Tag: Philippines

Tourist Dies From Rabies After Getting Bitten By Dog She Rescued

A woman from Norway visited the Philippines and took a stray puppy to her resort to wash and play with it. Upon getting back home, she fell ill and died of rabies.

Animals May 11, 2019

Tiny Human Species Discovered In The Philippines Could Change History

Strange new humans have been discovered in the islands of the Philippines, exhibiting traits from both ancient ape-like species and modern humans. This groundbreaking discovery challenges many widely held notions about human evolution.

Ancient April 11, 2019

Small Island In The Philippines Has 4 New Species Of Worm-Eating Mice

Scientists have found that a small island in the Philippines was able to host four different species of mice that developed over time. It is the smallest space ever documented to have evolved new mammals.

Animals May 16, 2018

How The Bones Of An Ancient Rhino Placed Humans In The Philippines 700000 Years Ago

Scientists recently discovered the fossilized skeleton of a rhinoceros in the Philippines from 700,000 years ago. It is likely that early humans were on the island at that time.

Ancient May 2, 2018

The Philippines Allegedly Ignored Expert Advice Before Rolling Out Controversial Dengue Vaccine Program

The Department of Health of the Philippines allegedly ignored experts' recommendations on the rollout of the controversial Dengvaxia immunization program. Instead of the vaccine protecting children against the dengue virus, the recipients now carry greater risk.

Public Health December 11, 2017

Scientists Find Giant Shipworm That's As Long As Your Arm: Here's How This Creature Grows So Big

The giant shipworm (Kuphus polythalamia), pictured here without its shell, is the world’s biggest and rarest bivalve mollusk. Dubbed the "unicorn" of marine biology, the mysterious creature owes its massive size to a symbiotic relationship with sulfur-eating bacteria.

Animals April 18, 2017

Sorry, The White Nokia 6 Is Not Real And Neither Is The Global Release

The Nokia 6 was recently spotted in a white color option in the Philippines, suggesting it's ready for a wider release and a new avatar. As it turns out, no white avatar is available, the retailer is not an authorized seller and the Nokia 6 global release is just a dream.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 28, 2017

Superstitious Fisherman Kept World's Biggest Natural Pearl Under Bed For 10 Years

A fisherman from Palawan, Philippines kept what could possibly be the biggest natural pearl from a giant clam in his home for 10 years without realizing its value. The gem would possibly be valued at about $100 million.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2016

World's Greatest Concentration Of Unique Land Mammal Species Is On Luzon Island In The Philippines

The largest island of the Philippines hosts the world's greatest concentration of unique mammals. More than 90 percent of non-flying mammals in Luzon are found nowhere else in the world.

Animals July 18, 2016

Ubisoft Announces Philippines' First Major Game Studio, Opening In Q2 Near Manila

Ubisoft is opening up more locations internationally, and its next studio is set to be located in the Philippines. Taking advantage of its talented and cheaper workforce, Ubisoft Philippines will be the second studio for the company in the Southeast Asia region after its Singapore office.

Business March 30, 2016

Happyland 360 Documentary Films Philippines Slum In Virtual Reality

This brings being fully immersed to an entirely different level.

December 28, 2015

Philippines Joins Mexico In Approving Vaccine For Dengue Fever, While Cases Spike In Hawaii

Following Mexico's approval, Philippines' Department of Health has confirmed the use of Dengvaxia, a vaccine that can prevent all forms of the disease particularly dengue hemorrhagic fever which strikes hundreds of millions each year. India is also expected to approve the Dengvaxia vaccine soon.

Life December 28, 2015

Skype Restored After a 12-Hour Shutdown

After going down for around 12 hours on Monday, Skype is now back again. The outage was caused by continuous loading and service errors, said Microsoft.

Apps/Software September 23, 2015

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore The Philippines With New Street View Images

Google Maps published new 360-degree panoramic views of the Philippines Wednesday. The Street View images feature 37 cities and historic locations in the country.

Internet September 16, 2015

Philippines Confirms Traveler From Middle East Is Second MERS Case

The second case of MERS in the Philippines had been confirmed by the country's health authorities. The patient is currently admitted for quarantine and contact tracing had been started.

Life July 6, 2015

Climate Minister Urging Poor Countries To Push Hard Against Rich Countries On Environmental Issues

Pakistan's Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sen. Mushahid Ullah Khan, urged developing countries to stand united in making wealthy polluting countries take responsibility for causing global warming and for damaging the environment.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2015

FCC Slaps AT&T With $25 Million Fine For Customer Data Theft

AT&T cuts ties with overseas call centers where employees accessed sensitive customer information and sold off the data to a phone theft ring.

Legal April 9, 2015

Measles Outbreak In California May Have Origins In The Philippines

The virus strain in 30 measles patients in California was found to be the same one that caused a recent outbreak in the Philippines raising the possibility that the current measles outbreak in California may have originated from the Asian country where the disease remains prevalent.

Life February 19, 2015

#WeLovePopeFrancis: Pope Concludes Manila Visit with Youth Encounter, Mass Attended by Six Million People

Pope Francis ended his trip to the Philippines on Monday where he was sent off by the country’s president, church leaders, cabinet members and a legion of Filipinos who lined up the streets to catch a final glimpse.

Society January 19, 2015

Best Gas Station Restroom in the World? Check This Out [Video]

All the comforts, and more, of home at this public gas station toilet in the Philippines.

Internet Culture January 6, 2015

Power of makeup: Filipino comedian transforms himself into Hollywood superstars

Filipino noontime variety show host and comedian uses the power of make up to transform himself into different Hollywood Celebrities.

Internet Culture October 13, 2014

Mount Mayon volcano eruption in Philippines threatens to displace thousands of people

The looming eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay, Philippines has prompted PHIVOLCS to raise the alert status to 3. Thousands of families living in danger zones are forcibly evacuated.

Animals September 18, 2014

Mount Mayon volcano in Philippines threatens to erupt: Thousands of villagers evacuate

Mount Mayon in the Philippines may be about to experience a major eruption. The looming danger has forced the government in the province of Albay to evacuate 50,000 people.

Animals September 17, 2014

Philippines celebrates 100 millionth citizen as government renews fight against poverty

The Philippines reaches a new milestone as it hit the 100 million population mark. The birth of 100 children designated as “100,000,000th baby” was both a cause for celebration and a challenge for the poverty stricken Southeast Asian country.

Society July 29, 2014

Scientists discovered metal-eating plant species in the Philippines. You read that right.

A bizarre plant life thriving in the Philippines need nickel for a living too, and it could be key to a more effective "green technology."

Earth/Environment May 12, 2014

Scientists discover metal-eating plant in Philippines

A nickel-eating plant has been discovered in the Philippines. This is how it may be used by humans to help improve the environment.

Animals May 12, 2014

Pacman returns: Manny Pacquiao shows Brandon Rios that he's still king of the square ring

Manny Pacquiao demolished the younger Brandon Rios to prove critics wrong. The Pacman is back.

Sports November 25, 2013

Tech giants rush to aid of Philippine typhoon victims

Tech giants Samsung, Apple, Google, LG and Facebook have rushed to the aid of typhoon Yolanda victims.

Society November 16, 2013

Search for missing bodies and relief efforts intensify in typhoon devasted Philippines

Help from the international community and local groups are starting to arrive in the affected areas of Philippines wiped out by super typhoon Haiyan.

Society November 14, 2013

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