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Recipe for disaster? U.P. scientists slam release of invasive 'anti-dengue' species

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:19 PM

UP Diliman's Institute of Biology calls for a halt to the release of invasive species in the Philippines due to their negative impacts

Oops? QC barangay goofed in releasing cane toads to estero

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:07 AM

A well-meaning barangay captain in Quezon City, who mistook cane toads for bullfrogs, errs in thinking his action can solve the dengue problem in his area. In fact, he likely creates a new problem.

INVASIVE. File photo of a Central American Cane Toad of the species Rhinella marina, previously known as Bufo marinus.

Indonesia's Banda Aceh whips 11 for sharia-banned romance

Aug 02, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Public whipping is a common punishment for a range of offenses in the deeply conservative region at the tip of Sumatra island, including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage

A woman is whipped in public in Banda Aceh in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province on August 1, 2019, as punishment for being too close to the opposite sex. Six men and five women, all in their late teens and early 20s, received between eight to 32 strokes in front of a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh, with dozens of spectators watched curiously. CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP

Toxic toads found near Sydney spark fears of southward spread

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Conservationists are concerned that the tough and adaptable poisonous pest, introduced from Central America in 1935 to control beetles in sugarcane fields, may be adjusting to the climate in southeast Australia

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Sibling rivalries weaken Amante, Plaza clans in Agusan provinces

May 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur governors who sought House seats in 2019 win

NEW LAWMAKERS. Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza (L) and Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba win as representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo of Plaza from Facebook, photo of Amante Matba from PIA

Cebu Bar topnotchers: PH needs lawyers ‘really fighting for the rule of law’

May 03, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Marcley Augustus Natu-el, Mark Lawrence Badayos, Jebb Lynus Cane, Alan Joel Pita of the University of San Carlos place 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th in the 2018 Bar exams

Malaysia PM denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad: 'This gives a bad image of Islam and we believe that if there are similar cases like this we need to consider giving lighter punishments'

MAHATHIR MOHAMAD. Former Malaysian prime minister and winning opposition candidate Mahathir Mohamad (center) speaks to journalists during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 10, 2018. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

2 Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Campaigners say it is the first time women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a sharia regulation which forbids same-sex relations

Sugarcane vinegar production helps Batangas families cope with disasters

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The United Nations Democracy Fund helps women in disaster-prone areas find alternative livelihood sources to ensure their households' needs are met

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

May 23, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The pair aged 20 and 23 receive 83 strokes of the cane each after being found guilty of breaking sharia rules in conservative Aceh province the only part of Indonesia that implements Islamic law

CANED. One of two Indonesian men is publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community, in Banda Aceh on May 23, 2017. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The sentence was higher than the recommendation by prosecutors of 80 strokes of the cane Officials have not revealed the men s names due to the sensitivity of the case

SHARIA LAW. An Acehnese women receiving lashes in front of the Al-Munawwarah Mosque in Aceh in 2010. File photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Gay men caught having sex in Indonesia face caning

Apr 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The two men aged 20 and 23 were caught on video naked in a room together by a neighbor

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Non-Muslims caned in Indonesia under sharia law

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Two Buddhists were caned for the first time after they were accused of cockfighting in Aceh province

PUNISHMENT. One of the two ethnic Chinese and members of the Buddhist minority, gets whipped in front of a crowd in Jantho, Aceh province. AFP/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Man collapses during public caning for breaking Islamic law

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

A doctor examines him and after saying he was in good health he was taken back up on stage to be flogged another 14 times The man had broken Islamic laws forbidding people in Aceh from spending time in close proximity with members of the opposite sex who are not their husband or wife

Woman screams in pain during caning in Indonesia's Aceh

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:28 PM

6 couples were found guilty of breaking Islamic laws that ban intimacy such as touching hugging and kissing between unmarried people

SHARIA LAW. Religious officers bring an Acehnese youth onstage before a public caning event as punishment for dating outside of marriage, which is against sharia law, outside a mosque in Banda Aceh on August 1, 2016. File photo by AFP/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Christian woman caned in Indonesia for selling booze

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:49 PM

It was the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished under strict religious laws

CANED. Two sharia policewomen help a woman after she received a caning for breaking Islamic law during a public punishment in Banda Aceh on March 1, 2016.  FILE PHOTO BY AFP/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Young couple among 18 caned in Indonesia

Mar 01, 2016 - 4:28 PM

A 19 year old woman and a 21 year old man were caned 8 times each after they were found spending time alone together

HARSHER PUNISHMENTS. An Acehnese women receiving lashes in front of the Al-Munawwarah Mosque in Aceh in 2010. A new bylaw means non-Muslims will also be subjected to Sharia law. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Aceh to cane gays, haze reaches Thailand

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a recommended jail term for journalists doing illegal reporting in Indonesia and up and coming women leaders in the country s tech scene

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Indonesia's Aceh to start caning gay people caught having sex

Oct 22, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Under an Islamic bylaw anal sex between men and the rubbing of body parts between women for stimulation is outlawed

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

TRO issued vs 12% VAT on raw sugar

Nov 24, 2013 - 11:14 PM

The Philippine Sugar Milling Association questions the validity of a new BIR resolution redefining the definition of raw sugar

A plantation worker extracts juice to make unrefined sugar in La Castellana, on the central Philippine island of Negros, 31 January 2008. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Ruminating on rum

Sep 08, 2013 - 7:07 PM

If you re more of a beer drinker here s what you re missing

VARIETIES OF RUM. As rum neat or as a cocktail, it's an amazing experience

From coconut farmer to PMA valedictorian

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:53 AM

A son of a tuba gatherer the story of Jestony Lanaja the 2013 Philippine Military Academy s valedictorian is both impressive and inspiring