Category: Culture

Ati woman in Makato (Aklan) 0

Boracay’s Ati fight for their land

At two hectares, the ancestral domain of the Ati community in Boracay is probably the smallest in the Philippines. The Boracay property sits on a largely undeveloped cove on the southeastern part of the...

Sunken Cemetery: Camiguin’s most rare and must-see site 1

Sunken Cemetery: Camiguin’s most rare and must-see site

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) published this very interesting article on St. Valentines day.  Visitors of Camiguin already know about the Sunken Cemetery in Bonbon. But for people living in Camiguin, the last paragraph...

Traffic Sign near Clark 0

Traffic Code to be Taught in High School

The Traffic Safety Division of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-TSD) is now closely coordinating with the Department of Education (DepEd) regarding the proposal to include traffic rules and traffic regulations in 3rd and 4th year...

Cheating taxi drivers 1

Cheating taxi drivers

Many tourists get shocked about the taxi drivers in the Philippines – but not only tourists. Is there really no solution to get rid of all this cheating taxi drivers? This is a mail...

Dr. No / Dr No / Doctor No 0

James Bond (aka. 007) is 50 years old today

Did you know? On January 16, 1962 the production of the first James Bond movie started in Jamaica. The next James Bond movie will be “Skyfall”. It will be in the theaters in autumn....

Ruby Ann Kagaoan-Calo 1

We found Ruby Ann Kagaoan – Calo

Ruby Ann Kagaoan-Calo: I was classically trained in piano playing and singing. I have a Business Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, where I was a college scholar. I’ve been a professional...

Rubyann Kagaoan 0

Who is Rubyann Kagaoan?

Have you ever read the name ‘Rubyann Kagaoan’? Under this name a person posts sharply observing “opinions” in the “Journal online“. Here is the picture leading every “opinion”: The writing is often so sharp...

Bottle-Wall 0

Bottle walls – bottle windows

European newspapers are full of a revolutionary way of house construction. They report about bottle-walls built in Nigeria.  The newspapers also write about an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) inside these houses in Nigeria....

0

Today is Bonifacio Day

Today the Philippines celebrate Bonifacio Day.  Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (November 30, 1863 – May 10, 1897) was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. He was a founder of, and later the supreme leader...

Nikita Khrushchev Meets Iowa Farmers 0

Happy Birthday – 75 Years “LIFE”

LIFE! One of the best publications the USA ever brought to our planet is celebrating its 75th birtday.  Fortunately my dentist had been a fan of the USA and read American newspapers. Waiting to...

Super-Conny-N4247k 1

Super Constellation soon on auction ?

MIAA the Manila International Airport Authority wants to get rid of the aircraft cemetery between NAIA-2 and the Old Domestic Airport (now NAIA-4). On the MIAA website the following announcement can be found: The...

Mass Wedding 0

Mass-wedding: 284 times YESSSSSSSSS !

It is fiesta time in Mambajao the capital of Camiguin Island. The 156th fiesta already. Among lots of other activities during the whole week, a mass-wedding has been celebrated this morning in San Nicolas...

Two new pages 0

Two new pages

We added two new pages: – Golf: a list of all golf clubs and courses in the Philippines islands  – Fiestas and Festivals Calendar    By the way, today we celebrate St. Peter’s fiesta...

Astonishing Hair Style in Guimaras 0

Astonishing Hair Style in Guimaras

Filipinas are known for their long, smooth black hair, but there are exceptions. One of them we discovered today at El Retiro Beach Park in Brgy. San Miguel Buonavista on Guimaras island. What an...

Squatters ! 0

Squatters !

Maybe you know that Filipino houses do have 2 kitchens, one inside for the clean and non-smelly work, and one outside, called the dirty kitchen, for work like fish and meat cleaning and cutting....

Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival 1

Santo Niño Ati-Atihan Festival

In the province of Aklan on Panay island it is now Ati-Atihan time. The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held in honor of the Santo Niño held annually in January in different towns of...

Mini “Putsch” in Manila 0

Mini “Putsch” in Manila

Dramatically played out on live television, an opposition politician and rebel military officers surrendered to government forces after taking over a luxury hotel in Manila. “We’re going out for the sake of the safety...