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October 09, 2015, Friday
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo asks the Sandiganbayan to allow him to travel & stay in Japan & Hong Kong for 12 days. 42 minutes ago |
  • LTFRB suspends the franchises for 30 units of Dagupan Bus. 42 minutes ago |
  • Number of fatalities in fire that hit Leyte Prison and Penal Farm rises to 10. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ombudsman has also issued a dismissal order against Masbate Gov. Rizalina Lanete. about 1 hour ago |
  • Director General Joel Villanueva resigns from TESDA in view of his plan to join the senatorial race. about 1 hour ago |
  • Binay’s camp says the Ombudsman’s dismissal order vs. Mayor Binay was done in haste. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ombudsman Carpio-Morales says it is up to Comelec to decide whether or not to allow Mayor Binay to run for a 3rd term. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ombudsman’s order includes Mayor Binay’s dismissal from service & perpetual disqualification from public office. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ombudsman’s dismissal order for Mayor Binay is in connection with his plunder case over the alleged overpriced Makati City parking building. about 1 hour ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay is planning to file his COC next week & run for a third term. about 1 hour ago |
  • Rep. Abby Binay says Mayor Binay can still appeal the Ombudsman’s dismissal order at the Court of Appeals. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ombudsman cites grave misconduct & serious dishonesty as reasons for Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s dismissal. about 1 hour ago |
  • Ombudsman orders the dismissal of suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. 2 hours ago |
  • The 5-day period for filing of the Certificates of Candidacy (COC) begins on Monday Oct. 12. 4 hours ago |
  • Comelec conducts a demonstration on how to properly file the Certificates of Candidacy (COC). 4 hours ago |
  • Fmr. SAF Chief Getulio Napenas laments no one is being charged for the death of 9 SAF commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut. 4 hours ago |
  • Ayala Bridge in Manila to be closed to motorists at 10 pm Friday. 4 hours ago |
  • Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista eyes a third term. 4 hours ago |
  • Jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam wants to run for a senate seat. 4 hours ago |
  • OFW Party-list Rep. Seneres says he has a vice-presidential bet & a complete senatorial line-up. 5 hours ago |
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  • 3 inmates bolt prison in Tabaco, Albay. 5 hours ago |
  • 9 inmates die in fire that broke out in Abuyog, Southern Leyte prison. 5 hours ago |
  • About 60 members from PH & U.S. Marine Corps take part in an amphibious landing exercise in Ternate, Cavite. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Honasan absent in Cebu City event where Binay announced the senator’s bid for the vice presidency. 6 hours ago |
  • Binay announced the ‘Binay-Honasan’ tandem at UNA’s political event in Cebu City. 6 hours ago |
  • Binay announces Sen. Gringo Honasan is his running mate in the 2016 elections. 6 hours ago |
  • Fire out declared at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion at 10:30 am on Friday. 6 hours ago |
  • Fire hits University of Santo Tomas’ new multi-purpose gymnasium ‘Quadricentennial Pavilion’ on Friday morning. 6 hours ago |
  • Body of man involved in Thursday’s hostage-taking in Manila has yet to be identified and claimed. 6 hours ago |
  • De Lima took her oath as LP member at Balay headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City. 6 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima takes oath as Liberal Party member. 6 hours ago |
  • 5 towns in Maguindanao declared as areas of concern for this coming election period. 7 hours ago |
  • 5 suspected carnappers killed in an encounter with police in Payatas Road, Quezon City. 7 hours ago |

River monsters show up in Frontera Verde Pasig

By Carlos Ardosa | Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:01am
You don’t have to go to far to see rare river monsters.  They’re all under one roof and gathered in one sanctuary in Pasig City at Las Farolas which opens today.

“Las Farolas will act as a platform for educational and research activities through an interactive classroom to impart knowledge on aquatic life and sustainable means,” said Henry G. Babiera, president and chief executive of Moment Philippines Theme Park Planner and Management Corp.

He said Vice President Jejomar Binay and Mayor Robert Eusebio were invited to lead the rites at Frontera Verde Complex beside Tiendesitas in Barangay Ugong.

Las Farolas consists of two-storey barrels or hubs, with the first dedicated to biotopes and the second to all-glass aquariums, he said.

“It also has mini-lagoons.”

Babiera said booths on the ground floor will attend to the needs of hobbyists, enthusiasts and pet lovers alike on the care of Arowana, Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Wels Catfish, Australian Lungfish to name a few.

According to Babiera, Las Farolas is a concept of the late Rafael Ortigas who shared a special concern for conservation.

An all-family hub, the large-size aquarium also showcases replicas of centuries-old churches, tribal and cultural artifacts, and dwellings of indigenous people set in diorama along with Spanish period lighthouses, hence, the place’s name.

Visiting, collecting or simply enjoying the sight of river creatures found in the wild, fish lovers can catch details at <> or call landlines 8268162 and 8203013.

Babiera heads PHILZOOS, a national organization of zoo and aquaria operators together with the newly-organized Ornamental Freshwater Breeders and Exporters Association of the Philippines. He also serves as Philippine Country Representative to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Asia Zoo and Aquaria Association.
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