Scene from Madventures Philippines episode. On their trip to the most
vomit-inducing culinary arts of the world, Riku and Tunna meet the mangrowe
worms in Palawan island. More information at www.madventures.tv
Katorse skit in Palawan 2 on September 20, 2009
Watch as Photgrapher Mick Gleissner captures the beauty of international model Eli-Jane Speier on the stunning beaches of Palawan.
http://www.JomBinaBadan.up.to - GEMPAR! Seekor buaya jantan yang besar berukuran 21 kaki (6.4 meter) telah ditangkap hidup-hidup di tebing sungai di Bunawan, sebuah bandar di wilayah Agusan del Sur pada 03 September 2011. Pakar buaya tempatan mengesahkan ini mungkin buaya terbesar yang ditangkap hidup-hidup pada tahun ini di Filipina.
Datuk Bandar Bunawan, Cox Elorde meminta bantuan daripada pakar-pakar buaya di wilayah Palawan barat selepas mendengar saksi-saksi yang mendakwa bahawa seekor buaya gergasi telah membunuh kerbau bulan lepas dan juga disyaki telah menyerang seorang nelayan yang hilang pada bulan Julai.
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(Version on the video is the popular Kuratsa Binisaya from Tacloban Leyte' found on the book Philippine Folk Dances V.1 by Francisa Reyes-Aquino but the music used is the Kuratsa Bago (from Bago City, Negros Occidental, notation foun in the "Visayan Folk Dances V1" by Libertad Fajardo)
The Kuratsa is highly favored by the Visayan people especially the Waray people of the Eastern Visayan region in the Philippines. Strictly speaking, only one couple dance it at a time. Believed to be a Mexican import (supposedly from La Cucaracha dance typical to Monterrey region of Mexico)- the Kuratsa is however, very different in the manner of execution than the Mexican counterpart. Even the "basic" Kuratsa music is not based on Mexican or even Spanish melodies.
Philippine dance researchers, however, point either to the "Kigal" and the "Bikal" as the 'ascendant' of the Kuratsa. The Kigal (spelled "Quigal" in early Spanish writings on Samar culture and lifeways) is a sort battle-of-sexes couple dance that imitate mating birds. The Kigal is in fact called by another name: Binanug or Kiglun (Kigalun?) that's according to a 17th century Samarnon dictionary by Jesuit missionary to Samar, Fr. Alcazar. It is interesting that Banug uis the Waray word for the hawk.
The Bikal is rather believed to be the fore runner of the Waray Balitaw because of the strict emphasis on "joust" of impromptu songs interspersed with dancing. The bikal is survived by the Ismaylingay and many versions of this art is preserved by aging "magsiriday" in Samar and to a lesser extent Leyte.
The Kigal dance step called 'sabay' is in fact very similar to the Kuratsa dance step called 'dagit' or when more daring the 'sagparak'. Dagit means swoop while sagparak is descriptive of a heated 'bulang' (cockfight). The block and chase portion of the Kuratsa (called 'palanat') is never seen in the Mexican social dance La Cucaracha but is very common among Samar 'amenudo' (or couple dances) like the Ismaylingay, Amoracion, Alimukon, Kuradang and Pantomina.
Popular versions of this dance exist in Samar can be classified as the Kuratsa Menor (the usual favorite) and the many versions of the daring Kuratsa Mayor. New genres of Kuratsa evolved as a result of necessity, like-as the name implies- Kuratsa kanan Kadam-an and a very funny Kuratsa nga Pinayungan appropriate for rainy days.
Partners join inside hands, free hands down at the sides. Starting with the R foot, take three steps forward (cts 1,2,3). Put feet together and bow to partner or audience (ct 1).....[2M]
Dancers separate about six feet apart. The last two counts of the music are not played until the partners are in their proper places.
Watch out for my upcoming videos of the following dances:
Maramyon (Leyte version)
Pantomina de Samar
Jota han Kalipay
La Jota Samareña
Ingkoy-ingkoy (Samar version)
Pastores (Samar version)
Estudiantina (Capul version)
Panderetas (Tanza, Ilo-ilo version)
Engañosa (Pandangyado Mayor)
Pandangyado Cariñosa (Samar)
Pag-aring (Basey, Samar)
Jota Paloana (La Jota Navarra)
Paso Doble (Parañaque version)
Chotis Dingreña (Ilocano)
Flaggey Libon (T'boli)
Karal Kafi (Bilaan)
Ati-ati sa Bukid (Cuyo, Palawan)
Kadal Onuk (T'boli Bird Dance)
Inday na Kunday (Southern Leyte)
Silong sa Ganding
Kandalamat sa Gandingan
Maong a Lalong
Buhay sa Bukid
Tacon y Punta Danza
A lot of people think the biggest crocodiles in the world are in Africa, but actually, the current world's record was caught right here is the Philippines.
