October, 2016

AFTER a swarm of locusts attacked 2,000 hectares of farmland in Bantayan town more than two months ago, another batch of hoppers is starting to produce their offspring, which is a threat to the next cropping season. Municipal Agriculturist Alex Fernandez said that now is the ideal time to eradicate the “wingless nymphs,” as they

CEBU City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is willing to sit down with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to discuss a timetable for the closure of the Inayawan landfill. He told the Court of Appeals (CA) on Monday, October 24, that the City Government will shut down the landfill on January 1, 2017. Read

MANILA — Super Typhoon Lawin’s estimated damage to agriculture and infrastructure in four regions in the Philippines has reached P2 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday. The damage to infrastructure and agriculture reached P1,402,245,000 and P645,515,777.90, respectively, in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region

THE first word that enters my mind when you mention the word Africa is “wild”. “Wild” for me means exciting, mysterious, untamed—my perception of this country which I thought would just remain on my bucket list for a long time. Read More

CEBU ranked fifth in the list of the world’s best islands, according to the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards of the international magazine Conde Nast Traveler. Boracay Island took the first spot after it bumped Palawan Island to the second rank of the world’s 20 best islands. Read More

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

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 p…

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. The ceremony offered a modern take on traditional graduations with students able to…

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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)

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 fo…

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