Wrestling superstar Batista is in Manila to promote the Smackdown Survivor Series Tour which will be on October 21 and 22 at the Araneta Coliseum. He arrived at the airport sporting his Philippine flag tattoo. Batista’s father is a Filipino while his mother is Greek. Batista’s wife is also a Filipina.
Fatally injured by a stingray, Australian “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin pulled its serrated barb out of his chest before losing consciousness and dying, the world-famous naturalist’s manager said on Tuesday.
Video footage of the attack shows Irwin swimming above the stingray on the Great Barrier Reef on Monday when it lashed out and speared him in the heart with its barbed tail, manager John Stainton told reporters.
Local residents and a couple of foreigners are going near Mayon Volcano to witness the lava flow. This is in spite of the possibility that Mayon could erupt and spew pyroplastic materials anytime. The view is more beautiful during the night where the burning lava illuminates the surrounding of the Volcano. The mayor now wants the residents to stay at least 200 meters away from the volcano.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Presidential Proclamation 1069 which named Poe and five more as national artists. The five other artists were Bienvenido Lumbera for Literature, Ramon Obusan for Dance, Benedicto Cabrera for Visual Arts, Ildefonso Santos for Architecture and the late Ramon Valera for Fashion Design.