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2009-12-18 09:02:00

MANILA and QUEZON CITY, Philippines, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children International will train its extensive volunteer network to help UNICEF support and comfort children suffering stress from recent typhoons in the Philippines. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/40364/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091218/NY28510 ) The U.S.-based humanitarian organization which helps more...

2009-12-17 07:30:00

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, has announced that international artist Charice has been named an official Smile Ambassador and will support the organization's global efforts of providing free surgeries to children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. Charice will use her growing fan base to raise awareness and funds for children in need and share how Operation Smile helps transform lives with a...

2009-12-16 16:00:00

On Wednesday, the infamous Mayon volcano in the Albay province of the Philippines let off some steam, oozing lava and spewing ash into the atmosphere and prompting local authorities to evacuate more than 30,000 residents from the surrounding cities. According the chief state volcanologist Renato Solidum, the eruption was the 40th to occur in the last 400 years and consisted of five separate explosions"”the largest of which sent an plume of ash some 550 yards into the air from the top of...

2009-12-08 06:00:00

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award Winner and Humanitarian Usher Raymond IV, announced today that his non-profit organization, Usher's New Look, will take Powered By Service, an initiative from Usher's New Look that encourages young people to utilize their talents and resources to make a difference in their community, to the Global Peace Convention in the Philippines from December 10-14, 2009. At the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2009, Usher's New Look...

2009-12-07 09:00:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the availability of reporting on consumer Internet usage for Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The addition of these three markets brings comScore's measurement capabilities to 41 individual countries as part of its comprehensive global measurement platform. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO) "With the inclusion...

2009-12-03 09:00:00

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today further expanded its reach into growing nations with the opening of the first IBM Innovation Center in the Philippines. The new center aims to help the local business and academic communities to build skills and develop new technologies that support demand for digital infrastructure projects in banking, energy, telecommunications, transportation, retail and government industries. (Photo:...

2009-12-02 13:46:00

Inaugural Microfinance Leadership Summit focuses on helping microfinance institutions reach more of the world's poor through technology. WASHINGTON and SEATTLE, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation and Microsoft Corp. today announced a joint initiative to help accelerate microfinance's impact on poverty alleviation through the strategic use of technology. This initiative will kick-off today at the inaugural Microfinance Leadership Summit in Manila, the Philippines, where...

2009-12-02 15:14:00

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Blue Steel is emerging as one of the fastest growing green energy companies on the planet. Through the efforts of True Green Energy Group and True Green Planet's President and Recycling Specialist Leroy Johnston, who has been in the recycling business for over 25 years, stated that Spectrum Blue Steel is light years ahead of everyone and is setting the stage for spectacular earnings because of the bi products recovered by using the...

2009-12-01 14:08:00

MANILA, Philippines and TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Payless ShoeSource announced plans today for the continued international expansion of the Payless retail chain. Through an agreement with franchise partner Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI), the Philippines will be the next country in Payless' strategic global expansion initiative, with the first stores planned to open by mid-2010. SSI has a strong background in developing well-known international brands in the...

2009-11-23 12:50:00

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an announcement today, Ronald Flynn, Founder of Spectrum Blue Steel, stated, "We have initiated the fastest growing alternative energy program in Asia -- not only securing clean, green, renewable energy sources to power the Philippines but encouraging environmental innovation, and technologies that will spur economic growth and grow tomorrow's green energy jobs." TGEG has sparked the creation of a clean energy economy via the...

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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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.