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First Gentleman Mike Arroyo Rushed To Hospital Again

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Philippines, Politics with No Comments »

Philippines First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo was rushed to the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) in Taguig, City this morning.

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Largest and Heaviest Singkamas (Jicama) Harvested In Ilocos

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

SingkamasJohn Paul Garcia, an Ilocano,  may end up as a new Guinness record holder for digging up the biggest and heaviest singkamas (jicama) in the world. Leo Sutisna of Indonesia currently holds the current world record, as recorded in the Guinness World Records, for a jicama that weighs 21 kilograms.

Garcia dug up the singkamas that weighs about 23 kilos and is the size of a huge pot.  A normal singkamas is just as big as an ordinary potato.

The Ilocos native said that he has no plans of selling the singkamas.  He consider his harvest priceless and believes that the giant singkamas will bring him good luck.

Panagbenga Festival

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 | NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

Panagbenga, a Malayo-Polynesian word meaning “season of blooming”, is an annual flower festival being celebrated in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines.  The flower festival, held every February, is a tribute to the city’s flowers.

Panagbenga Float

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Philippines May 2010 Elections-Campaign Starts

Monday, February 8th, 2010 | Philippines with No Comments »

The May 2010 Philippines Elections’ official campaign period for national candidates formally starts February 9, 2010.  The campaign period will run for 90 days.  All campaign restrictions will now be in place.  The May 10 elections is one of the most highly contested elections in Philippines history.  I listed down some of the restrictions provided during the 2010  campaign period.

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Feast Of The Black Nazarene

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 | MISCELLANEOUS, Philippines with 3 Comments

The celebration of the feast of the Black Nazarene will be different this time.  Instead of starting the traditional procession from inside the Quiapo Church, it will now commence from the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.  About 1,500 policemen will be deployed to provide security and order to the devotees who will flock the venue and join the procession.  The change aims to avoid the yearly problem of taking out the Black Nazarene out of Quiapo church due to the bulk of devotees waiting just outside of the church.

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