To freeze to death wasn't the way I imagined myself to go, but the icy air slicing through my lungs and the frost coursing in my veins made it damn sure feel like it was exactly how I was going. As we slept, the midnight downpour found its way to the tent, gathering in a pool of inch-deep mountain rain. My sleeping bag was soiled, and the bud of cold blossomed beneath me. I was too tired and too hungry to worry about our belongings, too cold to even move. My annoying mind whispered, "What idiot brings a beach tent to the mountains?"
Five Fingers is one of the unspoiled destinations in the province of Bataan. It features a series of coves which offer a breathtaking view and a different kind of travel experience. You can find here several natural structures like cliffs, caves, big rocks and a lot more.
To make this town environment-friendly, Mayor Antonio Joseph ?Jopet? R. Inton signed recently a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with a private firm for the ?Development of the Hermosa Ecopark and Rehabilitation and Operation of the Municipal Sanitary Landfill.?
Mayor Inton said that they have entered a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement with Truckshers Waste Management and Hauling Services, Inc.
The move is in line with the municipal government?s proper adoption and compliance with several national laws on Solid Waste Management, and the Water and Clean Air Acts in a bid by the may ...
A Bataan politiko is pushing for the designation of the indigenous Aetas as forest rangers of the province.
Provincial Board Member Danilo Salonga, who is also the Indigeneous People?s Mandatory Representative (IPMR) in Bataan, said the Aetas knowledge of the forests and mountains will make them the perfect guardians of nature.
Salonga is proposing to designate six to 12 rangers that will come from the 18 indigenous peoples? communities in Bataan.
He also said the communities themselves should endorse the rangers that will be assigned for the roles to ensure their track record.
Hermosa Mayor Jopet Inton is looking to convert an open dumpsite into a sanitary landfill and eventually into an ecological park.
This after the Bataan politiko signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Truckshers Waste Management and Hauling Services, Inc. to transform the decommissioned open dumpsite in Barangay Mambog into a sanitary landfill and eventually rehabilitate it into an ecopark.
The project is also eyeing to develop out-of-school youth, senior citizens, barangay health workers, and barangay officials into "ecoguardians."
The ecoguardians will be trained in proper sol ...
At the southern part of Bataan Peninsula is Mount Mariveles, a dormant volcano towering at 1,388 meters above sea level. It is bounded by the towns of Orion, Bagac and Mariveles, where majority of its land area falls.