PH agri damage for 2013 exceeds average for past 5 years

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Agriculture losses for the year has now amounted to P33 billion, much higher than the average P26 billion for the past 5 years. Agriculture Undersecretary Dante de Lima said this is due to the successive calamities, from typhoon “Santi” which ravaged Nueva...

‘Yolanda’ sparks worldwide financial/humanitarian aid

by Myrna Aquitania The worldwide outpouring of financial and humanitarian aid for victims of typhoon ‘Yolanda’ is amazingly overwhelming. Recent reports from a flash appeal by the United Nations stated that an “estimate of $301 million or 13 billion pesos would be needed for the...

Aquino admin ‘satisfaction’ rating falls by 10 pts in 3rd quarter of 2013 – SWS

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Public satisfaction with the Aquino administration fell in the third quarter of 2013, with satisfaction dropping in areas ranging from protection from alleged profiteering by oil companies to ensuring that no family goes hungry. This was the result of the...

Sexy star Patricia Javier is back

Six years after she left for the United States to start a family with her husband, Patricia Javier is now looking to resume her showbiz career in the Philippines. Javier, who recently flew in from San Diego, shared her hopes of staging a comeback as an actress. “Nakaka-miss din...

Lonely Planet names the top US destinations for 2014

(Relaxnews) – The top US destination for 2014 isn’t in a sun-soaked state, nor is it a sprawling metropolis. But what it does have is lots of beer, a burgeoning art scene and America’s most unexpected beach getaway. That’s the synopsis of editors at Lonely Planet, who named...

Kris Aquino not keen on looking for new love

While Kris Aquino is not closing her doors on love, the television host said she is not actively looking for one because her main priority at the moment is being a mother to her two sons. At the sidelines of the press conference for her upcoming movie “My Little Bossings”, Aquino...

Could the next iPhone have a curved screen?

(Relaxnews) – Apple has just been awarded a patent for a curved touch screen manufacturing process, stoking rumors about what the company could be planning for its next generation of tablets and handsets. The US patent, No. 8,603,574, awarded on Tuesday, is for a...

Amb. Cuisia speaks on Temporary Protected Status for the Philippines

Last month, Supertyphoon Haiyan wrought unprecedented havoc when it rampaged across the Central Philippines, leaving almost 6,000 people dead and more than 27,000 injured. Haiyan also displaced more than 4 million people, affected 12 million others and left hundreds of millions...

Revolutionary power system uses both AC, DC energy

CYPRESS – A Cypress-based company launched recently a new system that , it said, would revolutionize the way the world uses electricity. ADC Energy Inc. said its new product, the ADC Power System, allows both AC and DC energy to be transmitted and used simultaneously through the...

Attic of refuge: Hiding in attic saved thousands of Yolanda survivors

By Danny Petilla PALO, Leyte – Venus Palacio never really liked her attic. But the room she thought was a useless part of her dream house became her family’s lifeline as it saved all nine members of her family from Typhoon Yolanda’s killer waves on Nov. 8. “On that fateful day...