Samar town’s cheer, bells’ peal warm PH-US relations

17/12/18 04:55 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

BALANGIGA, Easter Samar — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday credited both the Philippines and the United States for the return of the Balangiga bells to their rightful home in Eastern Samar, and said the historic event meant renewed and more vibrant ties between the two allies.

The sleepy town of...

Fiber industry regulator to distribute free abaca planting material

04/12/18 01:54 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

THE Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) expects to distribute for free to abaca farmers planting materials that can produce up to 54.4 million abaca plants.

In a statement, PhilFIDA Executive Director Kennedy T. Costales said that the distribution of planting materials will hel...

Mining the white gold

04/12/18 01:46 PM By Nico - Comment(s)

A SMALL fishing community in Lobo, Batangas is putting a lot of investment in mining the so-called white gold in Lobo, Batangas.

A third-class municipality, Lobo is a coastal town known for its pristine environment and rich natural resources.

7.0 Alaska quake damages roads, brings scenes of chaos

04/12/18 11:39 AM By Nico - Comment(s)

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday morning crumbled roads and splintered buildings, sent residents scurrying for cover and triggered a tsunami warning for a time, authorities said.

The booming quake hit about 8:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. ET) some 10 miles northeast of A...