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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.
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- Good Earth
October 14th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

WHAT international destination is in your bucket list? Do you turn green with envy every time you see a Facebook friend check-in to places you can only dream of going to? Sure, international travel will cost an arm and a leg but who says you can’t capture the perfect “international” selfie here? Head on to

- Good Earth
October 6th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

OVER 20 Davao runners joined the First 5-Piece Daily Habit-Basura Run 2016 held recently in an out-and-back course from Victoria Plaza Bajada, Davao City. Cebu Ultrarunners Club (CBC) president and founder of the 5-Pieces Daily Habit Tony Galon, in a phone interview with SunStar Davao, said Team Titans Davao (TTD) joined the five-kilometer run. Read

- admin
October 4th, 2016admin 0 Comments

THOUSANDS of students from across the globe have gathered in London to take part in what’s believed to be the UK’s biggest graduation of international students.

Almost 2,000 students received their awards from the London School of Marketing (LSM) at the Global Graduation Ceremony, held at the O2 Arena.

Among them were 47 students from the Philippines.

Thousands of students from across the globe have gathered in London to take part in what’s believed to be the UK’s biggest graduation of international students. (Contributed Photo)
Thousands of students from across the globe have gathered in London to take part in what’s believed to be the UK’s biggest graduation of international students. (Contributed Photo)

The ceremony offered a modern take on traditional graduations with students able to walk up on stage on a first come basis, receive their awards and have selfies with their families.

There was even a photo booth, complete with fun props, for students and their families to take silly snaps.

The London School of Marketing (LSM) is leading the way in e-learning and over the last three years has opened a network of Local Access Points (LAPs) across the globe.

These allow students to study for a UK accredited degree from home rather than travelling to and living in the UK.

LSM teaches them virtually but with offline support in their home country. The LAPs offer a physical presence within a country and local support for the student.

Today it teaches students from India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Sri Lanka and many more.

Students from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Qatar and many other nationalities took part in the event.

Anton Dominique, chief finance officer for LSM said: “Over the last three years we’ve seen huge changes in the way education is delivered. For these students we offer them a cost effective way to gain a degree or qualification from a UK University without leaving home. For many it means they can study and work at the same time.

“We wanted the graduation ceremony to be different too and reflect the changing times. For many of our students, this was the first time they had visited London and we wanted the event to be one they would remember.

“That’s why it was all about having fun and enjoying the moment with their families and friends.”

Mr Dominique continued: “Our experience shows that international students do want a UK education but the cost of moving to and studying in the UK is prohibitive for many of them.

“Our Local Access Points can really make a difference. It gives students the chance to gain a UK accredited degree at a fraction of the cost. Feedback we’ve had from graduates proves the approach is working with many saying it’s already improving their career prospects.” (PR)

- Philippine Festivals
October 4th, 2016Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

Street performers depict fisher folk and mackerel tuna, known locally as tulingan, during the Tulingan Festival in the town of Sultan Naga Dimaporo in Lanao del Norte. The town marked its 63rd Charter Day last October 4. (Richel V. Umel)

- Good Earth
October 3rd, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

WHO says farming and gardening can only be done efficiently and effectively in the rural areas? With urban gardening, one can practice agriculture and generate extra income from it, making healthy food available just right at your backyard or garage for instance. Recognizing this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is strengthening the Urban Gardening Program,

- Philippine Festivals
October 3rd, 2016Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

UNIQUE, historic, and unforgettable.

This is how Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia described the 37th MassKara Festival, which was declared open by President Rodrigo Duterte Sunday afternoon at the public plaza. Continue reading…

- bacolod
October 3rd, 2016bacolod 0 Comments

UNIQUE, historic, and unforgettable.

This is how Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia described the 37th MassKara Festival, which was declared open by President Rodrigo Duterte Sunday afternoon at the public plaza. Continue reading…

- Good Earth
September 30th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- Good Earth
September 30th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- Good Earth
September 27th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- bacolod
September 27th, 2016bacolod 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 is a multitude of colors, a distinction it holds and it is known for.”

Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed on Monday the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte on October 1 together with other high-ranking officials from the palace.

With theme “Back on Track,” I’m as much excited to look forward to these activities that shall once again earn the nods of foreigners and locals about MassKara Festival: Read more…

- Philippine Festivals
September 26th, 2016Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Iligan City' Diyandi Festival showcase "Sayaw Saulog" Tuesday, September 27. The festive street dancing is in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel, Iligan City’s patron saint. (Richel V. Umel)

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Iligan City’ Diyandi Festival showcase “Sayaw Saulog” Tuesday, September 27. The festive street dancing is in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel, Iligan City’s patron saint. (Richel V. Umel)

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. Continue reading…

- Good Earth
September 26th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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 about every local government unit. While every garbage trader would want to

- Good Earth
September 25th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

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