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Pinoys among candidates shortlisted for life on Mars

By Rie Takumi/GMANews – The ubiquitous Filipino migrant is likely to become more ubiquitous. From conquering foreign shores as workers, several Filipinos are now seeking to establish a presence even outside the planet. In particular: Mars. “To be an astronaut has been my life-long fantasy and dream, so for a Read more »

Chino Roque: First Filipino to go to space

By Peter Imbong/rappler.com – From more than 28,000 aspiring astronauts in the Philippines, down to 400, then 50, and finally down to the top 3, one man has emerged victorious: 22-year-old Chino Roque, the first Filipino to go to space. “Right now I’m very happy that a lot of Read more »

First dolphin born in captivity in PH

By Randy V. Datu/Rappler.com – The country’s first live birth of a bottle-nosed dolphin in captivity happened in Subic last July 6. A baby dolphin was born 7 pm on July 6, at the Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic Bay, said Carlo Magno, the marine park’s Director for Animal Read more »

British billionaire promotes solar bulbs

By Helen Flores/The Philippine Star – A British billionaire and a local organization have launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping poor Filipino families cope with the rising costs of electricity through the use of solar bulbs made out of recycled plastic bottles. Billionaire and world renowned explorer David Read more »

Manila’s first solar pavilion built out of recycled materials

By Rouchelle R. Dinglasan/GMANews – Rizal Park now houses Manila’s first solar pavilion made from recycled materials. Opened last Saturday, My Shelter Foundation explained in a statement that the solar pavilion was built using recycled plastic bottles placed inside plastic crates, which are in turn supported using plastic Read more »

Sinat as a Pinoy medical concept

By Dr. Michael L. Tan/GMANews.com – Last Wednesday at the Philippine Pediatric Society’s national convention, I delivered a paper on Filipino concepts of wellness in children. I started out noting how physicians and other health professionals focus mainly on quantitative measurements – blood pressure, blood chemistry, body temperature Read more »