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New ‘gumamela’ hybrids named after Pia Cayetano, Patricia Licuanan

Senator Pia Cayetano and CHEd commissioner Patricia Licuanan were honored Thursday by naming hibiscus hybrids after them in recognition of their accomplishments in the public service and education sectors. (Photo from UP website)

University of the Philippines recently honored Senator Pia Cayetano and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chairperson Patricia Licuanan by naming two new hibiscus hybrids after them in recognition of their accomplishments and advocacies in the public service and education sectors.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hundreds queue to see ‘Titan’s Penis’ giant flower

A woman examines a blooming titan arum plant at the Jardin des plantes botanical garden in Nantes, western France on Monday. AFP

Hundreds of curious visitors braved long queues in the French city of Nantes on Monday to catch a rare glimpse of an enormous flower dubbed “Titan’s Penis” that appears only once a decade.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in World | Read More »

Cure to Panagbenga discomfort: Tickets

THE BAGUIO Flower Festival has become the summer capital’s annual crowd drawer but an urban planner said the government must take steps to make sure the crowd does not become too big to handle for Baguio. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The annual Baguio Flower Festival, which has been drawing most of the summer capital’s tourists in the last decade, should start selling tickets to keep down to a manageable level the visitors who watch its street dancing and float parades, an American university expert said here on Friday.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »