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  • Appeal To Protect Philippine Eagle Habitat In S. Leyte

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Eastern Visayas is appealing to the public to help protect the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyii) in its habitat in Southern Leyte.

    DENR Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca, speaking at the DENR 30th anniversary celebration last June 13 at the Leyte Academic Center, here, said that his field personnel has confirmed the presence of the national bird in Mount Nacolod.

    Sibbaluca said Nacolod is one of only three areas in Eastern Visayas where the Philippine Eagle has been sighted. The other two are in Burauen, Leyte, and ...

  • DENR Places PHL Ecosystem Biodiversity Values At P2.309 Trillion

    DENR Places PHL Ecosystem Biodiversity Values At P2.309 Trillion

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has placed the country's ecosystem and biodiversity values at P2.309 trillion, P1.416 trillion of which are from agricultural or crop production's ecosystem service.

    The Philippine ecosystem and biodiversity values take into account the ecosystem services that are not usually taken into consideration in the conduct of various development projects, often leading to their habitat destruction.

    Highlighting the country's rich biodiversity, the DENR, the agency mandated to manage the country's natural wealth, kicked off on Monday a th ...

  • 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

    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

    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 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 ...