Roel Catoto is an investigative reporter for Mindanews covering environmental and social issues for all of the Mindanao region.
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It's a battle royale among the world's best woman surfers here in the country's surfing capital when the Siargao International Women's Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000 starts on Wednesday at Cloud Nine.
Event director Gerry Deagan said 24 competitors from across the globe will flaunt their talent.
"It's pretty exciting to see these competitors who will vie with each other," he said.
He said the event will open Tuesday but competition proper will start Wednesday.
"We definitely conclude on May 6th as scheduled," he added.
General Luna Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon said this is the f ...
Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine did another first in his Dumaguete City to Siquijor swim, breaking his longest personal record in his open-water swimming carrier.
Bucking strong currents, Macarine crossed Tañon Strait from Silliman Beach in Dumaguete to Barangay Tambisan in this town covering a total distance of 24.65 kilometers in 11 hours and 21 minutes.
Macarine's swim today is his longest since going into open water swimming sport on December 31, 2013 breaking his longest record during the Visayas-Mindanao swim in 2014 which was 23 kilomet ...
Endurance swimmer and environmental lawyer Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine did another first in his Dumaguete City-to-Siquijor swim, breaking his longest personal record in his open-water swimming career.
Bucking off strong currents, Macarine crossed Tañon Strait from Silliman Beach in Dumaguete City to Barangay Tambisan in the town of San Juan, Siquijor Province covering a total distance of 24.65-kilometer stretch in 11 hours and 21 minutes.
Macarine's swim today is the longest since he began into open-water swimming sports on December 31, 2013 breaking his longest personal record dur ...
The country's surfing capital will host the Siargao International Women's Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000, the much awaited event among surfing fanatics and enthusiasts on May 2 to 6 at Cloud 9, the country's most sought after surfing haven.
General Luna Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon said Monday that this is the very first time that the International Women's Surfing Competition Cup will be sanctioned by World Surf League (Qualifying Series), which means best females surfers around the world will vie for the points and trophies and prize pegged at $10,000 USD, the biggest for a women's qualify ...
For alleged non-payment of royalty share to the Mamanwas, tribesfolk have set up barricade against a mining firm operating in this municipality.
Since last Monday, around 400 Mamanwas made shanty encampments along roads to block heavy equipment from crisscrossing to the waste dump site, to the mine pits and to the milling plants of Greenstone Resources Corporation.
Dionestio Aidao, one of the counsels of the Mamanwas representing the Budlingin Community, said five host communities are now blocking the heavy equipment of the mining firm. These communities are from Budlingin, Camp Edward, ...
Lawyer tri-athlete Ingemar "Pinoy Aquaman" Macarine will attempt another record-setting feat on January 2 by crossing the 10-kilometer Hinatuan Passage in Surigao del Norte.
Macarine says he is doing this as part of his advocacy for clean water and the protection of marine resources.
The swim will start from the tourist spot of Bucas Grande island and finish in the heavily-silted bay in Claver town in Surigao del Norte.
Claver hosts several mining companies which are extract mineral ore, mostly nickel, and ship them to China and Japan.
"We can't deny the fact that large part of thi ...