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  • Fighting To Keep Alive The Philippines

    Deep in the jungle of a southern Philippine island, Fely Montajes, a member of the Buhid tribe, carves symbols on to a piece of bamboo, mouthing the sounds as she goes. She is inscribing a love poem in a practice that harks back to the days before these islands were colonised by the Spanish.

    The script, known as Baybayin, is a collection of 17 cursive characters with similarities to the Brahmi texts of South India.

    Ms Montajes is one of only a handful of people in the Philippines that still knows this ancient script, which dates back to 300BC, and is fighting to keep it alive.

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  • Asian Countries Vow Transboundary Fight

    Alarmed by the rising illegal trade of marine turtles from the Coral Triangle over the past decade, the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have pledged stronger united efforts to fight against poaching of the marine animals through stricter local and transboundary law enforcement.

    Joel Palma, World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines vice president for Conservation said entire populations of marine turtles are being wiped out by persistent poaching, both targeted and as bycatch.

    “As foreign fishing fleets are often involved, such inter-governmental collabo ...

  • Asian countries vow transboundary fight

    Alarmed by the rising illegal trade of marine turtles from the Coral Triangle over the past decade, the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have pledged stronger united efforts to fight against poaching of the marine animals through stricter local and transboundary law enforcement.

    Joel Palma, World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines vice president for Conservation said entire populations of marine turtles are being wiped out by persistent poaching, both targeted and as bycatch.

    “As foreign fishing fleets are often involved, such inter-governmental collabo ...