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BANGKOK — A Siamese fighting fish with the colors of the Thai national flag has been bought for a record breaking 53,500 baht ($1,530/₱75,651.62) at an online auction, making it the most expensive Betta fish to ever be sold. Pictures of the fish, with its blue, red and white horizontal stripes mimicking the Thai flag,

DESPITE the frenetic pace of modern life, the past still haunts and somehow beckons. Ancient monuments and artifacts, age-old buildings and art, yesteryear’s lifestyle and furnishings still fascinate today’s millennial. Hence the presence of lifestyle and art and antique museums. One of them in Cebu is the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. Read More

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CEBU. Egret in Bantayan Island taken on October 26, 2016.  (Photo by: Alex Badayos, SunStar Cebu Chief Photographer)

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CEBU. What  a wonderful world. Who’s from Tabuelan? (Photo by Alex Badayos, SunStar Cebu Chief Photographer)

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CAGAYAN DE ORO. A fisherman fishes in the vast mangrove area of Del Carmen, Siargao Island. Mangroves, an essential part of the marine ecosystem, are vanishing along the coasts of Misamis Oriental. (Erwin Mascariñas)

RONALD De Feo has watched robots take factory jobs for years. Now he sees them threatening a new class of worker: People who drive for a living. “I am in Pittsburgh; it’s a test market for Uber’s autonomous vehicle,” said De Feo, CEO of the industrial materials firm Kennametal. “We see all these (automated) Ubers

SORRY to disappoint you but there are no aswangs in Capiz. If there were, the airlines would lose money since we could probably get promo fares more frequently on the back of an aswang. Seriously though, release your fear. Come to Capiz. Wear a garlic …

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

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