Category: Culture

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Swimming in the Philippines

No we do not think of tourists swimming in the hotel pool or in the sea, we think about swimming Pinoys and Pinays. Can they swim?  Years ago, when I still lived on Panay...

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Cartooning for Peace in Manila

Founded in 2006 at the UN Headquarters in New York by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Plantu, “Cartooning for Peace” is a network of 130 cartoonists around the world who use the...

Do not throw anything

Do not throw anything in the sea or anywhere else than a trash bin. Last Friday morning Fishermen had found a dead sea-turtle floating and it was starting to smell. This is an excerpt of an article...

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Modern Naga City

Modern Naga City, the capital largest city of Camarines Sur has published their new governmental website today. Also today the City Council has announced the introduction of electric tricycles called e-trike. The Naga City website Sangguniang...

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Gong Xi Fa Cai – 恭禧發財

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Kung Hei Fat Choi – 恭禧發財 – Happy New Year In less than 4 hours the Chinese New Year begins. We wish all our friends and visitors “Gong Xi Fa Cai”...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi Part 5 – the end

Camiguin vs. Langkawi had to wait. Here in Camiguin we had all kinds of weather last week. Thunderstorms, floods and sunshine changed in a furious rhythm. Camiguin vs. Langkawi – The mountains When it comes...

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Bridge in Balingasag repaired

PIA reports: Alignment of the Mambayaan Bridge I in Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental has been restored to its original condition as of Jan.18. However, it is not yet passable as DPWH is still settling the...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi Part 4

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – Let’s explore the island. First of all we had to organize transportation. We prefer a motorbike because one can stop anywhere, drive nearly anywhere and the top is always open. To...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi Part 3

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – The flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawai needs about 50 minutes. When you are lucky, you can see Penang from your aircraft. Skyscrapers on an island – oh, no! The approach...

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Camiguin vs. Langkawi – Part 1

Camiguin vs. Langkawi – two islands of similar size in two different south-east Asia countries. Philippines vs. Malysia. We’ll write about our 2 weeks experience in a series of articles. Why compare Camiguin vs. Langkawi ?...

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Adieu Georges

Adieu Georges Wolinski. Ce qui s’est passé est épouventable. Afin de ne pourrir dans ce monde, il faut des gars comme toi. Tu m’avais fait rire et sourire. Tu m’as fait penser et repenser....

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Balikbayan Boxes News

Balikbayan Boxes are unique in the world. With Balikbayan Boxes relatives abroad can send goods, gifts and almost anything to the Philippines. Not only Filipinos appreciate this service, many expatriates are hauling their whole belongings from overseas...

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A lesson of cooperation

A lesson of cooperation is taught in Camiguin. Two restaurants with two different owners cooperate instead of competing. That could be a good lesson for local business owners. It is really funny to see...