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Republic Act No. 8975 Republic Act No. 8975

AN ACT TO ENSURE THE EXPEDITIOUS IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPLETION OF GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS BY PROHIBITING LOWER COURTS FROM ISSUING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS, PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS OR PRELIMINARY MANDATORY INJUCTIONS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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Groups decry slow legislative grind on environment-related measures
Environmental groups have lamented the “consistently slow” processing of environment-related measures during the 18th Congress wherein not a single measure for the protection of the environment was passed into law.
Nilad and Earth Island Institute reminded the leaders of both Houses of Congress that the current situation requires the rejection of policies and programs that exacerbate the suffering of many Filipinos.
“We have to stop projects that destroy our biodiversity and weaken our climate resilience. For many years, environment advocates have been arguing the dirty and harmful impact of development aggression projects such as large-scale corporate mining and reclamation,” they said.

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Threatened paradise: Saving Dinagat Islands’ habitats from mining
Rappler Sep 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the different threats to Dinagat Islands’ biodiversity. Even prior the pandemic, the province has long been embroiled in a delicate dance between economics and the fight for conservation.
Despite the challenges, the province hopes more conservation areas will be established as it moves to turn the island province from a mining reserve into an environmental haven. Look also the article

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Sustainable Tourism and Environment Conservation amid the pandemic
May 29, 2020 ANC 24/7

See how this UN recognized tourism enterprise is handling the pandemic while retaining their mission to have sustainable tourism and environment conservation go hand in hand.

Youth group joins Australia’s HalfCut movement to save Palawan forests
August 31, 2020

Centre for Sustainability PH is calling on Filipinos to do something fun with half of their hair, and urge others to conserve Philippine forests by donating to Project Protect Palawan on August 31
This is a press release from Centre for Sustainability PH.

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Going Green: Back-to-back
CNN Philippines Apr 17, 2020

Planet Earth is a wonder to behold - beautiful, fascinating, and life-sustaining. But it is also, increasingly, under threat. All over the globe, people are innovating sustainable solutions to help our world.
Meet “inspired environmentalists” to see how their bold, inventive ideas are improving lives through architecture, agriculture, and the strengthening of fragile eco-systems.

Going Green: Back-to-back episodes Part 2
CNN Philippines Apr 24, 2020
Explore innovative ways to protect the environment using urban gardening and eco-friendly construction.
Also, meet eco-inventors as they reveal their light bulb moments that led them to their green revolution.

A change of heart: Living the Laudato Si way
John Leo Algo April 15, 2019

'Without realizing that everything is connected with one another, as emphasized in the 'Laudato Si,' we become ignorant to just how our individual actions can make a big impact'

Philippine Church group to divest from non-green industries
Robin Gomes 27 May 2020
In harmony with the 'Laudato Si’ Week' marking the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical, a section of the Catholic Church in the Philippines has vowed to halt investing in sectors detrimental to the environment

Crackdown on environmental defenders 'may lead to P1-T ecological damage yearly'
Mavic Conde February 03, 2020
The Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment submits to the United Nations its own report on the human rights situation under the Duterte administration

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Enemies of the State?
Report July 30, 2019 - with Video
How governments and businesses silence land and environmental defenders.
More than three people were murdered each week in 2018, with countless more criminalised, for defending their land and our environment.
The Philippines had the highest number of killings of any country this year, with at least 30 defenders murdered.

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PH deadliest country for environmental activists
July 30, 2019
Global Witness says 30 environmental activists were killed in the Philippines in 2018

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Why are environmental activists under attack?
Al Jazeera English August 8, 2019
A new human rights report says 164 environmental activists around the world were killed last year, and countless more are being silenced through violent attacks, intimidation or unfair criminalisation.
The report examined 19 countries and found that most of the activist killings in 2018 involved those who spoke out against mining industries.
The Philippines topped the list with 30 victims.

