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  • Tribes Sight Tarsiers On Mt Mayapay

    Tribal farmers planting trees in environmentally threatened Mt. Mayapay have discovered tarsiers in this city's last ecosystem frontier.

    Classified as primates or mammals, the Philippine tarsier with scientific name Tarsius syrichta is considered endangered.

    Like humans, the female tarsier delivers her baby once in a year after a gestation period of six months. This is seen as the reason, aside from highly threatened habitats, the tarsier population is declining.

    Mt. Mayapay tribal farmers have found male and female tarsiers, and last May was the fourth time they came across the prima ...

  • Down The Trail To Puting Bato

    Down The Trail To Puting Bato

    During the years I spent living in my hometown, Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte, not much of the places there make so much an impression to me when it comes to tourism - much of the economy there relies on agriculture and fisheries. Or so i thought. I'm taking back all those words now.

    There's a place in Cabadbaran City that hasn't really gain much attention in the past but turns out to be a paradise with its mesmerizing mountain view and cold water falls that lurk somewhere amid the silent mountains.

    The place is called Putting Bato, which when translated to English, means white roc ...

  • Indigenes Rights Group Partners With Humanitarian Organizations

    Indigenes Rights Group Partners With Humanitarian Organizations

    The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) scales up its human rights intervention for indigenous peoples by partnering with international humanitarian organization, Relief International (RI).

    An inception meeting kicked-off the two-year project recently, orienting the new staff on the rigors and deliverables of the project which covers 43 communities in the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, and Misamis Oriental in the Philippines.

    Funded under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, this new initiative will pro ...

  • Agusan River 9 Others Eyed As Eco-tourism Sites

    Agusan River 9 Others Eyed As Eco-tourism Sites

    Ten major rivers in the region are being eyed as eco-tourism sites in a bid to promote inclusive growth for communities located near the waterways.

    Under the Department of Tourism's Ilog Tourism??"Inclusive Local Growth through River Tourism Program, the mighty Agusan River in Butuan City, Kalinawan River (Jabonga, Agusan del Norte), Cabadbaran River (Cabadbaran City), Gaas Inlet (Dinagat Island), Sabang Gibong River (Agusan del Sur), Surigao River (Surigao City), Baoy River (Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte), Tandag River (Tandag City), Abacanan River (Cantilan, Surigao del Sur) and Giasan Rive ...

  • Mapaso Hot And Cold Spring Santiago Agusan del Norte

    Mapaso Hot And Cold Spring Santiago Agusan del Norte

    Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring is a geothermal spring where there is good potential for recreation.

    Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring is a geothermal spring where there is good potential for recreation. Located in Brgy. Lapaz, Santiago, Agusan del Norte about 10 to 20 mins depending on how you drive from Cabadbaran City.

    The water issuing from a hot spring is heated by geothermal heat, i.e., heat from the Earth's mantle. In general, the temperature of rocks within the earth increases with depth. The rate of temperature increase with depth is known as the geothermal gradient. If water percolates dee ...

  • Balangay Shrine Houses The Oldest Watercraft

    Balangay Shrine Houses The Oldest Watercraft

    The Filipino word Baranggay came from the word: Balangay or Balanghai which is watercraft used by the ancient people in the Philippines for transportation and for barter and trade. If I am not mistaken, it was discussed when I was in the fifth grade, in HEKASI. I am happy that today, it's time to see the actual relics of Balangay, discovered in Butuan. Since the guard did not allow me to use my DSLR or digital camera, photos below were captured using my mobile camera:

    The coffin burials that led to the discovery of the boat lie 16 meters east of the boat. Similar to the inhumation in Suatan ...