Rio E. Cahambing

Southern Leyte

Mr. Rio E. Cahambing is the former Information Editor of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and OIC Tourism Operations Officer of Southern Leyte. For the past fifteen years he has been involved in coastal resource management activities which include the establishment of fish sanctuaries and publishing many articles about his home province.

Rio E. Cahambing News

  • Southern Leyte Touts Bamboo Reefs

    Southern Leyte Touts Bamboo Reefs

    Artificial bamboo reefs are reviving marine life in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, said Rio Cahambing, provincial consultant on marine tourism.

    This was revealed through the recent documentation dive more than a year after 76 modules of artificial reef were launched off Poblacion village, Cahambing said.

    "The bamboo artificial reefs have become a rich haven of fish, corals, invertebrates and many other marine organisms," she said.

    "The transformation testifies to the fact that artificial reefs need not be so expensive and sophisticated, and that locally available and eco-friendly mater ...

  • Spectacular Marine Life Proliferates in Padre Burgos Artificial Reefs

    Spectacular Marine Life Proliferates in Padre Burgos Artificial Reefs

    A recent documentation dive revealed that bamboo artificial reefs in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte now offers a visual feast of marine life, fourteen months after 76 modules were launched off Barangay Poblacion, this town.

    These once-bare bamboo artificial reefs have become rich haven of fish, corals, invertebrates, and many other marine organisms.

    Such spectacular transformation testifies to the fact that artificial reefs need not be so expensive and sophisticated, and that locally-available and eco-friendly materials, such as bamboos, can become productive and useful in propagating mar ...

  • Southern Leyte Pushes Massive Coral Transplantation Vs Climate Change

    Southern Leyte Pushes Massive Coral Transplantation Vs Climate Change

    A large-scale transplantation site for corals is being established off the waters in Southern Leyte to protect its species against climate change.

    "The project will serve as a climate change adaptability measure by saving corals from imminent destruction due to high levels of siltation, pollution, and other factors," said Rio Cahambing, provincial consultant on marine tourism and resource management, in a press statement. Cahambing said the coral plantation is 5,000 square meters (0.5 has) and consists of 1,250 coral cuttings planted at two-meter intervals, at depths between 15 to 20 meters ...

  • Artificial Reefs Attract Marine Life In Southern Leyte

    Artificial Reefs Attract Marine Life In Southern Leyte

    Marine life congregation on artificial reefs has dramatically increased six months after 72 bamboo artificial reef modules were launched off barangay Poblacion, Padre Burgos, in Southern Leyte, said a provincial consultant on marine tourism.

    "To date, 146 fish species or families and 124 species of invertebrates were identified or documented," said Rio Cahambing, who is also the consultant on coastal resource management in the province.

    The project is a joint undertaking of French non-governmental organization Scaph Pro (Philippines) Oceanographic Research and the local government of Pad ...

  • French NGO launches artificial reef project in two Southern Leyte barangays

    French NGO launches artificial reef project in two Southern Leyte barangays

    Two barangays in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte recently became the first beneficiaries of an artificial reef project spearheaded and financed by the Association Scaph Pro, a French Oceanographic Research non-government organization, whose mission and purpose ranges from oceanographic research, biological underwater census to underwater eco-tourism development to preservation and protection of the marine ecosystem in general.

    Currently, Association Scaph Pro is participating in several artificial reef projects worldwide and desires to implement the same in the Philippines. Hence, Associat ...

  • Patag Daku Southern Leytes Last Frontier in The Wild

    Patag Daku Southern Leytes Last Frontier in The Wild

    They were a bunch of scrawny young boys, some of them just nearing the age of 18.

    What lay in front of them looked imposing, forbidding, mysterious, and to some extent, inviting.
    The Patag Daku rain forest and mountain range in Libagon, Southern Leyte is home to some of the tallest peaks in the province.

    And because of its inherent inaccessibility, Patag Daku remains one of the least explored, and possibly, least disturbed and least exploited, forest ecosystems in the province today. What started out as casual conversation turned out to be an arduous climb into unfamiliar environmen ...