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Welcome to Sun.Star Blogs and Specials, a section where you can find updates on current events and hottest issues of the day. This section contains several micro-sites that were designed to cover certain topics and issues, such as corruption in the government, developments in the Aquino administration, updates on Cebu’s grandest festival – the Sinulog, schedule of fights and the life of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, and even a section for Filipinos abroad, among others. Each of these micro-sites is interactive and has videos, photos, maps and graphics. Browse through the sites featured in this section, and know more about what’s inside Sun.Star.
News, Events From The Blog
- Philippine Festivals
May 15th, 2014Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

The candidates of Miss Doong 2014 in Doong, an island barangay in Bantayan, Cebu. The village is celebrating its annual fiesta on May 15 in honor of their patron saint San Isidro Labrador. (Photo by Alex Badayos of Sun.Star Cebu)

More Philippine festival photos: http://gallery.sunstar.com.ph/Events/Festivals/Philippine-Festivals-2012/i-wH57jdc

- Good Earth
May 15th, 2014Good Earth 0 Comments

EIGHT pollution control officers of East Zone concessionaire Manila Water were recognized during the 4th Pollution Control Officers (PCO) recognition day recently. The recognition, which was organized by the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), aimed to honor outstanding efforts of an agency to fight water pollution and to promote a cleaner environment. Cited for their

- Good Earth
May 13th, 2014Good Earth 0 Comments

AS PART of Laguna Water’s continuing efforts to further improve its service, the company recently purchased the Philippines’s first sms-based monitoring system that provides real time status of its water supply facilities. Sensors of Picobox system, which was developed by Singapore, have been placed in more than 50 water supply facilities of Laguna Water in

- Good Earth
May 11th, 2014Good Earth 0 Comments

CLARK Water Corporation, the sole provider of water and used water services in the Clark Freeport and Clark Special Economic Zones, recently launched the ‘Water Only’ campaign encouraging employees and customers to as much as possible limit their liquid intake to purely water. The campaign promotes the health benefits of drinking water over the supposedly

- Good Earth
May 7th, 2014Good Earth 0 Comments

MANILA Water Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Manila Water group for areas within Metro Manila and beyond, engaged youngsters in a day full of exciting activities that expressed the value of taking care of Mother Earth. Manila Water Foundation Executive Director Carla Beriña-Kim said: “The Foundation’s Earth Day celebration reflects how we

- Philippine Festivals
May 4th, 2014Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

The contingent of Barangays Tawason, Canduman, Cubacub, Casili, Pagsabungan and Tingub emerged winner in last Saturday night’s Panagtagbo Festival in Mandaue City.

Besting five other contingents, Cluster 4 took home P100,000 after winning the grand showdown at the City Sports and Cultural Complex. It was also adjudged best in costume and best in choreography.

The contingent of Barangay Paknaan placed second, receiving P75,000. It received another P30,000 for winning the street dancing competition. Continue reading–>

- Good Earth
May 3rd, 2014Good Earth 0 Comments

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resource-Central Visayas (DENR-7) uses geotagging to monitor the progress of the National Greening Program (NGP) in the region. DENR 7 Executive Director Isabelo Montejo said the geotagging system will ensure accuracy of reporting. Montejo said they decided to use geotagging to erase doubts about the accomplishments of the NGP,

- Philippine Festivals
May 3rd, 2014Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

The annual Mandaue Trade Fair is one of the highlights of Mandaue City’s fiesta, which is held in honor of its
patron saint, St. Joseph, on May 8. This year’s fiesta celebration is co-organized by the City Historical, Education, Sports and Tourism Foundation. (Photo by Allan Cuizon of Sun.Star Cebu)

More photos at www.sunstar.com.ph/gallery

- Philippine Festivals
May 3rd, 2014Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

Children dressed like angels, both ready for the first day of the traditional Flores de Mayo, stop by the image of an angel with a stoup of holy water near the entrance to a church in Pardo, Cebu City. (Photo by Alex Badayos of Sun.Star Cebu)

More photos at www.sunstar.com.ph/gallery

- Philippine Festivals
May 3rd, 2014Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

Street performers do the “corn dance” during Mexico’s 2014 Corn Festival. (Chris Navarro)

More photos here: www.sunstar.com.ph/gallery

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