Summer vacation do’s and don’ts

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – Just spent a weekend at Nagsasa Cove in Zambales. The serene isolation combined with pristine beauty made it one of the highlights of my vacation. Of course, my little summer experience left me with little lessons that I will now share to ensure that you have your own perfect summer vacation. These are in no particular order. 1. Do contact someone regarding parking space, boat rental […]

Facts about Labor Day

May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated with the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers. History Araw ng Manggagawa or Labor Day is a non-working holiday celebrated on May 1 of every year in the Philippines. This day is celebrated by workers all over the country; however, this day is […]

Pride of Bicolandia – The Beaches of Caramoan

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, April 30) – Located in the lower eastern part of Camarines Sur, the island of Caramoan is undoubtedly a pride of Bicolandia. Also called the “secret paradise”, the beauty of Caramoan remains relatively unexploited, untarnished by commercial tourism. Nature-trippers are in for a treat as Caramoan features a bounty of natural beauty – from its crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, tranquil lakes, deep caves and rich marine life. […]

Giant egg from extinct bird up for auction

APRIL 30 (Reuters) — Believed to be more than 400 years old and nearly 200 times the size of a chicken egg, an extremely rare elephant bird egg will be auctioned in London this week, with an estimated price tag of up to $76,000. The egg, over 30 centimeters (11.81 inches) high, was laid by the now extinct elephant bird, a giant flightless bird indigenous to Madagascar, according to auction house Sotheby’s. The bird, believed […]

NASA spacecraft spots possible ice cap on Pluto

APRIL 30 (Reuters) — NationalĀ Aeronautics and SpaceĀ Administration’s (NASA’s) Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has spotted surface features on the icy world, including a possible polar cap, images released on Wednesday show. With 60 million miles (97 million km) left to go before its July 14, 2015, encounter, New Horizons already has been able to make out surprising light and dark patches on the surface of Pluto, which is currently more than 32 times farther away from […]

Discover Science and History in San Fernando, La Union

QUEZON City, Philippines – (Eagle News Service, Eagle News) Usually, those who want to explore fun things about science need not go far from the metro to satisfy their craving for trivia and amazing science facts. But believe it or not, just a few hours’ drive away from the city is a institution dedicated to weird science stuff. Found in the capital city of La Union, San Fernando City is the very first hands-on discovery […]

Animal Cruelty Month

What is Animal Cruelty? Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect, is the human infliction of suffering or harm upon animals, for purposes other than self-defense or survival. More narrowly, it can be the causing of harm or suffering for specific gain, such as killing animals for food or for their fur; opinions differ about the extent of cruelty associated with a given method of slaughter. Cruelty to animals sometimes encompasses inflicting […]

Graduation Facts and Trivia

Let’s take a glimpse on how education becomes a fundamental factor in the Philippines. History Education in the Philippines has undergone several stages of development from the pre-Spanish times to the present. In meeting the needs of the society, education serves as focus of emphases/priorities of the leadership at certain periods/epochs in our national struggle as a race. As early as in pre-Magellanic times, education was informal, unstructured, and devoid of methods. Children were provided […]

The North has so much to offer!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, April 28) – Summer is the time when most of us grab the opportunity to explore, to travel to various locales, to appreciate the beauty of our country. Steadily garnering attention as one of the top tourist destination in the Philippines, Ilocos Norte has so much to offer for those who venture up north. Ilocos Norte has a little bit of everything, from cultural and historical immersion to thrill […]

Underground caves, mouth-watering seafood dishes and traditional industries – Bolinao has much to offer

BOLINAO, Pangasinan – (Eagle News Service, April 27) One of the municipalities surrounding the Lingayen Gulf, the town of Bolinao in Pangasinan got its name from a certain type of fish found in the surrounding waters. Or so the stories go. As a natural consequence of being beside the sea, Bolinao became primarily dependent on the bounties of the deep, not only for the daily meals of its residents but for its livelihood as well. […]

China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly

APRIL 28 (Reuters) — Apple Inc beat Wall Street’s revenue and profit forecasts on Monday (April 27) as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new AppleWatch. Apple’s iPhone sales in China soared, increasing its revenue in the country 71 percent to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year. “And for the first time […]

‘Safest bike ever’ devised by British entrepreneur

A British entrepreneur has designed what he calls ‘the safest bike in history’ and hopes its manufacture could help those currently reluctant to cycle, due to safety concerns, to get in the saddle. Crispin Sinclair and his team have created the Babel Bike, which they are seeking to fund via crowd-sourcing website Indigoego. According to Sinclair, the Babel’s protective cage positioned around the rider, combined with a double seat-belt and host of other safety features […]