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Bamboo Organ Festival

The Bamboo Organ Foundation, Inc. is had prepared for the 36th edition of the International Bamboo Organ Festival of Las Piñas entitled "Philippine Historic Music Festival." This yearly event happened last February 17-23 at the world renowned Bamboo Organ, the Philippine National Treasure. Philippines’ best and exceptional performances from award-winning global artists performed in the event.

 
Django Bustamante Top in the World Pool Ranking

After winning in the recent WPA World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar, Filipino billiard legend Francisco "Django" Bustamante is now ranked No. 1 in the world of pool according to the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).

The billiard legend from Tarlac City, Philippines got the highest point, which is 1142 points. He is 170 points ahead over Karl Boyes of Great Britan (972 points), who ranked as the second place.

 
Ethanol: The Gift from Seaweeds

A $5-million worth of Ethanol farm will be developed soon as part of government plans. It will be situated in a 100 hectare site in Aurora.

The project will use Korean technology of extracting ethanol from seaweeds.

 
DOST Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Climate Change

As DOST XI (Department of Science and Technology) observes the need to increase the awareness of teachers and school kids on the global environmental issue, thirty two teachers from national high schools in the region underwent a three day seminar-workshop on climate change

In partnership with the University of the Philippines Mindanao and the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES) Mindanao Chapter, DOST conducts this kind of project after the clear evidences of climate change showed after the typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.

 
Sarah Still In-demand as Ever

Sarah Geronimo is still in- demand this year as she continues to be one of the most visible stars on the road.

From her product endorsements, like from Bench to Belo, Charmee to Sunsilk, the Viva's top talent will be even busier as she shoots her first time working experience with Judy Ann Santos in the movie "Hating Kapatid."

 
PAL and ePLDT Ventus' Call Center

In the last 2 economic years, PAL's financial situation has been failing, with over $350 million annual losses. An agreement was signed by PAL to formalize the partnership with ePLDT Ventus on June 1, 2010.  ePLDT Ventus is a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT). They will handle call center operations thru flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). The call center venture of PAL is included in the 3 non-core units of the airline and it will possibly employ an initial of 3,000 workers. The other 2 units will handle in-flight catering services and airport services such as ground round handling, cargo terminal/cargo handling and ramp handling. According to PAL, ePLDT Ventus will provide job opportunities to all affected employees of PAL's reservation sales units located in Manila, Cebu, and at the Mabuhay Miles Center. Those employees will be prioritized in the selection of 600 agent positions.

 
RP's Tuna Industry Experiences Touch of Global Warming and Economic Woes

In Southern Philippine City, tuna industry players have already felt the touch of global warming and the economic crisis.

General Santos, RP's Tuna Capital, provides thousands of tons of tuna every year for local and international markets. On the other hand, fishermen have recently found their catch decreasing due to global warming and oil price disturbances.

 
DOST installed landslide sensors in preparation for the typhoon season

In year 2006, more than a thousand people were buried after a massive landslide in the barangay of Guinsaugon. In the same year, a mudslide caused by heavy rains also killed hundreds of residents in the Bicol region. Continuous rains triggering floods and landslides in 9 regions have killed 47 people and displaced more than 1.3 million people.

 
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