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Whale Carcass Found In Dinagat Islands
A sea creature's carcass washed ashore at Barangay Poblacion in Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands on Wednesday, February 22.

BFAR personnel inspecting the whale carcass
According to Cagdianao's Municipal Information Office (MIO), the carcass has been confirmed by the local staff of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to be of a whale. A specimen sample has been brought to the BFAR office in Manila to determine the specie of the said whale.

The whale carcass was 6.3 meters long and 2 meters wide from its dorsal to pectoral fins, MIO reported.

MIO added that the local government unit will be preserving the bones of the whale as memento of the rare event.

noypi Friday, February 24, 2017
Junior New System Named Grand Champion At WCOPA 2016
Filipino dance group Junior New System made the Philippines proud once again after winning the highest award in their category at this year's World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held this week in Long Beach, California, USA.

Junior New System at WCOPA (Photo credit: Melanie Baliola)
The hip-hop crew bagged the "2016 Senior Dance Group of the World" and the "2016 Senior Grand Champion Performer of the World" awards during the finale of the annual international competition. They took home a prize package worth $7,500.

Last year, Junior New System made noise in Asia after making it to the grand finals of "Asia's Got Talent." The boys have been performing around the country and abroad after their "Got Talent" stint. They also  received the "Best Dance Company" award at the 2015 Aliw Awards.

The video of Junior New System's performance during the WCOPA 2016 Finals will be posted below once available.

noypi Saturday, July 16, 2016
Solar Eclipse Philippines 2016: Watch PAGASA's Livestream
A total solar eclipse will be taking place across East Asia, North and West Australia and Oceania on Wednesday, March 9.

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun as viewed from the Earth.

In the Philippines, the celestial event will be observed as a partial lunar eclipse which will start at 07:51 am, will have its peak at 8:58 am and will end at 10:14 am.

According to the PAGASA, Mindanao will have the best view of the eclipse with 80% eclipse obscuration, which is the fraction of the Sun’s surface area covered by the Moon. Luzon and Visayas will have eclipse obscuration ranging from 30-60% and 60-70%, respectively.

The state weather bureau will be streaming the whole event live on Youtube. Watch it below:

noypi Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Cebu Pacific Brings Back Piso Fare Promo
Cebu Pacific's Piso Fare promo is back!

Cebu Pacific Brings Back Piso Fare Promo
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Cebu Pacific, the country's leading low-cost airline, is offering base fares for local and international flights for only P1. The sale starts on March 8, 2016, and will end on March 10, 2016 or until seats last.

If the terminal fee, web admin fee and VAT are added to the base fare, a ticket for flights originating from the NAIA Terminal would cost P369.12 -- P484.12 if from Cebu and 384.12 if from Caticlan. For the rest of local terminals, one can get a one-way fare for as low as P184.12.

Seats for international routes are also included in the promo. Travelers can avail an all-in one-way ticket fare for as low as P701 for short haul and P751 for long haul.

The promo is valid for flights on July 1, 2016 until March 31, 2017.

Noypistuff Tip: Because it is getting so much traffic, the Cebu Pacific website may show errors. We suggest that you use the mobile app when booking. However, you have to have a credit card to be able to book using the app.

Were you able to get Piso Fare tickets? Where are you headed? And how much did you pay? Feel free to comment below.

noypi Tuesday, March 8, 2016
5 Tips To Boost Your Immunity During The Holidays
Christmas is just around the corner and before you know it you'll be attending several gatherings, eating lots of food and going on vacations. But is your health ready for the holiday season?

The holidays can take a toll on your health for a variety of reasons. One is the change in temperature. The weather tends to be cooler during Christmas season which may make you and your family prone to catching cough, colds and fever.

Another is being exposed to large crowds whether in the malls or during Christmas parties. You will never know if the person you come in contact with has good health status or not.

There are more reasons why you may not feel so wonderful during the most wonderful time of the year. It is therefore important to take steps to keep you and your loved ones healthy this holiday season.

Give the gift of health to yourself and others this Christmas by following these five tips to pump up your immune system.

1. Observe proper hand hygiene and do it often

Health experts say the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease is through regular hand washing. They recommend that you adhere to the proper hand washing technique which is as follows:

Wet your hands with clean running water, apply soap and rub hands together briskly to make a lather for 15 to 20 seconds. Afterward, rinse your hands well under running water and then, dry hands using a paper towel. Finally, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.

If you don't have immediate access to soap and water, you can use alcohol-based handrub instead.

2. Get enough sleep

Studies have shown that adequate sleep helps our immune system's response against illnesses and lack of sleep impairs it. Ongoing sleep deficiency is also linked to diseases of the heart and kidneys, among others. Hence, it is necessary that you give yourself enough sleep. The recommended sleep duration for adults is 7-8 hours and longer in younger age groups.

3. Plan your activities

Avoid holiday stress by planning your activities. Make sure that you don't over schedule your time and take on more than you can manage.

4. Eat nutritious food

While it is inevitable to over-indulge on food during the holidays, don't forget to take in foods that are packed with the necessary nutrients to give you energy, reduce your stress levels and help you fight against diseases. These include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables which are rich in fiber and antioxidants. Also remember to eat in moderation.

5. Take Vitamin C supplements

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is an antioxidant that fights disease-causing free radicals. It is a huge immune system booster and an all-around power-packed vitamin. It is also required for tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland functions, and healthy gums.

You can get Vitamin C from your regular diet but it is often not enough so you need to take supplements for some added immunity.

One of the most popular and trusted Vitamin C supplement brands available in the market right now is Fern-C, which is Vitamin C in Sodium Ascorbate form. Unlike the traditional Ascorbic Acid preparations, Sodium Ascorbate is non-acidic and will give you all the benefits of Vitamin C without the stomach discomforts usually associated with Ascorbic Acid. You can even take Fern-C on empty stomach.

Learn more about Fern-C by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

noypi Thursday, November 26, 2015
World's Biggest Anaconda Found In The Philippines?
A photo that claims to show the world's biggest anaconda snake that was purportedly caught in the Philippines has been circulating on Facebook recently.

World's Biggest Anaconda Found In The Philippines?
Its caption reads, "World's biggest anaconda snake found in the Philippines in Negros Island virgin forest river. It killed 752 human beings and thousands of animals. It is 135 feet and 3 inches long and about 3000 kilograms."

We believe the photo is fake and there is no truth about the claim since there is no anaconda in Philippine forests and rivers because the snake is endemic in South America. Additionally, if you take a closer look of the image, you can immediately tell that it was edited, and poorly edited at that. It has not been reported by news agencies as well.

We were curious where it was taken so we searched for the original photo in the interwebs and we found this. It looks like the person who edited the picture just mirrored the said photographed of an anaconda and attached it on the photo of the group of men.

As we always say here on Noypi Stuff, don't immediately believe what you see or read online and make sure that you check reliable sources before sharing them on your social media accounts.

noypi Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Why Some Facebook Users Are Posting 'God Is Real' On Their Timeline
Have you been seeing a status post that reads "God is real" on your Facebook friends' timelines lately? Here's the story behind it.

Your friends posted it because they are taking part in a 7-day challenge wherein those who will like or leave a comment on the Facebook status are encouraged to post the following sentences for 7 successive days:

Day 1: God is real 
Day 2: God is good 
Day 3: God is faithful 
Day 4: God is my strength 
Day 5: God is my shield 
Day 6: God is love 
Day 7: God is alive

It is still uncertain who started this challenge but it seems to have been on Facebook for almost a month now.

noypi Monday, August 17, 2015