Thursday, 22 January 2015
Want to escape from the city and just relax by the beach? Time to explore some of the hidden beaches of the country!
Author: Micaela Rodriguez
AN ongoing auction on the exploration of potential coal and petroleum areas in the Philippines could increase the country’s oil production to 39,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) by 2019, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest report.
“In 2013 total oil production was 26,000 barrels per day while the country consumed 299,000 bbl/d. In May 2014 the government invited tenders for 11 oil and gas blocks in the Palawan Basin and nearby areas, including one in the South China Sea. Continue reading
MANILA – Joseph Celestino, 25, said he is happy and contented tilling and earning from a parcel of land in Coron, Palawan. He hopes to one day own it.
“Someday, I will have my own family, too. I want a land of my own to give to my future children so they will not worry about their livelihood,” Celestino said. Continue reading
CEBU CITY—A fish trader and his recruiter are facing charges of human trafficking after they allegedly forced 78 fishermen from Bohol and Cebu to work without pay.
Ramil Noval and Yulo “Boy” Plecerda, both from Lapu-Lapu City, were accused of violating the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10364) particularly its provision against “forced labor and slavery.” Continue reading
We know how it is. You’re stuck at your desk and the day seems to be going on forever. Your mind starts to wander — at first to “anywhere but here,” but then to exotic, faraway lands where your everyday problems and stress melt in the presence of true paradise. You want to go to there, and we want to go with you. Every day at 3 p.m. Eastern, we’ll send you a picture of the place we at Yahoo Travel are daydreaming about so we can all take that mental vacation together. Let’s go to… Continue reading
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Somewhere in Palawan, just a few hours away from Coron, is an island that has been cut off from the rest of the Philippines for more than a hundred years. Welcome to Culion, Palawan, often called “the land of no return” because of its unique history. Continue reading
As we meander between forest-clad islands concealing ribbons of ivory beach, the outriggers stretch, like insect legs, almost 3m across the South China Sea. In Palawan, the westernmost region of The Philippines, jagged limestone islets stand like stone icebergs and cut diamonds. Continue reading
The government on Friday declared Philippine mango free from mango seed weevil, a development that can open more export markets for the country’s top fruit commodity.
The mango pulp weevil, or Sternochetus mangiferae, causes black or grayish scales on the fruit that affect its quality and taste. Continue reading
If you’ve ever been flying at 35,000 feet and found yourself thinking “I fancy a crack at winning a large inflatable giraffe”, then there’s one country you really ought to visit: the Philippines.
Their tourist board proclaims: “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” and you’ll quickly discover that they’re not kidding. Filipinos have a vivacious sense of humour – as evidenced by Cebu Pacific’s mid-air passenger quizzes – and their easy-going demeanour helps to make visiting this beautiful country a happy experience.
The Energy Department extended by three months the deadline for the submission of bids for oil exploration areas, amid declining crude prices in the world market.
Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, however, said the agency was still confident the Philippine Energy Contracting Round 5 would attract more bidders. Continue reading
NO MAN is an island, but if you’re looking for one that is better than all the rest, it could be a tough choice. In fact, anyone looking for places under that category will naturally think of the Caribbean, Greece, the South Pacific or Hawaii. Here’s a reality check: check out the Philippines. Continue reading
MANILA, Philippines – Fresh from winning the Best Inspirational Album award for With You at the Catholic Mass Media Awards and the Concert of the Year award for ARISE Gary V 3.0 at the 2014 PMPC Star Awards for Music, Gary Valenciano (photo) opens 2015 with a special one-night-only concert in Palawan titled Gary V In Palawan tonight at 6, to be held at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.
Undoubtedly, the Philippines has some of the best coasts in the world, with over 7,000 islands, you will never run out of beaches here. But more than that, our bountiful country also harbors idyllic sandbars that beckon sun-seekers. Sandbar is defined as “a long mass or low ridge of submerged or partially exposed sand built up in the water along a shore or beach by the action of waves or currents.” Continue reading
LOW KEY IN THE PHILIPPINES: Derek Lam may have jetted into the Philippines without much fanfare, but Manila’s fashion crowd recognized him when he was seen having lunch at Blackbird, a chic restaurant in the heart of suburban Makati, housed in a gracious building that was once an airport terminal. Continue reading