The Aklan is a river on Panay Island in the Visayas, Philippines. The name of the river is where the term Aklan came from, and is derived from the word akae, which means to boil or to froth. Because of the swiftness of the river current, the water of the Aklan river seems to boil or froth.
Akean therefore means "where there is boiling or frothing". Other spellings for the river are ...
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Aklan River Watershed Forest Reserve News
Planting bamboo along the Aklan River could prevent it from breaching its banks and causing massive flooding.
Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores said that bamboo is endemic in the province and local observers indicate that it could provide protection to the river.
The Aklan River winds through the towns of Libacao, Madalag, Malinao, Lezo, Banga, Kalibo, Numancia, and Lezo before emptying into the sea.
Miraflores noted how residents fear being hit by flood when never the Aklan River overflows.
"If we plant bamboo, we could minimize the threat of flooding," Miraflores said.
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the region is robust in its move of delineating boundaries of protected areas in Western Visayas.
The delineation of specific protected areas aims to establish the specific ground limits and to establish the clear and permanent forest lines of the country.
Protected areas covered by this endeavor are ??" Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park covering 120.951 kilometers (km); North Negros Natural Park, 278 km; Taklong Island National Marine Reserve, 20 km; Maasin Watershed Forest Reserve, 39 km; and Aklan River Watershed (Forest Reserved), ...
Forty (40) tributaries of the Aklan River from the hinterlands of Libacao to the lowlands of Kalibo and Numancia are set to be cleaned on August 14 during the scheduled Clean-Up Drive by the Provincial Government of Aklan through the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) and the Aklan Rivers Development Council (ARDC).
During the latest meeting to finalize clean-up plans, the PPDO listed a total of 2,889 participants joining the clean-up, composed of barangay officials and volunteers, students, national, provincial and municipal government employees, non-government organization ...
The provincial government of Aklan, through its Aklan Rivers Development Council (ARDC), will be spearheading a clean-up drive of the Aklan River's tributaries located in the municipalities of Libacao, Madalag, Malinao, Lezo, Banga, Numancia and Kalibo, Aklan on August 14, 2015.
This activity, to be joined by an estimated 1,000 participants, was set during a recent launching of the Mass-Based Disaster Risks Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Project at the Kusina Sa Kalibo organized by the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) here.
The project, according to ...
Upon the recommendation of the Kalibo Tourism Office, I was invited to go river trekking to the Liktinon White Rocks, a natural rock formation along the Timbaban River that's been officially declared an eco-tourism site by the municipal government of Madalag, Aklan last April 27, just two days before my visit. "You're officially the first tourist to visit Liktinon White Rocks!" Escot Francisco, the enthusiastic municipal tourism officer, told me as soon as I arrived in his quaint and humble town, 45 minutes away from Kalibo by private van.
Before heading off to the trailhead, Escot showed m ...
Growing bamboo trees to rehabilitate the Aklan riverbanks is one of the priorities of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Aklan.
The flood-prone barangay of Mobo in Kalibo, Aklan is the recipient of 1,800 bamboo trees which is budgeted under the Grassroots Participatory Project (GPP) from DENR.
Aklan River is the largest river system in the province traversing the towns of Libacao, Madalag, Banga, Malinao, Lezo, Numancia and Kalibo.
The massive planting of bamboo trees in the nine hectares along the Aklan River started last week by some 20 planters, according to ...