The search for Philippine Eagles of the Mingan Mountains

 Text and photos by J Kahlil Bohol Panopio | Haribon Foundation  We received a report last February that there was a recent sighting of a juvenile Philippine eagle in the Mingan Mountains of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. This led to the formation of a team to validate the sighting and document the presence of Philippine Eagles in the area. Figure 1. The Mingan Montains in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija where its lowland dipterocarp forest is a habitat […]

Hope for the Philippine Eagle and the Forests

As the environment month of June comes to a close, the Haribon Foundation enjoins the whole country and the international community in celebrating the discovery and validation of the presence of a pair of adult Philippine Eagles and one juvenile in Mt. Mingan straddling the provinces of Nueva Ecija and the inclusion of the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wild life Sanctuary on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List. These two […]

Government-led tree cutting hounds Philippine Arbor Day

June 25 is designated as Philippine Arbor Day, a day for planting trees and ornamental plants and other form or relevant activities to promote a healthier ecosystem. Arbor Day is a holiday where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. It originated in Nebraska City in the United States in 1872. Proclamation No. 643, s. 2004, declared June 25 as Philippines Arbor Day. It calls for the active participation of all government agencies, including […]

Google sets sights on TVs, cars and watches, beyond mere smartphones

(Reuters) – Google Inc’s (GOOGL.O) (GOOG.O) Android software is coming to cars, televisions and watches this year, as the Internet search giant races against Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and other tech companies to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of Internet-connected devices. Google’s free Android software runs on more than three out of every four smartphones sold globally: a valuable entry point for consumers to access its money-making online services such as Web search […]

Apple’s iWatch may sport multiple designs: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying. Taiwan’s Quanta will begin mass production of Apple’s first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, several sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The Wall Street Journal on Friday also cited sources saying Quanta would manufacture the device. One of the […]

Facebook website crashes

  (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s website was down at 0815 GMT (4.15 a.m. EDT), displaying a message saying “Sorry, something went wrong.” The site said it was working to get the issue fixed “as soon as we can.” The company did not immediately respond to an email seeking comments. (Reporting By Sampad Patnaik in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

Health officials warn of whooping cough “epidemic” in California

  Health officials in California are warning of a whooping cough epidemic ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT:“In the last 2 weeks, there have been more than 800 cases reported to us.”  They’ve seen over 3,400 cases reported so far this year. ANITA GORE, SPOKESPERSON, CA STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT: “That’s more than all of last year.” Sacramento County, for example, had only 74 cases last year. This year, there’s already been 177 cases reported. Health […]