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  • Bigger Budget For Restoration Of PHL Heritage Sites Sought

    A senator on Monday recommended a bigger budget for the restoration of Philippine historical sites, noting that it would bring in more tourists and, at the same time, create more jobs.

    In a press statement, Sen. Joel Villanueva expressed frustration on how the government is handling the conservation of the country's cultural heritage, particularly Intramuros, which only has P50-million budget this year, a huge cut from the P443-million allocation last year.

    He did not mention how much of an increase he wanted but noted that the government should be more active in promoting sustainable pl ...

  • Lolong Moves To New Home In National Museum Of Natural History

    Lolong Moves To New Home In National Museum Of Natural History

    The National Museum of the Philippines on Thursday moved "Lolong," the world's once biggest crocodile in captivity, to the National Museum of Natural History.

    In a Facebook post, the National Museum said Lolong will now have "a new and permanent home" in the National Museum of Natural History, which will open mid-2017, to raise awareness on marshland ecology.

    "The move was facilitated by the Zoology Division staff and it took about 18 men to carry him. He is now being prepared for exhibition to create awareness for Philippine wildlife and make us understand more about marshland ecology," ...

  • Pinoy Tayo

    Pinoy Tayo

    There's a war in social media with so much vitriol coming from dissenting opinions that insist they are all right. Even during the elections, I distanced from politics, hiding some news bits and choosing light-hearted fare. Some friends said they've deleted comments and "unfriended" people on FB. I have not crossed that line, but I've un-followed some, especially those who are too negative.

    When martial law hit, the maelstrom of hate and division reached a new fevered pitch. People's reactions made me feel sad because this is not merely just a political issue. People are suffering and dying ...

  • Museum Visits Enrich Understanding On PH Culture History

    Museum Visits Enrich Understanding On PH Culture History

    To have a better understanding on Filipino roots, a senator on Thursday, International Museum Day, encouraged Filipinos to make regular visits to museums and take advantage of free entrance fees.

    "We have a very rich heritage, so rich that we have a lot to learn and understand about the practices, traditions, and way of living of our ancestors; we have to embrace the culture that is unique to us so we can have a better understanding of our roots and of who we are. Our museums will help us learn about these things," Legarda said in a statement.

    Legarda previously filed a measure seeking f ...

  • Tourists Of The Feathered Kind Celebrated This Week

    Tourists Of The Feathered Kind Celebrated This Week

    The Haribon Foundation welcomed World Migratory Bird Day on Wednesday (May 10) with birdwatching activities, coastal clean-ups, and information sessions about migratory birds that visit the Philippines.

    May 10 is World Migratory Bird Day, an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

    Two thousand species of birds make regular seasonal movements all around the world, and 64 globally threatened species can be found visiting the Philippine islands.

    David Quimpo, wildlife researcher of the country's oldest biodiversi ...

  • Lets Explore Manila The Baywalk

    Lets Explore Manila The Baywalk

    It's almost 4 pm when we left Intramuros and before leaving Manila, we headed to one last destination, the Baywalk of Manila Bay. The Baywalk is a long promenade (about 2 kilometers long ) overlooking the Manila Bay along the Roxas Boulevard.

    Compare to Intramuros (Check : Intramuros) or Rizal Park (Check Rizal Park), the Baywalk has nothing much to offer but the place can be more appreciated if you visit the place in the afternoon to marvel the scenic and picturesque view of the sunset in Manila Bay. The place is also alive at night. There's an overwhelming amount of open air cafes that s ...