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Three major government departments, a top university, a leading broadcaster and an environmental watchdog have committed themselves to the cause of the environment and the socioeconomic uplift of Filipino communities through ecotourism and agriculture.
By Chris Panganiban
A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.
Cebuano travel writer and community-based tourism advocate Boboi Costas will join other tourism professionals in the world when he presents his talk on ecotourism in the Philippine setting.
By Robert Gonzaga
A fishing village in Zambales is relying on alternative sources of income after the combination of fish cage proliferation and a battery of storms almost depleted the Bangcal River of fish.
The government would exclude ecotourism sites from areas where mining would be allowed. Roel Collado, head of the mine management division of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Ilocos, said MGB was coordinating with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and local government units to identify ecotourism sites.
By Norman Bordadora
The future of Philippine ecotourism looks bright in part because of a tourist experience that may be likened to going back in time, President Benigno Aquino III said on Saturday night.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
The San Roque Dam that was blamed for the widespread flooding in eastern and central Pangasinan as Typhoon “Pepeng” struck in 2009 is gearing to become the new face of ecotourism in the province.
By Tonette Orejas
No hunting. No shooting. These are the rules that protect birds, whether domestic or migratory, in Candaba, Pampanga, says Lucas Sebastian.
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Politics is behind moves to stop the development of the 264-hectare provincial government property here into an ecotourism and industrial zone, a Pangasinan official said. Provincial administrator Rafael Baraan issued the statement yesterday following a cease-and-desist order issued by the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) on black sand mining in the area. “How come the [...]
By Maricar Cinco
SAN PEDRO, Laguna —Officials of Majayjay, Laguna, have yet to come up with a clear solution to the P24-million debt incurred for a shoddy ecotourism project, but they all agreed they needed one to fix the mess left by the previous administration. “Our hands are tied because there has not been a proper turnover yet [...]
By Kristine L. Alave
Maybe what Lolong, the 1-ton crocodile caught in the Agusan Marsh last month, needs is a change of scenery.
By Cris Evert B. Lato
With mouth wide open, 11-year-old Chad Mickel Batuan looks up at the man flying with a motor-driven propeller strapped to his back and a parachute.
By Mina T. Gabor
Did you know that marine turtles, no matter how far they swim around the world, always return to their place of birth after 30 years? This is one of the amazing facts we picked up at the Pawikan Conservation Center in Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan. Volunteers in this fishing village attempt to keep endangered marine turtles from vanishing.