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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...

2009-05-20 08:10:00

A fatal fungus that has killed hundreds of different kinds of frogs in the US is now harming five different frog species in the Philippines, experts announced on Wednesday. A nationwide survey conducted by US and Filipino scientists discovered that the Philippines is the third country in Asia to be affected by the chytrid fungus. The fungus, which targets the skin of frogs and distresses the arrangement of tadpoles' body parts, is also in Japan and Indonesia. The Luzon striped frog, one of...

2009-05-13 03:00:00

HERZLIYYA, Israel, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom, Inc, a leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, recently partnered with leading global provider of innovative mobile entertainment services, Logia Group, to provide a unique up-to-date plug and play content portal - Play Ground Mobile (PGM). The service allows Globe's 24 million mobile subscribers to access the portal using any device on their network. Logia Group's direct integration to operators' billing and...

2009-05-06 07:00:00

MANILA, Philippines, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Tricycles Converted With the CNG Lite(TM) System Were Demonstrated Successfully at Department of Energy Headquarters on April 29th and 30th Energtek Inc., a world leader in the development of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, announced that its fully-owned subsidiary, Energtek Philippines Inc., has successfully demonstrated its converted natural gas tricycles to government officials in Manila this past week. The...

2009-04-23 08:45:00

NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energtek Inc., a world leader in the development of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, announced today that the company's engineering team has started the initiative to convert tricycles to operate on natural gas ("NG") in Metro Manila, as requested by the Government of the Philippines. The tricycles will be displayed by the company to officers of the executive government by April 30. The request of Energtek to convert the vehicles...

2009-04-22 18:01:00

MANILA, Philippines, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - Acision Flexible Charger and Acision Location Gateway Deployed to Substantially Increase Usage of Voice Service Acision, the world's leading messaging company, and Globe Telecom, a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, have launched the world's first fully convergent solution that works across both fixed and mobile networks for post-paid subscribers. Enabled by Acision's innovative real-time, location-based...

2009-04-21 16:47:00

MANILA, Philippines, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biosphere Pilot Facility in the Philippines is set to be installed within a one hectare portion of the existing landfill in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga. The plan was disclosed by Ruth P. Briones, Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Blue Steel Corporation, during the management committee meeting of the City of San Fernando Biosphere Gasification Project held on April 18, 2009. The site has been officially turned-over to Spectrum Blue...

2009-04-20 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energtek Inc., a world leader in the development of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, today announced that the Government of the Philippines has asked Energtek to convert a sample of three-wheel vehicles ("tricycles") in Metro Manila to operate on natural gas. Energtek will be utilizing its proprietary CNG Lite(TM) system based on ANG technology to convert the vehicles. The Philippines' Department of Energy will allow tricycles to use...

2009-04-17 15:05:00

NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energtek Inc., a world leader in the development of Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, today announced that the Government of the Philippines has requested that Energtek convert a sample of three-wheel vehicles ("tricycles") in Metro Manila to operate on natural gas. The vehicles will be converted utilizing Energtek's proprietary CNG Lite(TM) system based on ANG technology. The conversion has been requested by the Department of Energy....

2009-03-17 04:00:00

MANILA, Philippines, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - Advanced SMS Features Provide Filipinos With Market Leading Personalisation and Flexibility Acision, the world's leading messaging company, and Sun Cellular, the fastest-growing mobile network provider in the Philippines, have partnered to come up with the world's most advanced SMS services using Acision Message Plus. As part of Acision Text Suite, the first open text architecture, Acision Message Plus provides Sun Cellular's...

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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