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New species of beetle discovered

Manila - Biology students, studying in Manila, have discovered a new species of beetle. The discovery was, ironically, made in their own city.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Metro Manila flooding forces thousands of residents to evacuate

More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from flooded areas of Metro Manila and brought to temporary shelters as tropical storm "Maring" dropped more than 45 centimeters of rain, turning many streets into rivers during heavy downpours Tuesday morning.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Basketball fans gear up for FIBA Asia championship games in Phl

Basketball fans from the Philippines and participating countries in Asia are all set to watch the opening of the 27th FIBA Asia championship games on Aug.1 at the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA) in Pasay City Philippines.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Filipino man's home doubles as public library

Hernando Guanlao - an older, albeit high-spirited man - opened up his home as a library to the public in the Filipino province of Manila 12 years ago. Now, he is looking to expand his successful endeavor beyond Manila toward other parts of the country.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 3 comments

Death toll of Manila floods at 60

Torrential monsoon rains in Manila, Philippines have left at least 60 people dead. Rescue operations are now turning into clean-up operations.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

At least 12 people killed in landslides in the Philippines

Manila - Torrential rains triggered a landslide in the Philippine capital of Manila on Tuesday, killing eight people. One report states 51 dead. Four were buried by a mudslide in Zamboanga del Sur.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Toronto blogger aims to inspire Filipino caregivers Special

Toronto - For Cordi Villa, a Toronto resident originally from the Philippines, blogging offers a great opportunity to send a message of hope.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen - 3 comments

Animal rights group rescues 300 pitbulls from dog-fighting ring

Police operatives assisted by an animal rights group have busted a dog-fighting syndicate operating in San Pablo City, south of Metro Manila Sunday. Rescued were about 300 pit bulls in a two-hectare farm reportedly operated by South Koreans.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 4 comments

U.S offers assistance to flood-ravaged areas in Philippines

Manila - As the death toll rises in the storm-induced floodings in the southern Philippines' Mindanao island, the White House says it stands ready to help in humanitarian relief.
In the Media by Romeo Marquez - 3 comments

Typhoon 'Pedring' in Metro Manila kills 8 people

Typhoon "Pedring" (international code name: Nesat) left Metro Manila with at least eight people dead and dislocated hundreds of families living in low lying areas as strong wind and rising floodwater engulfed their homes.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Scores of youth attend Philippine mass circumcision

Manila - Scores of boys in Philippines showed up for what has been described as a ‘circumcision party’ providing a safe but free procedure for this rite of passage common to local males in the area.
In the Media by Joseph Zulu

Op-Ed: Mass genital mutilation in world record attempt

Saturday, 7 May 2011, the city of Manila in the Philippines has attempted to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by circumcising as many boys as possible.
In the Media by Bart B. Van Bockstaele

Thousands gather at Manila's largest mall to welcome 2011 Special 

Manila - Hundreds of thousands of people from all parts of Metro Manila converged at the SM Mall of Asia to take part in the festivities at the annual New Year countdown party last night.
Digital Journal Report by Adeline Yuboco - 1 comment

2 dead, 5 injured in Manila Skyway accident

Manila - Two people died and five others are left injured when an ambulance collided onto a portion of one of the northbound lane toll booths on the Skyway early this morning.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

How Global City is redefining tourism in the Philippines

Manila - There is a new kingpin when it comes to partying in Asia. The location may surprise you, but this little town overlooking the Chinese sea is redefining Philippine tourism and overshadowing Manila, Tokyo, and Hong Kong as traditional hubs of amusement.
In the Media by Matthew-Paul Narciso

Foot race for Pasig River rehabilitation sets new world record

The fun run for the rehabilitation of Metro Manilas' heavily polluted river which organizers refer to as "10.10.10., A Run for Pasig River" , was joined by 116,086 participants, according to Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Manny Pacquiao leads 175,000 people on foot race to save river

Close to 175,000 people have joined Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos in a foot race around Metro Manila Sunday to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Pasig River.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Hong Kong criticizes Manila for poor handling of hostage crises

Hong Kong authorities have expressed dismay on the handling of Monday's hostage-taking incident by Manila officials which caused the death of eight Hong Kong tourists and injured 15 others in Manila's tourist district
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Manila bus hijacker shot, seven Hong Kong tourists killed

The former Manila police officer who hijacked a tourist bus Monday was shot and killed by members of the Manila police swat team after almost 12 hours of negotiations for his surrender and for the release of more than 20 hostages.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Al Gore in Manila on climate change talks

Former US vice-president Al Gore arrived Tuesday in Manila to deliver a talk on climate change at the SMX convention center Tuesday night.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Church Resorts to Prayer as Gov’t Takes Stock of El Niño Damage Special

MANILA – Alarmed by the lengthening list of damage the El Niño phenomenon has done on farmlands across the archipelago, a Catholic bishop has issued a circular letter with the Oratio Imperata calling for divine intervention.
Digital Journal Report by Antonio Figueroa

Manila aftermath: Mud, money, misery and criticism

Manila is covered in mud. Food aid is under strain, and business has come to an almost total standstill. Deaths are estimated at 240. Volunteers have been sifting through a soggy wasteland trying to clean up. Now a second storm is expected to hit Luzon.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment

Manila ‘80 per cent under water’

Huge floods caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana have devastated the capital of the Philippines, a city of 12 million people. Videos are showing people stuck on debris swept along by fast moving flood waters. Twenty-five provinces are also believed affected.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Children Hostages On A Bus in Manila

Children on holiday,on a bus, in Manila were held hostage, in order for one man to make a statement against corruption and the condition of impoverished children.
In the Media by warrenpeace - 1 comment

Judge defies Manila, keeps U.S. Marine in jail

Philippine's Judge defies earlier agreement that the US Marine will be in US Embassy Custody until appeal ends, will be in Philippine prison instead.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham
 

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