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
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
CRISTELIE’S family seems content with their life in the marshland. They start the day at 4 in the morning. She and her husband, Jomer, would talk for a while over coffee before Jomer would head out to fish. At 6 a.m., she starts preparing her children, Jomarie and Kristin, for school. (READ MORE)
In celebration of 60 years of amiable diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Japan, the Japanese Association Cebu Inc. (Jaci) is organizing this year’s Bon Odori Festival this weekend, Aug. 12-13, 4 p.m., at the Sugbo grounds, Cebu South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City.
Considered a Japanese Summer Fiesta and held annually in Cebu, Bon Odori 2016 is the third festival organized since its inception. The event has been well received by Cebuanos, and this year is even more special, as the event is held concurrent to the Japan-Philippines friendship month, to further strengthen the six-decade-long bond between Japan and the Philippines. Read more…
EIGHT Cebuanas from different fields of endeavor have been nominated by a non-profit professional association for women of Philippine ancestry in their search for this year’s most influential women.
Global Filipina Women Network’s (FWN) 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award recognizes those who are creating an impact in the global arena through leadership, legacy and contributions to society.
The categories are divided into eight: Behind the Scenes Leaders, Builders, Emerging Leaders, Founders and Pioneers, Innovators and Thought Leaders, Nicole, Policy Makers and Visionaries, and Keepers of the Fame. (MORE)