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‘Ecotourism can promote local sites, but weigh costs, impact’


Local government units were challenged to develop tourism packages that are environmentally sustainable and at the same time economically viable for local communities. Eco-tourism can contribute to labor employment and the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) said Assistant Regional Director Efren Carreon of the National Economic Development Authority – Central Visayas (Neda-7). “There is big [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cebu to host UN eco-tourism confab


About 400 delegates from 150 member countries and 400 affiliate organizations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will visit Cebu for the 5th World Eco-Tourism Conference this November.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Earth-friendly tourism come-ons to be pushed


Imagine a bird-watching expedition to Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental. The highlight of the trip: a rare opportunity to see the Philippine eagle in the wild.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Los Baños: On the road to big business


Officials from the local government and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have laid down plans that will transform this academic town into a bustling economic zone.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Protect mountain barangays, Cebu City officials urged

CEBU City officials should first prioritize the protection of  five mountain barangays that are being eyed for eco-tourism before allowing any investments there, an ecology group said yesterday. George Chu of the Cebu Biodiversity Conversation Foundation said they were surprised that city officials were  more focused on finding potential eco-tourism sites for an enterprise rather [...]

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Singaporean investor looking at eco-tourism appeal of Cebu City hillylands

Waterfalls, caves, pocket forests, mountain trails – Cebu City has them all in the mountain barangays.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Environment chief probes ‘leveling’ of hill inside Boracay land of Atis


Environment Secretary Ramon Paje is looking into reports that a hill inside a beach-front property titled to the Ati tribe in Boracay was being leveled by the other claimants.

Posted: April 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

River cruise showcases mangroves, tribe culture

TAGUM CITY—The city government pushed its eco-tourism program a notch higher by formally opening the Tancuan-Nabintad river system cruise on Friday last week. The river system, which traverses the villages of Bincungan, Liboganon, Busaon and Madaum, hosts a large mangrove area. Mayor Rey Uy said the river cruise was not only aimed at educating locals [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Exploration of Cebu City’s caves needs inventory, safety


Tour operators and mountaineering groups want caves in Cebu City identified for preservation and eco-tourism. Michael Alfon, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Guides (CATO), said that his group was expanding their  activities to eco-tourism. Local tours include trips to a cave in  Kalunasan  and another in Guadalupe, where a replica of the  image [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Planning is key in eco-tourism’

Eco-tourism can bring in more tourists and improve the quality of life in rural communities but it has to be planned to avoid disrupting local cultures and the environment, according to Antonio D. Kalaw Jr., president of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). Kalaw urged tourism planners from 17 Asian countries participating in a [...]

Posted: June 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  10. Santiago: Gigi Reyes is Enrile’s fall guy
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  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
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  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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