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Panda gifted by China gives birth to second cub in Taiwan

Jul 01, 2020 - 4:18 PM

The unnamed cub weighs 186 grams after a five-hour labor by its mother Yuan Yuan

PANDA CUB. This handout photo taken on June 28, 2020 and received on June 29, 2020 shows a newborn baby panda at the Taipei Zoo in the Taiwan capital after the yet-unnamed-cub, weighing 186 grams, was born after a five-hour labor. Photo by Handout/Taipei Zoo/AFP

Sick of lockdown: Panda escapes confinement in Copenhagen zoo

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Xing Er, a soon to be seven-year-old male panda, takes a tour of the zoo, which was closed at the time

A picture taken on April 9, 2019 shows Panda Xing Er sitting in its enclosure in the Copenhagen zoo. Driven by a sudden desire to escape, a panda briefly escaped on June 8, 2020 from its enclosure at the Copenhagen zoo, before being apprehended by the staff in the park, without causing injuries. Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP

Panda Express Philippines reopens for Metro Manila delivery

Apr 16, 2020 - 10:36 AM

Panda Express can deliver their Orange Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken to you via GrabFood and Foodpanda, starting Thursday, April 16

Pandas use lockdown privacy to mate after a decade of trying

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:37 PM

Like half the planet, Ying Ying and Le Le have only really had each other for company since coronavirus-caused lockdowns shut off the flow of guests to their theme park pad

AMID LOCKDOWN. This handout photo provided by Ocean Park Hong Kong on April 7, 2020 shows giant pandas Ying Ying and Le Le before mating at Ocean Park in Hong Kong on April 6, 2020. AFP PHOTO/Ocean Park Hong Kong

First impressions, photos, prices: Panda Express in Manila

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Here's what you can expect from Panda Express' first Manila branch – the complete menu, prices, and their classic dishes!

Boy oh boy! Twin male pandas charm Berlin zoo

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:24 PM

The cubs will be kept away from visitors 'until they can walk properly' and are more familiar with their surroundings, expected to be sometime in early 2020

TWINS. Two giant panda cubs Meng Yuan (L) and Meng Xiang are presented to the media after they were given their names at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin on December 9, 2019. Photo by John MacDougall/AFP

LOOK: Here's what's going to be on the Panda Express Manila menu

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Orange you glad you'll be getting your orange chicken fix (and more) very soon?

'Panda dog' cafe sparks China animal rights debate

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Cute Pet Games cafe opened last month in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province which is home to China's famous giant pandas, and features 6 panda-like Chow Chow dogs

OUTRAGE. A dog dyed black and white to mimic a panda cub is pictured at Cute Pet Games cafe in Chengdu in China's southwestern Sichuan province on October 23, 2019. AFP Photo

Here's where Panda Express is opening in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2019 - 12:19 PM

They didn't say, however, when the first branch is opening

HELLO, PANDA. Panda Express will be opening in the Philippines soon. Photo courtesy of JFC and Panda Express

Meng Meng, Berlin Zoo's panda, is pregnant

Aug 27, 2019 - 9:30 PM

'Every birth of an endangered species like pandas is a great gift,' says Berlin Zoo director Andreas Knieriem

PREGNANT. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2017, giant panda Meng Meng enjoys some bamboo in her enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin. The zoo announced on August 27, 2019 that Meng Meng is pregnant and will give birth to at least one baby within the upcoming two weeks. File photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Rare albino panda caught on camera in China

May 26, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The spotless, red-eyed animal is photographed while trekking through the forest in Sichuan province

This handout photograph taken on April 20, 2019 and released by the Wolong National Nature Reserve on May 26, 2019 shows a rare all-white giant panda in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan province. - A rare all-white panda was caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwestern Sichuan province, showing that albinism exists among wild pandas in the region, reported state media. (Photo by HANDOUT / Wolong National Nature Reserve / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Wolong National Nature Reserve" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

China creates app to recognize Pandas

May 17, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Researchers also build a database with over 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas that would allow them to correctly identify individual animals

AN APP FOR PANDAS. This file photo taken on September 9, 2016 shows a group of pandas eating bamboo at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China's Sichuan province. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Panda Express is coming to Manila

Sep 27, 2018 - 12:19 PM

...and it's planning to open more than one branch!

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Panda cub makes first public appearance at Malaysia zoo

May 26, 2018 - 5:59 PM

The fluffy little cub is born to Liang Liang, who has been on a loan to Malaysia since 2014

CUB. A 4-month old female giant panda cub, the second offspring of parents Liang Liang and Xing Xing who are on loan from China, is unveiled for the first time inside the panda enclosure at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur on May 26, 2018. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

The week in photos: April 7-13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

Plan your next Poblacion food crawl with BigDish

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Looking for a restaurant in Poblacion? Here are some places to check out via BigDish

WATCH: Tokyo crowds flock to see baby panda on first day

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Nearly 250,000 people applied to see the first public viewing of baby panda Xiang Xiang

Taman Safari luncurkan Giant Panda Zoo

Nov 26, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Pembukaan dihadiri Wakil PM Tiongkok Mdm Liu Yandong dan delegasi pemerintah Tiongkok

Peluncuran Kerjasama Konservasi Giant Panda Tiongkok Indonesia sekaligus Pembukaan Giant Panda Zoo diselenggarakan di Taman Safari, Bogor, Minggu (26/11). Foto oleh Kedutaan Tiongkok.

