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  • Fire, Sand And Spa

    Fire, Sand And Spa

    The Aetas, a nomadic tribe in northern Philippines, have rebuilt their life around an active volcano that saw one of the largest eruptions of last century

    The Philippines was supposed to be all about leisurely swims in blue seas and relaxing naps on white-sand beaches. There was sand, all right, but it wasn't quite the tropical dream Id envisioned. Instead, I was lying in a trench dug in the sand, while a spa therapist shovelled hot sand onto me, immobilizing me neck downwards. You lie here for 15 minutes, he instructed. As if I had a choice. I couldnt even wriggle a toe.

    The Puning Hot ...

  • Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda Lauds Norman King 1st Aeta Graduate From University Of The Philippines

    Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda Lauds Norman King 1st Aeta Graduate From University Of The Philippines

    Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda lauded on Monday Norman King, the first Aeta tribe member to graduate from the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila, during the flag ceremony held at the Capitol Grounds in the City of San Fernando.

    Pineda said that King serves as an inspiration to the Aeta community who want to pursue their education in college.

    Wearing his tribe's traditional attire, the "bahag," at the university's 108th commencement exercises, King received his diploma of Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science.

    King acknowledged his family and the members of the Aeta community a ...

  • 200 Trees Planted At City Of San Fernando Crucifixion Site

    Some 200 fruit-bearing trees were planted Sunday, June 25, at the crucifixion site in Barangay San Pedro Cutud as the City Government celebrated this year's Philippine Arbor Day.

    Through the efforts of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro), City Hall employees, barangay officials in San Pedro Cutud, and representatives from attached agencies joined hands in planting 100 mango and 100 jackfruit trees at the five-hectare lot.

    Cenro head Engr. Anele David said this initiative seeks to give convenience to thousands of tourists who will witness the world-renowned crucifixi ...

  • Huk Founder Taruc Finally Declared Hero By Govt Body

    Huk Founder Taruc Finally Declared Hero By Govt Body

    Luis Taruc was hunted like a criminal as he led a peasant army against the invading Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, was ousted as a legislator, jailed for almost 20 years and maligned by younger communists and socialists.

    On Tuesday, however, on Taruc's 104th birth anniversary, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NCHP) recognized his role in the pursuit of freedom and in the agrarian reform struggle.

    "The national government recognizes Luis Taruc as a hero," said Ludovico Badoy, NHCP executive director, at a gathering at Freedom Park here.

    Badoy, Mayor V ...

  • Hundreds Join Padyak Para Sa Kalusugan At Kalikasan In City Of San Fernando Pampanga

    Hundreds Join Padyak Para Sa Kalusugan At Kalikasan In City Of San Fernando Pampanga

    Hundreds of cyclists joined recently the City of San Fernando's fifth "Padyak para sa Kalusugan at Kalikasan," a cycling activity aimed at promoting good health and environment conservation.

    The participants were from different bikers' associations in the city and the towns of Arayat, Candaba, Guagua, Minalin, Sto. Tomas and Mabalacat City.

    This year, the caravan covered a 33-kilometer route from Waltermart to the northern barangays that ended at Heroes Hall.

    City Mayor Edwin Santiago said the annual gathering of cycling enthusiasts is beneficial not only to the participants but also ...

  • The Future Is In The North

    The Future Is In The North

    Located 67 kilometers away from Metro Manila and an hour long ride via NLEX is Pampanga??"a town full of history, food, and precious experiences. It is a town full of magic, wherein whenever one visits, they're sure to leave with a priceless smile and a heart full of memories.

    A first-class, highly urbanized area, Pampanga is located in the Central Luzon region, bordered by the provinces of Bataan and Zambales to the west, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the north, and Bulacan to the southeast. Its name originated from the word pampang which means river bank. It became a province in 1571, which m ...