San Manuel News
The rare and endangered Philippine Eagle may soon be flying over the San Roque Dam watershed in San Manuel, Pangasinan, once San Roque Power Corp. (SRPC) succeeds in creating a sanctuary for the national bird.
Tom Valdez, SRPC vice president for corporate social responsibility, shares this optimism after a team of volunteers from the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) saw a pair and an offspring of the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) thriving in the forests of Calanasan town in Apayao recently.
"There is an ongoing research on the eagle's habitat. If the researchers find that the ...
The diminishing Anasluzonica, more commonly known as the Philippine ducks, are finding sanctuary in the vast inland waters of San Roque Dam watershed and along the spillway to Agno River in Pangasinan.
Anasluzonica is endemic to the Philippines, the ducks being found in major islands of the country, mostly in Luzon and Mindanao.
Through the years, however, the population of this bird species has significantly declined.
In an International Union for Conservation on Nature (IUCN), the Philippine duck is considered a vulnerable species, which means its population is decreasing rapidly.
The San Roque Dam that was blamed for the widespread flooding in eastern and central Pangasinan as Typhoon "Pepeng" struck in 2009 is gearing to become the new face of ecotourism in the province.
The dam in San Manuel town, touted as Asia's second largest water containment facility, will soon have a reservoir cruise.
And this adventure promises a new experience for tourists, especially nature lovers, says Tom Valdez, vice president for corporate social responsibility of San Roque Power Corp. (SRPC).
"It will be more than just a sightseeing tour," says Valdez shortly after former Presi ...
Did you know that the San Roque Dam is the second largest dam in Asia? I certainly was not aware of the fact until I went to visit the San Roque Power Corporation last August 24-26, 2011 on a club trip. To grasp the idea of the enormity, the largest dam in Asia is the Three Gorges Dam in China! When Ricky de Castro of Team energy posted an invitation to visit the San Roque Power Corporation in Pangasinan, I quickly accepted. The other WBCP members who also came along were Leni Sutcliffe, her sister Susie Gavino, Olan Balbido, Alain Pascua and recently arrived from England, Mark Walbank. We ...