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Majestic ‘tuki’


Some sectors have suggested that the municipality of Oslob stop the tourism practice of feeding whale sharks or butanding, especially the muncipal government of Donsol whose own whale shark watching activities are affected by what’s happening in Cebu. I visited Oslob town recently with my siblings and found the experience very satisfying.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

China volunteers rescue 900 dogs in cramped truck

One of the dogs that was caught near the site of four fatal maulings sits inside a cage at a city dog pound in Mexico City Jan. 9, 2013. / AP

The head of an animal rescue center in China said Sunday that volunteers have rescued about 900 dogs that were being transported in poor conditions in a truck.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Air Force flies injured crocodile to capital for surgery at QC park


A 10-foot crocodile with a wide gash near its belly was flown from its home in Indanan, Sulu, to Manila aboard a C-130 Philippine Air Force cargo plane to be treated for its injury.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sea turtle caught in net in Sibonga freed

A SEA turtle or pawikan was freed after it was trapped in the nets of one of the fishermen off the seas of barangay Bahay, Sibonga town yesterday.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Oslob gov’t told: Drop whale shark tour program

The scars sustained by Fermin, a juvenile male whale shark who fed off the food given by boaters plying the waters off Oslob and Moalboal towns, resulted to finger-pointing and denials among municipal officials over the weekend.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Baby giant panda born in Tokyo zoo dies

This handout picture taken by Ueno Zoological Park on July 6, 2012 shows a newly born giant panda resting on the arm of its mother Shin Shin at the Ueno Zoological Park in Tokyo. A baby giant panda was born at the zoo on July 5 in a rare success for Japan's captive breeding programme. AFP/UENO ZOOLOGICAL PARK

A baby giant panda born last week at a Tokyo zoo died of pneumonia on Wednesday, according to park officials who had initially hailed the birth as rare success for Japan’s captive breeding program.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘We didn’t know touching whale sharks was wrong’

The small coastal barangay of North Granada in Boljoon town, southern Cebu, pleaded ignorance after being heavily criticized for mishandling a whale shark that was stranded there.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Whale sharks belong to the open sea

Photos of a helpless whale shark (Rhincodon typus), locally known as “tuki,” with its tail tied and its back mounted by joyriders, are a perversion of what ecotourism is about.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Facebook photo of hapless whale shark sparks online outrage


A Facebook photo of a girl riding atop a whale shark and assisted by a native in barangay Granada in Boljoon town, southern Cebu stirred up a tempest of outrage among the Filipino cyber community yesterday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Rescued eagle species can’t be found abroad’

THE wounded eagle that was rescued in Lapu-Lapu City last week belongs to a species that can be found only in the Philippines. The bird, identified as a Philippine serpent eagle (scientific name Spilornis holospilus) can be found across the Philippines except Palawan island, where a similar species, the crested serpent eagle, is found, said [...]

Posted: August 30th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

2 turtles caught by Mindoro fishermen released to the sea


CITY OF CALAPAN—A 25-kilo female turtle accidentally caught in the hook of a fisherman was rescued by villagers at around noontime on Sunday in waters off Barangay (village) Balite in this city and released to the sea on Monday morning. Village Councilor Reyman Pajardo said they confiscated the animal from the fisherman who accidentally caught [...]

Posted: May 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Mameng’ threatened by damaged Bakud Reef

ALABEL, Sarangani Province—The coal ship incident that damaged the Bakud Reef in Kiamba town continues to threaten the survival of various fish species, including the endangered Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulates), marine experts said. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Napoleon wrasse, locally known as mameng, occurs patchily in the Indo-Pacific region and is one [...]

Posted: May 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
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  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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