Negros Occidental bird festival draws 10,000 crowd

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Provincial of Government of Negros Occidental has reached the target 10,000 participants and guests in its hosting of the 11th Philippine Bird Festival from November 24 to 27.

Themed “Pagpanghangkat sa aton tanan, kabuhing ilahas aton amligan,” the four-day activity ended on Sunday.

Records of the Provincial Environment Management Office (Pemo) showed that simultaneous activities in different local government units (LGUs) like the cities of Sagay, Victorias, Silay and Bago, and towns of San Enrique, Pontevedra and Murcia, among others have drawn almost 4,000 participants, mostly community-based. Continue reading->

Thai fish with national flag colors sells for record sum

BANGKOK — A Siamese fighting fish with the colors of the Thai national flag has been bought for a record breaking 53,500 baht ($1,530/?75,651.62) at an online auction, making it the most expensive Betta fish to ever be sold. Pictures of the fish, with its blue, red and white horizontal stripes mimicking the Thai flag,

Thai fish with national flag colors sells for record sum

BANGKOK — A Siamese fighting fish with the colors of the Thai national flag has been bought for a record breaking 53,500 baht ($1,530/?75,651.62) at an online auction, making it the most expensive Betta fish to ever be sold. Pictures of the fish, with its blue, red and white horizontal stripes mimicking the Thai flag,

Google teaches machines to become more fluent translators

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Eat. Watch. Relive.

DESPITE the frenetic pace of modern life, the past still haunts and somehow beckons. Ancient monuments and artifacts, age-old buildings and art, yesteryear’s lifestyle and furnishings still fascinate today’s millennial. Hence the presence of lifestyle and art and antique museums. One of them in Cebu is the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. Read More

Automated cars could threaten jobs of professional drivers

automated-carRONALD De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living. “I am in Pittsburgh; it’s a test market for Uber’s autonomous vehicle,” said De Feo, CEO of the industrial materials firm Kennametal.

10 reasons why you should visit Capiz

SORRY to disappoint you but there are no aswangs in Capiz. If there were, the airlines would lose money since we could probably get promo fares more frequently on the back of an aswang. Seriously though, release your fear. Come to Capiz. Wear a garlic bracelet, if you must. But do come and experience our