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Rare wetland bird spotted in Ilocos Norte

Photo contributed by Tonji and Sylvia Ramos

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), a bird rarely seen in the Philippines, was identified last June 2 in Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte by volunteers from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) taking part in a bird-migration research. This is the first time that this bird species was photographed in mainland Luzon.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tanay spearheads ‘paroot’ preservation

LOCALLY called “paroot,” cloud rats which are found in Tanay, Rizal province, are among the critically endangered species endemic to the Philippines. PHOTO COURTESY OF TANAY ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICE

Tanay town in Rizal province is taking the lead in the preservation of cloud rats, an endemic species listed as critically endangered, as it embarks on a six-month massive watershed reforestation program.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Solar power project set for Metro schools


The Department of Energy (DOE) will be helping Metro Manila schools reduce their dependence on the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) through the installation of solar power systems on various campuses.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cebu police seize half-ton of shark meat


Police in the central Philippines have seized half a ton (1,100 pounds) of shark meat destined for use in fried fish snacks, the head of an illegal fishing task force said Saturday.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Shark meat for fish balls seized in Cebu town

A TRUCKLOAD of shark meat from Siaton town, Negros Oriental province, is seized in Naga City, Cebu province, where the shark trade has been outlawed by the provincial government. GARY CASES/CONTRIBUTOR

Have you ever tasted shark meat? If you’ve tried those fish balls along Rizal Boulevard here and in a myriad of other places in the country, chances are, you have!

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »