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Live Earth to rock the world

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From New York to the Antarctic, Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, the world is getting ready to rock on Saturday as organisers of the Live Earth events seek to raise awareness of global warming. A wave of music is set to ripple round the globe starting in Sydney then fanning Read more »

Should Manila sacrifice zoo for PBA coliseum?

BY MANNY B. MARINAY – IF only animals could speak and express their disgust, then more than 500 elephants, lions, tigers, chimpanzees, giraffes and other animals housed at the Manila Zoo and Botanical Garden would come barging into the Manila City Hall to protest plans to demolish their house Read more »

Philippines gets World Bank boost for environment

MANILA (AFP) – The World Bank has approved 57 million dollars in assistance to help protect and manage the Philippines’ environmental resources, the lending institution said Wednesday. It would help the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to “carry out its priority activities to meet its core mandates Read more »

Manila Zoo site eyed for PBA coliseum

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By Waylon Galvez – IMAGINE THE PBA dome at the site where the current Manila Zoo is located. Seems like a perfect place. Well, that’s what PBA Board of Governors chairman Ricky Vargas thinks after meeting with two newly-elected Manila officials recently as the league prepares to make its Read more »

Giants of the deep draw tourists to quiet corner of Philippines

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DONSOL, Philippines (AFP) – The enormous grey whale shark glides effortlessly in the murky waters off Donsol in the eastern Philippines, its distinctive pale yellow spotted back and fins clearly visible as excited tourists prepare to enter the water from nearby outrigger canoes.