PH, Bank of China seal deal for $200-M 'Panda bond' offering

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The Philippine government will be the issuer while the Bank of China will be the lead underwriter in a 1.2 billion RMB offering aimed at Chinese investors

Menteri KLHK: Indonesia-Tiongkok bernegosiasi 10 tahun untuk datangkan panda

Sep 28, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Taman Safari Indonesia menargetkan ada 2 juta pengunjung per tahun untuk melihat satwa panda

PANDA. Salah satu giant panda (Cai Tao) sedang berada di dalam kandang usai diterbangkan dari Chengu, Tiongkok pada Kamis, 28 September. Foto oleh Ananda Nabila Setyani/Rappler

Dua ekor giant Panda Tiongkok akhirnya tiba di Indonesia

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Publik baru dapat menyaksikan dua giant panda di Taman Safari Indonesia pada bulan November mendatang

PANDA TIBA. Salah satu panda bernama Hu Chun ditunjukkan kepada publik usai tiba di Jakarta pada Kamis, 28 September. Foto oleh Ananda Nabila Setyani/Rappler

Empat persiapan khusus menyambut dua Giant Panda asal Tiongkok

Sep 25, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Dua ekor giant panda akan tiba di Indonesia pada 28 September

DIPINJAMKAN. Dua giant panda akan dipinjamkan Tiongkok ke Indonesia pada 28 September. Foto oleh Bernardinus Adi/Rappler

Diplomasi Panda: Cara Tiongkok jaga relasi bilateral

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Tiongkok hanya meminjamkan panda ke negara-negara tertentu sebagai simbol persahabatan

Tiongkok pinjamkan sepasang panda ke Indonesia

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Setelah 10 tahun, kedua panda dan anak mereka dikembalikan ke Tiongkok

DIPINJAMKAN. Dua giant panda akan dipinjamkan Tiongkok ke Indonesia pada 28 September. Foto oleh Bernardinus Adi/Rappler

Morales on Aquino, Lorenzana, Oldest panda | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Bye bye Basi: World's oldest captive panda dies

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:40 PM

She died of old age liver cirrhosis and kidney failure

BYE BYE BASI. This handout picture taken on September 13, 2017 and received on September 14 from the Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center shows the body of giant panda 'Basi' surrounded by flowers after her death in Fuzhou, China's eastern Fujian province. Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center / Handout / AFP

The week in photos: August 26-September 1, 2017

Sep 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INK FESTIVAL. A participant displays his tattoo to audience of the Dutdutan festival at the World Trade Center in Pasay on September 1, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: Surviving baby panda closely monitored at French zoo

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The first baby panda born in France is now nearly a month old and in good health growing under the watchful eyes of his mother and zookeepers

MOTHER AND CHILD. This photograph taken on August 28, 2017, shows female panda Huan Huan holding her cub inside her enclosure at The Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, central France. Guillaume Souvant/AFP

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Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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Tokyo zoo releases video of 'fluffy' baby panda

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:22 PM

The footage shows the as yet unnamed cub being weighed and measured by keepers at the zoo and napping crawling and playing with her mother Shin Shin

BABY PANDA. This handout picture taken on August 11, 2017 and released from the Tokyo Zoological Park Society on August 14, 2017 shows Ueno Zoo's two-month-old female baby giant panda in Tokyo. Tokyo Zoological Park Society / AFP

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:58 AM

Two furry ambassadors arrive from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin s premier zoo

WELCOME TO GERMANY! Pandas Jiao Qing (L) and Meng Meng in their transport boxes are seen during a press conference at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin after the arrival of two pandas from China on June 24, 2017. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Japan zoo celebrates birth of panda cub

Jun 12, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Eleven year old mum Shin Shin gave birth just before noon June 12 officials at Tokyo s Ueno Zoo said in a statement

MOTHER PANDA. This file photo taken on May 24, 2017 shows 11-year-old female giant panda Shin Shin taking a rest in her cage at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Pagcor suspends Resorts World gaming license

Jun 09, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Resorts World Manila says it has tapped a global security firm to review and beef up its security protocols

Senate probe, Tanay bus crash, illegal immigrants | Midday wRap

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

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Feb 21, 2017 - 1:07 PM

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5 surprises that made 2016 awesome

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Good things did happen this year Here are some unexpected positive highlights that made us smile

