We have just returned from a trip to Kari Hatag, Mindanao. I have had a connection with a Ps and his wife there for many years now, really good people. Rolly and Sharon Madrigal.
I had forgotten how beautiful and how peaceful the area was, just stunning.
Our main national Ps, Marivic went down there with me, she just loves the place. She preached a very encouraging message on the Sunday night, which so blessed the local village people.
We have sponsored a number of students there personally for 4 years, but I have not been down there for over 2 years…but I have been in that little v ...
Beautiful Sea Mount off the coast of Malimono.
Diving at Cantapoy Marine Fish Sanctuary.
Environmental destruction caused by mining activities has made the submarine area of several villages in this town look like an underwater desert, a nongovernment group said.
"This is caused by thick silt that covered the sand and corals," said Joseph B. Nacario, a volunteer of the Hinatuan Passage Development Alliance (HIPADA) Marine Monitoring Team.
Nacario led the team that made an underwater survey from December last year to March this year.
Barangays Cansayong, Bunyasan, and Masgad in this town host small-scale mining operations. Most of these are in Masgad where 80 percent of th ...
Municipal HIPADA Alliance Is Now Ready To Facilitate Underwater Assessments In 21 Barangays With a Capacitated Marine Monitoring Team In Surigao Del Norte COSERAM
Giz-Coseram supported local- and regional agencies to establish the HIPADA Marine Monitoring Team (HMMT) composed of staff coming from Surigao City based SUNGCOD, Inc. (NGO), coastal LGU's of Bacuag and Malimono and from the Management Office of Hinatuan Passage Development Alliance (HIPADA) in the Province of Surigao Del Norte. The HMMT received trainings on certified advanced scuba diving, underwater assessment- and marine monitoring skills. Furthermore GIZ turned over full diving equipment for six HMMT professional divers, needed for underwater assessment and monitoring in coastal barangays ...
Fisher folk in three coastal villages in this town are seeing a ray of hope saying different species of fish have started to reappear in their municipal waters.
The locals attributed this to the establishment of marine sanctuaries last February to stem the destruction of the fishing grounds, which is mainly blamed on illegal fishing methods that also wrecked coral reefs.
"Thanks to the donors and development partners who gave us the necessary equipment and technical know-how on how to preserve and protect the marine sanctuaries," Vicente Cabillo, a fish warden in Barangay Cantapoy said i ...