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  • Higit 100 Baby Hawksbill Turtles Pinakawalan Sa S.Leyte

    Mahigit 100 hawksbill turtles ang pinakawalan sa Southern Leyte. Sa San Fabian, Pangasinan naman ay natagpuan ang isang patay na pawikan.

  • Padre Burgos Town In Southern Leyte Steps Up Sea Turtle Conservation Drive

    The local government here is stepping up conservation efforts for sea turtles after discovering that their area is one of the nesting sites of this endangered reptile.

    Town Vice Mayor Ma. Fe Crispina Poblete said they have launched an information drive in coastal communities to raise public awareness on marine protection after a female turtle nested in the sands of Santa Sofia village here on April 13.

    Last week, the local government in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources released the baby turtles to the wild after three weeks.

    Poblete said it was th ...

  • Pinoy Aquaman Ingemar Macarine Takes 10-km Swim In Southern Leyte

    An environmental lawyer and triathlete dubbed as "Pinoy Aquaman" swam from the historic Limasawa Island from Padre Burgos town in Southern Leyte to commemorate the first Christian mass 496 years ago.

    Ingemar Macarine endured big waves and strong current of Canigao Channel to finish his four-hour unassisted swim on Sunday, March 19, that signals the kick-off of the celebration of the first Catholic Mass in Asia.

    Two boats from the Bantay Dagat and Coast Guard escorted Macarine in his 10.34-kilometer non-stop swim.

    Macarine said that aside from promoting the 496th First Mass in Limasawa ...

  • Hanginan An Uphill Hike To Maasin Citys Miraculous Pilgrimage Site

    Hanginan – one of Leyte's most revered pilgrimage sites – has been on my personal travel wish-list, for the past 6 months. From fellow adventurer Marj of Dakilang Laagan to a trio of Facebook followers, many have raved and praised about the awe-inspiring scenery and spiritual feel of this mountainous village in Maasin city. And finally, I, together with my wife (Mrs. Bisaya Traveler), got the opportunity to hike the Hanginan trail and see its miraculous site – the San Francisco Javier Shrine.

    Although the trail overall is a little short (about 3 kilometers), it was still a sweet, blis ...

  • Sakay-Sakay Festival In Maasin City A Success Despite Rains

    The annual Sakay-Sakay Festival in Maasin City was successfully held despite on and off rains brought by the low pressure area (LPA) last Sunday.

    The Sakay-Sakay festival in honor of the Child Jesus drew devotees in the locality to participate in the annual event which was supported by the city government of Maasin and has appropriated funds for the same purpose. According to the City Investment and Promotions staff, Maasin City allocated around P370,000 to fund the winners' prizes, among other miscellaneous expenses including food.

    There were 4 categories in the competition such as th ...

  • Meet The LAMAVE Scholars First Up Is Kathy Mauyao

    Meet our scholars! Each LAMAVE research project has at least one Filipino Scholar who is sponsored to join our team. These are our amazing LAMAVE Scholars! First up is Kathy Mauyao who is currently working with our whale shark research team in Southern Leyte. Here's what the Filipina conservationist had to share with us…

    1. Where is home?

    I was born and lived in the town of Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal, for 21 years. At an elevation of 600 meters above sea level, 30 kilometres away from the city, trapped in the heart of Luzon, I always dreamed of living by the sea. Now, as a diver for 7 year ...