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, …
Estrada files COC as Manila mayor
Former President Joseph Estrada has vowed a landslide win for Manila
mayor in the 2013 polls versus the incumbent Mayor Alfedo Lim.
Estrada on Tuesday filed his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections office in Arroceros Street.
He was accompanied by his running mate and current Manila Vice-Mayor
Isko Moreno, as well as sons Senator Jinggoy Estrada and San Juan Rep.
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