Sea Turtle

Portion Of Misamis Town Protected Habitat For Pawikan

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has designated a protected habitat to ensure the survival of critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtles, or more popularly known locally as “Pawikan,” in northeastern Mindanao. The establishment of a 612-hectare critical area in the town of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental, has brought the total land area of protected habitat to 6,300 hectares in …

BSP releases new P100 bills

DEEPER COLOR Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas authorities release the new P100 bank notes (right)with a stronger mauve or violet color than that of the old one (left) to markedly differentiate these from the P1,000 bank notes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS FOLLOWING complaints that the P100 and P1,000 bills seem to look alike, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will release starting today …

Philippines to host Olympic basketball qualifying tournament

The Philippines will host one of three Olympic basketball qualifying tournaments in July. The country joins Italy and Serbia as the three hosts of for the tournaments that will determine the wildcard entries to the Olympics in Rio, FIBA announced on Tuesday. Gilas Pilipinas will compete for a spot in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The national …

Philippine’s Coins.ph teams up with 7-Eleven to offer instant deposits

The partnership will allow users to credit funds into their digital wallets via 7-Eleven’s 1,600 outlets in the Philippines Bitcoin exchange and wallet service Coins.ph has announced that it is teaming up with convenience store chain 7­-Eleven to offer instant deposits across all 1,600 of its stores in the Philippines. Through this partnership, it will be convenient for Coins.ph’s customers, …

1st PH – made satellite set to go into space

MANILA, Philippines — It’s official. The Philippines is launching its first Filipino-made satellite in space in April this year. Young Filipino scientists and officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), led by Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services Rowena Cristina Guevara, are set to turn over on Wednesday the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Micro-satellite (Phil-Microsat) to their counterparts …

Philippine Boomtown Expands Into the Sea

Strangled by Success, a Philippine Boomtown Expands Into the Sea

Bloomberg By Karl Lester M. Yap | Bloomberg – Tue, Dec 22, 2015 7:00 AM SGT (Bloomberg) — In the shadow of the Philippines’ highest volcano, Davao city’s reputation as one of the safest, most vibrant and best-run cities in the country is drawing migrants and business people in their thousands. But there’s nowhere to put them. Encompassed by hills …

Rare Philippine eagle chick born in captivity

A rare Philippine eagle chick has hatched in captivity, giving conservationists hope for the critically endangered bird. The eaglet, which has yet to be named, is the first of its kind to be born at a conservation centre in the southern Davao province in two years. Thirty four eagles, including the hatchling, are currently being kept in a massive cage …

Kabataan app clues youth in on voter pulse through mock polls

Soon, voters can turn to their mobile phones to see who among the presidentiables have the best chance at being the country’s next leader. The Kabataan Partylist on Thursday launched the Kabataan, Tayo ang Pag-asa (KTAP) app which allows mobile internet users to participate in mock election polls ahead of the national elections on May 9 next year. The KTAP …

How Philippines is battling to cash in on coconut craze

(CNN) — It’s hailed as a super food and its uses extends to hair conditioner and mosquito repellant. The world is having a love affair with all things coconut. As the world’s second biggest producer of the fruit, the Philippines is a major source of these products consumed around the world. But an aging tree population and damage from natural …