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  • Bataan Capital City Gears Up For Migratory Bird Festival

    Bataan Capital City Gears Up For Migratory Bird Festival

    The City of Balanga in Bataan is gearing up for the annual festivities highlighting the town's hosting of thousands of migratory birds starting on Wednesday.

    The town is the host of the 10th Philippine Bird Festival from December 9 to 11.

    The Philippine Bird Festival is the country's first and largest educational event focused on raising awareness and appreciation of Philippine birds.

    Held annually in partnership with local governments, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations, the festival goes to different places in the Philippines to highlight the unique and diverse ...

  • Bataan Holds Climate Change Summit

    PTT Philippines Corporation held an environmental summit on June 25 in Bataan to address the worsening problem of climate change.

    "Malala na kalagayan ng planeta, lumalala ng lalo at nag-a-accelerate ang epektong climate change [The situation in the planet is worsening because of climate change]," Climate Change Commissioner Nadereb "Yeb" Sano said.

    He said that super typhoons, rainfall patterns and drought are brought about by this phenomenon.

    "Dapat alagaan ang kagubatan, dapat bigyan ng pansin ang problema at alagaan ang natitirang natural resources upang hindi magpatuloy ang kakul ...

  • Bataan DENR Launches Massive Tree Planting Program

    In support to the National Greening Program (NGP) of the government, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) here has launched a massive tree planting program targeting to plant around 2,895 hectares throughout the province, a top DENR official revealed yesterday.

    Fred B. Sadueste, newly-designated head of PENRO here, said that a massive tree planting and preparation had been initiated by the Community Environment and Natural Resource Office (CENRO) in Bagac and Dinalupihan, together with the Bataan National Park (BNP) headed by Ed Kabigting.

    "By this time, we wil ...

  • Bataan National Park To Undergo Pilot Vulnerability Test To Make It Climate Smart

    Bataan National Park To Undergo Pilot Vulnerability Test To Make It Climate Smart

    To better conserve protected areas nationwide amid climate change, authorities will assess "vulnerability" at the Bataan National Park to generate data essential in identifying measures for making the park climate-smart.

    "We'll do the assessment to see if BNP's management plan needs updating," Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau planning chief Neneng Andres said Saturday on the side of the training United States Agency for International Development and World Agroforestry Center supported to help transform Philippine protected areas into climate-smart sites.

    Such updating will involve int ...

  • Gov Leads Seeding Of Hardwood Species At Bataan National Park

    Gov. Enrique "Tet" Garcia yesterday led the aerial seeding of more than 12 million seeds of hardwood species in seven towns in this city to reforest denuded mountains, specially areas of the Bataan National Park.

    Speaking before government officials, Army and police officers at Camp Tolentino, police headquarters here, Garcia said the aerial seeding is considered one of the best methods of restoring the verdant forests Bataan once took pride of.

    Garcia said the reforestation project covers 45 kilometers of the two famous mountains, Mt. Natib and Mariveles, which form the largest portion ...

  • Smart Powers Mount Natib Flora Adventure Hunt

    Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) recently supported a one-of-a-kind adventure race by providing smartphones and connectivity to participants who trekked Mt. Natib in Bataan.

    Organized by Mga Bayani ng Kalikasan (MBNK) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the Mt. Natib Flora Adventure Hunt was a 40-kilometer journey from the Sinagtala Resort and Retreat Park in Tala, Orani up to Bataan Technology Park in Morong.

    On day 1 of the trek, 17 four-man teams honored the late Filipino botanist Dr. Leonard Co by searching and capturing images of the various plant species fou ...