MANILA — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) continues to remind the public that the old banknote series in the Philippines will soon be demonetized (lose its monetary value). Individuals still using the old banknotes are encouraged to take heed of the following dates from BSP: December 31, 2015 — Old banknotes may still be used for financial transactions until December 31, 2015. January 1, … Continue reading Bangko Sentral reminds public of old banknotes demonetization
Adele’s latest masterpiece of an album “25” recently broke the single-week US album sales record, moving at least 2.433 million in just over three days. As soon as the album’s first single “Hello” was released for online viewing, even the people with the happiest relationships in world could not help but empathize with Adele’s latest haunting tune. But of course, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy … Continue reading Listen to Adele perform “Hello” with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots playing classroom instruments
We all know the captivating story, now experience the Carlo Collodi children’s novel on a ballet stage! Ballet Manila’s “Pinocchio” is choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Osias Barroso. Initially a one-act piece, it was always included in the company’s line-up of shows. With its timeless appeal, this year the audience will enjoy “Pinocchio’ as a full length production, signifying Ballet Manila’s Christmas treat to its loyal … Continue reading Ballet Manila Ushers In The Holiday Season with “Pinocchio”
With its beautiful contradictions and deeply rooted heritage, Bali gets underneath your skin and into your soul; in ways unique to this Indonesian island paradise. Mention Indonesia and the first thing to pop into one’s mind is, most likely, Bali: the island at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east of the massive East … Continue reading That Bali High!
Mango Tree restaurant clues us in on healthful eating, with a healthy kitchen workshop conducted by holistic healer, Ms. Lia Bernardo Hippocrates, regarded as the Father of Medicine, said: “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” In today’s fast-food world, however, of instant this and microwave that, this ancient, guiding principle has fallen to the wayside of the processed, packaged, … Continue reading How Healthy is Your Kitchen?
When Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoons recorded in the history of the world, hit the Visayan provinces of the Philippines on November 7 to 9, 2013, the nations of the world—rich or poor—gathered together to aid the Philippines and the Filipinos. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Yolanda left 6,300 people dead, 28,186 injured, … Continue reading Surviving Yolanda: The (Needlessly) Long Aftermath
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2014, according to a new report released on Nov. 9 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a UN-based research agency. In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the organization says that there was a 36 percent increase in greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) from industrial, agricultural and … Continue reading Alarming climate warnings imposed prior to COP21
Claudia Hernandez-Mabanta brings a piece of Colombia to the Philippines It’s one thing to know Colombia is more than just great coffee, but it’s another thing to experience it first hand. Claudia Hernandez-Mabanta has been in the Philippines for over two decades, but her beloved motherland stays with her wherever she goes—be it in the deserts of Dubai, the bustling city of Singapore, or the … Continue reading Calima Pre-Columbian Jewellery
Tanim-bala. It is as notorious as it is infuriating. According to reports from the Department of Transportation and Communication’s Office for Transportation Security (DOTC-OTS), 2015 has the most number of reported said cases with 105 reports from January to early November. 48 of these cases are said to involve live ammunitions, which means NAIA or the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) could file legal charges … Continue reading Planting Bullets, Harvesting Conspiracies