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2009-09-08 17:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 25 global web site based on traffic*, today announced the overwhelming success of its first annual 'Pinoy Friendster Day' organized as a free event to thank Friendster fans for their support over the past seven years. Friendster also thanks those who sponsored the event in addition to all the attendees. More than 7,000 Friendster members showed up for the festivities at the SM Mall of Asia on August 15th, making 'Pinoy...

2009-07-17 04:00:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) today announced that it will close its tire plant in the Philippines as part of a strategy to address uncompetitive manufacturing capacity globally. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) The action, which is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter, will result in a reduction of approximately 500 of the company's 600 associates in the Philippines. The...

2009-07-02 09:32:00

MANILA, Philippines, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Over 100 citizens, delegates and politicians were part of the groundbreaking shift in San Fernando, Philippines since they chose one of the greatest green energy products ever to be invented, The Biosphere MKV invented by Dr. Christopher McCormack Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive officer of Global Environmental Energy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GEECF). In his speech during the ground breaking ceremony of the Pilot Biosphere...

2009-07-02 08:48:00

MANILA, Philippines, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation has announced during the groundbreaking of the Pilot Biosphere Project in Pampanga that three more sites are ready for the installation and deployment of the Biosphere Process and Technology in the Philippines. Ruth P. Briones, the Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation said that sites in Santa Rosa in Nueva Ecija, Tanauan City in Batangas and Butuan City in Mindanao are now being...

2009-06-11 16:08:00

MCCOY TO CREATE NEW TRACK INSPIRED BY HIS JOURNEY Follow McCoy's Trip at http://www.theunbeatentrack.com LONDON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Travis McCoy, lead vocalist & songwriter of Gym Class Heroes and MTV Staying Alive Special Ambassador today joined Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, MTV Networks International and Executive Director, Staying Alive Foundation, to announce plans to travel to South Africa, the Philippines and India to raise awareness about...

2009-06-05 04:06:00

MANILA, Philippines, June 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- MTV Revelations, part of the Awesome Philippines campaign to promote the Philippines as a destination for young adults and music lovers, has set up an island on Second Life, the popular 3D virtual world, to engage and encourage young travelers to visit the Philippines. Complementing the 8 May launch of the online campaign on Second Life will be the Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) animated television commercial, to air on MTV around...

2009-06-04 13:00:00

The International Rice Research Institute has developed three new types of rice for farmers in the Philippines. The IRRI announced the recommendation for the three new varieties aimed to help farmers cope with difficult growing conditions including floods, droughts and high salt environments. The Philippines is the world's biggest rice buyer, but over the past year the nation has been faced with skyrocketing prices, forcing it to increase its imports and ration supplies. The IRRI says that...

2009-06-03 11:28:00

BRUSSELS, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is pleased to share today the release of Mr. Umar Jaleel, an NP international civilian peacekeeper working on Basilan Island in the Mindanao region of the Philippines who was kidnapped from the NP residence by a group of armed men on Friday, Feb. 13. Jaleel is alive and is currently en route to medical facilities. He was released today at 1245 UTC near the vicinity of Tipo Tipo on Basilan. Jaleel was released through negotiations...

2009-06-03 09:46:58

 Some $155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide, not including large hydro, a new report launched today says.Of this $13.5 billion of new private investment went into companies developing and scaling-up new technologies alongside $117 billion of investment in renewable energy projects from geothermal and wind to solar and biofuels.The 2008 investment is more than a four-fold increase since 2004 according to Global Trends in Sustainable Energy...

2009-05-22 14:29:54

An expedition team revealed that footprints and droppings from the Visayan spotted deer, one of the world's most elusive mammals, have been found deep in the Philippines jungle, BBC News reported. Considered one of the most vulnerable of all mammals, less than 300 of the deer are thought to remain on just two islands. The discovery, made by Craig Turner and James Sawyer, came about as the team explored the inner forests of the North Negros Natural Park (NNNP) on Negros Island in 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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