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History, biodiversity on Onoda Trail


The mountain is only about five kilometers from the wharf here, but the deep forest marked by century-old trees proved lush enough to provide good cover for several Japanese soldiers who stayed on the island for 30 years, in the belief that World War II was far from over.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH needs P347M to restore coastal forests in Eastern Visayas

An aerial image taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter shows the devastation of the first landfall by typhoon Haiyan, Monday Nov. 11, 2013 in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The government will be needing at least P347-M to restore mangrove and natural beaches along the coast of Eastern Visayas, said Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cebu tourism industry ‘to reach new heights’ with Apec Meeting, 2016 Int’l Eucharistic Conference

Cebu Governor-elect Hilario Davide III challenged tourism stakeholders to prepare well for two big events that “will put Cebu on the world stage”.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Gov’t, firms bat for ecology

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bunawan to hold funeral rites for Lolong

Lolong is covered with ice chunks to preserve his remains. AP PHOTO/ERWIN MASCARINAS

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.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Thousands join Lapu clean-up

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.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Zambales fishers try ecotourism


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.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ecotourism sites to be spared from mining

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.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ecotourism future bright, says Aquino

A TOURIST boat enters an underground river in Puerto Princesa in this photo taken on Feb. 18. Despite threats, environmentalists pursue their campaign to safeguard the natural wonders and resources of Palawan island and other areas from being pillaged. AFP

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.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

A new face of Pangasinan ecotourism


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.

Posted: March 13th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Candaba swamp, birds are friends


No hunting. No shooting. These are the rules that protect birds, whether domestic or migratory, in Candaba, Pampanga, says Lucas Sebastian.

Posted: February 21st, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov blames politics for black sand mine protest

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 [...]

Posted: February 2nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Town execs say suit planned over wasted ecotour project


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 [...]

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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