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DENR credits social media for seizure of smuggled stalactites, corals and wildlife species

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Through the social networking site Facebook and other social media, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was able to seize a large haul of stalactites and corals and rescue endangered marine and wildlife species from traffickers.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg pumping $120M into local schools

In this April 30, 2014 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gestures while delivering the keynote address at the f8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million over the next five years to the San Francisco Bay Area’s public school system. The gift is the biggest allocation to date of the more than $1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation. AP

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg put out word late Thursday that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are pumping $120 million into San Francisco Bay Area schools.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thais bored of junta’s marching music: Justin Timberlake, please

This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand Friday, May 23, 2014. Thailand’s junta has commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public’s verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack. AP

First Thailand’s junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public’s verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Baby wallaby rescued from Facebook sale

This recent undated handout photo received on May 1, 2014 by Australia's Department of Parks and Wildlife shows a seized wallaby joey which was rescued from a Broome car park by officers from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and Western Australia (WA) Police after it was posted for sale on Facebook.  A man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to sell the baby wallaby on Facebook, attracting bids as high as 10,000 Australian dollars (9,291 USD) before he was caught, officials said on May 1, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / Parks and Wildlife Department
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A man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted to sell a baby wallaby on Facebook, attracting bids as high as Aus$10,000 (US$9,291) before he was caught, officials said Thursday.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Shame scammers, Senator Santiago urges grads

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Shame the scammers. Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Saturday exhorted the youth to hound the lawmakers implicated in the P10-billion pork barrel scam on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, “until they shed their thick hides.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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