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Finally, an iconic Italian scooter brand will come out with an electric version. But will the cheap Chinese-made ones even care?

The Piaggio Group will start production of Vespa Elettrica in September. The long-awaited electric version of one of the world’s most iconic scooters will be produced at the Pontedera plant in the province of Pisa, the same one where Vespa first rolled off the line in the spring of 1946. The first vehicles will already …

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Carra-what? Increased ‘munggo’ production depends on this abundant seaweed

We all know what “munggo”, or “monggo” is. That small, greenish member of the legume family we love to saute or make a key ingredient of in savory or sweet dishes  is also popularly called the mung bean. It grows abundantly in Southeast Asia. But with the human population explosion in the Asian region, production …

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Are you a softie for your pets, but still remain a hardcore carnivore? August 26 can be your personal tipping point

More likely than not, you may be a caring human companion for a beloved domesticated animal. You may be sparing no expense for the comfort and well-being of your pet, and gush over the cute little thing’s adorable traits on social media. You may be even posting videos of your pet’s naughty but lovable antics …

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Widespread animal abuse is one of the biggest causes of climate change. You can help stop both with just one act on August 25

On August 25, thousands of vegans across the world will take to the streets, demanding an end to all forms of animal oppression. The march will be led by The Official Animal Rights March (TOARM), which began in London in 2016 when UK animal rights organisation Surge started the movement with 2,500 vegans. In 2017, …

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PH team aces global math olympiad, pays visit to staunch supporter

The Philippine team of young math aces once again bagged top honors at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the world’s largest and most prestigious mathematics competition for high school students. The competition was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, last July 3 to 14. This year’s team was composed of Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo …

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PH’s rapidly growing construction industry needs fast-growing trees; DOST fast-tracks studies

  BISLIG, Surigao del Sur–The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently held an inception meeting for two newly approved projects under PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) on Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP). Forester Conrado B. Marquez of the Forest and Timber …

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Forest vines can help PH climb up to becoming world’s top handicraft maker, but only if government intervenes

Forest vines are considered among the best sources of raw materials for handicraft production. They are also excellent sources of materials for low-cost housing, food and beverages, clothing, and medicine in rural areas. These herbaceous or woody plants have roots anchored to the ground, while the rest of their bodies climb by clinging to trees …

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PH science department attempting to halt souring Calamansi production

The Philippine Calamansi Association Inc (PCAI) recently said that research and development (R&D) programs should address the declining production of calamansi in the country. This was raised recently in a meeting held at the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) with university experts, PCAI stakeholders, and the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team of the Philippine Council …

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Awards fit for a king; HARI welcomes international recognition

Here’s the latest statement from HARI (Hyundai Asia Resources Inc) President and CEO Fe Perez Agudo: “We at HARI welcome the release of two recent international survey results that affirm Hyundai’s identity as the Filipino’s lifetime mobility partner. “First, the 2018 edition of the prestigious Initial Quality Study by JD Power has Hyundai among the …

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How much will airline passengers pay if new fuel surcharges are imposed? Hold on to your wallets, or they may fly away

The Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is set to hear on July 10 petitions for airlines to renew fuel surcharges. Airlines claim they need the add-on charges to help them pay for rising aviation fuel costs, amid the surge in world oil prices. In a press statement sent June 27, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny …

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