News, OMG Facts, World

WHO calls countries to tax sugary drinks to lower consumption, reduce obesity

12 Oct , 2016  

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) called for taxing sugary drinks to lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes, including tooth decay during the observance of World Obesity Day here on Tuesday. According to a new report released by WHO, fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20-percent increase in the retail […]

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OMG Facts, Social Media

This latest brain teaser involves symbol of horse, horseshoe and cowboy boots

8 Sep , 2016  

This puzzle has captured the interest of one too many from a Facebook post. Over 542K posted their answer and solution but no one seems to know the right answer. And everyone are sticking to their given answer, though. The puzzle has already been shared and liked topping the 75K. The brainteaser using symbols of […]

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Nation, News, OMG Facts

Philippines ranks 74th out of 128 economies in innovation

3 Sep , 2016  

In the 2016 Global Innovation Index (GII) report, the Philippines was 74th on innovation among 128 economies surveyed. The report jointly released by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University and INSEAD ranked 128 economies in terms of their Global Innovation Index (GII) based on 82 indicators. The 9th edition of the index explored impacts […]

Luzon, News, OMG Facts

A 34-kilo pearl found off Palawan waters maybe worth $100-M

24 Aug , 2016  

What do you do when you were entrusted with a huge pearl weighing 34 kilos and measures 2.2 feet in width and one foot long which could be the biggest in the world and a rare find? Before your answer, read our story first. City tourism officer of Puerto Princesa Aileen Cynthia Amurao bequathed a […]

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News, OMG Facts, Video

Amazing how technology and functionality can make a good living space for 200 SQ ft

21 Mar , 2016  

Amazing how technology and functionality can make a good living space for 200 SQ ft! After watching the short video presentation, what can you say? It is the combination of best practice, modern technology, great vision for functionality, money well spent and space functionality used to the max roled into one. Will it solve the […]

Climate Change, News, OMG Facts, Travel, Visayas

10 Fun photos of Boracay you will help preserve its prestine beauty forever

7 Feb , 2016  

It’s always fun in Boracay. The small island is a beach paradise. Tourists come and go. Beautiful memories are made. Can these 10 Instagram photos convince you to preserve the distinct beauty of the island forever? View this post on Instagram Photo by @gab0824 A post shared by Boracay (@boracay_island) on Feb 18, 2013 at […]

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News, OMG Facts

Can you believe these are proven 8 good sources of Vitamin D?

25 Jan , 2016  

Health experts say that the need for vitamin D remain steady throughout most of life. Up to age 70 a person need 15 micrograms per day (MPD or µg), for those 71 and older the need increases to 20 MPD because of the increased threat of bone fractures. It is because a diet deficient in […]

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Business, News, OMG Facts

Cosmetic products with these parabens are now illegal for selling in the country

21 Jan , 2016  

Are you still using cosmetic products containing the ingredients of isobutylparaben and isopropylparaben? That is because after December 31, 2015, beauty enhancement and maintenance cosmetic products containing such ingredients are banned, prohibited from being sold or distributed in the country. Reports said that while the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration ended the grace period of […]

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News, OMG Facts

Take a look at these beautiful macro images of snow for the first time

13 Jan , 2016  

We know, there has never been snow in the country, and can only relate the closest are the skating facility in the malls or the movies. But this will not prevent us from imagining what snow will look like, more specifically, a very close up view, better still a macro view of a snowflake aided […]

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News, OMG Facts

This is the low down on your teeth whitening quest

11 Jan , 2016  

Working on your teeth for a whiter, brighter smile? Well, here’s the lowdown on teeth whitening. Read this as one should be careful while using teeth whitening and bleaching products as they can cause permanent dental damage. Bleaching products can have multiple side effects such as damaging the dental enamel, causing irritation to the gums, […]

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Culture, Manila, News, OMG Facts

10 Tables for ‘Noche Buena’ Pinoy Style on eve of New Year

2 Jan , 2016  

Ten tables for ‘Noche Buena’ Pinoy style on eve of New Year with ‘fiesta’ atmosphere. An inviting array of ten tables set by Filipino families just for that awaited eve before New Year. And when the clock strikes 12 midninght, the real star of the show are the food waiting to be shared in the […]

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Manila, Mindanao, News, OMG Facts

Wow, Metro Manila can fit into Davao City four times

27 Dec , 2015  

We know for a fact that the biggest city in the Philippines in terms of land area is Davao, in Davao region down south in Mindanao. It has a land area of 2,443.61 square kilometers with 1,449,296 population. We also know that the biggest, contiguous urban center in the country is Metro Manila, also known […]

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News, OMG Facts, World

World is getting crowded as India overgrows China in population

24 Dec , 2015  

Not very surprising to know but still is worth getting a second look here. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) released information that the world population will increase from 7.2 billion in 2014 to 9 billion in 2040. With India becoming the most populous country in 2026, surpassing China, OPEC said in its […]

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