Many shark species are found in the Philippines including the popular Whale Shark and the extremely rare Mega Mouth Shark.
I didn't cover this year's street dancing of Kadayawan Festival, which I had been doing for more than a decade now. The reason: I was invited by teacher Chris Leyga to speak before a group of students and pupils of Davao Christian High School. The topic, on science writing, was close to my heart and so I accepted the invitation.
After speaking for two hours, I asked them to write a science piece based on House Bill 7912 which Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo filed. I had given them two-page explanatory note of the bill that tries to save and protect the sharks from swimming in our waters.
We travelled to Malapascua not only for great filipino food hehe but also to swim with thresher sharks on this small secluded island. Our filipino friend Jobet took us on a dive to test our skills and train for the upcoming dive with the thresher sharks the next day.
What's the first bill authored by Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after becoming Speaker?
It's a measure seeking to regulate the trade of sharks, rays and chimaeras (ghost sharks or rat fish).
House Bill No. 7912 was filed during recess on July 9 and went through first reading on July 30, a week after Arroyo pulled off a coup to unseat Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker.
Malapascua Island in Cebu made it to Discovery Channel's list of best places in the world to see sharks.
The list was released ahead of the airing of the channel's popular show "Shark Week," which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
"Malapascua Island is the new unspoiled spot for beach lovers and scuba divers," Discovery Channel said.
"More importantly, it is quickly gaining fame as one of the only places in the world, where the rare thresher sharks are consistently seen. Malapascua's thresher sharks can be found year-round and diving is possible throughout the year."
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Mamangha kasama ni Robi Domingo sa kanyang pagtuklas sa natatagong yaman ng Monad Shoal, at magkaroon ng pagkakataong makita nang malapitan ang mga pating.
The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) likes to hang around the coast in oceans in many parts of the world, but not in the Philippines. So when this species of large mackerel shark was found on the beach of Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora on January 24, tourists and locals were surprised and it immediately attracted national attention. It wasn't the first time that this marine animal has been spotted in our waters, said non-government organization Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, but it is the first time that local authorities can preserve parts of the specimen. For this re ...