Bud Bongao Peak

Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

Bud Bongao or Bongao Peak is the highest mountain (more of a hill) of Bongao Island and the entire province of Tawi-Tawi. It is considered as a sacred burial site for Muslim locals. They go here to worship, meditate and pray.

Bud Bongao is an icon of terrestrial biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism in Tawi-Tawi because of the wealth of its wildlife and its unique cultural impor ...

tance," says World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Tawi-Tawi Project Manager Dr. Filemon Romero. Once managed by WWF and the Philippines government, the mountain is now being looked after by the local government of Tawi-Tawi in a move towards local, decentralized biodiversity management that's seen as a potential template for other similar areas.

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  • Bud Bongao Bongao Peak In Tawi-Tawi

    Bud Bongao Bongao Peak In Tawi-Tawi

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  • The Guardian Of Tawi-Tawis Bud Bongao

    The Guardian Of Tawi-Tawis Bud Bongao

    Bud Bongao is a treasure trove of biodiversity and one of the last moist forests in the Sulu Archipelago.

    It is among the landmarks of Tawi-Tawi and renowned as a sacred mountain by locals and visitors alike.

    One of its local champions is 60-year old Rudy Hamja, whom everyone calls Imam Rudy.

    Over the last three years, Imam Rudy has been regularly climbing Bud Bongao. He hikes up the mountain every day except Friday, ascending for 30 minutes and descending in as little as 15 minutes ??" twice as fast as a regular pilgrim!

    All this climbing has kept Imam Rudy physically fit, making ...

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    The Guardian Of Bud Bongao

    Bud Bongao is a treasure trove of biodiversity and one of the last moist forests in the Sulu Archipelago. It is among the landmarks of Tawi-Tawi and renowned as a sacred mountain by locals and visitors alike.

    One of its local residents is 60-year old Mr. Rudy Hamja, whom everyone calls Imam Rudy. Imam Rudy has been climbing Bud Bongao almost every day over the last three years. He hikes up the mountain every day except Friday, ascending for 30 minutes and descending in as little as 15 minutes ??" twice as fast as a regular pilgrim.

    All this climbing has made Imam Rudy physically fit ??" ...

  • WWF To Protect Tawi Tawi Mountain

    WWF To Protect Tawi Tawi Mountain

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched a project that aims to protect Bud Bongao, Tawi-Tawi's most famous mountain.

    Nur-Elnazeem Hadji, WWF-Philippines site coordinator, presented the objectives and expected output of the undertaking during a recent meeting with members of the Bud Bongao management council (BBMC).

    The BBMC is composed of local government executives, Sangguniang Bayan committee chairpersons, planning and development units, barangay representatives, civil society organizations and religious leaders.

    With a grant from the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservatio ...

  • WWF Philippines All Hands Committed To Protect Bud Bongao

    WWF Philippines All Hands Committed To Protect Bud Bongao

    Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi's most famous mountain, an important pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims. Leading environmental solutions provider World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) recently went on a courtesy call to meet members of the Bud Bongao Management Council (BBMC) during its 15 February meeting at the Municipal Hall of Bongao in Tawi-Tawi.

    Ms. Nur-Elnazeem Hadji, WWF-Philippines Site Coordinator for the project, Strengthening the Management of the Bud Bongao Local Conservation Area, presented the project objectives, plus expected outputs and activities. With a grant ...