Located some 54 kilometers south-west of Metro Manila is the historical town of Maragondon, Cavite. This small town played a big role in our country's rich history. Well-known as the execution site of Andres Bonifacio, the supremo of the KKK, history books for the longest time tell that Andres Bonifacio and his brother Procopio was shot at the foot of Mt. Buntis. Historians though doubt this and instead point at another mountain within the Maragondon Range - Mt. Nagpatong as the actual execution site. Today, Maragondon is a quaint, peaceful town easily accessible from Manila via buses that ply ...
Despite its proximity to Tagaytay City the town of Amadeo in Cavite has pretty much remained under the tourism radar. A small town of less than 40,000 people, Amadeo is nonetheless known as the "Coffee Capital of the Philippines," acting as a major supplier of coffee beans to Metro Manila's numerous cafes. Looking for a waterfall in the Cavite-Batangas area to practice our photography four years ago, we were delighted to know about Balite Falls in Amadeo, only a 15-minute or so drive from Tagaytay.
Four years later we were back in Amadeo for a brief respite from the hassles of city life. Th ...
Mount Pico De Loro is located Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas with a 664 MASL.
1. This mountain is more like a park to me than a mountain. There are nice ponds and rivers at the start of the trek.
2. The trail is wide and clear you don't have to worry about trees and branches hitting you.
3. There are lots of resting areas along the trail.
4. The camp site got stores where you can eat rice and noodles too.
5. There are ample amount of tables and benches for large groups.
6. I like the vast space at the campsite where you can rest and enjoy the view if there is a cle ...
The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to enforce its laws protecting the environment on the coastal communities that are under the threat of conversion and reclamation from private entities and corporations.
DENR's policies and programs like National Greening Program (NGP) and Coastal Resource Management Program (CRMP) by essence prohibit any private entities to own and privatized the land and coastal waters categorized as protected areas by the environment agency. Th ...
Environmental groups from the Philippines have thrown their warm support behind a newly-launched movement that seeks to stem the tide of plastic pollution across the globe.
The EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Greenpeace, Health Care Without Harm-Asia, Mother Earth Foundation and Oceana Philippines expressed support for the Break Free from Plastic (#breakfreefromplastic) movement coinciding with its launch on Thursday, Sept. 15.
The above groups participated in the multi-country process, including a global meeting held in Tagaytay City last July, which le ...
It had been quite a while since I last saw postings of bird pictures taken from Mt. Palay-palay. That seemed strange because this place is one of the birding spots close to MetroManila. Perhaps these days birders were being drawn to the "more productive" sites such as Subic, IRRI, and recently, Bangkong Kahoy Valley.
When friends Peter and Wenxing suggested that we try Mt. Palay-palay on Saturday, I hastily agreed. This is basically roadside birding stretching from Ternate going up to the Caylabne Resort. We've had good experiences here before so we hoped that we would be seeing multitudes ...