A FOREIGNER'S take on culture in parts of the Philippines, including Cebu province in Central Visayas, has gone viral on the Internet.
TWITTERVERSE exploded with praises for the late South African statesman Nelson Mandela, who passed away early Friday at age 95.
Mandela was known for his crusade against apartheid, where he spent nearly 30 years in prison for his convictions.
TO AID its Filipino crew members and their families who were affected by the recent earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu, AIDA Cruises, the leading German cruise line, in cooperation with Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC), conducted a charity event last December 5, 2013 at the latter’s office in Cebu City. The event gathered AIDA crew members and families and was attended by Ms. Imke Mecke, AIDA’s Senior Manager for Recruitment Fleet and Ms. Abigail Berenguer, MMC’s AIDA Fleet Director.
AFTER 11 months soaking up the sun in the tropics, Santa and his elves are back at the North Pole getting ready for Christmas Eve. In addition to making toys, they need to clear the snow off 23 elf homes, candy factories and command centers in Santa’s Village.
TEN outstanding students from families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were recently lauded by the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) for their "exemplary efforts both in academic and non-academic field."
BPI President Cezar Consing said that the search, now on its seventh year, recognized the expat children's efforts as part of the company's unwavering commitment to promote the value of education and culture of excellence among the sons and daughters of the OFW.
Disaster-proofing homes can be as simple as strengthening the windows and roofs, an architect suggested.
Miguel Guerrero, an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) architect spoke to SunStar during the “Sustainable Buildings, Infrastructure and Communities in Emerging Economies” conference held in Quezon City on Monday.
SITUATED in the superhighway of natural hazards - earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones, and storm surges, among others – Filipinos better disaster-proof their communities, scientists said.
TYPHOON Haiyan, locally known as Super Typhoon Yolanda, left the Philippines in a national state of calamity with at least 2 million families in 44 provinces gravely affected, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
MITSUI O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc. recently held a charity event to support the survivors of Yolanda (Haiyan), the super typhoon that devastated the Visayas region. Held last November 16, 2013 at the Cuneta Astrodome, the charity event gathered 2,000 seafarers and their families.
Also present at the event were MOL's chairman Akimitsu Ashida and executive officer Takaaki Inoue as well as A. Magsaysay, Inc.'s Chairman Eduardo U. Manese and President and CEO Doris Magsaysay Ho.
THE super typhoon that caused mass devastation across large parts of the Philippines was a “perfect tropical cyclone” that broke many world records, said meteorologists from around the world.
PLAYING enthusiastically before their parents and friends, some 140 poor children participated in the 4th Kopa ng Pagsilang Miguel G. Dizon Cup held last Sunday at the Don Bosco Youth Center in Tondo, Manila.
AS ONE enters the National Museum of the Philippines, he or she is welcomed by a masterpiece that leaves anyone speechless for a good five or 10 minutes for all its epic beauty. That artwork is no other than the Spoliarium of Filipino artist Juan Luna.
Luna's Spoliarium is a painting submitted to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain in 1884. It is displayed in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum.
PERHAPS there is no more fitting description for Leonardo da Vinci than a genius. He was an inventor, a scientist, an artist, musician, architect, philosopher, among others. He spent his entire life learning more about himself, his surroundings, the world, and the world beyond.
To get to know him through books, films and documentaries made about his life is a trip down the Renaissance era, imagining how Leonardo came about the ideas and how much time did he spend to be able to provide intricate details to his designs and comprehensive description to his analyses.
THE Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), through its mobile banking platform BPI Express Mobile, together with SMART Communications, Inc. have just introduced a mobile banking prepaid reloading promo that gives mobile banking clients a chance to win SMART Money cash credits.
Officially launched at the SMART Jump Experience Center in SM Megamall Cyberzone, the "Load Smart and Win" promo seeks to reward loyal users of BPI Express Mobile's SMS-based mobile banking through SMART.
FRIDAY Night Live (FNL), a gathering of the youth under a local church, Alabang New Life Christian Center, is set to make a mark with a unique, creative and different vibe that is far from the traditional image of "church." Fun, not stiff, wild & crazy (in a good way) best describe FNL's atmosphere while making it a judgment-free community.
