The Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park was recently opened and members of the Dumagat have been tapped to guard the watershed areas of Angat and Ipo Dams in Norzagaray, Bulacan against illegal loggers. The Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society and the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office proposed the creation of an "Eco Tribal Army," composed of Dumagat people.
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The weeklong observance of World Water Day, lasting until March 22, is under way with Philippine activities led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in coordination with the Interior department, private businesses like Maynilad, and advocacy NGOs.
The theme for this year's United Nations-designated World Water Day is "Water and Waste Water."
Dona Mayor Gordona of the DENR's river basin control office said World Water Day is traditionally marked in summer, when there is a lot of unmet demand for water.
This year's theme encouraged people to look at waste water ...
They don't pack high-tech gear nor high-caliber weapons, but the Dumagat rangers of Ipo Watershed patrol Bulacan's forests like it was their home. Because it is.
Sporting simple tools and gear donated by mountaineers, the rangers work day and night to protect the Sierra Madre mountain range against illegal loggers, slash-and-burn farmers and charcoal collectors. With little gear and basic pay, they've had a tough run, but they finally got help.
Last 10 January, the watershed's rangers received solar lamps and mobile chargers from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) and AVolu ...
The tribal governor of the Dumagat some 800 indigenous people living in the mountains of Norzagaray, San Jose del Monte and Doña Remedios Trinidad – thanked yesterday Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for their having experienced a grand Christmas celebration at the Capitol gymnasium the other day.
Provincial officials led by Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando played "Santa Claus" to more or less 800 members of the Dumagat tribe in a well-organized celebration prepared by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office under Rowena Joson- Tiongson.
"Masasayang tao kaming mga Dum ...
Student power in one of Bulacan province's biggest universities has been tapped to reforest part of the 62,000-hectare Angat watershed that has been sustaining the Angat Dam, Metro Manila's primary source of potable water.
Students and teachers of Bulacan State University (BulSU) will start planting thousands of trees, including fruit-bearing species, in 25 hectares of the watershed on Nov. 5, following the signing of a memorandum of agreement to conduct the Angat watershed rainforestation project.
The university has 30,000 students.
The project, initiated by BulSU president Cecilia
It is for this reason that I am not in favour of mining in our islands- because mining will kill whatever possibilities that beauty can give us.", Ms. Lopez, chairperson of ABS-CBN media network also added.
Ms Lopez and Mr Canoy share a passion for conservation and service to the common tao. Both have collaborated to work toward a shared goal to uplift the daily lives of Filipino kapamilyas; to make their poverty more bearable, improving their way of life through sustainable and practical use of their local crops, and to encourage their active participation in ecotourism.
"We need not lo ...
Bulacan is a province in the Philippines known mostly for its old churches, heritage sites and heroes. Though it's home to some historic caves, it isn't really considered a top destination for adventure-seekers. So last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself driving through forested mountain roads and twisties with scenic views of lakes and rivers.
Bulacan is just roughly 50 km North of Metro Manila, but despite its proximity, I haven't really had a chance to explore it by motorcycle. Getting here from Quezon City requires driving through Commonwealth Avenue, dubbed the "killer ...