Human Interest Story
The 4-year Radiologic Technology course in Riverside College, Bacolod City, leading to the degree, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology offers its graduates a lot of opportunities locally and in the international field.
The objective of the course is to be able to provide the country and worldwide with dynamic, competent, socially-conscious, and ethical Radio Technologists concerned with the state-of-the-art scientific techniques in medical imaging and therapy.
ALL EMPLOYED RMC. (l-r) Kyra Beatriz Lopez, March 2012; Annilyn Madreña, 2012; Toni-An Agudaña-2012
"Radtechs" as they are often called in the health profession, have been and will continue to be in great demand in health institutions and clinics as scientific advancements are developed in the various physical principles involved in diagnostic imaging, and therapeutic applications.
In this second of three articles about Subic Bay Freeport, there's one spot that really is a "must see" attraction for all visitors.
Set in 25 hectares of the lush Ilanin Forest, the Zoobic Safari is a wonderful nature theme park offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience exotic animals roaming in their natural habitat.
It even features a Tiger Safari - the only one of its kind in the Philippines - where tigers freely roam an enclosed area. Visitors can get close to these remarkable beasts from the security of fully protected Jeepneys.
Today, December 2 is International Human Rights Day. To mark the occasion, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the Springfilm Foundation will screen tonight in Manila the Philippine premiere of "Lilet Never Happened", an ward-winning movie about child prostitution in the Philippines.
Directed by Dutchman Jacco Groen, the film has been released to wide overseas acclaim and has already garnered many awards including Best Youth Film in Norway and Denmark and the Best Social Drama at the International Film Festival in California.
It’s the story about Lilet, a maladjusted Filipino street-girl, struggling to survive on the streets of Manila. International social worker Claire tries to save her but this hard-headed and traumatized girl thinks she can take her life in her own hands.
La Carlota City College celebrated its 47th Founding Anniversary last November 23, 25-27, 2013. Through a thanksgiving convocation held at the City Gymnasium on November 25, students, faculty members as well as heirs of the people behind this institution offered tribute to the founding fathers who built La Carlota City College that produced a quality leaders and globally competitive citizens with a trade mark of a proud LCCCian over 47 fruitful years.
Vice-Mayor Luis J. Jalandoni III in behalf of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer, welcomed the guests and visitors. He said that "despite the recent devastation and destruction caused by the recent supertyphoon, it is good to recognize and thank God for the wonderful things He had done to us," and that this 47th Founding Anniversary is worth celebrating.
Vice Mayor Luis J. Jalandoni III (right) in behalf of Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer gives the plaque of appreciation to Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue (center), main speaker of the event together with Dr. Fatima G. Bullos, La Carlota City College President.*
On Sunday, November 10, Britons and members of Commonwealth countries around the world marked what is called Remembrance Sunday.
It’s held on the second Sunday in November, which is the Sunday nearest to 11 November, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War in 1918. It commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
In Britain, Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in cities, towns and villages, attended by civic dignitaries and ex-servicemen and women.
In London each year at the Cenotaph, Queen Elizabeth, her husband Prince Philip, Prince Charles and other members of the Royal family lay wreaths. They are joined by politicians, military, government officials and Commonwealth representatives.
As American US billionaire Warren Buffett once said "be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful".
On that basis, if you bought a condo in Manila as an investment in the last few years, now might be a good time to sell.
The Manila property boom - will it end in tears?*
No matter where you look, there’s a condo or an office block being built. I spend lots of time in Manila these days and I constantly wonder who will eventually buy or rent the thousands of units going up.
Having personally witnessed property crashes in three countries in the past 30 years, what’s going on in Manila has to me all the feel of a disaster in the making. Not now perhaps, but later. I hope I’m wrong. After all, I have a property in Makati. But I’m not selling as my family live in it. In any case, it wasn’t expensive when I bought it back in 1996.
Tomorrow, November 16, from 9PM to 6AM Nov 17, the Philippine Astronomical Society will be conducting an overnight observation of the Leonids meteor shower and the Comet of the Century Comet Ison at the roofdeck of the Manila Observatory in Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, QC.
It’s free and open to the public.
If you are coming, please bring mat to lie on during the observation, warm clothing as it may be cold, and food and drinks in case you need these.
The Comet of the Century Comet Ison will be seen in the morning, and Prof. Edmund Rosales will be there to possibly lecture on all these spectacular astronomical events.
At a time when the Philippines is accused of being overly ambitious in its target of attracting ten million tourists a year buy 2016 - double the five million expected this year - Thailand it seems has too many tourists.
It wants to reduce the quantity, but increase the quality of its tourists. The country has grown weary of the cheap, backpacker holiday-makers, who throng to the country in their thousands each year. It wants to attract a better class of visitor - especially those who are going to spend big.
To keep the riffraff away, the Thai government is proposing to tax all foreign visitors. From January, tourists will have to pay 500 baht (Php687) if staying in the country for more than three days.
Tourists staying less than three days will be charged 30 baht (Php40) day for the privilege of visiting the kingdom.
I was in Silay City for the 70th birthday of a childhood friend, Rolando Butanas. I call him "Utod" because of our closeness. We are more than brothers. Utod Rolando is the son of a Fire Station (Bacolod City) mechanic. We are neighbors in Mamboloc in the late 40s. The Fire Department is the site of BACIWA now, facing San Juan St. while its office is facing Galo St. which is the site of Bathhouse, a project of Peding Montelibano, Bacolod first mayor.
A pose with a long-time friend Rolando Butanas at his residence in Silay City.*
Not many people know this, but October is National Tamaraw Month.
As a foreigner, I know very little about the tamaraw. To be honest, I only knew of the animal’s existence because for years I’ve seen locally-made Toyota vans bearing the name ‘Tamaraw’. I also understand the tamaraw as symbol on a boy scout’s neckerchief.
But what exactly is a tamaraw?
The tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) or Mindoro dwarf buffalo is a small, hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It’s endemic to the island of Mindoro and is the only endemic Philippine bovine. It is believed, however, to have once also thrived on Luzon.
Contrary to common belief and past classification, the tamaraw is not a sub-species of the carabao.