An online petition supporting the prosecution of the Chinese poachers caught with more than 500 endangered marine turtles in disputed Philippine waters two weeks ago has elicited more than 20,000 signatures.
October nights will offer a number of celestial spectacles for stargazers, such as the Square of Pegasus signaling the arrival of fall in the northern hemisphere, and the Orionids meteor shower in the middle of the month, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa.
Off-color jokes involving the possible entry into the Magic 12 of former senator Richard Gordon, whose nickname is “Dick,” trended worldwide on Twitter on Election Day.
It’s inevitable that some machines would fail on Election Day, the head of Smartmatic International, the service provider of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the midterm polls, said Monday.
Meteors in the annual Eta Aquarids shower will streak across Philippine skies at the pre-dawn hours of Sunday or Monday, the astronomy section of the state weather bureau said.