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  • Pawikan Hatchlings Release

    The Aboitiz Foundation released yet another batch of hawksbill turtle hatchlings from nests laid at the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Davao City.

    It was sometime in July 2003 when the first hawksbill turtle nest was discovered by a resident and reported to erstwhile Davao City Councilor Leonardo R. Avila III as the councilor at that time was putting up an experimental artificial coral reef in the area during that time.

    What followed was a series of articles by SunStar Davao that led to greater awareness of the people in the region about sea turtle conservation that no less than the Pa ...

  • Conserving The Communitys Water Source

    Homegrown oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc., through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm Phoenix Philippines Foundation, has adopted various programs aimed at protecting the environment, particularly in preserving the community's water source.

    Phoenix has extended support to the Davao City Water District by adopting a hectare of land in Malagos Watershed Reservation. The facility enables water to be supplied in parts of the city's third legislative district.

    Through this partnership, the Foundation has planted around 32,000 trees. Since its planting in 2011, the sa ...

  • Wayward And Fanciful The Mindanao-Sulu Peace And History Education Project

    Republic Act No. 10908 was signed into law on 21 July 2016, mandating the integration of Filipino-Muslim and Indigenous Peoples history, culture and identity in the study of Philippine History in both Basic and Higher Education. The law recognizes the ultimate objective of creating an inclusive history that accounts for all Filipinos, thus the need to integrate the history, culture and identity studies of Filipino-Muslims and Indigenous People in the grand narrative of Philippine history.

    Earlier in March 2016, the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) released its main ...

  • Davao City Mulls Ecotourism And Cultural Plan For Mt. Talomo

    City Mayor Sara Duterte said they are mulling over a comprehensive ecotourism and cultural plan for Mt. Talomo to regulate trekking activities and protect the watershed and the nesting site of the Philippine Eagle.

    This developed after the city government received reports of illegal trekkers who would scale up Mt. Talomo as a jumpoff point to Mt. Apo Natural Park.

    "However, for those who wish to visit the mountain, the public is informed that a comprehensive ecotourism and cultural plan will soon be rolled out. This will cover regulations that will ensure that the watershed area is prote ...

  • Davao City Entry Point Closed To Mt Apo Climbers

    The Watershed Management Council (WMC) of Davao City asserts that the Brgy. Tamayong trail in Calinan district which allegedly leads climbers to Mt. Apo will remain closed and warns the public for con-sequences of unrestricted access.

    "The WMC wants to address the problem of illegal hikers and climbers in Mt. Talomo-Tamayong trail so it issued a resolution supporting PAMB's deci-sion on the continued closure of Tamayong entry point in Mt. Talomo," said Chinkie Peliño Golle, acting director of Interface Development Intervention Inc. (IDIS), who requested to convene the council for an emerg ...

  • Art On The Slopes Of Mt Apo

    Bagobo-Tagabawa, that is the tribe that dominates Sibulan village in Davao City, and the people are proud of their heritage.

    Beyond just their cultural heritage, however, the people of Sibulan village have a shared responsibility: to protect and conserve the environment. Being at the foot of Mt. Apo, the residents are among the communities tapped by the Philippine Eagle Foundation Inc. to take care of the forests and the resident Philippine eagles, whose nest can be found in their forestland of their barangay.

    This is where the art workshops for children was designed around, which Kinaiy ...