It's name is Lolong and according to the Guiness book of world records, this 2,300 pound behemoth measures in at well over 20 feet. The previous record was 18 feet.
Lolong was captured near the village of Bunawan in the Agusan del Sur Province of Mindanao. It was suspected of killing a fisherman and biting off the head of a 12 year old girl.
It most places of the world when a crocodile eats a human being it is put to death immediately by angry villagers, but the interesting thing about the Philippines is that Crocodiles that eat humans are placed in a protective custody.
Lolong was placed in the Bunawan Ecopark and Research Center near Mindanao where he is said to be heathy and very popular with tourists. They have also made a replica of Lolong for a science museum inside the mall of Asia.
Lolong isn't the only killer crocodile on display in the Philippines. On the Island of Palawan is the the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, otherwise know as the "Crocodile Farm"
For less than 10 Dollars, visitors are able to see some of the biggest confirmed man eaters alive.
One of them is called Roy Roy, known to have killed a young boy
In addition to viewing these giant salt water crocs, visitors are also encouraged to help feed them with hunks of chicken meat on a rope. The larger crocs in the facility eat up to 7 Kilos of meat in one meal.
The second biggest crocodile ever trapped in the Philippines is also at the center, but this one is on display inside a glass case. His name is Rio. He killed a fisherman and was captured a short time later. He lived at the facilituy until his death at age of 60 years old.
While some people think crocodiles that kill people should be destroyed, others think they should not even be captured and left alone.
Let me know what you think in the comments section.
The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles. This is a formidable, opportunistic and adaptable predator who has a considerable range. It is found in suitable habitats from Northern Australia through Southeast Asia to the eastern coast of India, historically ranging as far west as off the eastern coast of Africa and as far east as waters off of Japan. Occasionally, a saltwater crocodile attacks and kills humans, although conflicts are generally one-sided in favour of humans, as this crocodilian has a highly valued hide.
Un grupo de cazadores lo persiguió durante 21 noches hasta atraparlo
Necesitaron la ayuda de 30 hombres para reducirlo
Pesa 1.075 kilos y mide 6,4 metros desde el morro al final de la cola
06.09.2011 - 17:01h
Un grupo de cazadores filipinos ha capturado un cocodrilo marino de una tonelada de peso y seis metros de largo que podría ser el más grande jamás visto en el país asiático, según han publicado este martes los medios locales.
Los cazadores lograron apresarlo al tercer intento, acompañados por 30 hombres
Los cazadores persiguieron al animal durante 21 noches antes de poder apresarlo. Tras dos intentos fallidos en los que el reptil se liberó de las cuerdas con las que intentaron atarlo, lograron apresarlo a la tercera, acompañados por 30 hombres.
Los expertos del Centro de Conservación de la Naturaleza de Palawan, una isla del oeste de Filipinas, constataron que el saurio es un macho de más de 50 años, que pesa 1.075 kilos y mide 6,4 metros desde el morro al final de la cola.
Ataques a humanos
El ministerio de Medio Ambiente considera que el animal podría ser el responsable de la muerte de un agricultor de la zona que desapareció el pasado mes de julio y culpan al reptil de matar a una niña de 12 años en 2009, aunque tras examinar el contenido de su estómago no se observaron resto humanos.
Aun así, "la comunidad respira aliviada", señala Rollie Sumiller, el líder de los cazadores que atraparon al saurio, en declaraciones recogidas por la cadena de noticias británica Sky News. "Pero no estamos seguros si se habrá comido a alguien, porque hemos vistos otros cocodrilos similares por la zona", asegura.
A pesar de los indicios que relacionan al animal con la muerte de varias personas, el cocodrilo no será sacrificado sino que pasará a formar parte de la reserva de un parque natural en el que será exhibido hasta el fin de sus días.
Un animal de récord
Podría ser el cocodrilo más grande jamás capturado
Según el libro Guinness de los Récords Mundiales, el cocodrilo marino que se había capturado hasta la fecha fue en Australia y medía 5,48 metros. Así, según la portavoz del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Josefina de León, "podría ser el mayor cocodrilo capturado en la historia".
