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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
- Good Earth
August 29th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- Good Earth
August 29th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- Good Earth
August 28th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- Philippine Festivals
August 27th, 2016Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

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…

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

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

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

Food Always in the home that is nutritious, healthy and within reach. Read More

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

THERE’S more to the fruits of Davao than just the eating. In fact, choosing which to buy is an art by itself. Here are some tips so that you can go around choosing your choice of fruit like a real Dabawenyo. Read More

- Philippine Festivals
August 19th, 2016Philippine Festivals 0 Comments

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…

- Good Earth
August 19th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

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

- Good Earth
August 19th, 2016Good Earth 0 Comments

WITH only a few flights a week and just small planes flying to this destination, Batanes is probably one of the offbeat yet popular destinations in the country. Plus, the fare can be quite extravagant, unless you hit the jackpot with a good seat sale or huge ticket discount, making the influx of tourists not

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