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Meet Luis Manzano, underwater photographer

If he is not in front of the cameras, Luis Manzano is most likely under the sea. Having started his love affair with the ocean and all the beautiful underwater creatures 13 years ago, Manzano says it is a natural progression for a water baby like him. ‘‘For me, it’s beach, beach, beach. Leave me… Continue reading Meet Luis Manzano, underwater photographer

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Kadayawan sa Davao: Spreading cheer and good vibes

The month of  August is usually an off-peak season for festivals, but in southern Philippines, especially in the city of Davao, preparations for their biggest fiesta for the year are in full swing. Davao City, one of the biggest cities in the Philippines, and home to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, is famed for its colorful… Continue reading Kadayawan sa Davao: Spreading cheer and good vibes

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Bacolod MassKara Festival 2016 Schedule

Bacolod City, touted as “The City of Smiles,” will once again flaunt its sweetest smiles at the upcoming annual celebration of the MassKara Festival. Each year, thousands of tourists, photographers, and merrymakers troop down the city’s major thoroughfares to catch the festival highlight: the street dancing competition, which gathers contingents from scores of city barangays.… Continue reading Bacolod MassKara Festival 2016 Schedule

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The Harrowing Beauty of Nagasaki: Ghosts of the Atom Bomb

THE WEATHER was fair and cold upon arrival at Fukuoka International Airport. But the last days were hot and humid, and the nights were cool and dry.  It wasn’t much of a surprise; after all, Japan was at the cusp of summer and it is significantly hotter in Kyushu island than the northern parts of… Continue reading The Harrowing Beauty of Nagasaki: Ghosts of the Atom Bomb

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Take a selfie and shout out for biodiversity

  THE WORLD is now facing such massive environmental problems that creating awareness on the importance of biodiversity and how it affects humanity should be a top priority. Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part. Biodiversity… Continue reading Take a selfie and shout out for biodiversity

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Take a selfie for biodiversity!

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), in cooperation with the Deustche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, mounts its annual photo contest for the third time, dubbed as “Selfie for Biodiversity and Livelihood 2016’’  in commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on May 22.IDBD is an international… Continue reading Take a selfie for biodiversity!