Philippines claims world kissing record

More than 6,000 couples kissed simultaneously in the Philippines with organisers of the event claiming to have set a new world record. Organisers of the annual pre-Valentine’s Day celebration said they broke the record held by Hungary, where 5,875 couples kissed simultaneously in Budapest in 2005.

A boon for Filipino nurses

After a long and uphill campaign, Manila was finally chosen last week as the newest site for the National Council on Licensure Examinations (NCLEX). Journeying to Chicago last week, a team led by Commission on Filipinos Overseas Chairman Dante A. Ang convinced the directors of the National Council of State Read more »

Greenpeace fears deluge of ‘e-waste’ with Vista

INQUIRER – MANILA, Philippines — The international environmentalist group Greenpeace warned of a potential “deluge” of electronic waste or “E-waste” as companies and individual users replace their computers to achieve compatibility with Microsoft’s new Vista operating system.

Who’s your daddy?

Like most people, we get busy at times. But this time, I’ve been overwhelmed with the good new that I am going to be a new dad! Picking a name We just found out that we are having a boy last week. My wife had a girl’s name Read more »


By Jove Francisco – “Bakit kami kakabahan? Bakit kami kakabahan?…” Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita had to ask that question twice to the reporters who were around him for a post press conference huddle yesterday. It was the classic, question as a reply to a question that was thrown at him Read more »

Rare marine species discovered in Philippines

French scientist Philippe Bouchet displays a Philippine Reef lobster holotype — a new species named “Enoplometopus” — at the Philippine National Museum in Manila. A French-led marine expedition has discovered thousands of new species of crustaceans and mollusks in waters around the central Philippines.(AFP)