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  • Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry
    Philippine Airlines quits flying shark fins amid outcry

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) said Thursday it has stopped flying shark fin cargoes, joining a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation. The fins are used in shark fin soup, a much-valued delicacy in Hong Kong and China. Conservationists say booming demand for such fins has put pressure on the world's shark populations, prompting calls for measures to restrict their trade. Air New Zealand as well as South Korea's two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, …

  • Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo small businesses Tech in Asia
    Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo small businesses

    DesignCrowd has opened an office in the Philippines and launched the DesignCrowd Philippines site. …

  • Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing AFP News
    Philippines' oldest artworks in danger of disappearing

    The 127 engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the Southeast Asian nation's oldest known artworks, but encroaching urbanisation, vandals and the ravages of nature are growing threats. The artworks have been declared a national treasure, regarded as the best proof that relatively sophisticated societies existed in the Philippines in the Stone Age. "They show that in ancient times, the Philippines did have a complex culture. Museum scientists believe the carvings date back to …

  • Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCR The Inbox
    Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCR

    Commentary By Ellen T. Tordesillas Last Tuesday, while in Baguio City for their summer session, the Supreme Court denied all the Motions for Reconsideration on Online Libel which it upheld in its Feb. 18, 2014 decision. It will be recalled … Continue reading → …

  • Vaccination Has Saved 732,000 Children's Lives Since 1994 LiveScience.com

    More than 732,000 children's lives have been saved in the past 20 years due to routine vaccinations, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The numbers show the national immunization programs have been successful in saving hundreds of thousands of lives, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said. The CDC estimated that since the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program was implemented in 1994, vaccination rates have soared to near or above 90 percent, and routine …

  • Northwestern players to cast historic union vote
    Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years. …

  • FCC pushes back against criticism over Internet traffic plan Reuters
    FCC pushes back against criticism over Internet traffic plan

    By Alina Selyukh NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. communications regulator on Thursday sought to tame an outcry over its plan to allow "fast lanes" for some content on the Internet, insisting that the agency will monitor and punish broadband providers that treat Web traffic "unreasonably." The Federal Communications Commission is weighing rules that would ban Internet providers from blocking access to websites or applications, but would allow content companies to pay for faster Internet speeds …

  • Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit Reuters
    Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain from soliciting one …

  • UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit Associated Press
    UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit

    DALLAS (AP) — First-quarter net income at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue. …

  • 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer calls sex abuse claims 'shakedown' Reuters
    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer calls sex abuse claims 'shakedown'

    Bryan Singer, 48, said in a statement that the allegations are "outrageous, vicious and completely false." Last week, Michael Egan, 31, accused Singer in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii of drugging and raping him in 1999 in Hawaii and California. All three have denied the accusations. …

  • Tech giants settle suit over no-poaching deal AFP News
    Tech giants settle suit over no-poaching deal

    Tech giants Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel settled a lawsuit Thursday that charged they had colluded to hold salaries down by agreeing to not poach each other's staff. …

  • 'Turkey, Twitter set for second round of talks in Dublin' AFP News
    'Turkey, Twitter set for second round of talks in Dublin'

    Turkey's government will hold a second round of talks with Twitter executives next month in Dublin, local media reported on Thursday. Turkey's telecommunications authority held high-level meetings with officials from the San Francisco-based company this month after the government banned the service in March for two weeks. The second meeting is scheduled for the second week of May to be attended by officials from Turkey's Information and Technologies Authority as well as the prime ministry, …

  • Print and digital ad revenues higher at New York Times AFP News
    Print and digital ad revenues higher at New York Times

    The New York Times said Thursday that advertising income in both its print and digital editions increased for the first time in years during the first quarter. "However, we are certainly not claiming victory in advertising yet; …

  • Putin calls Internet 'CIA project' AFP News
    Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches. You know all of this started during the dawn of the Internet as a special project of the CIA. He also made ominous comments on Russia's most popular search engine Yandex, suggesting it could become more tightly controlled. Yandex handles some 60 percent of search queries in Russia and has a presence in several other countries. …

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  • Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCR

    Fight vs online libel goes to the UNHCR

    Commentary By Ellen T. Tordesillas Last Tuesday, while in Baguio City for their summer session, the Supreme Court denied all the Motions for Reconsideration on Online Libel which it upheld in its Feb. 18, 2014 decision. It will be recalled … Continue reading → More »

  • Book chronicles efforts for PWD-friendly polls

    Book chronicles efforts for PWD-friendly polls

    By Melissa Luz Lopez, VERA Files A lot have been done but much still need to be done for a hassle-free  participation of  Persons with Disabilities in elections,according to a book published by The Asia Foundation (TAF) and supported by … Continue reading → More »

  • The other side of Palawan

    The other side of Palawan

    By Ellen T. Tordesillas Mention Palawan and what comes to mind are Underground River and El Nido in the northern side of this richly-blessed province from its capital, Puerto Princesa. Three weeks ago, we went to the southern side- in … Continue reading → More »

  • Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources

    By Kiersnerr Gerwin Tacadena, VERA Files "Gutom (hunger)," Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped. Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural … Continue reading → More »

  • ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    ‘Yolanda’ fiberglass boats modern-day Noah’s ark

    By Jane Dasal, VERA Files If you want to save the earth, build a boat. That's what a group of environmentalists is saying, especially if you want to save both the forests and fishermen affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). “Haiyan … Continue reading → More »

  • Environmental groups oppose proposed coal-fired power plants

    Environmental groups oppose proposed coal-fired power plants

    By Patricia Isabel Gloria, VERA Files Groups opposed to the building of 25 coal-fired power plants within the next six years gathered outside the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday, International Earth Day, as … Continue reading → More »

  • Green is in

    Text by Kimmy Baraoidan, VERA Files Photos by Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan Los Baños, Laguna—Inside a wet market in Los Baños, a stack of paper bags hangs by a fruit stand. Many towns now ban the use of plastics … Continue reading → More »