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First dolphin born in captivity in PH

By Randy V. Datu/Rappler.com – The country’s first live birth of a bottle-nosed dolphin in captivity happened in Subic last July 6. A baby dolphin was born 7 pm on July 6, at the Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic Bay, said Carlo Magno, the marine park’s Director for Animal Read more »

British billionaire promotes solar bulbs

By Helen Flores/The Philippine Star – A British billionaire and a local organization have launched a nationwide campaign aimed at helping poor Filipino families cope with the rising costs of electricity through the use of solar bulbs made out of recycled plastic bottles. Billionaire and world renowned explorer David Read more »

Manila’s first solar pavilion built out of recycled materials

By Rouchelle R. Dinglasan/GMANews – Rizal Park now houses Manila’s first solar pavilion made from recycled materials. Opened last Saturday, My Shelter Foundation explained in a statement that the solar pavilion was built using recycled plastic bottles placed inside plastic crates, which are in turn supported using plastic Read more »

Sinat as a Pinoy medical concept

By Dr. Michael L. Tan/GMANews.com – Last Wednesday at the Philippine Pediatric Society’s national convention, I delivered a paper on Filipino concepts of wellness in children. I started out noting how physicians and other health professionals focus mainly on quantitative measurements – blood pressure, blood chemistry, body temperature Read more »

Locals, biologists face off over Philippine whale shark feeding

By David Loh – Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. Whale sharks are Read more »

What is a Filipino? Looking at our DNA for the answers

Dr. Michael Purugganan, NYU Dean for Science – What’s your mix? Remember that infamous advertising campaign a few months ago, which raised the ire of the Philippine public? Extolling the virtues of Filipinos who were “mixed” —part-Filipino, part something else— it was really meant to be a celebration Read more »