Lapu-Lapu City News
A study conducted by the School of Environmental Science and Management (Sesam) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) uncovers the impact of urbanization on the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Cebu.
The Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary (OIWS) located in Metro Cebu, a 5,800-hectare of low-lying areas of intertidal sandflats, mangroves, seagrass beds, coral reefs and islets, was proclaimed a wildlife sanctuary under Proclamation 903 in 1992.
However, urbanization, specifically coastal development, population pressure and the availability of livelihood and employment have ...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is working with local government units (LGUs) and host communities to protect the country's tourism jewels by defining the carrying capacity of each destination.
In her recent visit to Cebu, DOT undersecretary Alma Rita Jimenez said aside from working aggressively to hit the arrivals target of 12 million foreign visitors by 2022, the DOT is implementing programs that aim to preserve and protect nature-based tourism.
She said defining the carrying capacity of destinations would help avoid straining the tourism spots.
"We want to avoid overcrowding and un ...
The need to protect our environment has taken the limelight as local authorities have started to promote the island of Cebu as one of the eco-tourism sites tourists can visit. Protecting the environment ensures the survival of flora and fauna endemic to the area.
Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
Cebu is blessed with numerous natural tourist spots that have attracted local and foreign tourists. While some of these tourist spots have become too commercialized, there are still a number that have remained relatively undeveloped. One of these places is the Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary.
Marine Sa ...
Yesterday, 125 scuba divers, free divers and mermaids (in costume) collected a total of 103.5 kilograms of garbage and 43 crown of thorns, under the waters of Mactan during the fourth Dive Against Debris (DAD) at the Crimson Resort and Spa.
Diver Jai Genilza said that harvesting the crown of thorns is important because it kills corals.
"They are uncontrollable and they are considered pests," said Genilza.
Meanwhile, an organizer of DAD noted fewer garbage collected by divers this year.
Lapu-Lapu acting Vice Mayor Harry Don Radaza said they credit the improvement to the constant ...
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Diving Pescador Island and Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines.