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  • MMPA Enforcement Has Begun

    MMPA Enforcement Has Begun

    At long last, the enforcement of the Mangal Marine Protected Area (MMPA) has begun. After nearly three (3) years of deliberations and public consultations, the MMPA Ordinance was passed in February 2015. After Mayor Joel's decisive victory in the May 2016 elections (his third and final term), the LGU's Department of Agriculture (DA) announced in February 2017 the start of enforcement of the MMPA on March 16, 2017.

    Deployment of Marine Buoys--the single largest up-front investment

    In anticipation of the start of enforcement of the MMPA, there was a clear requirement for marine buoys (also ...

  • Buktot Beach a Hidden Beauty In Mansalay Oriental Mindoro

    White Beach in Buktot, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro. The only white beach I've visited so far, is the one in Puerto Galera. So, we've made plans to visit the place and one of the many hidden beauties of Oriental Mindoro.

    Buktot Beach is ideal for family and group outings, with only the sun and sand do the works and wonders. Open cottages, benches and bamboo tables are available for the picnickers.

    You will most likely see the best beach look and enjoy your trip the most during a good sunny weather.

    Buktot Beach is ideal for family and group outings, with only the sun and sand do the wor ...

  • Buktot Beach Mansalays Hidden Gem

    Buktot Beach Mansalays Hidden Gem

    Solitude is a wonderful kind of freedom. It feels like that Bible passage "the time is coming when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone". And it could be found just an island away from Manila.

    Being a frequent Ro-ro traveler during my younger years, I became quite familiar about the surroundings of Southern Mindoro. I've heard a lot from the locals about Buktot Beach but it was only lately that I was able to set foot on Mansalay's hidden gem.

    Buktot is a Bisaya word for hunchback. Locals said that the beach was named Buktot mainly becau ...

  • Buktot Beach a Hidden Beauty In Mansalay

    Buktot Beach a Hidden Beauty In Mansalay

    Are you a beach type of person? So I guess, you've been to Boracay or Puerto Galera or Palawan to take a dip in their blue waters or stroll down their finest and white sands.

    I seldom go for a beach walk but when I heard about the virgin White Beach in Buktot, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, I've become super excited. The only white beach I've visited so far, is the one in Puerto Galera. So, we've made plans to visit the place and last August 2011 we finally set foot on one of the many hidden beauties of Oriental Mindoro.

    The name "Buktot" came from a native dialect term which means "hunch ...

  • Tamaraw Numbers Low Hopes High

    Tamaraw Numbers Low Hopes High

    The increase may be only eight animals but this is enough to give environment officials and conservationists hope for the tamaraw, one of the Philippines' most endangered species that is endemic to the island of Mindoro.

    This week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced that the population of the tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) on Mount Iglit in Occidental Mindoro province had increased from 405 to 413.

    Rodel Boyles, coordinator and protected areas superintendent of Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park (MIBNP), said the tamaraw population was spread out on Mt. Igli ...

  • Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo On The Brink Of Extinction

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recently announced that the elusive Mindoro dwarf buffalo is on the verge of extinction. Known locally as tamaraw, this is the smallest member of the bovine family endemic to the forests and grasslands of Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park in the Mindoro Oriental and Mounts Aruyan and Calavite of Mindoro Occidental. Unlike most cattle, this particular species possesses stout, V-shaped backward-pointing horns. During the 1960s, there were an estimated 10,000 of these unique creatures but were reduced to 274 due to poaching, habitat los ...