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PHL DOST converts aquatic pests to pesos

The Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology – Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) found a way to use water hyacinth, considered an aquatic pest, as a source of livelihood for families living near Laguna Lake.

PHL weather agency finally acquires atomic clock

A division of the state weather agency just bought a P50-million clock from a US supplier that tells time more accurately than the earth does when it spins on its axis.

Royal Australian Navy donates two Landing Crafts to the Philippine Navy, will be commissioned July 23

The two “Balikpapan” class landing craft heavy (LCHs), donated by the Australian government to the Philippine Navy early this year, will be formally commissioned into service on July 23, in Australia.

Alamat: GMA-7’s first all in-house and locally-produced animation series

Philippine television station GMA Channel 7 has begun showing the country’s first animation anthology series, ‘Alamat,’ highlighted as a children-oriented show, made by Filipinos, for Filipinos.

PHL DOST Project NOAH identifies flood-prone areas in partial data

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology, and its project, the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) has been in operation for some time and has been gathering data on recent disasters, forming a prediction and information body that can be used by everyone for risk and disaster management.

Sexist attacks on women in Vietnamese water resort in free-entry promo – and the ridiculous aftermath

This is what happens when the perfect storm of corporate greed, lack of planning, lack of security, and lack of restraint combines into a horrific incident still being talked about by Vietnamese people.

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña starts hunt for ghost employees

Acting Makati City Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña on July 3 said he has started an inventory of employees at the Makati City Hall to weed it of “ghost” employees.

Little boy saves mother cat and kittens during typhoon

While heavy rains hit Manila due to typhoon “Egay” during the first week of July, 2015, a young boy lovingly protected a stray cat who had just given birth.

Kid Peña halts Makati City’s aid to over 600 sister-cities, now under audit

Acting Mayor Kid Peña has suspended the release of any assistance Makati City is giving to more than 600 sister-cities, GMA News TV’s News To Go reported on Monday.

SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF – How The Philippines helped refugees from other countries

Aside from world-class singers, boxers, and performers, Filipinos have something else they can be proud of: a history of taking in refugees who fled from persecution in their countries.