Tuesday, May 29, 2018

foodpanda Goes Green with the Launch of the ‘No Cutlery’ Option for Over Fifty Restaurants"

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As the world observes the theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ for World Environment Day this June, the on-demand food delivery service in the Philippines, foodpanda, is recognizing the huge opportunity and responsibility it has in shaping the country’s food industry and its consequential impact on food and plastic wastage in the world.

foodpanda is striving to limit its impact on the environment by waging a war on plastic and launching an opt-in and opt-out function for plastic cutlery. Starting June, customers of the food delivery service will have the option to say “no” to disposable cutlery. With many orders being delivered to either offices or homes, where cutlery is readily available, foodpanda is hoping this initiative will significantly reduce the use of plastic cutlery.

“We hope that this campaign would encourage customers to opt-out of disposable cutlery since many of them are ordering food from their homes or offices. And with this, we estimate that this option can help reduce foodpanda's usage of plastic utensils by 30% in 2018,” says Iacopo Rovere, CEO of foodpanda Philippines.

foodpanda is launching the ‘no cutlery’ option with more than 50 participating restaurant partners such as S&R New York Style Pizza, Yabu, Tim Ho Wan, and Frankie’s across its three key cities in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Davao.

The opt-in cutlery function marks the first step in the food delivery company’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. Other initiatives in the pipeline for the upcoming months include replacing plastic bags with brown paper bags and increasing the number of cyclists and walkers in the delivery fleet, with hopes that less motorized vehicles will be used.

With these combined initiatives, foodpanda hopes to make a difference to the way plastic waste is viewed and reduce the overall environmental impact from food packaging waste. If you already have easy access to cutlery or if you do not need it for your meal, foodpanda appeals to you to please consider opting-out to help reduce plastic usage.

Akbayan to CA: Reject Castriciones

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Farmer leaders of Akbayan Party-List trooped to the Senate gates on Tuesday to urge members of the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) to reject John Castriciones as the Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

Members of Akbayan brought giant thumbs-down signs to the Senate to show their disapproval over the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint Castriciones.

Akbayan demanded the CA to reject Castriciones for his anti-farmer stances, some of which came out during the hearings of the Commission.

In previous speeches, Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin pointed out Castriciones' flaws including continuing the cancellation of Certificate of Land Ownership Awards, his inaction in installing agrarian reform beneficaries to their land, and his approval of land conversion which is a deadly scheme against farmers.

"Naniniwala kami na ang dapat maupo bilang kalihim ng DAR ay mga lider na may malasakit para sa mga magsasaka at hindi matatakot na tumindig para sa hustisya na tatlong dekada na nating ipinaglalaban," Sumilao farmer leader and Akbayan nominee Yoyong Merida said.

"Malinaw ang panawagan namin sa mga miyembro ng CA: huwag maging traydor sa mga magsasaka. Piliin lamang ang isang kalihim na papanig sa interes ng mga magsasaka na siyang mandato ng DAR," Merida added.

A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling with a Drone

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Traveling with a drone is a tricky task. There are certain things which you need to know before actually experiencing the situation. If you are fully prepared for every sort of situation you might experience then it would cause you less inconvenience. You need to do some homework and also know about technicalities involved once you fly your drone to an exotic area. Below mentioned are some tip that will definitely help you.

Make a list:

The first thing you must do before traveling is to make a checklist. It is important to have it because once you are traveling there are a lot of things on your mind. You might forget as small a thing as an SD card and it would create inconvenience. So make sure you have the drone, the batteries, the charger, the SD cards etc. you can either write them down or make a soft copy on your cell phones and double check before you leave the house.

Know about the aviation rules and laws of your destination:

Once you decide the place to which you are going you have to do some homework i.e. you need to know about the aviation laws of the area. There are some basic shared laws of every country like avoid crowded places, do not fly in the commercial zones or in the cities or avoid certain buildings etc. You need to know about them to avoid any inconvenience in future.

Set up location:

Always research the location before actually going there. You need to know about the landmarks or scenery. You can use Google maps or search on the internet about the area which you are going to visit and capture.

Specified Drone bag:
As drones are getting smaller and smaller in size you might not want to put it in your main luggage as not to harm or destroy it. So it is advisable to have a separate bag for the drone. It would prevent it getting mishandled and damaged.

Always carry your drone in hand carry:

While passing through security checks it is advisable to carry your drone with you. In that case, you can reopen your bag and have it checked as many times as they want it to be without any unnecessary delays.

Choose several perspectives:
While capturing through your drone at an exotic place, always remember to capture from at least 3 different perspectives. To enhance the footage you can get a sharper image drone and capture from wider perspectives.

Keep drone in front of your eyes:

This is also important. Direct video streaming is good as long as it works properly. Once you lose sight of your drone and the signal gets disrupted you might lose the drone. If it is in front of your sight you can prevent it from getting lost. 


These were a few things which are must-dos if you are traveling with your drone for the first time. In addition to that make the best out of your time. Fly your drone for the extra time. Get used to with the surroundings. Capture on selected times like early morning or sunset to get the best images as possible.
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