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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!

Food · Travel

Soccsksargen: A potpourri of many flavors

THE SOUTHERMOST region of the Philippines may be known for many things, like the home province of world-renowned Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, as the breadbasket region of the country, the tuna ‘capital’ of the country, but few know that Soccsksargen, Region 12, or Central Mindanao, is actually a culinary potpourri, filled with extraordinary food.

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Tagay! Flavors of the Philippines: the Calabarzon Experience

THE SOUTHERN Tagalog Region, (Region IV-A), which comprises the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, is one of the most significant culinary centers of the Philippines,  not only because of the breadth and width of food choices inherently from this area, but also because of its significant contribution to Philippine heritage cuisine.