Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Start Deutsch 1 – the next examination dates in the Philippines

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

exam German languageBelow is a list of upcoming dates for the examination “Start Deutsch 1” (A1) by the Goethe Institute in the Philippines. The examination corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-stage scale of competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Goethe-Zertifikat A1/ Start Deutsch 1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. The certificate is also required for issuing the visa for Marriage (Fiancé).


Tinuy-an Falls

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Tinuy-an Falls 01Touted as the Niagara Falls of the Philippines, the Tinuy-an Falls is a beautiful white water curtain that flows in three magnificent levels, located in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. Approximately 180 feet high and a breathtaking width of 95 meters, it is said to be the widest waterfalls in the Philippines.

The Philippines – top diving destination

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

diving PhilippinesThe Philippines was chosen as one of the top diving destinations of the world during the recently concluded 19th Marine Diving Fair in Japan.

The country was voted as Best Diving Area and Best Dreaming Area, alongside heavyweights such as Maldives and Palau, the Tourism Department said in a statement.

Examination Deutsch 1 (A1) in Cebu

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Cebu CityThe next examination Start German 1 (A1) by the Goethe Institute in Cebu will be held on August 6 and 7, 2011. Registrations to participate in this exam in Cebu must be done until July 22, 2011.

4 meter python caught in Rizal

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Philippine PythonAfter an approximately four feet long Python had been chasing some residents fear, the snake in the town of Cainta, province of Rizal was caught on Tuesday morning.

The constrictor was seen on a vacant lot in the San Andres village after residents told that a python had eaten chicken in the area, said one resident, who had captured the snake.

Filipinos nailed to the cross

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

easter ritual PhilippinesBloody ritual in the Philippines: In memory of the suffering of Jesus several believers was nailed to the cross. On Good Friday the faithful do remember in this way the suffering of Jesus. The brutal spectacle attracts thousands of tourists.

‘Tiny amounts’ of radiation from Japan in the Philippines

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Beach Philippines“Tiny amounts” of radioactive materials from the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have already reached the Philippines, according to the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI).

Philippines still safe from Japan’s radioactive winds

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

There is no threat to the Philippines from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan despite the latest fire and explosion at the distressed facility, the Department of Science of Technology and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said Wednesday.


Sinulog 2011: And the winners are …

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The winners of Sinulog 2011 was awarded. A complete list of the winners within the different categories is to find here:

Sinulog 2011 Winners (SunStar Cebu)

151 contingents to compete in today’s Sinulog grand parade

Sunday, January 16th, 2011
Sinulog-Parade in Cebu

Sinulog-Parade in Cebu, Philippinen

“Pray to the Sto. Niño that it will not rain,” said Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, as heavy rains drenched the city on the eve of its fiesta and the Sinulog grand parade. But rain or shine, consider everything an offering to the Sto. Niño, he said.

“Expect a lot of fascination and excitement,” he added.

As of Saturday morning, the organizers were putting the finishing touches on the Sinulog stage, which will showcase a Chinese garden and a Chinese temple, in keeping with this year’s theme.

The organizers appealed to the public to be patient with the traffic jams and the tighter security in place for President Benigno Aquino III’s visit. President Aquino is expected at the Cebu City Sports Center at 10 a.m. in time for the opening of the Sinulog grand parade. He is also set to deliver a speech.

Fiesta crowds were advised to brace for a longer parade since the number of contingents has increased by 10. There are at least 151 contingents who will be competing for the top purse Sunday in the different categories. At least P4 million in total cash prizes are at stake today, Sunday. All the winning contingents will perform again in Monday’s awarding ceremony, still at the Sports Center.