P773 billion worth of Philippine natural wealth 'sold out' by Duterte gov't
Anna Mogato July 19, 2019

A network of environmental groups says 3 years of the Duterte presidency has resulted in the selling out of at least P773 billion worth of the Philippines' sovereign mineral, water, wildlife, and marine resources

PH urges nations to conserve intertidal wetlands for migratory species
Jee Y. Geronimo October 24, 2017

'If we want to protect our migratory species, it is important that we look at their habitats as well,' an environment official says as the Philippines hosts an international wildlife conference in Manila

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How Zambales locals help preserve their environment
GMA Public Affairs Mar 11, 2019

In Zambales, Drew Arellano visits a restaurant that uses bamboo straws instead of single use plastic straws. He also meets with the Pawikan Rangers - local volunteers who are in-charge of protecting sea turtles against poachers.

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Tiempo Muerto
Nov 6, 2019 Malu Maniquis

I made this video in the hope of helping end the hacienda-system in the Philippines. Please know why and how you can help.

Environmentalists, rights activists across PH slam Duterte's SONA
July 25, 2017
'Change did not happen,' an indigenous peoples' group says.
The main issues raised by protesters include the continued destruction of the environment by mining companies, alleged human rights violations, and the extension of martial law in Mindanao.
"The same old rhetoric of holding large-scale mining companies accountable is belied by Duterte's replacement of then-environment secretary Gina Lopez with a pro-mining ex-general, Roy Cimatu," Leon Dulce, campaign coordinator of the Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment, said.
Let's re-educate ourselves about the environment
Timmy Luistro July 02, 2017

With the expected growth in population, how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?

Environment and climate change: Duterte owns the problems now
Tony La Viña June 30, 2017

President Duterte has inherited problems from past administrations. He must lead us away from ecological apocalypse by being bold and visionary.

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Green groups to keep eye on new DENR chief
May 8, 2017

Environmental groups vowed to keep an eye on the priority projects of the newly appointed secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, retired general Roy Cimatu.

What happens to Gina Lopez's orders at DENR?
Jee Y. Geronimo May 09, 2017 - with video
'Well, there's a presumption of regularity,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna.

CA rejects Gina Lopez as environment secretary
May 03, 2017

The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday, May 3, rejected the ad interim appointment of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez after 3 confirmation hearings.

Warrior, patriot, lover of life: Remembering Gina Lopez
Aug 19 2019

Ex-AFP chief Cimatu is new environment secretary
May 08, 2017
Roy Cimatu is a former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief and special envoy to the Middle East.

Trillanes: 'Duterte fed Gina Lopez to the lions'
May 05, 2017
'Would these congressmen openly defy Duterte and reject Lopez if they are sure that he really wants her to be confirmed?' asks Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

The rejection of Gina Lopez is a rejection of change
Yeb Saño May 05, 2017
'Her rejection as Department of Environment Natural Resources Secretary shows how destructive industries continue to hold Philippine lawmakers by their necks'

Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: 'Lobby money talks'
Pia Ranada May 04, 2017 - with video
'Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member.

Gina Lopez 'surprised, disappointed' by CA votes
May 04, 2017 - with video
'My experience with them is that these were persons of principle,' says the former environment chief of some lawmakers who voted against her confirmation.

Is someone lying? CA votes on Gina Lopez don't add up
Camille Elemia May 04, 2017
Due to the secret voting done by the Commission on Appointments, the public can only take the lawmakers' word whether they voted to confirm or reject the environment secretary.

Gina Lopez sad 'business interests have run the day'
May 03, 2017 - with videos
'When people make choices influenced by, and based on, business interests transgressing the right of every Filipino to what God has given them, it is wrong,' Gina Lopez says.

Palace on CA rejection of Gina Lopez: 'It's a democratic process'
Pia Ranada May 03, 2017
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is choosing from 'many names' to fill in the vacancy at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Lopez: Constitution backs mining crackdown
May 4, 2017
Outgoing Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday defended her mining crackdown, saying a clean environment is a constitutional guarantee.

What is the jurisdiction the Environmental Ombudsman?

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Albay declared UNESCO biosphere reserve
Rhaydz B. Barcia March 21, 2016

The province of Albay has been declared a biosphere reserve by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), joining a list of areas around the world that are prime examples of sustainable development and biodiversity.
Biosphere reserves are places for learning about sustainable development aiming to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with the sustainable use of natural resources

Palawan's superhighway project called an 'environmental disaster
Keith Anthony Fabro August 10, 2017

Expanding Palawan’s national highway from two to 6 lanes could boost provincial economic growth, but concerned citizens and civil society groups here are wary that it may come at the expense of the environment.