No obstante, el más grande que ha existido en la historia es el cocodrilo emperador, Sarcosuchus imperator. Vivió hace 110 millones de años, medía entre once y doce metros y pesaba alrededor de ocho toneladas, de acuerdo con el libro de los récords.
Don Michael Perez, a 22-year-old former music student from Palawan, got all four coaches of "The Voice of the Philippines" to turn their red chairs in Sunday's episode of the TV talent search.
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December 5 2013 Breaking News Climate change is increasing the intensity of extreme weather events - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/nov/29/climate-change-extreme-weather-philippines-typhoon-haiyan
November 15 2913 Breaking News week after Super Typhoon Haiyan grim realities sink in http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/14/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan/index.html
Super Typhoon Aftermath the big picture 30 photos http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/11/aftermath_of_typhoon_haiyan.html
Ariel Images Super Typhoon Aftermath http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2013/11/aerial-images-of-typhoon-haiyans-destruction/#3
November 13 2013 Breaking News Typhoon creates Food Water shortage health crisis Philippines - some 4.2 million people affected, many injured, thirsty or hungry. Some three and a half times more forceful than Hurricane Katrina -- has created serious food and water shortages http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/health/typhoon-medical-crisis/index.html
The government's confirmed death toll was 1,774 early Tuesday, said Jose Lampe Cuisa Jr., the Philippine ambassador to the United States. The storm has injured 2,487 more, and displaced 660,000 people from their homes. Government officials have said they fear the final toll may be as many as 10,000. Corpses - http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan/index.html
November 12 2013 Breaking News typhoon aftermath: A monumental health disaster http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/15936181-philippines-typhoon-aftermath-a-monumental-health-disaster
Zoraida has a maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move Northwest at 30 kph. On Wednesday morning, Tropical Depression "Zoraida" is expected at 110 km South Southwest of Cuyo Islands in Palawan and on Thursday morning it is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 630 km West of Coron, Palawan.http://philnews.ph/2013/11/12/typhoon-zoraida-november-12-updates-storm-signals
November 11 2013 Breaking News New Storm Zoraida Approaches Philippines Days After Super Typhoon Haiyan Devastates Country - October earthquake that left more than 350,000 people homeless has created further complications for the Philippines, according to Trust.org. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/zoraida-philippines_n_4255529.html
November 11 2013 Breaking News The storm affected as many as 9.7 million people, according to authorities, and 22 countries have pledged assistance. Soldiers were dispatched to prevent looting as survivors scoured for food http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-11-11/philippines-declares-calamity-after-typhoon-as-new-storm-nears
November 10 2013 Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000, according to local officials - http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/09/strongest-typhoon-year-hits-philippines
November 9 2013 Breaking News This was posted on my facebook page www.facebook.com/u2bheavenbound Everything is down, cell phone towers, telephone poles and all electric power. Only the military can communicate via satellite phones www.facebook.com/u2bheavenbound
November 9 2013 Philippines typhoon leaves trail of destruction - One of the most powerful storms on record devastated the central Philippines, reportedly killing an estimated 1,000 people in one town alone and leaving the airport in the hard-hit city of Tacloban in shambles. The Philippine Red Cross told Reuters that based on reports it estimates at least 1,000 dead in Tacloban, which is located about 360 miles southeast of Manila, and 200 in Samar Provice.http://www.foxnews.com/world/slideshow/2013/11/09/philippines-typhoon-leaves-trail-destruction/?intcmp=related#slide=1
November 2013 Breaking News Storm of the century Super Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines 25 million people in its path
Last month, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the island, which lies close to the typhoon's predicted path. The quake killed at least 222 people, injured nearly 1,000 and displaced about 350,000, according to authorities.
(CNN) -- With 25 million people in its path, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever observed, Super Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall Friday morning in the Philippines, the country's weather service reported.
With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan was likely the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall anywhere in the world in recorded history. It will take further analysis after the storm passes to determine exactly if it is a record.
The storm, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, is so large in diameter that clouds from it are affecting two-thirds of the country, which stretcges over 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles).
Super Typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan one of the biggest ever
Earthquake survivors vulnerable
Haiyan's high winds and torrential rain are expected to affect more than 25 million people. The storm system had a diameter of about 800 kilometers (500 miles) as of Friday.
Bathala (Nauti N Wild) 2013
A male Bikini-Open Runway Competition on Sept 6 (Pre-Pageant) and Sept 20 (Grand Finals Night) Palawan 2.0 Disco Bar