In photos: Korina Sanchez, Mar Roxas’ twins get baptized Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (Philstar.com) - August 2, 2019 - 10:59am MANILA, Philippines — ABS-CBN news anchor Korina Sanchez-Roxas has recently shared photos of the baptism of her twins with politician Mar Roxas, Pepe and Pilar. In a series of Instagram posts, Korina shared that the twins were Christened last August 1 with close family and friends in attendance. “Sa wakas! The twins’ baptism! Took awhile although they were blessed three times prior. Tuwang tuwa kami,” Korina shared. The priest was 45 minutes late, said the veteran journalist, but the twins patiently waited. “But mas tuwang tuwa si Pepe en Pilar. They loooooved being outdoors. Himala. No crying AT ALL. Kahit mainit sa simbahan!” The couple could have asked their high-profile celebrity and politician friends to serve as godparents for their twins, but according … [Read more...] about In photos: Korina Sanchez, Mar Roxas’ twins get baptized
As US private space firm SpaceX chief Elon Musk is eager to colonize Mars first, China has thrown its hat into the ring to be the first, while other players like India and Europe remain spectators to the growing competition.Ouyang Ziyuan, a scientist from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that China will launch a mission to Mars with Martian satellite, Martian lander, as well as Martian rover, said a report in China Daily. He quickly added that the purpose of the mission is to probe whether Mars is suitable for terraforming so humans can inhabit.US space agency NASA's plan to send humans to Mars met with funding crunch from the Trump Administration but the US private space agency SpaceX has an ambitious plan already taking final shape. Its Vice President Jonathan Hofeller said the Starship, a space vehicle designed to carry humans to Mars, will make its maiden pilot voyage without humans in 2021.SpaceX has already performed an initial test of Starship prototype though the vehicle … [Read more...] about Mars Colonization: SpaceX or China, who’s first?
AKCAKALE, Turkey — Like thousands of other Syrian refugees, Shakar Rudani worked last summer in Turkey’s Black Sea region, home to the largest concentration of hazelnut farms in the world. He arrived in August, expecting that he and his six sons, ages 18-24, would earn the equivalent of a few thousand dollars. He left in late September with little more than a firm resolution: to never return again. The work was arduous and risky. Because the terrain is filled with steep inclines, his sons spent much of their time attached by ropes to rocks, a precaution against a potentially fatal fall. Worse, the pay was $10 a day, half the rate promised by the middleman who had pitched him the job. “We made just enough to cover the cost of getting there and getting back,” said Rudani, a sun-baked 57-year-old who lives in a Turkish village on the Syrian border. “Plus our living expenses. We returned with nothing.” About 70 percent of all hazelnuts come from Turkey, … [Read more...] about News Where Ferrero gets its hazelnuts, Syrian refugees eke out a living
BACOLOD -- Voters from the Negros provinces who opposed the dictatorship of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos can turn the tide in favor of the opposition's Senate slate, Vice President Leni Robredo said Monday. "Kung titingnan natin historically, ang Negros at Bacolod parating sa tama naninindigan," Robredo said at a campaign rally for Otso Diretso, 2 weeks before the May 13 vote. "Nakita natin 'to noong panahon ng diktaduryang Marcos. Nakikita natin sa matitinding laban, 'yung Negros talaga ang pushback malakas,” Robredo said. (If we look at it historically, Negros and Bacolod always sided with the good. We saw this during the Marcos dictatorship. We see that in tough fights, the Negros pushback is always strong.) Negros Occidental has the 6th highest number of voters among provinces at 1.89 million. During the last years of the Marcos dictatorship, malnourished children dubbed "Batang Negros" caught international attention. The province was also the site of … [Read more...] about News Robredo banks on Negros voters who opposed Marcos regime
Only 2 Senate hopefuls of the Otso Diretso line-up -- Aquino and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas -- have a statistical chance of winning, according to a March 23 to 27 Pulse Asia Inc poll “Ngayong Mayo po naghahanap tayo ng mirakulo at ako sa puso ko, nand'yan pa rin ang paniniwala,” Aquino told reporters here. (This May, we are looking for a miracle and in my heart, my belief is it's still there.) Supporters should actively campaign for the slate instead of just promising their vote, said Aquino and opposition bets Erin Tañada, Samira Gutoc, Bam Aquino and Chel Diokno, who were accompanied by Vice President Leni Robredo here. “Baka po puwedeng gumawa rin tayo ng sarili nating kodigo para pwede nating ibigay sa ating mga kamag-anak sa mga kaibigan, katrabaho, sa mga katabi natin na bahay na hindi pa kilala yung 8,” Robredo said. (Perhaps we can make our own voting guide that we can distribute to our relatives, friends, co-workers, and … [Read more...] about News Otso Diretso hopes for ‘miracle’ as campaign hits homestretch