Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Established on August 31, 1976 by virtue of Presidential Decree No.1578, this was initiated in response to the appeal of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature to help save African wildlife when former President Ferdinand Marcos attended the 3rd world Conference in Kenya. By virtue of RA 7611 (SEP), administrative jurisdiction of DENR was given to the local government of Palawan, effective December 31, 1993. Management of the area is the responsibility of the PCSDO (Palawan Council of Sustainable Development Office). It is located in
Seven enchanting lakes surrounded by craggy limestone cliffs attract hundreds of nature lovers to Coron Reefs in Northern Palawan, near the town of Coron.
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park 1999
This park features a spectacular limestone karst landscape with an underground river. One of the river's distinguishing features is that it emerges directly into the sea, and its lower portion is subject to tidal influences. The area also represents a significant habitat for biodiversity conservation. The site contains a full 'mountain-to-sea' ecosystem and has some of the most important forests in Asia. -UNESCO
Tubbataha Reef Marine Park 1993
The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 332 km², including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100 m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Bohol is not as internationally famous as nearby Boracay, but is well-known locally as a paradise for divers and snorkelers. In addition to white sand beaches, Bohol is also home to the intriguing Chocolate Hills, tarsiers, and Balicasag Island fish sanctuary.
Dolphin watching and whale watching tours are popular with both residents and visiting tourists. The best season is from March to June, but dolphins can be seen year-round.
The island of Panglao, a thirty-minute drive from Tagbilaran City, is home to some of the finest beaches in the country. Resorts dot the island, with most clustered along Alona beach
Loboc - Rivertown with historic church and idyllic falls.
Carmen - Launching point for tours of the Chocolate Hills
Corella - The best place in the Philippines to spot a tarsier in the wild.
Baclayon - Port with tours to Pamilcan Island
Bilar - Gateway to Bilar & Rajah Sikatuna National Park.
is undergoing renovation to accommodate the B-737s of Philippine Airlines. Ramp area improvement and the construction of a modernized airport building will soon ensure bigger aircraft will allow direct flight into Bohol.
Most guests to Bohol enter the island either by land or sea via its island neighbor, Cebu.
The Tagbilaran City Tourist Pier handles more than 4,000 travelers on a daily basis. Nine daily ship calls from Cebu are processed efficiently, with other ships from Manila, Cagayan de OrO City, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Iligan City
Monday, November 12, 2007
Gingoog is a Manobo word for good luck. The word implies good fortune, thus Gingoog means the city of Good Luck. Gingoog originated from a thriving native settlement of Manobo tribe in the area, known today as Barangay Daan-Lungsod. The influx of migrants from neighboring places contributed to the city’s growth, giving rise to the necessity of expansion.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
To Cagayan de Oro City from Manila: Boat trips via WG&A, Super Ferry, Negros Navigation, or Sulpicio Lines; 28-30 hours travel time.To Cagayan de Oro City from Cebu: An overnight trip via Trans Asia Shipping Lines, WG&A, or Sulpicio Lines.
From Manila: Philippine Airlines (3 flights daily); Cebu Pacific Air (3 flights daily); or Air Philippines (daily).From Cebu: Via Asian Spirits (daily).
Several bus companies ply their routes to Cagayan de Oro from all points in Mindanao: Rural Transit of Mindanao; Bachelor Express; Super 5; LCI; and Bagong Lipunan.Public utility jeepneys, multi-cabs, taxis, and rent-a-car services are likewise available.
-Do not touch or ride the Whale Shark.
-Do not restrict the movement of the Whale Shark, or impede its natural path.
-Maintain a distance of 3 meters from the head or body of the Whale Shark, and 4 meters from its tail.
-Do not use flash photography.
-Do not use SCUBA gear, scooters, jet skis or any other motorized underwater propulsion machines.
-A maximum of six (6) swimmers per Whale Shark is allowed, and only one (1) boat per Whale Shark.
- WHALE SHARKS ARE WILD ANIMALS
- RESPECT SAFETY REGULATIONS
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