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  • Mangyans Appeal On Conservation And Management Plan Of Mt Halcon

    Careful planning and thorough consultation are some of the appeals made by Mangyan tribal leaders pertaining to the government's planned comprehensive conservation and management plan of Mount Halcon, Mindoro Island's most sacred and tallest mountains.

    Angel Makabayan, leader of Iraya Mangyan tribe, stated in vernacular that he wished all his companions in Oriental and Occidental Mindoro provinces can participate in all workshop plans to be undertaken by the Oriental Mindoro provincial government regarding the proposed Mt. Halcon Conservation and Management Plan, so as not to go to waste wh ...

  • Uncovering The Wealth Of Oriental Mindoro

    Uncovering The Wealth Of Oriental Mindoro

    The island of Mindoro got its name from "Mina de Oro" as to how the Spaniards used to call it in olden days because it was believed to be a repository of gold. True enough, the province of Oriental Mindoro, which comprises about half of the island, has many treasures in its midst. I'm not referring to the gold that can be mined but the natural attractions and abundant biodiversity that can be found in its bosom.

    From the Visayas, Oriental Mindoro is the gateway to Luzon, and vice versa, connecting both island groups. But while others may just pass through a bridge without even making a stop ...

  • Tribal Peoples Dream School Marks 25th Year In Mindoro Island

    Tribal Peoples Dream School Marks 25th Year In Mindoro Island

    In the central Philippines, indigenous groups make up about 10 per cent of the population. In recent decades, their unique way of life has been largely eroded by western influences, their native lands increasingly appropriated by powerful, more formally educated people. But one tribal group is marking 25 years of educating youth in a system that values and preserves their culture. Madonna Virola reports from Mindoro Island.

    An animal horn signals the start of the graduation ceremony at the Tugdaan Mangyan Center for Education and Development. Popularly called Tugdaan, the school sits on fiv ...

  • Konsultasyon Hinggil Sa Pagtatag Ng Council Para Sa Mt Halcon Isinagawa

    Nagsagawa ang local na pamahalaan ng isang consultative dialogue hinggil sa planong pagkakaroon ng Mt. Halcon Conservation and Management Council.

    Sa konsultasyon, ipinaliwanag ni Executive Director Grace Diamante ng MBCFI ang mga buod ng napagpulungan sa serye ng mga ginanap na pagpupulong hinggil sa pangangalaga sa Mt. Halcon simula pa noong taong 2009 hanggang sa kasalukuyan.

    Matatandaang nagsagawa ang local na pamahalaang panlalawigan, katuwang ang Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI) ng serye ng pagpupulong hinggil sa pangangalaga sa Mt. Halcon simula pa noong ...

  • Oriental Mindoro To Establish a Heritage Forest Museum

    With aim of highlighting the bountiful natural resources and biodiversity of Mount Halcon in Mindoro Island and to feature the rich culture and traditions of Mindoreños, some concerned government and non-government agencies joined hands to establish a unique museum in Oriental Mindoro.

    And the first step towards achieving this special project is the opening to the people of the first phase of Halcon Heritage Forest Museum which covers some 500 hectares of land within the area of Mt. Halcon in the municipality of San Teodoro, said province.

    In a two-day "stakeholders' conference" held re ...

  • Halcon Heritage Forest Museum Isasagawa Sa Oriental Mindoro

    Isang proyektong naglalayong maitampok ang masaganang likas na yaman at pagkakaiba-ibang buhay ng Bundok Halcon at maitanghal ang mayamang kultura at tradisyong likas na Mindoreño.

    Dito nakasentro ang planong pagbubukas ng paunang bahagi ng Halcon Heritage Forest Museum sa may 500 ektaryang lupaing nasasakop ng Mt. Halcon sa bayan ng San Teodoro.

    Upang tukuyin ang mahahalagang aspeto sa pagsasakatuparan ng multi-milyong pisong proyekto, isinagawa ang Stakeholders' Conference noong Hulyo 23-24 sa Eagle's Nest Resort, sa Brgy. Parang, Lungsod ng Calapan.

    Sa pagpupulong, dumalo ang mga ...