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Cebu biology graduates insist killing endangered birds necessary

Endangered Black Shama (Copsychus cebuensis) also known as “Siloy.” CDN/TONEE DESPOJO

Biology graduates of Cebu Normal University (CNU) on Tuesday insisted that killing the Black Shama birds was necessary to understand the diet of the endangered bird species.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mangroves keep sea trash out of villages

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VOLUNTEERS pick up trash in the mangrove area of the village of Dalahican in Lucena City fronting Tayabas Bay. PHOTO COURTESY OF  QUEZON PIO

The panorama of mangroves growing along the vast coastline of Quezon province is also serving as a defense barrier from trash that used to swamp the beaches and riverbanks.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Solon wants 4-day work week for gov’t offices nationwide to save energy

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker wants to have a four-day work week for government offices not just in Metro Manila, but for the whole country, in a bid to save energy in light of the looming power shortage in 2015.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Canadian nabbed with 51 turtles in his pants

A small box turtle crosses the road. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Canadian has been caught at the US-Canada border with 51 live turtles stuffed in his pants in what American authorities claimed was an elaborate reptile smuggling operation.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Conservation bid in Baguio draws support of architects

THE BAGUIO Cathedral is one of 36 structures in the summer capital which Baguio folks have asked to be declared as heritage sites.  RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Acknowledging the need to make amends for their role in the “overdevelopment” of the summer capital, a group of architects has started a movement to popularize structures built by American colonial engineers and Filipinos to support a renewed Baguio conservation drive.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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