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Wilderness island up for ecotourism

A COLONY of island flying foxes and large flying foxes roosts in the mangrove forest on Cabgan Island, Tubigon town, Bohol province.  Photo courtesy of Tubigon Tourism

As if painted on canvass, the thicket of mangroves emerges in the middle of a seemingly endless expanse of blue water. A speedboat bearing visitors approaches slowly but the movement nevertheless stirs nearly a dozen creatures to fly out in circles from their arboreal haunt.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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 »