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2011-06-14 04:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First prize in the 2010 CGAP Microfinance Photography Contest goes to Mohammed Rakibul Hasan for "The Tannery Industry." Hasan took the photograph, in which hundreds of hides turn golden in the sun, in his hometown of Dhaka, Bangladesh, where there are many small tanneries. This is the third time Hasan has been a finalist in the Contest, but the first time he has won the top prize. Hasan works as a freelance photographer while he studies...

2011-06-06 22:00:00

PEORIA, Ill., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ORRV), a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced that team members discovered another shipwreck in the Philippines. There were always several distinct routes shipping would follow in the Philippines. ORRV has already discovered 2 shipwrecks along one of the routes Spanish shipping followed between Manila and Acapulco. The new discovery is along the trade route taken by ships...

2011-05-30 07:23:00

STOCKHOLM, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom, one of the leading mobile operators in the Philippines (over 27 million subs), is launching VMS (Video Message Service) nationwide. By doing so, Globe will be the first to market VMS as a new media channel to their subscribers. VMS is a video service that allows users to share video via mobile person to person, follow local and foreign video bloggers and take part of premium content offered by VMS broadcasters. This means the...

2011-05-25 01:00:00

STOCKHOLM, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Telecom, one of the leading mobile operators in the Philippines (over 27 million subs), is launching VMS (Video Message Service) nationwide. By doing so, Globe will be the first to market VMS as a new media channel to their subscribers. VMS is a video service that allows users to share video via mobile person to person, follow local and foreign video bloggers and take part of premium content offered by VMS broadcasters. This means the...

2011-05-06 00:00:31

CAYIN's digital signage players empower 22 LCD screens in the Glorietta and Greenbelt cinemas in the Philippines. This project was conducted and implemented by Mediacast Digital Group, CAYIN's certified reseller in the Philippines. The new digital screen network has livened up the environment and simultaneously simplified daily operation. Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 CAYIN's digital signage players empower 22 LCD screens in the Glorietta and Greenbelt cinemas in the Philippines. This...

2011-05-05 09:30:00

MANILA, The Philippines, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Affordable iCitizen Nursing Skills Netbook Offers State-of-the-art e-learning Tools; Set to Shape Future of Learning for Nurses and Nursing Students in the Philippines Elsevier, Redfox Technologies and Microsoft today announced the launch of the iCitizen Nursing Skills Netbook, an integrated and affordable e-learning netbook for nurses and nursing students in The Philippines. As part of this landmark...

2011-04-29 16:00:00

PEORIA, Ill., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (Pink Sheets: ORRV), a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced that team members have discovered two shipwrecks in the Philippines. Preliminary investigations indicate that at least one of the ships located is believed to be a Manila Galleon that was outbound from Manila to Acapulco, Mexico. The second wreck is believed to be an inbound Manila Galleon which would be carrying silver and gold to...

2011-03-28 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE:CVA) (the "Company" or "Covanta"), today announced that it has completed the sale of its interests in the Quezon coal-fired electric generation facility located in the Philippines to Electricity Generating PCL ("EGCO"). The purchase price of $215 million was paid in cash. Quezon is the second facility to be sold following Covanta's June 2010 announcement of its intention to sell its equity interests in...

2011-03-14 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International nonprofit organization Free Wheelchair Mission recently teamed up with solar energy pioneer SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) for a humanitarian project in the Philippines. Earlier this month, the partnership distributed approximately 1,100 wheelchairs to people with disabilities living in the region. "SunPower cares deeply about the people who live in the regions where we work," said SunPower CEO Tom Werner. "We are...

2011-03-11 04:54:00

SEATTLE, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asian, North American and South American countries on the Pacific Rim are facing tsunami alerts following a 8.9 magnitude earthquake, reported to have occurred near Japan's east coast today. "Our offices in Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands are on alert and staff in coastal areas have been advised, said Geoff Shepherd, World Vision's Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director for the Asia-Pacific region. "We've...


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...

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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

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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

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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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