BANAUE (Philippines), October 24th, 2013. Professional wakeskaters Brian Grubb (USA) and Dominik Preisner (GER) traveled to the Philippines for an epic winch session at one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The famous rice terraces of Banaue are considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World and were the perfect playground for a unique wakeskate session!
LAZADA, the leading online shopping mall in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, today announces the launch of its brand-new fashion marketplace in Lazada ID, Lazada MY, Lazada PH, Lazada TH and Lazada VN.
RECENTLY, I was invited to teach elementary and high school students about science writing. While there are tons of materials online, and I have my World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) modules, as well as a book from my former editor about science communication, I was left with no idea where to start. I was not even sure if I was the right person to do the job.
I asked my housemate, "Kapag ba binanggit ko sa mga high school students ang Sineskwela, alam nila iyon?"
DELL today announced it once again is redefining the economics of the data center and has been selected as the top choice among IT leaders for enterprise flash deployments.1 Dell now offers customers better cost for storage performance as it begins to ship the new Dell Flash-optimized Solutions and dense storage enclosure. Dell’s breakthrough approach is designed to unlock customers’ greater business potential that has been limited due to the cost of high-performance flash and supporting storage environments.
"One of the greatest mysteries of the world is chance. You wait for a photo to happen, and it just will, if it's meant for you." -Sonny Yabao
Before I learned what photography really is, all I want is to shoot a close-up photo of a person or a thing with a blurred background.
MAJOR support from top financial companies benchmark the 13th Pacific Region Investment Conference set to kick off on November 7 and 8, 2013 in Manila, Philippines.
BALLWIN, Missouri — Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weight-loss goal: to become so slender that their thighs don't touch even when their feet are together.
ALWAYS dreamt of having your own car but feels so impossible? Now, you can. Yes, now you really can!
BPI Family Auto Loan with its new campaign "Kaya ko pala" encourages its clients to pursue their dreams of getting that brand new car. With BPI Family Auto Loan it is much easier and more affordable to get that car you always desired. You will hear yourself say, "Kaya ko pala" with BPI Auto Loan's low loan rates, convenient loan application channels and quick approval processing.
CLOUDMARK, Inc., the global leader in messaging threat protection for communication service providers, has revealed they are entering the Filipino market to provide messaging security solutions for the country’s carrier market. The Philippines is the second among three other Southeast Asian countries, which are Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, where Cloudmark establishes its network.
SAFETICA Technologies has launched sales of its flagship DLP/monitoring software in the Philippines in partnership with Valueline Systems and Solutions Corporation.
Safetica 5 is the only Data Loss Prevention solution that protects companies from the risks of a data breach caused by the human factor.
X-PLAY Online Games, Inc. revs up and brings to the Philippines Rockstar North's latest epic, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, as it launches in the country today.
Touted to be the biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, GTA V introduces a bold new direction in storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer experience.
SHARING is caring, more so when it comes to talent and skill. JURO Salon Exclusif, one of the country’s leading experts in hair styling, endeavors to elevate the country’s impoverished youth segment along with local Japanese-lead NGO, ACTION. Founded by Yokota Hajime, the organization gathers prominent specialists from Japan and the Philippines to educate children in the art of cut and color.
ATLAS Copco Philippines, an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems, celebrated its 46 years of sustainable productivity.
In time for the celebration, the company launched new products, and highlighted the success of its Oil Free Divisions as it awards and recognizes clients who have been loyal patrons of the company.
IF YOU all remember, I did a few articles on the beta preview of iOS 7 before its full public release last September 18. So here's a quick roundup of that and how the full public release is so far.
RECENTLY, three of the well-known companies in the DJ industry released new products to push along the digital DJ. Pioneer and Native Instruments let loose new and updated hardware, respectivelyfor those with the moolah to take advantage of right out the gate.
If you're into this sort of thing, you surely have heard about the Pioneer DDJ-SR and the Traktor S4 and S2 MK2. Pioneer released another piece of hardware to cater to the Serato users and Traktor updated their popular controller duo.