Japanese Guy Eats Hundreds of Mangoes to Create a Forest in La Union

Japanese Guy Eats Hundreds of Mangoes to Create a Forest in La Union

Back in the 1970s, Osamu Nakagaki, a volunteer of the Japan Overseas Volunteer Cooperation (JOVC), an affiliate of Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), was sent to the Philippines to help in a project that teaches Filipinos how to raise crops like tomatoes but upon seeing the balding, denuded mountains in La Union, he decided to take on a bigger project: reforestation. “I learned that people were practicing ‘kaingin’ (slash-and-burn). They burned the trees to plant crops, but they were destroying the forests in the process. I came up with the…

Student Called ‘Bobo’ and ‘Ambisyosa’, Graduates with 3 College Degrees in 5 Years!

Student Called ‘Bobo’ and ‘Ambisyosa’, Graduates with 3 College Degrees in 5 Years!

For many, a college degree ‘should’ only be completed within 4 years but this many students find it difficult to do so, especially because there are certain cutoffs that need to be attained for the course as well as other factors, including finances and even getting pregnant as many students have experienced. In reality, there are no fixed deadlines in life but people tend to judge those who couldn’t finish their course on time, anyway. Wynona Pauline Catapang was among those who were unfairly judged by others after learning she’s…

While Everyone Rushed Outside to Save Themselves, This Dog Turns Back to Save a Friend

While Everyone Rushed Outside to Save Themselves, This Dog Turns Back to Save a Friend

In times of danger, many of us follow our instincts – and that means self-preservation. So, when earthquakes come or whatever calamity might befall us, our natural reaction is to run away from danger. Last October 15, 2013, a strong earthquake hit Cebu City and nearby islands in the Philippines. As expected, everyone ran outside as fast as their legs could carry. You can’t really blame anyone if they left others behind because it is basic instinct to save ourselves first. But not everyone was intent on self-preservation. In a…

Pinoy Student Gets Impromptu ‘Graduation’ in NY Subway after Train Delays Made Him Miss the Ceremony

Pinoy Student Gets Impromptu ‘Graduation’ in NY Subway after Train Delays Made Him Miss the Ceremony

A young student who was on his way to his graduation was forced to miss the ceremony after train delays – so the kindhearted passengers threw him an impromptu ‘graduation’ that would soon take the internet by storm. It all started when 22-year-old Jerick Alcantara from Queens rode the subway train so he could attend his graduation from BS Nursing at Hunter College. But the Fil-Am was soon stuck there due to train delay. Because the unexpected delay was sure to make him miss the ceremony, the ever-positive Jerick joked…

Boyfriend of this Year’s CPA Board Topnotcher was Top #5 Last Year!

Boyfriend of this Year’s CPA Board Topnotcher was Top #5 Last Year!

Vianca Pearl Amores, the topnotcher of this year’s Accountancy Board Exams, shares the top spot with her cousin Marianito Jesus del Rio but that’s not the only thing amazing about her relationships. You see, her boyfriend also ranked #5 in last year’s CPA Board Exams! She’s definitely a winner in so many ways! Vianca and her boyfriend Ervin Cavalida have been together for over 2 years. They met each other while she was in third year and he was in fourth year as they often see each other during school…

BEAUTY AND BRAINS: Girl Goes Viral for Getting Over 200 Medals from Academic Awards and Beauty Competitions

BEAUTY AND BRAINS: Girl Goes Viral for Getting Over 200 Medals from Academic Awards and Beauty Competitions

Bagging over 200 medals from academic awards and beauty competitions, it is easy to say that 16-year-old April Christelle T. De Leon of Lingayen, Pangasinan is the perfect example of ‘beauty and brains’. She wrote on Facebook, sharing photos of her medals, “These memories will forever be treasured and will always be with me wherever I go. Goodbye Lingayen, Pangasinan.” It turned out that April and her family will be migrating to Chicago, Illinois and the teen won’t be able to bring these treasures with her. The multi-awarded young student…

Cousins from Cebu Top Accountancy Board Exams with the Same Score, Total of Nine Cebu Grads in Top 10!

Cousins from Cebu Top Accountancy Board Exams with the Same Score, Total of Nine Cebu Grads in Top 10!

A family is rejoicing for the twin achievements of two of its youngsters, a pair of cousins who topped the 2017 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination together – they even got the same score! Vianca Pearl I. Amores and Marianito Jesus B. Del Rio are second degree cousins who both graduated last April from the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City, central Philippines. Amores graduated summa cum laude while Del Rio graduated magna cum laude. “I have every reason to be happy with both us sharing the…

Yaya Graduates Cum Laude from College, Walks Stage with Her Proud Alaga While Boss Takes Pictures

Yaya Graduates Cum Laude from College, Walks Stage with Her Proud Alaga While Boss Takes Pictures

For many households in the Philippines, yayas (nannies) and helpers have become part of the family. After all, many of them actually spent more time with the children while they were growing up because the parents are busy with their careers. Many of these yayas become a forever part of the family, retiring in old age and becoming ‘lolas’ (honorary grandmas) to the children of their alaga (ward). But others move on, out of these households to becoming nannies and helpers to other households or to become workers in other…

LOOK: Girl Keeps All Php50 Bills Received, Saves Php42,300 in Just 5 Months!

LOOK: Girl Keeps All Php50 Bills Received, Saves Php42,300 in Just 5 Months!

Everyone knows how difficult it can truly be to save money – especially if there are a lot of things you have to pay for, stuff you need to buy, and constant temptations from mall sales and online store promos. Of course, there had been a lot of suggestions about how you can save money, including ‘ipon challenges’ that tell you to save a certain amount of money per week or some other regular interval. While many have found this easy to do, others felt that the challenges were difficult…

University of the Visayas New School Offers Dota 2 Course for Senior High School

University of the Visayas New School Offers Dota 2 Course for Senior High School

Many young gamers have been hooked to the world of Dota 2. It is a complex battle arena wherein there are two teams of five players and the main goal is to abolish their rival’s structure, defended by the opposing team. Would you believe that there’s already a school here in the Philippines for Dota? How cool is that? The University of The Visayas New School (UVNS) officially opened their E-Sports and game development program through their Senior High Arts and Design track this year. “We’ll have game strategy for…