September, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — A private golf course in southeastern part of South Korea has been chosen as the new site for an advanced US missile defense system to be deployed by the end of next year to protect against North Korean threats, South Korean military officials said Friday. Seoul’s Defense Ministry in July originally

CYNTHIA Moreno, then the mayor of Aloguinsan town, defied the odds to develop the Bojo River, as no one believed the river’s tourism potential. Now both Barangay Bojo and Aloguinsan town are getting international recognition because of the river that’s lined with mangroves and habitated by different species of birds. Read More

GREEN Destination, an award giving body, names Bojo River in Aloguinsan town in midwest Cebu as one of the three places in the Philippines that were included in the top 100 tourist destinations in the world. Read More

September 27th, 2016Feature, Newsbacolod 0 Comments

If there is one color to best describe what is considered by many as among “the best festivals of the Philippines,” then, a color would fail in comparison to MassKara Festival. As in the words of Festival Director Eli Tajanlangit, in a sit down interview with me years back, “MassKara […]

September 26th, 2016FestivalsPhilippine Festivals 0 Comments

Two major tourist spots here have been temporarily closed while the city is celebrating Diyandi Festival. The famous majestic Maria Cristina Falls in Agus 6 and Nature’s Park in Agus 7 hydro electric power plants are closed for viewing since the month of September. Incidentally, the city is celebrating the annual fiesta of St. Michael. […]

COMPOSTING has always been the byword of organic farmers and gardeners, but regular households who live in tiny spaces know how stinky that can become before you can even have a good amount of compost fertilizer. Garbage, too, is the waterloo of just a…

In this age of the selfie and Facebook and Twitter and what else have you, one cannot hide a beautiful place for long. The beauty of her hillside garden grew viral late last year and people started to go there for selfies. So last January, on the feast day of the Santo Niño, she and

BEIJING — The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday, September 25, in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige. Beijing has poured billions into such ambitious scientific projects as well as its military-backed space program, including

September 23rd, 2016Newsbacolod 0 Comments

Bacolod City officials, with the Silver MassKara Festival Organization (SMFO), launched on Thursday, Sept. 22, the official music and logo of the 37th MassKara Festival themed “Bacolod: Back on Track,” at the lobby of the Bacolod Government Center. This year’s MassKara Festival will be held from October 1 to 23, the […]

BETTER lifestyle choices through simple acts of caring for the environment everyday was among the advocacies of Jayson Villagomez. His initiative to combat climate change and the learnings he acquired as a student of De La Salle University in Manila, P…

September 20th, 2016Featured Slideshow, NewsGood Earth 0 Comments

AN OFFICIAL of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) announced Tuesday that eight more tropical cyclones are expected to enter the country this year. The first of these eight cyclones may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) next week, September 25, based on the weather bureau’s forecast, said Engr. Oscar Tabada,

AFTER living in the city for some time, there is a yearning to go back to nature; to smell the earth and the flowers, to ponder in the glory of creation at the sight of a grove of trees, a mountain peak, a waterfall. One wonders: where does one go for …

FOR Metro Cebu to sustain its growth, a balance between renewable and fossil-based energy sources in its energy mix is needed, an Aboitiz Power official said. Speaking to local stakeholders at the Mega Cebu Energy Forum yesterday, AboitizPower chief op…

September 15th, 2016Feature, Featured Slideshow, nature, Scuba diving, SeaGood Earth 0 Comments

Scuba diving in the middle of the Sulu Sea with a group of scientists and marine biologists was, for lack of a better adjective, indeed otherworldly. After a back roll entry, I groped for my power inflator hose and did a quick buoyancy test. When our t…

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