World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

Oct 17, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Authorities agreed to humane euthanasia for Jia Jia as her health quickly deteriorated over the last two weeks

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on July 28, 2015, giant panda Jia Jia eats a bamboo stick next to her cake made of ice and fruit juice to mark her 37th birthday at an amusement park in Hong Kong, making her the oldest giant panda ever kept in captivity, ageing to the equivalent of more than 100 in human terms.  Jia Jia died on October 16, 2016, aged 38. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ

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Sep 05, 2016 - 7:51 PM

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Giant pandas no longer 'endangered' in China – officials

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:12 AM

The improvement for the giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca is announced as part of an update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN Red List

WE'RE SAFE! Giant panda Mei Xiang(L) and her cub Bei Bei play in their enclosure August 24, 2016 at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Karen Bleier/AFP

China giant panda gives birth to twins

Jun 22, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The two cubs both female are the first twins of the critically endangered species this year

This handout photo taken on June 20, 2016 and released by the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on June 22, 2016 shows a keeper feeding one of two newborn giant panda twins at the research base's facility in Chengdu, southwestern China's Sichuan Province. A giant panda gave birth to twins on June 20 in Chengdu City, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, the first twins this year anywhere in the world, according to the breeding base. / AFP PHOTO / CHENGDU RESEARCH BASE OF GIANT PANDA BREEDING / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CHENGDU RESEARCH BASE OF GIANT PANDA BREEDING" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE

'It's a boy!': Chinese panda gives birth in Belgium

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

UPDATED Less than 2 000 pandas can be found in the wild making every birth a true miracle says the Pairi Daiza zoo

This handout picture taken and released on June 2, 2016 by the Paira Daiza shows female Giant Panda Hao Hao holding her cub in her mouth at the Paira Daiza zoologic parc. A giant panda on loan to Belgium from China has given birth to a cub, a rare event for the endangered species, the Pairi Daiza zoo said on June 2, 2016. The zoo and the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda "have the great pleasure to announce the birth of a panda cub", Pairi Daiza said in a statement."Less than 2,000 pandas can be found in the wild, making every birth a true miracle", it said.  / AFP PHOTO / Paira Daiza / Benoit Bouchez / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PAIRA DAIZA / BENOIT BOUCHEZ- NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ review: Sights over story

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:33 PM

While Kung Fu Panda 3 is able to buoy interest with its dynamic visuals its nearly mechanical way of pushing the narrative towards its grandiose climax is quite a struggle writes movie critic Oggs Cruz

Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

Giant pandas from China arrive in South Korea

Mar 03, 2016 - 4:55 PM

A female panda named Aibao and a male panda named Lebao get a red carpet welcome in Seoul

A panda named as Lebao (pleasant treasure) is seen during a welcoming ceremony for a pair of giant pandas born in China, at a cargo terminal of the Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on March 3, 2016. A pair of giant pandas, a state gift to South Korea from Chinese President Xi Jinping, arrived in Seoul on March 3 to a red-carpet welcome. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE

'Star Wars' hits $2 billion global sales mark

Feb 08, 2016 - 11:03 AM

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now in fourth place at the North American box office just behind Kung Fu Panda 3

Star Wars: The Force Awakens..L to R: BB-8 and Rey (Daisy Ridley)..Ph: David James..? 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Right Reserved.

WATCH: Po discovers a secret panda village in new 'Kung Fu Panda 3' trailer

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Po meets his dad and and entire village of pandas in this new trailer

Screengrab from YouTube

Smaller of newborn panda twins dies

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:23 AM

The undersize cub – nearly half the weight of the other – passes away Wednesday 4 days after its unexpected birth had made it an Internet sensation

PRECIOUS CARGO. This image released August 23, 2015 courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows the second of the two giant panda cubs born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo being examined by veterinarians. Smithsonian's National Zoo/AFP

Newborn panda twins vocal, 'very, very active' – US zoo

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:40 AM

The cubs are being closely monitored by experts concerned about their mother s ability to care for both offspring at the same time

PRECIOUS CARGO. This image released August 23, 2015 courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo shows the second of the two giant panda cubs born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo being examined by veterinarians. Smithsonian's National Zoo/AFP

Mei Xiang the panda gives birth at Washington zoo

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:41 AM

Mei Xiang reacted by picking the tiny pink and hairless cub up

Giant panda Mei Xiang sleeps indoors at Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, USA, 11 August 2015. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Customs to auction overstaying rice at Manila Port

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:44 PM

The public auction set for August 25 includes over 10 million kilos of overstaying rice shipments and is expected to generate P186 million 4 026 million for the government

Hacker hunt deepens amidst US-China cyberwar

Jun 25, 2015 - 2:36 PM

A team from cybersecurity firm RSA led by Jared Myers is fighting back against attacks from the group known as Deep Panda or Shell Crew reportedly responsible for the cyberattack on the US Office of Personnel Management

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) building in Washington, DC, USA, June 13, 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA