The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently expanded the scope of protected areas in the northeastern part of Mindanao to ensure the survival of the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles.
A 612-hectare area in the town of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental has been designated as the Magsaysay Critical Habitat for Hawksbill Turtles (MCHHT).
DENR Secretary Ramon Paje said this brings to more than 6,300 hectares the total area being protected in northeastern Mindanao to help ensure the safety of the sea turtles and their nests.
The MCHHT established the coastal bar ...
Bayabas beach on a sunny day in september.
A visit to Cagayan de Oro almost certainly entails the outdoors. With white water rafting as one of its main draws and with the Dahilayan Adventure Park so close in Bukidnon, most tourists to this progressive Mindanao city come prepared to get their hearts beating and their adrenaline rushing. But these aren't all the blood-pumping action CDO has in store. Mapawa Nature Park lies a mere 30 minutes from the city center, and it holds adventure, not for the faint of heart.
Initially opened as a place that caters to team building activities, Mapawa Nature Park offers a unique canyoneering exper ...