The Department of Tourism had just announced that 2015 will be “Visit the Philippines” year. DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. said that they have been preparing for the conferences for eco-tourism since early this year, coinciding with the APEC Ministereal Meetings and Leaders’ Summit. More than 2 million international tourist have visited the country from January until June this year. The DOT is expecting the number to double by year- end. More than half of […]
The Department of Health officially starts its Anti-Dengue Disinfection campaign today, visiting bus terminals in Metro Manila.
(Reuters) – Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company’s reputation as a wellspring of innovation. The first new product to be developed and introduced under Cook’s reign is a timepiece tethered to the iPhone that will combine health and fitness tracking with communications. It will price at $349 and go on sale in early 2015. First impressions […]
(Reuters) — Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday (September 9). The volume of carbon dioxide, or CO2, the primary greenhouse gas emitted by human activities, was 396.0 parts per million (ppm) in 2013, 2.9 ppm higher than in 2012, the largest year-to-year increase since 1984, when reliable global records began. The second […]
(Reuters) — More than one thousand children across the United States have been hospitalized with a severe respiratory virus called Enterovirus D68. “It’s a virus. It’s spread by the respiratory route. Children mostly get involved and it has a propensity for for causing respiratory problems in people with a predisposition. There have been about a 1000 both confirmed and highly suspected cases in 10 or more states. We see outbreaks like this intermittently They are not predictable except […]
In the celebration of National Teachers’ Month, President Aquino said they are aiming, “to revitalize the image of teaching as a vocation by increasing public awareness on the value of teachers in Philippine society and national development.” This September is the start of National Teachers’ Month and will culminate on October 4, a day before the international celebration of World Teachers’ Day. The President has also announced his endorsement of “National Prayer for Teachers” during […]
Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs. The Panasonic lab-farm is one of the projects in the works to increase the capability of the small island state, which currently imports more than 95 percent of their produce, to grow their own vegetables. Phoebe de Guzman reports from Singapore.
(Reuters) – A recently discovered asteroid about the size of a house will make a relatively close pass by Earth on Sunday, flying just past the communication satellites that circle the planet, scientists said. NASA said the asteroid, known as 2014 RC, poses no threat, though at its closest approach it will be only about one-tenth the distance to the moon, or roughly 25,000 miles (40,000 km) from Earth. Communications and weather satellites are generally […]
BP may face additional fines regarding the Horizon oil spill, with a United States judge finding BP’s conduct to be grossly negligent and reckless.
Japan’s dengue outbreak spread out from the park where it started, with 70 cases already recorded.
Students’ inventions are the central attraction as the New Era University conducts its science fair.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warns the public against eating shellfish due to red tide. [yoututbe id=4N0y2eTypyA]