Conservationists have sought Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu's help in declaring sections of Boracay Island in Aklan province as a wildlife sanctuary and protected area to save the local population of fruit bats.
In a letter last month, the Friends of the Flying Foxes (FFF) asked Cimatu to ensure the preservation of parts of Yapak village in the northern part of the 1,032-hectare island.
FFF is a group advocating the conservation of the golden-crowned flying fox (Aceradon jubatus), a fruit bat that is endemic to the Philippines but which has been categorized as among the endangered spec ...
Our second day in Boracay involved helmet diving and a visit to Puka Beach. For a non-swimmer like me, it was a real struggle to see better views of the underwater world by only looking through goggles while wearing a life jacket. No matter how I wanted to do a free dive, I couldn't cos it's not advisable if you don't know how to swim like a pro. So thanks to whoever discovered helmet diving, it helped me experience what was it like down in the sea without worrying about drowning. Yaaaayyy!
Boracay Helmet Diving
We ate quick brunch at around 11:00 AM before heading to our first activity ...
I discovered another surfing spot, and it is closer than my usual go-to place in La Union. I was actually surprised that I did not discover this sooner. The place I was talking about is Crystal Beach, in San Narciso, Zambales. It was introduced to me by my friend Vince, who accompanied me on this trip two weeks ago (he was the one who taught me flyboarding and hoverboarding in Subic).
I thought that the surfing trip would not push through, owing to the inclement weather brought about by the habagat. It was raining very hard the night before, until the early morning we set out from Olongapo. ...
Boracay is well known for being the Philippines' premier party destination and there is no shortage of beach parties, pool parties and boat parties to keep you going until dawn.
However, last month, the island's top events company, Headrush, mixed it up and provided partygoers with a fresh vibe, by throwing the hugely popular event, "Heavy Hip Hop on the Rooftop" in Vallhalla, on Crafts Supermarket's rooftop terrace.
Not only was the venue an exciting new hangout for locals, but the guest DJ was none other than Don P, resident DJ at Manila's hottest underground club, Black Market ??" a f ...
If I didn't know better, I would say I was a mermaid, or a starfish, or perhaps a seaweed in my past life. Growing up close to the beach (approx. just ten minutes away from home), I know my heart belongs to the water that I just couldn't say no to the sea even if it almost took my life quite a number of times.
Hence, here's another beach escapade. And this time, it's the famous Boracay baby! :)
Although honestly, having been told a million times that Boracay is too crowded and overdeveloped, I kept on skipping and intentionally ignoring it to be added on my "To-go" list. But I was wrong. ...
This place is truly paradise! Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in Western Visayas region of the Philippines.
Boracay is a tropical island surrounded by stunning white sand beaches and clear blue waters located about an hour's flight from Cebu or Manila just off the larger Philippines island of Panay.