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Whale sharks come back to Donsol, draw back tourists — WWF Philippines


Whale sharks are making a comeback in the tourist town of Donsol but it seems their schedule may have changed. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines on Thursday reported an unusual rise in “interactions” with the giant fish in Donsol in the last quarter of 2013, resulting in an increase in the number of tourists.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Palawan’s clean dev’t urged; no to coal power plant


Palawan can set the standard for fueling development with clean and affordable renewable energy sources instead of dirty and expensive fossil fuel plants, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72 US sailors leave ship stuck in Tubbataha Reef

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The USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, is still stuck after running aground Tubbataha Reefs, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Sulu Sea, in this Jan. 17 photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command. AP FILE PHOTO

The US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef remained stuck at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park for the second day on Friday but most of the US sailors had left the ship for safety reasons after initial efforts to free the vessel failed, the US Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement on Friday.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Decentralize developments from cities, improve drainage systems


It is time to decentralize developments in the country to provinces and study and improve the drainage systems in the country, following the recent catastrophe which has killed and displaced many.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Reclamation projects feared to endanger ecosystems


About 38,000 hectares of coastal land in the country would be swallowed up by new real estate and commercial projects that seek to copy reclamation projects in Singapore and Hong Kong, a document from the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) said.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »