Turning their backs on their wrongdoing that almost destroyed the marine ecosystem around them, members of the Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Puro-Sinalikway (Samapusi) are now protectors of the Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary and the Pawa Mangrove Ecosystem and Wildlife Park, the two marine gems of Masbate City.
Since 2001, Samapusi, composed of erstwhile dynamite fishers, has been involved in taking care of and acting as tour guides at the vast marine sanctuary and mangrove forests, according to its president, Romeo Soria Jr.
Soria, 38, said the members started to rehabilitate the sanctuary th ...
This young city is one step away from winning a slot in the Galing Pook Awards' Ten Outstanding Local Governance Programs this year.
City Mayor Socrates Tuason over the weekend said the city government's entry to the Awards has been chosen into the 16 finalist following a rigorous screening process and site validation conducted by the Galing Pook Foundation (GPF) secretariat.
The process was based on positive results and impact, promotion of people's participation and empowerment, transferability and sustainability and efficiency of program service delivery.
The city's entry deals wit ...
We Are The Champion!.
This is the statement that reverberates in the Ecofield of Daet, Camarines Norte as Masbate City swept again the Grand Champion in the 13th Gayon Bicol Festival of Festivals showdown held last June 23, 2015.
It was a proud moment for the Lapay Bantigue Dance contingent when they were pronounce the Grand Champion as well as Best in Costume, Best in Festival Queen and Best in Costume for Festival Queen. They brought home a total cash prize of P 610,000.00.
The Contingent is composed of 100 dancers and 50 instrumentalists from the different elementary, secondary and ...