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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...

2009-05-22 12:07:55

Sites in Hawaii, Fiji and the Philippines show that protecting vulnerable parts of the ocean pays off for business and the environment, marine experts said. Protected sites ultimately provide higher and more sustained income through tourism and controlled fishing than continued exploitation, experts from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said. Along the western coast of Hawaii, marine sites were placed under protection in 1999 after years of over-harvesting of fish...

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...

2006-01-16 01:43:08

By Manny Mogato COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Peace talks with the Philippine government are largely a done deal, the chief negotiator of the largest Muslim rebel group said on Monday, even if only about half of the contentious issues had been settled. Mohaqher Iqbal, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) central committee, said his group was confident that an agreement on an ancestral homeland for four million Muslims in the south may be signed within the...

2005-08-08 00:52:45

By Manny Mogato SHARIF AGUAK, Philippines (Reuters) - More than one million people began casting votes on Monday in an autonomous Muslim region of the southern Philippines in elections that risk undermining a nine-year-old peace deal with Islamic rebels. Several leaders of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) are boycotting the polls, angry that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is perceived to be supporting traditional clans as she repays debts from last year's national elections....

Latest Tawi-Tawi Reference Libraries

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

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