Brookes Point Forest

Brooke's Point, Palawan

Brooke's Point Forest and Watershed is located in Brooke's Point, Palawan. The topography of Brooke's Point is generally hilly. 27,949.67 hectares (or 92.98% of the manipulative/multiple use land) are devoted to agricultural purposes and are being utilized for production of major crops.

Mining activities in Brooke's Point started in the 1970s and the two companies were extensively ...

engaged in logging activities, which resulted in the cutting down of thousands of forest trees. Several mining companies are still pushing for mining despite a 25 year moratorium against mining in Palawan and palm oil companies are also trying to claim ancestral lands.

Brookes Point Forest and Watershed News

  • Brookes Point Nature And Wildlife At Its Best

    People all over the world couldn't resist the mesmerizing beauty that the Philippines has to offer. One of the best locations that locals and foreigners would die for is the island of Palawan. This place has been bursting with coral reefs, national parks, heritage sites, and wildlife that visitors just couldn't say no to.

    Brief History of Brooke's Point

    Contributing to the island's popularity are its notable municipalities, including the municipality of Brooke's Point. The name came from the first white rajah Sir James Brooke, an Englishman and founder of Brooke Dynasty. It was believed ...

  • Fisherman Catches 6-ft Crocodile In Brookes Point

    Talks about a crocodile spotted near the port of the town Brooke's Point might finally put to an end after a 6.2 feet crocodile was caught by a fisherman, January 2, at Sitio Tigaplan, Brgy. Pangobilian in Brooke's Point.

    According to Municipal Councilor Ton Abengoza, a fisherman of the area intentionally caught the reptile for fear that it will victimized residents. Residents immediately turned-over the crocodile to Barangay Chairman Edgar Inso for proper disposition.

    According to Abengoza, they are scheduled to release the crocodile to its natural habitat in compliance to the memorandu ...

  • MGB to probe mining impact on Brookes Point

    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said it will look into the concerns raised by local officials over the potential impact of mining on Brooke'sPoint, Palawan.

    The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Brooke's Point, Palawan, passed a resolution on August 3 requesting the MGB to conduct an investigation on the "appropriateness" of mining in the area.

    "I have not seen the resolution. But the MGB is ready to look into it," MGB Director Leo L. Jasareno told the BusinessMirror.

    Jasareno said there's no mining operation yet in Brooke's Point. The government, however, has existing Mineral Producti ...

  • Palawan government water project to benefit 7 Brookes Point barangays

    Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez and Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano inaugurated Saturday the Saraza Water Supply System Project (SWSSP) in Barangay Saraza, Brooke's Point expected to benefit thousands of the town's seven barangays.
    The water system in Saraza, which connects to the Macagua River, is the first among three projects under the PHP119-million Brooke's Point Water Supply System Project (BPWSSP) that is a joint initiative of the municipal and provincial governments.

    Built with state-of-the-art filtering and disinfection facilities, both local governments want to ensure it passes the bench ...

  • Palawan palm oil presence likely to grow industry rep denies harmful impact

    Plans to convert eight million hectares of land for palm oil production on Palawan island in the Philippines have been met with opposition from environmental and social advocacy groups, with a petition to cease development sent to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights by an anti-palm oil expansion group. But an industry representative denies claims that all eight million hectares will be cultivated to the detriment of wildlife and human communities, maintaining palm oil expansion will be beneficial to the people of Palawan.

    The current oil palm expansion project is overseen by Pala ...

  • Petition Stop the palm oil rush in Palawan

    The proposal to convert further 8 million hectares of Philippine soil into oil palm plantations made headlines across the country and shed a harsh light on how Philippine authorities imagine their country's development. Call on the Governor of Palawan to save the Palawan Man and Biosphere Reserve!

    Palawan, also known as the 'Philippines' Last Frontier', is witnessing one of the largest-ever conversions of land into oil palm estates. Existing industrial-scale plantations have already inflicted irreparable damage to precious environments and to the livelihoods of hundreds of communities.

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