Panay is a small island in the Philippines, located northwest of Catanduanes Island in the Bicol Region. It is often confused with the much larger Panay Island in Western Visayas.
The island is politically under the province of Catanduanes and subdivided between the municipalities of Bagamanoc and Panganiban. More
Panay Island News
More than 120 Rotaractors and Interactors from Panay Island under Rotary International District (RID) 3850 formally welcomed the new Rotary Year with a project dubbed "Save the Earth, Plant a Tree" Project in Brgy. Igcocolo, Guimbal, July 1, 2017.
Considered as the "Great Year", the event was joined by all clubs in Panay and planted more or less 130 fruit bearing trees in a hilly land area located at Brgy. Igcocolo.
This year's Rotary theme "Making a Difference" focuses on preserving and protecting the environment, the reason why the group organized the project that attended by all clubs ...
January is a hectic month for the city and province of Iloilo with a multitude of festivities celebrated during the first month of the year.
Dinagyang may be the most famous festival commemorated in Iloilo but the southern town of San Joaquin may be another reason for visitors and tourists to flock the province and learn more about Panay Island's rich history.
Every 3rd week of January, the town of San Joaquin celebrates the Bayluhay Festival.
The festival showcases the historic barter of Panay Island as based on folk history of the Maragtas legend.
According to the Iloilo provinci ...
Marine resources must be protected to sustain food security in Western Visayas.
"We need to act together to protect our marine and coastal resources," appealed Jim Sampulna, Regional Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas (DENR-6), as the commemoration of Ocean Month yesterday came to a close.
"Fish remains a primary source of food and fisheries provide employment. Protecting and conserving our marine and coastal resources equates to sustainable aquatic food production," stressed Sampulna.
DENR-6 is working together with the Bureau of Fisher ...
Nearly 2,000 hectares of mixed forest and agroforestry areas in Panay Island will be planted with cacao to boost these areas' ability to sequester carbon, reducing greenhouse gas accumulation in the air.
About 1,060 hectares of species-rich mixed forest and 890 hectares of agroforestry areas will be allotted for the cacao plantation.
The activity is a continuing phase of the Forest and Climate Protection in Panay (FCPP) project pursued by German cooperation agency Gesselschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), under a new memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Cocoa Foundation of ...
A new agreement between Germany and the Philippines targets helping further conserve Panay Island's last remaining block of natural forest hosting globally important biodiversity.
Signed in Metro Manila this week, the agreement covers implementation of the Forest and Climate Protection Project's second phase (ForClim II) on improving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation there while addressing climate change.
"This is another breakthrough in the strong partnership between Germany and the Philippines," said Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sec. ...
Efforts to keep the forests of Panay Island alive got a boost on Thursday as the German government formalized its financial grant for a forest protection project being undertaken by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in one of the largest islands in the Visayas region.
With German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski in attendance as witness, GIZ Director and Principal Advisor on Climate Program Dr. Bernd Markus Liss signed, in behalf of GIZ Country Director Dr. Andreas Kalk, the implementation agreement with DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, of the Forest and Climate (FORCLIM) ...