Pacquiao named Honorary Korean Ambassador

Senator Manny Pacquiao was designated by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Manila as the Honorary Korean Ambassador for Diplomacy and President of the Platinum Jubilee Committee as Korea and Philippines celebrate 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries since its establishment on March 3, 1949. South Korean Ambassador Ambassador… Read more »

Finland is the World’s Happiest Country

In the World Happiness Report released recently by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations, Finland was identified as the happiest country in the world. None from the ASEAN region made it to the top ten. World’s happiest countries 1. Finland2. Denmark3. Norway4. Iceland5. Netherlands6. Switzerland7. Sweden8. New Zealand9. Canada10. Australia World’s least… Read more »

First black hole image released by scientists

Watch as the first image of the black hole was released by Harvard scientists as captured by the Event Horizon Telescope. The supermassive black hole is at the center of M87, a neighbor to our Milky Way galaxy. The image according to scientists confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Bangkok farmer keeps his farm, refuses $1M dollar offer

Sompot Tubcharoen was offered 33 million baht or roughly $1 million US dollars by property developers to sell his farm in Bangkok. A few years ago, Sompot Tubcharoen resigned from his job as a university researcher to become a full time farmer. Now, he tends over three riceberry paddies and hundreds of melon tree on… Read more »

DOT: Top summer destinations in the Philippines

Going back to the Philippines for the summer break? Here are the top Philippine destinations recommended by the Department of Tourism: Banaue Rice Terraces — Ifugao Province, Cordillera Because of its high altitude, Banaue is often described as “where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens” with the rice terraces as “the stairway to… Read more »

Two Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Pampanga in April

BIGGEST HOT-AIR BALLOON EVENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Lubao International Hot-Air Balloon and Music Festival was held in Pradera Verde Wakepark, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga on April 5-7. Organized by Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from… Read more »

What is Songkran?

Songkran is considered as the most popular of the many festivals in Thailand. Songkran or the Thai New Year, in its purest form, is a religious festival steeped in Buddhist and Brahman traditions. Songkran (สงกรานต์ in Thai or संक्रांति in Sanskrit) is a Sanskrit word for ‘a move’ or ‘a change’  marking the end of… Read more »