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  • DENR 8 Outlines Activities For Month Of The Ocean

    The significance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and marine resources will be highlighted in the nationwide celebration of Month of the Ocean this May, a report from the DENR 8, based here said.

    DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told Manila Bulletin that this year's celebration, which is anchored on the theme "Tayo at ang Karagatan," promotes the undeniable significance of the ocean to human well-being.

    It will also show the functions and services provided by the ocean and its ecosystems such as coastal protection, fisheries product ...

  • DENR Returns Two Turtles To Sea In Northern Samar

    Two turtles where released back to the sea in a town in Northern Samar, according to a report released Friday by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office.

    DENR Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told Manila Bulletin that its field office in Northern Samar released the green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Bobon town.

    Sibbaluca said that based in the report from Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) in Northern Samar, one of the turtles was found ashore in Barangay Magsaysay, Bobon, by a resident and turned over to local authorit ...

  • Biri Rock Formations Travel Guide The Fascinating Natural Monuments Of Samar

    Being stressed and angled for minutes, my elbow pit had started to feel uncomfortable. My palms were itching too, yet I couldn't let go of my grip. I could also feel my calf and feet trembling, but resting them is not among the choices.

    For some reasons, commuting was pretty difficult on that part of Samar on Holy Week. I was hanging at the back of the jeepney, breaking a leg, while on my way to Allen from Calbayog's Maguino-o Pier. Since I shared a space of the narrow metal extension with another passenger, my torment did not end there. I had to maintain a firm clutch to survive that trip. ...

  • Adventure Weekend In Northern Samar

    Limited budget and number of days on a certain place? Not a big deal for me because these are the items I usually figure out before embarking on a trip. But having no idea on where you're going is a bit nerve-wracking. It might be a total mess for me. To test my limits, I accepted the challenge from Cebu Pacific Air and braved the bloggers' edition of Juan for Fun 2017 Backpacker Challenge.

    Destination is a top secret few weeks prior to my flight. It was only revealed four hours before the estimated time of departure. I accepted the invite because I know it will be fun and it will provide a ...

  • N Samar Town Marks Agta Festival In Honor Of Sto Nino De Bobon

    More than 3,000 people witnessed this year's "Agta Festival" held this town in honor of Sto.Niño de Bobon.

    The yearly festival is held every January 8 with the batch members of the Bobon Central School year 1979-1980 and Bobon National High School year 1983-1984 as this year's "hermanos and hermanas."

    Susana Coloma, municipal tourism officer, said that the concelebrated mass was presided by Catarman Bishop Emmanuel Trance with co-celebrant Msgr. Gaspar Balerete, parish priest and was joined by other Catarman clergy and visiting priests.

    Seven "tribes" joined in this year's "Agta Fest ...

  • 48 Hours In Biri Island

    If you've been around the Philippines, it is easy to write off Biri Island as just another island in the country but I urge you to include this island on your itinerary when doing the Visayas Circuit. I'll tell you one thing, this island is special.

    What sets it apart from any other islands you've been are its gigantic rock formations. So huge that you'll feel dwarfed, crane your neck to see the end of it and have to walk far to get a rock formation on the screen of your phone or camera whole.

    It would be a tragedy if you have fear for heights as the view is best when standing on top of ...