Sea Turtles

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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  • Romblons Sea Turtle Hatchery Receives Solar-powered Facility

    Romblons Sea Turtle Hatchery Receives Solar-powered Facility

    Romblon's sea turtle (pawikan) hatchery in Barangay Bunsuran, Ferrol town, recently received a solar-powered modular facility that will be the powerhouse of Bantay Dagat enforcers who protect the marine territory and the wildlife.

    It was given to the hatchery by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in MIMAROPA in cooperation with the local government unit of Ferrol, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Romblon Provincial Tourism Office.

    The solar-powered modular facility will also be used by Bantay Dagat to safeguard the marine protected area (MPA) of Sit ...

  • How Collaboration Of 40 Filipino Artists Gave Life To A Baby Pawikan

    How Collaboration Of 40 Filipino Artists Gave Life To A Baby Pawikan

    An animated video of a baby pawikan created in 42 different artistic styles earned the praise of various social media users.

    Several Filipino artists hailing from different advertising industries "most of them being freelancers" decided to collaborate and create a "passion project" in a span of six days.

    According to Niccolo Anacleto, a freelance motion graphic designer and artist, they were originally inspired by an animated video created by different artists in Moscow. A friend sent him the link from Instagram.

    The video showed a "maneki neko" or a Japanese fortune cat interpreted b ...

  • Apo Island 2018 Travel Guide

    Apo Island 2018 Travel Guide

    Apo Island is known worldwide for its beautiful coral gardens and abundance of marine life. It is one of the most popular snorkeling and diving sites in the Philippines.

  • Trapped Sea Turtle In Valladolid Released

    Trapped Sea Turtle In Valladolid Released

    Officials and residents of Barangay Poblacion in Valladolid town along with personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) released an olive ridley sea turtle which was reportedly trapped in a fishnet.

    Village chairman Bill Kratzer told SunStar Bacolod that some residents of the barangay found the sea turtle locally known as "pawikan" inside a fishing net near the seashore at around 6 a.m. Sunday.

    They immediately turned over the animal to the barangay which then coordinated with the DENR.

    Kratzer said the "pawikan" weighs about 50 kilograms and is at l ...

  • Swimming With Turtles And Discoveries In Port Barton

    Swimming With Turtles And Discoveries In Port Barton

    I have visited Port Barton about 3 times and for me, its getting lovelier each time. This time, a close friend Ms. Beth Lim contacted me to tour around Port Barton a VIP guest, Mother Biboy Arboleda of ABS-CBN. Mother Bibs, as he is fondly called by people conveyed his desire to rent a drone for his birthday shoot on his youtube channel Mother Bibs TV so I contacted a local drone pilot Kevin Aquino immediately and later we were on our way to Port Barton.

  • Dumaguete Itinerary How To Visit The City In 3 Days On A Budget

    Dumaguete Itinerary How To Visit The City In 3 Days On A Budget

    Three days in Dumaguete sounds like a long time to allot for such a small city. But actually, a trip to the city will give you plenty of opportunities to see other amazing places in its neighbouring towns and municipalities.