water sectors in the Philippines that have led to water conflicts. Such conflicts arise in the nature of rural-urban competition, trans-administrative boundary issues, and inconsistencies between customary and state rules, and even within state rules. Using inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches, and analysing from various scales - community, local and national governments - the book discusses policies and strategies needed towards achieving water security especially for the poor. Reflective of the complex and urgent water policy and governance issues in many developing countries, the book offers valuable lessons and insights to policy makers, water sector managers, planners and regulators as well as to academics, researchers and students.

They Fought Alone

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786257726

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 5142

The time: 1942. The place: The Japanese-occupied island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The Story: A stirring true account of a man who refused to be defeated. When the American forces in the Philippines surrendered in May, 1942, a mining engineer named Wendell Fertig chose to take his chances in the jungle. What happened to him during nearly three years far behind enemy lines is the amazing story that John Keats tells in They Fought Alone. For Fertig, with the aid of a handful of Americans who also refused to surrender, led thousands of Filipinos in a seemingly hopeless war against the Japanese. They made bullets from curtain rods; telegraph wire from iron fence. They fought off sickness, despair and rebellion within their own forces. Their homemade communications were MacArthur’s eyes and ears in the Philippines. When the Americans finally returned to Mindanao, they found Fertig virtually in control of one of the world’s largest islands, commanding an army of 35,000 men, and at the head of a civil government with its own post office, law courts, currency, factories, and hospitals. John Keats, who also served in the Philippines, has captured all the pain, brutality, and courage of this incredible drama, in which many memorable men and women play their parts. But They Fought Alone is essentially the story of one man—a testament to the ingenuity and sheer guts of an authentic American hero. “This remarkable story of guerrilla fighting in the Philippines during is absorbing reading. . . . More remarkable still, though it contains death, torture, and desolation, it bubbles with humor.” —S. L. A. Marshall, The NY Times Book Review “A true and admirably researched account of an American hero who refused to accept defeat. His courage was incredible and his resourcefulness equally so. . . . I have read scores of books in this genre and Keats’ is one of the best.” —Chicago Tribune


Filipino Art Today

Author: Matthias Arndt

Publisher: Distanz

ISBN: 9783954761173


Page: 176

View: 9631

The Most Important Philippine Artists Working Today

Philippine English

Linguistic and Literary

Author: MA. Lourdes S. Bautista,Kingsley Bolton

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622099475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 4308

An overview and analysis of the role of English in the Philippines, the factors that led to its spread and retention, and the characteristics of Philippine English today.

New Corporate Governance

Successful Board Management Tools

Author: Martin Hilb

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662490609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 7360

In the 5th edition of this successful book Martin Hilb presents an innovative and integrated approach to the theory and practice of corporate governance. Central to this approach is a set of instruments - developed and tested by the author - that can be used by boards to offer effective strategic direction and control to their organizations. The board instruments can be readily applied to the selection, review, remuneration and development of board members, and for conducting board self-evaluations. This new approach to corporate governance is based on four guiding principles: keep it situational, keep it strategic, keep it integrated, and keep it controlled. Together, these principles form the basis of an integrated approach to all key aspects of corporate governance. The main arguments in each section are supported by conceptual models, practical board tools and case studies, making the book ideally suited to board members, senior managers and post-graduate students. This new edition is updated throughout the book and includes a new chapter on mobile integrated board management and documentation information systems.

Diasporas and Development

Author: Barbara Jean Merz,Lincoln C. Chen,Peter F. Geithner

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 750

Just as trade, finance, information, and technologies are moving rapidly across borders, so too have labor markets and transnational migrant communities. Migrants are sending large quantities of money back to their countries of origin in the form of philanthropy, remittances, and commercial investments. They are also sharing knowledge and skills learned or developed abroad. Is greater global equity an inevitable consequence of such diaspora philanthropy, or can this giving actually aggravate inequity? Diasporas and Development examines the positive--and sometimes negative--impacts of diaspora engagement in Africa, Asia, Central America, and the Caribbean. How can the equity impact of this global giving be maximized? Might creative intermediary mechanisms or public policies help channel diaspora philanthropy in positive directions? They also explore motivations for the dark sides of diaspora engagement such as support for extremist organizations, organized crime, ethnic violence, and even civil war. Diasporas and Development aims to deepen the understanding of the promise and pitfalls of diaspora philanthropy and how it might help bridge the distances between societies in an unequal world.

