Negros Oriental News
Mary Jean Tabañera has long aspired to become a scuba diver. She would often see divers visiting the world-renowned Apo Island, off the coast of this town in Negros Oriental province, six years ago while working in her uncle's dive resort as waitress or cleaner.
"I got interested in diving because I realized I had nothing to say to tourists whenever they would ask me about it," recalled Tabañera, who was then in high school.
Completing a diving course and acquiring a gear was simply beyond her reach, however. Her father is a boatman while her mother helps tend the small retail store of ...
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has lowered the alert status of Mount Kanlaon from Alert Level 1 to 0.
According to Phivolcs, Alert Level 1 means a low level of volcanic unrest. There is a slight increase in volcanic earthquake and steam or gas activity.
An Alert Level 0 means no alert or normal status. Benjamin Tanatan, science research analyst of Phivolcs in Canlaon City, said the lowering of alert level was done last May 5.
Tanatan said that with the alert level back to normal, no magmatic eruption is foreseen in the immediate future.
Visiting the Mount Kanlaon in the North of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. We've spent 2 days in the city of Kanlaon visiting the rice paddies and hiking to a waterfall.
Traveling Manjuyod Sand Bar, Pulang Bato Falls and Forest Camp, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental Philippines.
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The rich marine life of Negros Oriental was the key that opened doors to several jobs in the tourism industry. Among these, were underwater guides and emergency responders.
Just recently, 12 boys and four girls completed courses for dive master (DM), advanced open water (OPW) and emergency first response (EFR), which brought them a step closer to becoming professionally trained divers, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.
Upon securing their certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (Padi), the young divers can start catering to foreign and Filipino underwate ...
The number of centuries- and decades-old trees in Dumaguete City, especially at the landmark Rizal Boulevard and the ageless Quezon Park is dwindling, based on the assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The DENR assessment, which started September 2016, showed the need to rehabilitate these trees, mostly pine and acacia.
City Tourism Officer Jacqueline Veloso Antonio, said a project that would target to preserve and protect the remaining trees in these areas had been hatched.
From Wednesday to Friday, city hall employees involved in the pruning and c ...