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2009-03-11 08:55:00

According to the Associated Press, a group of activists in the Philippines have rescued a whale shark the size of a forearm, believed to be the smallest offspring of the world's largest fish. The 15-inch-long whale shark was found with its tail tied to a small rope on a beach last week in Pilar town in the eastern Philippines.  According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, the fish was "arguably the smallest living whale shark in recorded history." The shark was loosed from the rope and...

2009-02-17 11:30:00

According to ornithologists, a rare Philippines quail feared to be extinct was found right before it was headed for the cooking pot. Last month, hunters nabbed the Worcester's buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri) in the Caraballo mountain range, and a TV crew took pictures and video footage of the live bird at a poultry market, the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines said. Michael Lu, club president, said the group was "ecstatic" about the find, but also said they "feel sad that the locals do not...

2009-02-13 21:09:01

Global climate change and world oil market trends are hurting tuna fishermen in the Philippines, experts say. In General Santos City, which is considered the country's Tuna Capital, fishermen say their catches are decreasing because of global warming and oil price disturbances, Xinhua, China's state-run news agency, reported Friday. Last year, the local tuna industry saw a slide of 22 percent in its production. Three years ago, the Philippines' tuna production ranked the fourth in the world,...

2009-02-12 15:05:47

Ornithologists have reported smaller numbers of birds native to the wetlands of the Philippines due to urbanization and growth of agriculture. Such outside influences have caused the marshes to shrink from 32,000 hectares thirty years ago to just 72 hectares today. "In the 1980s they would routinely count 100,000 wild Philippine ducks and mainland Asian garganays (wild ducks) in one day, just for the two species," Michael Lu, president of Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, told AFP. Now...

2009-02-10 16:00:00

Millions of Friendster Users Can Now Send and Receive Money from Family and Friends - An Industry First MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic* and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced that it has launched support for users located in the Philippines and abroad to send and receive money on Friendster via the GCASH payment solution. This launch makes Globe Telecom the first partner to enable money transfer on...

2009-02-05 08:11:56

A Black Eyed Peas publicist has confirmed the younger brother of band member Apl.de.ap was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a car in the Philippines. Usmagazine.com said 21-year-old Joven Pineda Deala was slain in the northern town of Porac, Pampanga, as he sat in his car outside his girlfriend's home at 1 a.m. Tuesday. No suspects have been arrested and police haven't publicly speculated on a motive for the shooting, however, media reports claim Deala may have been part of a love...

2009-01-27 18:00:00

Over 90 Million Tagalog Speaking Filipinos Globally Can Now Use Friendster To Keep in Touch with Friends and Family MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic* and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced that Friendster.com is available in Tagalog, the most popular language in the Philippines that is used by over 90 million people worldwide. Friendster's mobile site m.friendster.com will also launch in Tagalog in the...

2009-01-16 05:20:00

New Macau and Philippine Casinos choose GPI's RFID technology for Casino Currency Control(R) security, tracking and verification at gaming tables LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) ("GPI"), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today that it has secured two substantial orders to supply casino chips and RFID technology to two casinos, one in Macau and the other in the Philippines,...

2009-01-05 06:00:00

Singapore investigators to coordinate 700 patient trial of EGFR targeting antibody for treatment of head and neck cancer MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (NYSE Alternext US:YMI, TSX:YM, AIM:YMBA), an oncology company that identifies, develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide, today announced that the National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS) has selected nimotuzumab, YM's EGFR-targeting drug, for evaluation in a...

2008-12-12 15:08:15

The digital divide between emerging and developed worldwide economies might not be that wide at all. Nielsen has produced a new online survey that found Western countries tend to be heavy users of such media hardware as DVD players and gaming consoles, and next-generation devices such as video handsets are more popular in up-and-coming markets, mostly in Asia. The Philippines online population emerged first among the 52 countries surveyed with the highest levels of usage across a range of...

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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Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'