Archive for March, 2013

“Love, Manila: 10 Days, 10 Discoveries”

March 24, 2013 — After 20 years of living in Australia, Filipina writer Michelle Baltazar goes back to the city where she grew up — Manila. With the initial assignment of writing a handful of travel articles for the Filipino-Australian and mainstream media community, Michelle ended up taking a series of images that inspired her new coffee-table book titled “Love, Manila: 10 Days, 10 Discoveries”. (more…)

According to a CNN correspondent in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, took political issue with the Argentine government on abortion and same sex marriage, but had been known for not taking a hard position on human rights violations. (Conservative, cautious). (more…)

Migrante (The Filipino Diaspora) will screen in Sydney – on March 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17. It is a film that explores the dreams, the disturbing tales of maltreatment and exploitation, the reasons why Filipinos are forced to work abroad and the impact to family relationships of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). It also highlights the role of Migrante International, an organisation that assists Filipino migrant workers and their families, in the real world. (more…)

Cardinal George Pell, tainted by sex abuse scandals, has no chance of becoming the 266th pope after Australian critics campaigned to publicise the allegations among voting cardinals, according to Australian commentator Paul Collins. (more…)

Remember the movies you may have seen with robot bees and insect drones attacking humans? The time has come when this phenomenon is graduating from sci-fi to reality. Insect drones are now commercially available in the Internet. A Swedish firm is accepting pre-orders for its maiden product, Crazyflie Nano. It hopes to start shipping in April 2013. Watch in the Youtube this intrepid 19-gram drone, which fits on the palm of your hand, make precision maneuvers around the legs of a row of bar benches — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WBUVYZkODI. (more…)