It was hard to believe that I was swimming among giant sharks. Viet Nam News By Daisy Tran People tired of quick vacations trips with many pit stops or bored of walking on beaches and shopping for luxury goods should consider visiting Oslob in Cebu, the Philippines. It offers some of the coolest experiences on the planet like jumping off waterfalls and swimming with whale sharks. To each Oslob, you have to fly down to Cebu and make a four-hour road trip. The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest fish on earth. The largest confirmed individual measured 12.65 metres, or almost the size of a city bus, and weighed 21.5 tonnes. It is found in open waters in tropical oceans and rarely in waters below 21°C. Oslob is one of several places in the world where locals have successfully seduced the gentle giants to come near shore for feeding. But if you want to see and swim with them, you have to race against … [Read more...] about Swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines
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A PCX Electric scooter model (Photo: asianage.com) Hanoi (VNA) – Honda Motor Co. will soon start testing its new PCX Electric scooters on Romblon Island in the Philippines amid the shift in consumer preference for carbon-free products, Kyodo News reported. The Japanese car and motorcycle producer will lease some 100 PCX Electric scooters, powered by Honda Mobile Power Pack detachable mobile batteries, to Romblon Electric Cooperative Inc. Honda will test the functionality and durability of the environmentally friendly model. The batteries will be recharged using surplus electricity generated by three 300-kilowatt wind-power generators installed by Japanese Komaihaltec Inc., at a site owned by Romblon Electric. Honda's PCX Electric scooters are equipped with two detachable batteries and designed to run 41 kilometres per charge at speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour. A Honda official said the Philippines has many remote islands. If motorbikes, an indispensable means of … [Read more...] about Honda to test electric scooters in Philippines
MANILA: Twin bombings during a church service in the southern Philippines killed at least 21 people and wounded 71, security officials said, days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming "yes" vote. Debris inside a Catholic Church where two bombs exploded in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao. (Photo: AFP) The first explosion went off inside the cathedral in Jolo, on the island province of Sulu, and was followed by a second blast in the car park outside, killing military and civilians, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It followed Friday's announcement that the region, a mainly Muslim part of the predominantly Catholic Philippines, had approved a plan to govern itself by 2022, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's poorest and most conflict-torn regions. Monday's referendum saw 85 per cent of voters back the creation of an autonomous area called Bangsamoro. Although Sulu was among … [Read more...] about At least 21 killed in twin bombings at church in southern Philippines
The incident happened days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming "yes" vote. The first explosion went off inside the cathedral in Jolo, on the island province of Sulu, and was followed by a second blast in the car park outside, killing military and civilians, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It followed Friday's announcement that the region, a mainly Muslim part of the predominantly Catholic Philippines, had approved a plan to govern itself by 2022, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's poorest and most conflict-torn regions. Monday's referendum saw 85 percent of voters back the creation of an autonomous area called Bangsamoro. Although Sulu was among only a few areas that rejected autonomy, it will still be part of the new entity. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana called the attack a "dastardly act" and urged the local population to be vigilant and work with the authorities to "deny terrorism any … [Read more...] about Twin bombings at church kill at least 21 in southern Philippines
>>> Malaysia reach AFF final as champion Thais miss late penalty >>> Park warns Vietnam players to maintain high level of concentration for Philippines clash >>> Vietnam towards breaking “no-win obsession” at My Dinh in AFF Cup knockout stage Vietnam will welcome the guests at Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium under the cheers of tens of thousands of home fans. However, coach Park Hang-seo is still cautious about the opponents who are determined to overturn the 2-1 defeat in the first leg four days ago. Speaking at the pre-match press conference yesterday, Park gave the visitors absolute respect. The Korean strategist asked his players to focus on the important upcoming match. In the first leg at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod, Patrick Reichelt scored a goal against Vietnam to raise the hopes for his home team. On the threshold of the return leg, both the Philippines coaching staff and players are determined to overturn the result tonight at My Dinh. With … [Read more...] about Which lineup will Vietnam use to play the Philippines?