MARKETING head Angelee delos Reyes (center) from Olongapo City was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2013 last Sunday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. With her are the other winners (from left) Miss Philippines Air Kimverlyn Suiza from Nagcarlan, Laguna, Miss Philippines Water Nancy Leonard from Zamboanga City, Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism Bernadette Mae Aguirre from Santa Maria, Bulacan, and Miss Philippines Fire Alma Cabasal from the United States. (Photo by Mark Balmores)
THIS undated handout file photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on Jan 5, 2009 shows a missile-firing drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (AFP)
ACTRESS Anne Curtis, Education Secretary Armin A. Luistro, and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell kicked off ‘Brigada Eskwela’ at the Philippine School for the Deaf and the Blind in Pasay City yesterday. (Photo by Linus Guardian Escandor II)
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ALASKA owner Fred Uytengsu and coach Luigi Trillo flash the No. 1 signs after the Aces swept Barangay Ginebra to win the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. (Photo by Tony Pionilla)
SAN ANTONIO Spurs’ Tiago Splitter, left, of Brazil, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, right, of Spain, get tangled up as they chase a loose ball during the second half in Game 1 of a Western Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio. (AP photo)
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By AARON B. RECUENCO
Five people reportedly died while at least seven others were injured when the famous Mayon Volcano in Albay erupted yesterday morning, a local official said.
Raffy Alejandro, director of the Office of Civil Defense in Bicol region, said they are now focusing on the retrieval of the fatalities who were still trapped near Camp 2 as of yesterday morning.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Mountaineers who survived a pre-dawn avalanche high on the world’s eighth-tallest peak say they waited an hour for sunlight, and then saw pieces of tents and bodies of victims strewn around them on the snow.
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GENEVA (AP) – Five foreign climbers died Tuesday in a mountain accident in Switzerland near the Italian border. The mountaineers successfully reached the 4,010-meter (13,155-foot) high Lagginhorn summit, but then plunged several hundred meters (yards) to their deaths after beginning to descend.
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A group of models have taken park in a catwalk show with a difference… the catwalk was suspended vertically down the outside of a Boston hotel. Each had to be strapped into harnesses while wearing their Ted Baker outfits before rappelling down the 24-storey catwalk in the vertigo-inducing show.
The models — actually climbers from Boston Rock Gym — also showed off Revere...
Mount Everest is notorious for its harsh climbing conditions, and the treacherous weather that faces climbers. Everest summit is not only the highest but also among the coldest places on earth to humans. Any exposed skin at high altitudes is prone to frost bite.
Above 8,000 meters is called “death zone” on Mount Everest due to the low oxygen levels. Most climbers use supplementary...
LUKLA is a town in the Khumbu area in Nepal at 2,860 m above sea level, where the Tenzing-Hillary Airport is located. From Lukla to the Base Camp of Mount Everest is about a 7day trek, ascending more than 2,500 meters. The Base Camp at an elevation of 5,500 m is already higher than the highest peaks in Europe. Here, it is just the starting point.
Not far above the Base Camp is Khumbu...
By NICK GIONGCO
Manila, Philippines – For all his achievements and extraordinary exploits, Filipino mountaineer Romi Garduce admits he is just “a tadpole” swimming in the company of heavweights in comparison with the world’s greatest climbers.
Fresh from reaching the summit of the 16,067-feet Vinson Massif in Antarctica three weeks ago to become the ﬁrst Filipino to conquer...
By REY BANCOD
PALEMBANG - Ina Flores is hoping that her gold medal win in the 26th Southeast Asian Games will spark interest in wall climbing, an obscure sport that counts only 80 serious competitors back home.
“Sana nga,“ Flores quipped. “We’re hoping that wall climbing will get popular so we can get more people trying the sport.“
Flores is 27 years old, single and manages...