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Siquijor’s bad rep precedes her, but it is the bad rep that has kept the province’s adolescent allure.

Posted on April 24, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Glenda M. Gloria, Places, Tourism, Travel

Pinoy dailies and Tagalog among babel of foreign tongues in Winnipeg’s immigrant-friendly capital – NY Times

Posted on December 5, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Places

click on image to enlarge Ambuklao-Binga-San Roque dams target areas PANGASINAN MUNICIPALITIES San Manuel San Nicolas Tayug Sta. Maria Asingan Villasis Alcala Bautista Rosales Bayambang  

Posted on October 13, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

PROVINCE POPULATION NUMBER OF LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS THAT CAN BE CREATED (POPULATION ÷250,000) 1. Quezon City 2,679,450 4 10 2. Manila 1,660,714 6 6 3. Kalookan 1,378,856 2 5 4. Davao City 1,363,337 3 5 5. Cebu City 798,809 2 3 6. Zamboanga City 774,407 2 3 7. Pasig 617,301 1 2 8. Taguig [...]

Posted on August 29, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

PROVINCE POPULATION CURRENT NUMBER OF LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS THAT CAN BE CREATED (Population ÷250,000) 1. Cavite 2,856,765 4 11 2. Bulacan 2,826,926 5 1 11 3. Pangasinan 2,645,395 6 10 4. Laguna 2,473,530 4 9 5. Cebu 2 2,439,005 6 9 6 Negros Occidental 3 2,370,269 6 9 7. Batangas 2,245,869 4 8 8. [...]

Posted on August 29, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS DESCRIPTION AQUINO ADMINISTRATION (1986-1992)* Guimaras Conversion from a sub-province entitles it to a legislative district, Sec. 462 of the Local Government Code, Oct. 10, 1991 Biliran Conversion from a sub-province entitles it to a legislative district, Sec. 462 of the Local Government Code, Oct. 10, 1991 RAMOS ADMINISTRATION (1992-1998) Mandaluyong Conversion into a [...]

Posted on August 28, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

LEGEND: Population figures in RED means the district failed to meet the minimum population requirement of 250,000. LGUs in SHADED cells are those whose proposed districts meet both the population and territorial requirement

Posted on August 27, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

Region 1987 2009 Number of additional districts NCR 22 30 8 Ilocos Region 12 12 0 Cagayan Valley 10 10 0 Cordillera 6 7 1 Central Luzon* 20 21 1 Calabarzon* 17 19 2 Mimaropa 7 7 0 Bicol Region 14 14 0 Western Visayas 17 18 1 Central Visayas 15 15 0 Eastern Visayas [...]

Posted on May 5, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

Province   Percentage to regional production   Tobacco production (kilos)   Fuel wood consumed (cubic meters)   Trees felled   Percentage to deforested hectares   Forest cover   Ilocos Sur 60% 65.4 million 898,203.60 11.12 million in 4,447.2 has 16.48% 26,988 has Ilocos Norte 15% 16.35 million 224,550.90 2.78 million trees in 1,111.8 has 1% [...]

Posted on April 28, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Places

EDITOR’S NOTE As the Philippines celebrates the 22nd anniversary of People Power—when an unarmed uprising kicked out dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986—we look into countries with similar experiences. This is an updated version of an article originally published in the February 16, 2006 issue of NEWSBREAK magazine.

Posted on February 25, 2008   |   CATEGORY: Places

IT’S BEEN a long wait for the 330 survivor-families of the rain-induced landslide in Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte. When NEWSBREAK visited the permanent resettlement site in the village of Magbagacay in mid-August, 230 families from Guinsaugon were still living in cramped, makeshift evacuation centers. Around 1,000 more from other high-risk villages are still camped in temporary [...]

Posted on November 6, 2006   |   CATEGORY: Environment, Local Governments, Places
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