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Need to help inspires, drives artwork from ‘Yolanda’ wastes

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THESE are among the products that Negrense Volunteers for Change  makes to help in providing aid and livelihood to survivors of “Yolanda.” CARLA P. GOMEZ

The heartrending story of a 2-year-old girl who lost her mother, her baby brother and her home to Super Typhoon “Yolanda” has inspired an art form using broken tiles.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Wilderness island up for ecotourism

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A COLONY of island flying foxes and large flying foxes roosts in the mangrove forest on Cabgan Island, Tubigon town, Bohol province.  Photo courtesy of Tubigon Tourism

As if painted on canvass, the thicket of mangroves emerges in the middle of a seemingly endless expanse of blue water. A speedboat bearing visitors approaches slowly but the movement nevertheless stirs nearly a dozen creatures to fly out in circles from their arboreal haunt.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Boracay massage chain beats Guinness record, mayor claims

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At least 1,600 people didn’t break the line on White Beach in the renowned island-resort of Boracay in Malay town, Aklan province, on May 16. For seven minutes, they massaged the heads, necks, shoulders and backs of clients in an attempt to break the record for the world’s longest massage chain.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Northern Negros town wants piece of natural park

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MALATAN-OG Waterfalls within  Northern Negros Natural Park CARLA P. GOMEZ

For its cool climate and many natural attractions, Don Salvador Benedicto town has been dubbed the summer capital of Negros Occidental province. Two-thirds of its territory has been declared a protected area, being part of Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP).

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ brings out beauty of Mararison

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A GROWING number of travelers are flocking to Mararison Island in Culasi town, Antique province, after media reports on the devastation showed the island’s beauty.  NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” may have brought devastation to many parts of the Visayas. But there is also a flip side.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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