Dumaguete came from the Visayan word “Daguit” which means “to snatch” or “to capture”. According to ancient stories, Moro pirates would often snatch beautiful young women and children from the coastal town. But today, that is not anymore the case as tourists and guests are now the ones captured by the beauty of the city and of course the charm of the people. They don’t call it “The City of Gentle People” for nothing after all.
It’s no secret that the world we live in now is rapidly changing, sadly, for the worse. Every day we read about sea creatures being found dead because of alien things they’ve consumed, or massive wastelands rotting away. With everything that’s happening around us, it’s easy to be indifferent, but let’s not be. Let’s try to live consciously and do what we can to save the environment, one small act at a time. Because honestly, every little good deed for Mother Earth counts.
This year’s exhibit of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in celebration of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week will be especially relevant as the country transitions into what has been termed as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Scheduled to be held on July 17 to 21, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the 2019 NSTW carries the theme “Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development”, and will showcase how science and technology is addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to end global poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all.
CBTL just launched a sustainable line with Klean Kanteen & Bamboo merchandise now available at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores.