Tag Archive | "environmental concerns"


Going the extra (nautical) mile for Davao Gulf

It is one of the most diverse marine ecosystems in the world and thus has been identified by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the priority areas within the Coral Triangle. It is the Davao Gulf — a 308,000-hectare body of water surrounded by Davao City, the 3 Davao provinces and […]

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Take a closer look at Davao Gulf

The Gulf of Davao is a vast expanse of water (308,000 ha.) that touches all four provinces of Region 11 — Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley — and Davao City. It is the life source of more than 5 million people, of whom only a few realize the importance of […]

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Davao’s upcoming tour destinations

Thanks to the Department of Tourism-Region 11 (DOT-11), led by energetic and forward-thinking regional director Art Boncato, I was able to see and experience several upcoming tourist destinations in the province of Davao del Sur recently. Davao del Sur lies directly south of Davao City and its capital is Digos City. (There are four places […]

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Save our eagles! Save our national symbol!

Press Statement – 27 April 2011 Philippine Eagle Foundation Four Eagles in Five Months:A Statement of Alarm Over the Rate of Eagle Retrievals The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) expresses alarm over the spate of captures of Philippine Eagles in the last five months. The PEF team has retrieved four Philippine Eagles since December 2010, making […]

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Venice of the south?

Last Tuesday, parts of Davao City were inundated by floodwaters brought on by heavy rains that lasted for a few hours. Thousands of people were stranded that night, a lot of cars got bogged down with engine trouble, and many restaurants, other establishments and homes got flooded in. When it rains steadily for more than […]

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Save our forests!

When I was a child, my father would sometimes take me and my brother to the forests of Bukidnon. Among the gigantic trees we would play hide-and-seek, explore ravines and cliffs, spy on small animals such as squirrels and birds… To get back to camp, we would listen for that piercing sound of steel biting […]

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Davao to enforce waste segregation

The Davao City local government’s reputation as a strict enforcer of the law is legendary, owing most notably to its success in the anti-smoking ordinance. This time, the LGU is flexing its muscles once more. As reported here, Davao is poised to strictly implement a new city ordinance on waste management. According to the city’s […]

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Davao City: host to 1st Asian Bird Fair

[Media Release] Manila—Birdwatchers, conservationists and eco-tourism promoters from all over Asia and elsewhere have their eyes on the Philippines, which is hosting Asia’s first-ever region-wide bird festival. The Wild Bird Club of the Philippines said the First Asian Bird Fair will be held in Davao City from 24 to 26 September 2010, in tandem with […]

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Philippine Eagle Week 2010

The annual celebration of Philippine Eagle Week is just around the corner (not to mention Philippine Independence Day). As you may know, the Philippine Eagle Foundation is aggressively and positively pushing for the preservation of our national bird, which was once hailed by Charles Lindbergh as “the air’s noblest flier,” as well as its habitat. […]

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Roadtrip back to Davao

On my latest trip to Northern Mindanao, I had an interesting road trip with a couple of friends to and from Cagayan de Oro City. The trip going was uneventful and rather tiring because I had little sleep the previous night, and it rained hard. On the other hand, the trip from Cagayan de Oro […]

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