Grandma eyewitness to Chocolate Hill crumble

October 24, 2013 2:49 am· Comments Off on Grandma eyewitness to Chocolate Hill crumble 

GRANDMAIsabel Magallanes, 66, witnesses the crumbled Chocolate Hills (in background) in Sagbayan town. Magallanes, a resident of Barangay Canmano of this landlocked town, a few kilometers away from the town proper, was doing a regular chore in a little farm lot planted to corn, when suddenly she heard a thunderous sound nearby, feeling at the same time the earth moving under her feet. She witnessed the Chocolate Hill nearby while she was standing in the middle of the cornyard crumble to the ground. (PNA Bohol photo by Ric Obedencio)

World’s heaviest known bony fish

October 24, 2013 2:48 am· Comments Off on World’s heaviest known bony fish 

OCEAN_SUNFISH02The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, or common mola, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kgs (2,200 lbs). The species is native to tropical and temperate waters around the globe. It resembles a fish head with a tail, and its main body is flattened laterally. Sunfish can be as tall as they are long when their dorsal and ventral fins are extended.
Sunfish live on a diet that consists mainly of jellyfish, but because this diet is nutritionally poor, they consume large amounts in order to develop and maintain their great bulk. Females of the species can produce more eggs than any other known vertebrate.[1] Sunfish fry resemble miniature pufferfish, with large pectoral fins, a tail fin and body spines uncharacteristic of adult sunfish. The ocean sunfish, Mola mola, is the type species of the genus. (PNA Dumaguete photo by Judy Flores)

Giant Christmas Tree

October 24, 2013 2:47 am· Comments Off on Giant Christmas Tree 

Giant_Christmas_TreeWorkers of the Araneta Center in Cubao were rushing Wednesday (October 23) the installation of some decorative materials and lights on a Giant Christmas Tree in front of Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

Axe Search For Filipino astronaut downs to 3

October 24, 2013 2:46 am· Comments Off on Axe Search For Filipino astronaut downs to 3 

rhb_102313.AAXE, one of the famous fragrance brand in the world, officially announced the Filipino representatives to the international AXE Apollo Global Space Camp in the U.S. scheduled this December at the AXE Space Camp in Orlando, Florida. The three-man delegation (from left) Chino Roque, Ramil Santos, and Evan Rey Datuin were selected from a rigorous and competitive eight-month selection process. They are now preparing for the next stage of the search — astronaut training. Towards the end, only one of them will emerge with a ticket to become the first Filipino in space. The presentation of the three finalists was held Wednesday (Oct. 23) at Aracama Restaurant, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. (PNA photo by Rico H. Borja)


Distribution of land titles to beneficiaries from Laguna

October 24, 2013 2:45 am· Comments Off on Distribution of land titles to beneficiaries from Laguna 

ARAGONES“MINE AT LAST!” exclaims a lot awardee as she holds the free patent title which Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) chief Dr. Isidro L. Mercado (in yellow shirt) handed her after Laguna 3rd District Rep. Sol Aragones (far right) announces the 32 land title beneficiaries during the distribution ceremonies Monday (Oct. 21) at the “Handog Titulo” program site near one of San Pablo City’s famous seven lakes — Sampaloc Lake. (PNA CALABARZON photo by Saul E. Pa-a)


3 Filipino graduates of US military academies commissioned in AFP

October 24, 2013 2:44 am· Comments Off on 3 Filipino graduates of US military academies commissioned in AFP 

OATHTAKINGThree Filipino officers, who graduated from US service academies and were commissioned as second lieutenants, formally took their oath before Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista (right) Wednesday (Oct. 23). They are (from left) Philippine Air Force 2nd Lt. Theodore Carl B. Quijano, Army 2nd Lt. Floren P. Herrera, and Navy Ensign Chinna Louise E. Salio. Quijano made headlines when he graduated from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado with honors last May. The ceremony took place at AFP headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. (PNA photo by Priam F. Nepomuceno)


NAIA officials welcome first-ever B-787 to land in PHL

October 24, 2013 2:44 am· Comments Off on NAIA officials welcome first-ever B-787 to land in PHL 

Royal_Brunei_AirlinesOfficials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 welcomed on Wednesday (Oct. 23) the first-ever Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Royal Brunei Airways which, incidentally, is also the first of its kind to land in the country. Boeing 787 or the ìDreamlinerî is a long-range, mid-sized, wide-body, twin-engine jet airline developed by Boeing Commercial Planes. It is is the most fuel-efficient airliner and the worldís first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of the airplane. Its variants seats range from 210 to 330 passengers. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)