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  • Belle nears tree planting goal for Tagaytay property

    Belle nears tree planting goal for Tagaytay property

    With its "one tree at a time" guiding principle, Belle Corporation is nearing its self-imposed target to plant 1 million trees by 2050 and plans to extend this by another 50 years.

    This was announced by Tagaytay Highlands founder/vice chairman Willy Ocier during the planting last Saturday of 140 trees (out of 364 targeted for 2015) by company officials and staff, members of the posh and exclusive Tagaytay Highlands Club, the diplomatic community, and partner Asean Center for Biodiversity.

    And to think that when Tagaytay Highlands was founded in 1994, "we could count the tree stands with ...

  • Mt Marami GoPro PH

    MT. MARAMI Maragondon, Cavite. Jump-off point: Brgy. Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite. Alternate jumpoff: Brgy.Talipusngo, Maragondon, Cavite LLA: 405 MASL. Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 4-6 hours Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3. Features: Rocky outcrops, scenic views of Cavite. Source:

  • Hikers clean up the mountains for a day

    Hikers clean up the mountains for a day

    Hiking has experienced a renaissance in the country in recent decades. The thrill of the adventure, the solitary comfort it allows, the health benefits it provides, and the sense of fulfillment it gives are just few of the reasons behind its popularity.

    The influx of people in our mountains has, however, created an adverse impact on the environment. Many hikers leave all sorts of trash: plastic and glass bottles, paper plates, plastic eating utensils, soiled wet wipes, plastic wrappers, cigarette butts, even used underwear and condoms.

    The accumulation of garbage in mountain trails is co ...