Category: Culture

It’s more fun in China 1

It’s more fun in China

He Jia, an anchor on China’s state-run television network has accidentally declared the Philippines a part of China, in an embarrassing gaffe as tensions between the two nations run high. “We all know that the...

CU in Alona, Panglao 0

C U in Panglao

See you in Panglao – that’s OK. But “C U” in Panglao is one of the best restaurants in the Philippines and it is in Alona on Panglao island. There are some good restaurants...

Photos from the Philippines 0

The Philippines photo site

We are pleased to inform you that we have integrated the former www.philpho.com site into Silent Gardens. Here it is: Photos  Silent Gardens is growing. Our photographers, programmers and scouts live and work on...

Brown-out, rotating ones and others 0

Brown-out, rotating ones and others

For now over a month we experience at least two daily brown-outs in Camiguin. The rotating brown-outs are 1 hour around noon and 1 hour around 6 o’clock in the evening. With these brown-outs...

SMARTbro = SMARTmess 2

SMARTbro = SMARTmess

About two years ago I subscribed to SMARTbro post paid for 995 pesos per month. Until October last year I got my monthly bill by a guy who brought it to my house and...

LED Light mad in the Philippines 0

Brown out – what else?

This is the second week that northern Mindanao suffers planned brown-outs. It seems, that they will last until end of April. Anywhere in the world people are calling electrical power-cuts a “black-out”. But the...

Noynoy - the thinking president 0

Noynoying in Wikipedia

It’s interesting to see how citizen’s movements gain access to the Internet and use it to tell a president that they are not happy. This remembers a bit the EDSA revolution by text messages...

Scarborough_Reef 0

Scarborough Shoal or Huangyan Island?

The diplomatic climate between China and the Philippines is again a rather high pressure area. Two views: The Philippines say the PCG vessel, carrying Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) personnel, was deployed...

STOP – PNP Checkpoint 0

STOP – PNP Checkpoint

As a tourist or as a person living here, you may sometimes see roads obstructed by signs reading  ‘STOP – PNP Checkpoint‘. Sometimes there are uniforms and guns around but often they simply slow...

Filipinos among ‘least rude’ people in the world 0

Filipinos among ‘least rude’ people in the world

When newspapers and Internet companies have no news to publish, then they do surveys and analyze statistics. Skyscanner is a travel search site based in Edinburgh and Singapore. They recently published such a survey about...

G3 or G4 or G-what? 0

G3 or G4 or G-what?

SMART and GLOBE, the two big telecom companies in the Philippines promise wonders to the Internet surfers. G4 or LTE is the name of the new miraculous technology.   SMART and GLOBE say, you...

Philippines again blacklisted – scrap CAAP 6

Philippines again blacklisted – scrap CAAP

The Philippines are again blacklisted by the Europe Union. The ban not only hits some Philippine’s Airlines but anything flying certified by the CAAP. The EU writes: All air carriers certified by the authorities...

Jesus-Christ maybe 0

Jesus Christ? – maybe!

The Archdiocese of Cebu has warned the public against individuals who are trying to make money by putting up alleged miracles and then selling oils and candles. The Archdiocese made the warning as the...