Iloilo

The iconic Church of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva, commonly known as Miag-ao Church, sits proudly in the municipality of Miag-ao (left – top photo). SEAFDEC FishWorld (left – bottom photo; right – bottom photo). SEAFDEC Milkfish Hatchery (right – top photo). Garin Farm (right – middle photo). The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) is…

Ilocos Norte

Bantay Abot Cave, a hill at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte with a hole in the middle (top row; middle row – middle photo). Ilocos Norte’s Saud Beach (middle row – far left and far right photos; bottom row). Cape Bojeador Lighthouse also known as Burgos Lighthouse at Burgos, Ilocos Norte (top row; left to right); Bangui Wind Farm…

The Mummy Burial Caves of Benguet

In nature, caves are usually used as shelters by many living creatures. True cave dwellers such as bats, insects, rare fishes, and salamanders are adapted to living in the cave. The most outstanding evolutionary manifestation of these animals is their ability to adjust to the darkness of the caves.  Other creatures that have been recorded…

The Story of Baucis and Philemon: Life and Death

Philemon and Baucis are characters introduced by a Roman poet named Publius Ovidius Naso (also known as Ovid) in his mythological narrative entitled The Metamorphoses.  These two characters are a poor but noble couple who once lived on a high hill of Greece. Their story began when they accepted, into their lowly house, two lost…

L I F E

Even at present time, identifying the true definition of life has been a very difficult task. But for scientists especially biologists, life is a quality for beings capable of metabolism, growth, and reproduction. These living beings are what we call as organisms. A human being is an organism. So is a mouse, a fish, a…