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  • Chasing Sunset In Mt Tapyas Coron Palawan

    Chasing Sunset in Mt.Tapyas Coron Palawan Laguna

    One of the top destinations that you must see in Coron Palawan is the Mt.Tapyas. It is a 720 steps concrete trail going to the top to see the beauty of Coron in a different side/view. Since this has to be a hardest and a short taking breath to climb, you have to be ready. You need to prepare yourself and remember to bring water during your trail.

    Halfway view while climbing on the stairs going to the top of Mt.Tapyas:

    Best to go to Mt.Tapyas on late afternoon in order for you to see and witness the amazing view of sunset which this site ...

  • Marine Protected Areas Sa Coron Nais Buksan Sa Turista

    Ibinida ng Coron Municipal government at ng Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries o Ecofish, ang mga marine protected area sa Coron sa pagbisita ni Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski ng US Embassy.

    Ang Ecofish ay isang USAID funded organization na layon na mapataas ang kamalayan ng mga tao sa komunidad sa tamang pangangalaga sa karagatan at sa mga lamang dagat na nakatira dito. Isa rin sa kanilang mga layunin ay mapataas pa ang fish biomass upang mapanatiling sapat ang dami ng isda sa lugar.

    "It's inter-LGU intervention na ang layunin niya is to increase fish biomass by 10 ...

  • My First Diving Experience

    I was out of ideas when I sat down at the front desk, choosing between the tour packages. We've been island hopping and snorkeling for the last 2 days and our remaining tour of Malcapuya beaches is not available. I circled around the walls of that small shop, until the banner for Diving packages caught my attention. Scuba diving is not bad at all and we can still adjust our money to buy it, but the problem is, I'm afraid of deep seas.

    I'm not a good swimmer. I stay away from deep areas and relied completely on the edges of the pool. I consider myself one who lacked opportunities when it com ...

  • Mount Tapyas See Coron In 721 Steps

    It's our last day in Coron and what better way to end it up than seeing the whole of this town? We need to go up! Unless you have a drone or helicopter then Mt. Tapyas is the way to go!

    Mt. Tapyas places second on the highest mountain in Coron, following Mt. Darala. It is 210m above sea level that overlooks the municipality and harbor. The man-made stairs is a product of the community taxes and it proudly go straight to the view deck. The CORON sign at the top can be easily seen at night wherever you are with its glowing lights. Aside from that, a new large cross (old one destroyed by Typho ...

  • How Tagbanua Communities In Coron Recovered From Yolanda

    Civil society groups and government units working in the town of Coron in Palawan province are using indigenous peoples' (IP) old knowledge on the environment and disasters to ensure their communities are climate change resilient.

    When Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) battered the resort town of Coron in November 2013, international aid groups and non-governmental organizations rushed to help.

    "There were more than 10 NGOs that came in after Yolanda. But most of them used the dole-out system so most of the communities got used to just receiving assistance without relying on their own capac ...

  • How Filipino Islanders Blend Ancient Tradition With The Modern World

    They spend their lives on the water, waking every morning to some of the most wondrous surroundings on earth.

    And though an existence without electricity and modern amenities may appear hard, the Tagbanua has adapted to make best use of the rich resources that the ocean provides.

    Photographer Jacob Maentz spent two weeks with the sea tribe, capturing the beauty of their customs and shedding light on some of the issues facing them socially and economically.

    It is likely the Tagbanua originated from Borneo, but now there are several tribes that exist on the mainland Palawan or on Coron ...