Patronage politics is not necessarily an offshoot of Filipino culture and it is common in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to an American professor visiting the Philippines to study patronage politics during the elections.
Norway is the happiest country in the world and the United States the 12th. The Philippines ranks 67th.
The number of terrorist attacks worldwide has sky-rocketed over the past decade, with a third of all incidents taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Men who drink one normal-sized soft drink per day are at greater risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study released Monday.
Six Filipino students flew to Japan over the weekend to take part in post-quake research and field work and take home lessons on post-disaster management and reconstruction, the Embassy of Japan in Manila said.
Women alcoholics suffer damage to the part of their brain that controls moods, impulses and sleep three times faster than their male counterparts, a Swedish study showed Wednesday.
LAPU-LAPU City mayor Paz Radaza yesterday expressed her approval of a plan by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation to explore a cave in barangay Marigondon in search of artifacts that may explain how people lived in the past. But Radaza warned that the exploration team should also coordinate with Marigondon barangay officials. National Geographic Society [...]
By Mars G. Alison
An ongoing research into the underwater Marigondon Cave, a popular diving spot in Mactan Island, Cebu, is being undertaken by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines. The research also done in coordination with the University of Guam seeks to uncover artifacts and evidence of megafauna or large [...]
WASHINGTON—A population-wide study of South Korean children has shown autism rates much higher than in the United States, suggesting more people worldwide may have the disorder than previously thought. By examining 55,000 children age 7-12, even those not enrolled in special education programs, researchers found that one in 38 children had some form of autism, [...]
By DJ Yap
MANILA, Philippines – “A bombed out ruin,” “a cattle yard only worse,” and “filthy toilets” were just some words that travelers used to describe the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, voted one of the world’s 10 worst airports and the worst in Asia for 2010 by an interactive website. The website, “the Guide to Sleeping in [...]