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2010-06-10 15:34:25

The livelihoods of tens of millions of fishers in the world's richest coral reef region, the Coral Triangle, are at risk from the combined impact of collapsing fish stocks, environmental decline and coastal development. A new study focusing on a group of islands in the Philippines by Dr Michael Fabinyi of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University has highlighted the pressures being experienced by tens of millions of subsistence fishers in the region bounded...

2010-06-07 09:45:00

BANGKOK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Food Ingredients Asia show ever held in the Philippines will give the domestic food industry greater access to much needed ingredients and technology from around the world. The three day business-to-business event will also be a banquet of opportunity for international food manufacturers who will attend from all over the world. Organised by UBM, the show is set to run in Manila on 11-13 May 2011. Currently the Philippine food industry contributes...

2010-06-03 07:44:00

MANILA, Philippines, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 2, 2010 2 giant ships left Savannah Georgia headed for the port of Manila. Both the Hanjin vessel and the San Francisco vessel had loaded history making equipment that would be connected to the first ever Biosphere MKV5 to be deployed in San Fernando Philippines. Today the Hanjin vessel loaded the first ever MRF system, 4-V-608-LS with pig tail and baling wire which is now on the way to the Philippines, while the other vessel "The San...

2010-06-01 14:00:00

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated today announced the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) has awarded its new assembly/test facility in the Clark Zone, Philippines a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, distinguishing the site as the first Gold-certified facility in the Philippines. "The LEED Gold certification is a validation of TI's commitment to environmental stewardship and...

2010-05-25 08:05:00

MANILA, Philippines, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world's largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, announced today that Smart Communications, Inc., the number one wireless operator in The Philippines, has selected the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance as an operational data store (ODS) to consolidate high volume of information and provide analytics capability that will address operational questions without any performance...

2010-05-17 19:47:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), the leading media and marketing company serving American women, announced it has formed syndication agreements for its Parents and American Baby brands with leading media partners in the Philippines and Russia. These agreements increase Meredith's total international reach to nearly 60 countries. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2010-05-17 08:50:00

Results reveal again the underestimated diversity of these giant lizards in insular Southeast Asia German scientist Andre Koch from the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn together with his supervisor Dr. Wolfgang Boehme and another colleague have described two new monitor lizard species and one new subspecies from the Philippines in a recent article. The species descriptions were published in Zootaxa, the world's foremost journal for taxonomic zoology. "After the spectacular...

2010-05-03 07:00:00

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless(TM), the smart mobile networking company, today announced that the Philippines' largest entertainment and media company, ABS-CBN, has completed implementation of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology across its media center and corporate offices located in Quezon City. Founded in 1946, ABS-CBN is the Philippines' first and largest media network providing TV, radio, online and print services locally and overseas through...

2010-04-21 08:01:00

New USDA-Funded Project to Build Skills, Resources of 25,000 Farmers to Grow High-Value Crops DAVAO CITY, Philippines, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new $5.4 million project aims to increase the incomes and food security of 25,000 farmers in the Philippines by harnessing local value chains to increase opportunities and sustainability in growing high-value crops like cocoa, coconuts and rice. "The current cacao industry is a great opportunity for smallholder farmers to increase...

2010-04-07 15:30:00

MANILA, Philippines, April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energtek Inc., a world leader in the development of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, reported advances towards the implementation of its proprietary CNG Lite(TM) and Low-Pressure Mobile Pipeline(TM) (LMP) technologies in the Philippines. Significant advances in the Philippines have taken place towards the implementation of LMP technology, a mobile natural gas supply system for industrial energy consumers. Structural...

Latest the Philippines Reference Libraries

Carabao, Bubalus bubalis carabanesis
2012-08-16 09:41:25

The carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis) is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo. It is also known as kalabaw in the Filipino language and the kerbau in the Malay language. It is native to Guam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and some areas of Southeast Asia. It is often associated with farmers because it is skilled in pulling plows and carts, allowing farmers to grow and transport crops easily. In some areas, it is killed for its meat and hide, and in other areas, it...

Indomalaya Ecozone
2009-07-01 12:56:43

The Indomalaya ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. It covers most of South and Southeast Asia and parts of East Asia. This area was originally known as the Oriental Region by most scientists (especially biogeographers). Indomalaya extends from Afghanistan to Pakistan through the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to southern China, and through Indonesia toward Java, Bali, and Borneo. Indomalaya borders Australasia to the east and both are separated by the Wallace Line. Indomalaya...

2009-06-26 17:54:54

The Fishing Spider (Thalassius albocinctus) is a species of arachnid found in tropical Asia from India to the Philippines. It gets its name from the habit it has of catching small fish. It is found near water. This spider is easily identifiable by the presence of a black, glossy, broad band and white lateral band that runs along the cephalothorax (conjoined head and thorax) and abdomen. It has long yellow-brown legs. Photo Copyright and Credit

2008-08-11 20:03:38

The Handsome Sunbird (Aethopyga bella), is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitat. Photo Copyright and Credit

2007-10-24 12:57:02

The Barred Buttonquail or Common Bustard-Quail (Turnix suscitator), is one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, true quails. This species is resident from India across tropical Asia to south China, Indonesia and the Philippines. In India it is widespread and is found up to 8200 feet in elevation in the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and most of Southeast Asia and the Philippines. This typical little quail is rufous-brown above, rusty and...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.