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2009-06-29 06:25:18

A group of adventurers, who previously conquered Mount Everest, will now sail around Southeast Asia in a replica of an ancient Philippine boat to promote Filipino pride. They are sailing in a balangay - a wooden-hulled boat used in the islands about 1,700 years ago. The initial launch was celebrated by 300 spectators who cheered and applauded as the bow hit the water in Manila Bay. Native Badjao boat-builders from the southernmost Philippine province of Tawi Tawi built it in 44 days using...

2006-08-10 01:14:02

MANILA (Reuters) - Strong winds and giant waves, boosted by a southwest monsoon, wiped out hundreds of shacks on stilts and left thousands of people homeless in the southern Philippines, local government officials said on Thursday. An undetermined number of people were missing after giant waves swept four coastal villages out to sea, said the governor of the Tawi-tawi chain of islands near the Malaysian borders. One child was reported killed but many survived because most of the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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