Monday, August 13, 2007

Philippine Boxing Team grabs World Cup

Filipino boxing enthusiast were very happy at the result of the Boxing World Cup held in Sacramento California where five of the six boxers won the bouts and made paradise Philippines proud.

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Philippine team has again proved that best boxers in the world are in Philippines as Manny Pacquiao being the most exciting fighter now a days, he was awarded as the Best of the year.

Mabuhay Filipinos!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Jewel of the Philippines

Appointed Environment secretary Lito Atienza called for a moratorium on development projects in Boracay Island, a paradise beach resort in Visayas island Philippines, for a time-bound environmental protection master plan for the island.

Paradise Boracay has recorded an increase of 554,181 tourist arrivals last year, a 10.96 percent higher than the previous year. The increase in the number of tourists visiting Boracay had resulted to overcrowding and unhindered construction of buildings, which had caused problems in garbage disposals and flooding.

As the Department of Tourism named Boracay as the Jewel of the Philippines and the pride of the Philippines initiative to boom its tourism, many raised concerns on the contamination of the beach clear swimming water with high levels of coliform caused by inadequate sewage.

The government has yet to come up with the environmental master plan. In 1997, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has already revealed a high level of contamination in the waters of Boracay due to poor sewage facilities.

Tourists believed that if the government, resort owners and residents will not take serious actions about the problem, it is not impossible that paradise Boracay in Philippines will be no longer listed as one of the best beaches in the Philippines and in the whole world.

Let's not make this happen to the place we call paradise!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Mount Bulusan in Paradise Philippines erupts

Known for its sudden steam-driven or phreatic explosions, Mount Bulusan erupted again after a few months of being restive.

An ash explosion occurred at Bulusan Volcano (12˚ 46.2’N 124˚ 03’E) at 09:37 AM today. The activity was accompanied by rumbling sounds and was reflected as an explosion type earthquake, which lasted for about 20 minutes. The eruption column reached a maximum height of five (5) kilometers before drifting west-southwest and west-northwest according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Mount Bulusan is fourth most active of the country’s 22 active volcanoes. The three other most active volcanoes are Mayon in Albay province, Taal in Batangas province and Kanlaon on Negros Island. Many moderate explosive eruptions have been recorded at Bulusan since the mid-19th century.

Alert Level 1 remains in effect over the volcano and villagers are reminded not to enter the 4-kilometer radius Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ) because the area is at risk from sudden steam/ash explosions.