Latest the Philippines Stories

2008-10-08 09:20:00

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $4 million to a group of Philippine and American scientists led by Oregon Health & Science University to aid in the discovery of new molecules and biofuels technology from marine mollusks for development in the Philippines. The project will concentrate its research in the Philippine archipelago whose waters are inhabited by an estimated 10,000 marine mollusk species, or about a fifth of all the known species, and are regarded by marine...

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Shan Ross A COMEDY sketch in which a man urges his neighbour to "mount" a Filipina maid has been attacked by the Philippines government and community groups in Britain. An online petition condemning the skit, on BBC show Harry and Paul, starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, as "disgraceful", "distasteful" and "tantamount to racism" attracted hundreds of signatures yesterday. Calls were growing last night for the BBC to apologise. The Philippines government has already...

2008-09-30 09:00:42

Three Filipino gold miners have been rescued from a flooded tunnel, leaving eight still missing, officials said. The miners were rescued Monday from the mine in the Philippines' Benguet province, saying they managed to survive by standing on a ledge in one of the tunnels about 400 to 700 feet underground where there was enough oxygen to keep them alive, GMANews.TV reported. Six miners have been rescued and nearly 100 workers resumed the search for the remaining eight miners early...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5b184d/philippines_pharma) has announced the addition of the "Philippines Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. The Philippines remains ranked tenth in the BMI's Q308 Business Environment Rankings of 14 key markets in the Asia Pacific region, illustrating limited opportunities and substantial risks to operating in the country despite the high prices of medicines. The market size - of...

2008-09-25 09:00:36

Typhoon Hagupit forces airlines cancel trips to Hong Kong MANILA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least four airlines on Wednesday canceled seven scheduled flights from Manila to Hong Kong as Typhoon Hagupit moves to hit Hong Kong after battling the Philippines. According to local news network GMA News, one flight of Cebu Pacific, two flights of Philippine Airlines, three flights of Cathay Pacific, and one flight of China Southern Airlines scheduled to leave Manila on Wednesday, have been...

2008-09-23 03:00:10

ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement for the supply of broadband access solutions to Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the incumbent and largest operator in the Philippines. ECI's Hi-FOCuS(TM)-5 Multi-Service Access Node (MSAN) central office and outside plant solution was chosen to support PLDT's nationwide expansion of high-speed internet DSL services for both business and residential...

2008-09-21 21:00:15

By Terence Gomez IN Malaysia, firms with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) have been recognised through well-publicised awards. Common wisdom also holds that public-private collaborations involving governments, multinational corporations (MNCs) and international financial institutions such as the World Bank will enhance social well-being by eradicating poverty, promoting sustainable forms of economic development, protecting the environment and respecting the rights of...

2008-09-19 12:00:10

By Christine Morente Residents of a poor rural town in the Philippines are getting their health care needs met by physicians and nurses who live thousands of miles away. For four years, Philos Health has sent 16 medical teams -- mostly made up of physicians and nurses from Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame and San Mateo -- to Jagna, a small province in Bohol, Philippines. The next visit, slated for Oct. 3, will focus on opening a birthing center and providing follow-up care...

2008-09-15 21:00:21

Record fiscal 2008 revenue climbs 62.6% year over year to $87.7 million Net income increases 123.8% to $18.9 million SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Precision Steel (the "Company"), a niche precision steel processing company principally engaged in producing and selling of high precision cold-rolled steel products, today announced its results for the fiscal year 2008, ended June 30, 2008. Full Year 2008 Highlights -- Record revenue...

2008-09-15 21:00:12

LONDON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeuStar, Inc. today announced that it has partnered with Globe, a leading mobile network operator in the Philippines, to provide mobile instant messaging (IM) services to Globe's subscribers. NeuStar powers Globe's UNLICHAT service, which features Yahoo! Messenger, the top online IM in the Philippines. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080310/NEUSTARLOGO ) Using NeuStar's leading IM services, its Mobile Messaging Gateway (MMG) and a...

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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