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Five sea turtle species inhabit the ocean surrounding the Philippines. The Philippines are home to only six freshwater and terrestrial turtle species.

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  • Davao Light Welcomes 5th Pawikan Nest In Cleanergy Park

    Davao Light Welcomes 5th Pawikan Nest In Cleanergy Park

    On a bright sunny morning of July 29, 2017 pawikan tracks were seen on the shoreline of the outdoor biodiversity park, popularly known as the Cleanergy Park located at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City, which led to the discovery of a pawikan nest in the park, the 5th for the year. Cleanergy Park is a project of Davao Light, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation. It is a biodiversity park that is aimed to preserve the pawikan nesting grounds, be a home of many thriving bird species and help maintain ecological balance for other sea and land creature ...

  • DOT To Train Snorkeling Guides In Apo Island To Boost Tourism

    DOT To Train Snorkeling Guides In Apo Island To Boost Tourism

    The Department of Tourism in Region 7 (DOT-7) will conduct a week-long training this month for snorkeling guides in the world-renowned dive destination Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental to boost its tourism industry.

    Provincial Tourism Officer Myla Mae Abellana disclosed Friday that the first batch of 30 trainees are among the 140 snorkeling guides who are all residents of Apo Island.

    This is a pilot training, which the DOT-7 will conduct from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, Abellana said.

    Supporting the training are the provincial government of Negros Oriental, the Department of Environment a ...

  • Celebrity Freediver Guillaume Nery You Forget About Time

    Celebrity Freediver Guillaume Nery You Forget About Time

    The rock star of freedivers is here.

    Multiple world record-holder and two-time freediving world champion from France, Guillaume Nery, casually clad in jeans, T-shirt and flip-flops, just declared that the Philippines may become a central place for the development of freediving not only in Asia but all over the world.

    And what makes a place incredible for freediving is also the people. Unique people to support this activity and you have more and more freediving centers opening all over the Philippines, the French celebrity freediver said.

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), in its bid to ...

  • Pawikan Na Naipit Sa Lambat Nasagip Ng Isang Mangingisda Sa Baybayin Ng Ibajay Aklan

    Pawikan Na Naipit Sa Lambat Nasagip Ng Isang Mangingisda Sa Baybayin Ng Ibajay Aklan

    Isang pawikan ang napadpad sa baybayin ng Aklan noong Linggo, July 30.

    Sa pahayag ni PO2 Dennis Jabagat ng Ibajay PNP Station, natagpuan ng mangingisdang si Adreano Timbas ang pawikan na naipit sa lambat sa Brgy. Bugtongbato, Ibajay.

    Tumitimbang umano ito ng 120 kilogram at may habang 49 na pulgada.

    Dahil sa nanghihina na umano ang naturang pawikan, agad na ibinalik ito sa dagat ng taga-bantay dagat at mga rumespondeng pulis.

    Samantala, nanawagan naman si Jabagat sa publiko na huwag patayin o hulihin ang mga endangered species katulad ng pawikan.

  • Mivoyagi Experience Island Hopping, Bohol Philippines

    Experiences in the Philippines.

    Balicasag & Virgin Island Bohol SeaScuba diving, drink San Mig, Native restaurant, fresh sea food.

  • Pawikan Aksidenteng Nahuli Sa Lambat Ng Ilang Mangingisda Sa Gasan

    Pawikan Aksidenteng Nahuli Sa Lambat Ng Ilang Mangingisda Sa Gasan

    Natagpuan ng isang residente ang isang pawikan sa dalampasigan ng Barangay Masiga, Gasan, Marinduque kahapon ng hapon, Hulyo 25.

    Agad namang ipinaalam ang pangyayari sa mga awtoridad at sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Sa pagsusuri wala naman nakitang sugat sa katawan ng pawikan.

    Kaya naman, kasama ang mga kinatawan mula sa DENR at Gasan Municipal Police Station (Gasan MPS), pinakawalan rin sa dagat ang nasabing pawikan kaninang umaga.