Beyond Empire and Nation

The Decolonization of African and Asian Societies, 1930s-1960s

Author: Els Bogaerts,Remco Raben

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789067182898

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 1807

The decolonization of countries in Asia and Africa is one of the momentous events in the twentieth century. But did the shift to independence indeed affect the lives of the people in such a dramatic way as the political events suggest? The authors in this volume look beyond the political interpretations of decolonization and address the issue of social and economic reorientations which were necessitated or caused by the end of colonial rule. The book covers three major issues; public security; the changes in the urban environment, and the reorientation of the economies. Most articles search for comparisons transcending the colonial period to the early decades of independence in Asia and Africa (1930's-1970's). The volume is part of the research programme 'Indonesia across Orders' of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation.

Decolonizing Methodologies

Research and Indigenous Peoples

Author: Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848139535

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 8325

'A landmark in the process of decolonizing imperial Western knowledge.' Walter Mignolo, Duke University To the colonized, the term 'research' is conflated with European colonialism; the ways in which academic research has been implicated in the throes of imperialism remains a painful memory. This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth.' Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonization of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date.

Sustainable Tourism

Challenges for the Philippines

Author: Ramon Benedicto A. Alampay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ecotourism

Page: 304

View: 2845

The Last Hypothesis

Author: Paoletti

Publisher: Lcpaoletti

ISBN: 9780997561708


Page: 366

View: 3408

After a successful career Professor Dante Paolo left the high demands of academic research for the rewards of an early retirement. But fate had other ideas. The prestigious Wilmington College needed to bolster their science curriculum and soon the gifted Dr. Paolo was recruited - to the disapproval of the Dean of Academic Affairs - to develop and teach a senior level course. Teach the Professor utilized the Socratic method of learning and by the end of the semester the wisdom gained by the four enlightened students enrolled in the course shaped their future but what Dante learned from them could alter the course of humankind. His profound yet wild insights may well reconcile aspects of human existence once thought to be irreconcilable. Suddenly and with little warning time was short. Dante and the students raced to complete critical experiments to refute or support The Last Hypothesis.

Basic First Aid

Author: American National Red Cross

Publisher: N.A


Category: First aid in illness and injury

Page: N.A

View: 7985

Sugar and the Origins of Modern Philippine Society

Author: John A. Larkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520079564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 8430

The sugar industry has been a vital part of the economic and social life of modern Philippine society. Under Spanish and American colonialism, sugar cultivation and export became one of the chief commercial industries in the Philippines. Both the Filipino people and the colonizing forces participated in the sugar industry; a few profited enormously. John Larkin examines how the international sugar market and local culture forged two types of society, one based on plantation agriculture, the other on tenant farming. Larkin investigates the history of the two most important sugar-producing regions, Negros Occidental and Pampanga. He depicts the impact of colonial economic forces on the rise of the elite plantation-owning class, the subsequent gap that developed between the extraordinarily wealthy and the impoverished, and the nation's dependence on the international market. Larkin concludes that the sugar industry resulted in stunted economic development, wide cleavages among the Filipino people, and an imbalance of political power - all effects that are still felt today. Sugar and the Origins of Modern Philippine Society is an indispensable contribution to our understanding of Southeast Asian history and the industry vital to the evolution of the Philippines.

Financing Metropolitan Governments in Developing Countries

Author: Roy W. Bahl,Johannes F. Linn,Deborah L. Wetzel

Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy

ISBN: 9781558442542

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

View: 7905

Metropolitan planning has become a reality in most large urban areas, even though the planning agencies are often ineffective in moving things forward and in linking their plans with the fiscal and financial realities of metropolitan government. This book identifies the most important issues in metropolitan governance and finance in developing countries, describes the practice, explores the gap between practice and what theory suggests should be done, and lays out the reform paths that might be considered. Part of the solution will rest in rethinking expenditure assignments and instruments of finance. The “right” approach also will depend on the flexibility of political leaders to relinquish some control in order to find a better solution to the metropolitan finance problem.