Environment Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez has ordered the closure of 23 mining operations and suspended five others for failing mining and environmental standards on February 2.
According to Lopez, mining has only caused social injustice in many affected communities, as it causes massive environmental destruction and suffering to the people.
Such happened on Dinagat Islands, the island-province in the Caraga region with a population of 127,152, according to a 2015 census of population. Dinagat Islands is known as the "Mystical Island, Province of Love."
Rich in natural resources, it w ...
Video footage provides incredibly rare images of the Critically Endangered Dinagat Bushy-tailed Cloud Rat and Endangered Dinagat Gymnure in their natural habitat within the Philippine island of Dinagat.
Known for its lush rainforests, Dinagat Island is home to a variety of rare species found nowhere else in the world. The dense foliage provides excellent hiding spots for these secretive creatures– sometimes so well, that a species could be presumed extinct.
This was the case for the Dinagat Bushy-tailed Cloud Rat, an endemic rodent that was first discovered between 1974 and 1975. Littl ...
In order to get support and potential partnership for the Dinagat Islands Conservation Program (DICP) from other institutions and with the aim of the governance of Cong. Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao to press15 2016align all the programs to the conservation within the next three years, a "Planning/Workshop for Dinagat Island Conservation Program" was conducted last July 22, 2016 held at Banapple Restaurant, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.
The main objective of the planning/workshop is to define the next three years of Cong. Arlene "Kaka" J. Bag-ao, Congressional Representative of the Lone ...
The trip I kind of dreaded, not because of the long travel to get there, but because I am avoiding something I also wasn't sure could be true. Arrived Tubajon, it my fathers hometown. My Mom is from Cebu, we come home a lot more often to Cebu, but going to Surigao is quite rare. My dad and family don't live there at all, this is my grandparents ancestral home.
We flew from Cebu to Surigao on an early morning flight. Then we spent the night in Surigao City before we headed for Dinagat Islands on a 4 hour boat ride. Peaceful like always, the boat docked and I saw that familiar sign, Welcome t ...
Beautiful scenic view of Dinagot island off of Surigao city. On the way, there are place called San Jose which was astonishing. Avatar stage on water.
People built houses on the water live as sea gipsies. It was just awesomely innocent and impressive scene. I was busy enjoying the view and I forgot to shoot some footage of San Jose.
The lone traveler traveled with friends! An overnight stay at the mystical island province of love. Truly a hidden gem. It's like a mini Palawan! Thank you to the provincial tourism office for the assistance during our stay there.