PH is worth exploring

THE United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union is a good opportunity to expand trade relations with other countries, especially the Philippines, said UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Philippines Richard Graham, Member of the Parliament. Graham told reporters that if he were to advise UK Prime Minister Teresa May where to explore

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency said 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves, in the lightning storm Friday, August

Philippine dragon fruit reaches Canadian market

BURGOS, Ilocos Norte — Over a decade since a scaly bright pink fruit that reminded some of a dragon found its way to the Philippines, tons of dragon fruits are now being produced in various parts of the country, giving profitable income and livelihood mostly to Ilocanos in this part of Luzon.On August 26, the

Mobile apps to improve agriculture

FARMERS can now take full advantage of the onset of technology as mobile apps designed to improve agriculture have been developed by young Filipino information technology experts. The two Android mobile solutions were “FarmHelp” and “Krops,” both will be acquired by the Department of Agriculture (DA) as Secretary Manny Piñol believed that these two major

Stranded sea turtle returned to waters of San Fernando town

A 24-INCH sea turtle was found inside a private shipyard in one of the coastal barangays of San Fernando town, southern Cebu. The sea turtle, locally known as “pawikan” and believed to be around 60 to 70 years old, was found stranded in the muddy shores near the Philippine Trigon Shipyard in Sitio Suba, Barangay

Vibrant colors filled Oro streets in 2016 Higalaay Festival

This vibrant and lively float depicts the character of Cagayan de Oro city - the City of Golden Friendship. Handcrafted by Concentrix who won the Best Float during the Parade of Float and Icons on August 27, 2016. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

This vibrant and lively float depicts the character of Cagayan de Oro city – the City of Golden Friendship. Handcrafted by Concentrix who won the Best Float during the Parade of Float and Icons on August 27, 2016. (Joey P. Nacalaban)

Slowly,  the city of Cagayan de Oro has finally found its character when it comes to holding its feast. Rooted from its defined city of Golden Friendship character – Higalaay Festival was crafted.

In its month-long activities, it highlights the parade of floats and icons. Floats that go with the times and the icons that remind us of how the city evolved from its history to politics. Read more…

Captivated by Coron

PALAWAN cannot be described in a single page. There is so much to see and talk about that I have to depict its beauty piece by piece. Let’s start with Coron, found in the northern part of Palawan.I had the opportunity to explore its exquisite beauty six years back and the memory of its lush

Rediscovering culture and tradition in Cantilan’s Sirong Festival

Performers from the town of Cantilan give out their best during the street dancing competition. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

Performers from the town of Cantilan give out their best during the street dancing competition. (Erwin M. Mascariñas)

After four years in its absence as one of the major festivities in the province of Surigao del Sur, a local organization in the historic town of Cantilan resurrected and rediscovered a traditional cultural celebration known to its inhabitants as Sirong Festival, depicting the people’s resilience amid diversity and conflict. Read more…

1000th Whale Shark Identified in Philippine Waters

The 1000th whale shark has been identified in Philippine waters, making the Philippines the third largest known aggregation of whale sharks in the world and the biggest in South East Asia, according to the online library Wildbook for whale sharks. Whale sharks were identified by their unique spot pattern, and scientists all over the world

Safe and clean water for Agusan marshland communities

CRISTELIE’S family seems content with their life in the marshland. They start the day at 4 in the morning. She and her husband, Jomer, would talk for a while over coffee before Jomer would head out to fish. At 6 a.m., she starts preparing her children, Jomarie and Kristin, for school. (READ MORE)