Pacific Coral Triangle At Risk Of Collapse: Study

The Coral Triangle is facing potential ecological collapse due to heavy pressure inflicted by human activities, according to a new report from the DC-based World Resources Institute.

OPINION: Improving The Quality Of Education In The Philippines

The Philippines has the highest number of college graduates among developing Asian countries, but that isn't a substitute for quality, writes Josef Yap of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

Six Winners Chosen For Asia’s Nobel Prize, The Ramon Magsaysay Award

Six individuals across Asia will receive Asia's premier prize, the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award, announced the Foundation on Thursday.

Scientists Discover Gene That Determines Glycemic Index Of Rice

Researchers have identified the key gene that determines the glycemic index of rice, a breakthrough that offers breeders the opportunity to develop rice varieties with different GI levels.

Philippine Government Struggles On Family Planning Debate

The government of the Philippines aims to drastically cut maternal deaths by spending US$12 million on contraceptives in 2012, a move bitterly opposed by the Catholic Church. 

Facebook To Invest In Fiber-Optic Cable Across Asia

Facebook announced last week that it will be investing in a US$450 million project to run an undersea fiber-optic cable across Asia.

OPINION: Biotech Crops Provide Food Security In Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian nations should follow the Philippines down the path to biotech crops for food security, says Crispin Maslog of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.

OPINION: Don’t Ban Plastic Bags, Use Them Wisely

The answer to the problems associated with thin plastic bag use is not a ban, but better management, writes Lilia Casanova, executive director of the Center for Advanced Philippine Studies.

Asia-Pacific: Putting Science Into Policy

Asia-Pacific countries need an organized, concerted effort to strengthen scientific input into decision-making, urges Crispin Maslog of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication.