30 May '11, 1pm

Philippines calls for Asean action on biodiversity: MANILA - SOUTHEAST Asian countries must act now to protect t...

Philippines calls for Asean action on biodiversity: MANILA - SOUTHEAST Asian countries must act now to protect t...

Manila - Southeast Asian countries must act now to protect the region's biodiversity in the face of those who want to plunder its resources for a quick profit, the Philippine president said on Monday. -- PHOTO: AP MANILA - SOUTHEAST Asian countries must act now to protect the region's biodiversity in the face of those who want to plunder its resources for a quick profit, the Philippine president said on Monday. As an example of the threat, President Benigno Aquino cited the discovery this month of a huge shipment of illegally harvested corals and preserved sea turtles, seized at Manila's port before they could be smuggled abroad. 'This single act of environmental pillage is only symptomatic of a larger problem,' Mr Aquino said at an event for the launch of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. 'Our region is on the brink of losing a significant number of endangered sp...

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Turtle haul prompts Philippines to call for action

Turtle haul prompts Philippines to call for action

channelnewsasia.com 30 May '11, 1pm

MANILA: Southeast Asian countries must act now to protect the region's biodiversity in the face of those who want to plund...

Philippines detains 122 Vietnamese fishermen

sg.news.yahoo.com 30 May '11, 12pm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Authorities in the Philippines say 122 Vietnamese fishermen are being held after seven boats we...

Woman uses display iPhone to make phone calls. But is this even possible?

Woman uses display iPhone to make phone calls. ...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 30 May '11, 9am

spotted a woman using the iPhone on display to make phone calls. He wonders if this is even possible as demo sets are usua...