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Black History Month: The legacy of L. B. Brown, former slave turned community builder

By Melissa Sarmiento Allen EBC Florida Bureau POLK COUNTY, Florida (Eagle News) – Along an unassuming street in the quaint town of Bartow sits one of Florida’s historical crown jewels, The L.B. Brown House, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and named after its builder and original owner, Lawrence Bernard Brown, an African-American who was born into slavery in 1856. Despite having limited formal schooling, Brown was something of a Renaissance […]

Ahoy! Reed raft to set sail across the Pacific

ARICA, Chile (AFP) — A raft entirely made of reeds, inspired by ancient Andean indigenous techniques, is set afloat in the Pacific in northern Chile after more than three years of construction. The “Viracocha III” will attempt to sail 10,000 nautical miles to Sydney.

#Pasyalan: Buktot Beach sa Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro

(Eagle News) — Naghahanap ka ba ng budget-friendly get away ngayong summer? Hanap mo ba ay maputi at pinong buhangin, asul na tubig dagat at rock formation na perfect para sa iyong Instagram post? Halina’t pasyalan ang Buktot Beach sa Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. Tinawag itong “Buktot” dahil sa hugis ng bundok sa tabi nito na animo’y kuba. Pwede itong akyatin sa loob lamang ng sampung minuto at mula sa itaas ay makikita ang ganda ng […]

Blue lagoon sa Rodriguez, Rizal, isa sa magandang pasyalan ngayong summer

(Eagle News) – Bukod sa bundok ng Espadang Bato na sikat sa mga mountaineer, ngayon naman ay tuklasin natin ang nakamamanghang sapa na kung tawagin ay Blue rock lagoon. Ito ay matatagpuan sa Sitio Lukutan, Malaki Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal. Ang Blue lagoon ay mayroong malamig at malinis na tubig. Kaya naman, marami ang nagpupunta dito para maligo kahit na ito ay nasa kalagitnaan ng kagubatan ng bundok ng Rodriguez. Simula sa bayan ng […]

Tiny S. Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

by Fiachra GIBBONS Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday. Chef Kobus van der Merwe, who did not begin to cook seriously until he was 30, forages every day for ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore of the Western Cape near his Wolfgat restaurant, where he also makes his own bread and butter. The Wolfgat — […]

Mt. Daraitan patok na #Pasyalan; Tinipak cave at Tinipak river, tara na’t silipin

(Eagle News) — Isa sa mga kilalang bundok na dinarayo ng mga hiking enthusiast ang Mt. Daraitan na matatagpuan sa border ng Quezon at Tanay, Rizal. Ang Daraitan ay galing sa salitang “dara” na ang ibig sabihin ay limestone at ang “aeta” naman ay ang tawag sa mga lokal na nakatira dito. Upang masiguro ang kaligtasan ng mga hiker, may orientation na isasagawa bago umakyat ng bundok at mayroon ding nakatalagang mga tourist guide sa […]

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

by Joseph Schmid Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs. The final two double-deckers will be delivered in 2021, just 14 years after the first A380 went into service, after the Dubai-based Emirates decided to reduce its total orders by 39 […]

Gotta gram ’em all: must-snap locations testing Hong Kong’s patience

by Elaine YU Agence France Presse HONG KONG, China (AFP) — For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations — but crowds of snap-happy travelers are testing local patience and transforming once quaint pockets of the bustling metropolis. Tony Hui recalls how elderly residents always used to play cards in a courtyard in the middle the densely packed housing block where he owns a dry cleaning store. The buildings […]

#Pasyalan: Pinakamalaking Man-Made Molave Forest sa Southeast Asia, matatagpuan sa Salagdoong, Siquijor

(Eagle News) — Hindi lamang sa probinsya ng Bohol mayroong man-made forest, kundi maging sa lalawigan ng Siquijor na nasa Central Visayas. Ang mahigit na dalawandaang ektaryang Salagdoong man-made forest ay matatagpuan sa Barangay Olang, bayan ng Maria. At alam ba ninyo na ang salitang “Salagdoong” ay mula sa Cebuano phrase na “salag sa doong” na ang ibig sabihin ay “pugad ng ibong doong.” Panahon pa ni dating pangulong Carlos Garcia at Ramon Magsaysay nang […]