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Philippines Land Reclamation
Aug 10, 2017 Peter White

The Philippines is a small country with a large population. This makes land a valuable commodity and relatively expensive. Cities often fill in coastal areas with rock taken from the mountains to give them more land for public use.

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Central Cebu Protected Landscape, CCPL known as the Central Cebu National Park, Buhisan Dam, Mananga Watershed Forest Reserve, Kotkot-Lusuran Watershed Forest Reserve, and the Sudlon National Park.

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Mining-affected communities, bishops push for accountability amid climate crisis
October 12, 2019

The groups vow to 'continue to dialogue, listen and to stand in solidarity with Mother Nature and against any form of destructive mining'

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development

Managing aquaculture and its impacts, a guidebook for local governments
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PCB Free Philippines

Videos produced for UNIDO, DENR, PNOC-AFC, GAIA, Greenpeace SEA and Ecowaste Coalition on what are being done to eliminate one of the most hazardous toxic material from our environment Polychlorinated biphenyl or PCB. Oct 5 and 6, 2013

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Sagada asks visitors to respect sites
Karlston S. Lapniten January 12, 2016
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The Philippine Red List

Documentary on Philippine Biodiversity. Oct 14, 2012

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Conserve and Protect the Philippine Wildlife

An informational AVP that aims to urge the people to help preserve the endangered animals that belong to the wildlife.

Environmental clearance certificate Environmental clearance certificate

Environmental Compliance Certificate, ECCs

Procedures EIA REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
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Saving the Benguet Watersheds for Water

funded by the European Union and implemented in Benguet Province from August 2011 to August 2013. The project sites are: Tublay (Ambassador); Bokod (Poblacion); Atok (Poblacion); Kibungan (Sagpat); Buguias (Tuba) and Sablan (Banangan).

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Hamon sa Caramoan
This video entitled ‘Hamon sa Caramoan’ features ‘the illegal fishing and mining activities in Caramoan, Camarines Sur.’
Jan 18, 2017 - Aired: March 14, 2015

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Nature Awareness and Conservation Club, NACCI
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Higante't Tutubi

an animated feature about the environment produced by the Center for Environmental Concerns - Philippines in cooperation with Kalikasan Partylist - The Green Party of the Philippines.

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Industrial Fiber Plants
A Description of the Chief Industrial Fiber Plants of the Philippines, their Distribution, Method of Preparation, and Uses

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Warrior, patriot, lover of life: Remembering Gina Lopez
Aug 19 2019

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Philippine mines continue unhampered 4 years after Gina Lopez shutdown order
Maria Elena Catajan, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Jan 31, 2021 - with Videos
In Benguet, critics are dismayed and wary of environmental degradation and natural disasters.

Environmental groups thumb down magnetite mining in Cagayan
January 31, 2021 Ellson Quismorio
Nearly 80 non-government organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups have expressed their opposition to the impending magnetite offshore mining in Cagayan.

DENR to reopen mining firms closed by Gina Lopez
Ralf Rivas July 23 2020
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu does not disclose the names of the mining firms, but assures the public that the companies have already corrected lapses
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will allow mining companies previously closed by the late secretary Gina Lopez to resume operations.

LIST: Mining companies allowed to operate again by Duterte gov't
Ralf Rivas July 23 2020
The Duterte administration allowed several mining companies previously ordered closed by the late secretary Gina Lopez to operate again.
In a text message to Rappler, Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said the companies were granted approval by the Office of the President (OP) after complying with mining laws

Philippine Church decries government lifting ban on mining
Robin Gomes 21 April 2021
Caritas Philippines and several bishops are decrying the lifting of the moratorium on mining in the country, saying it will have a “devastating effect on marginalized communities”.
Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos, who leads of Eco-Convergence Hub in the Visayas, reiterated their stance against the proposed coal mining in Negros Occidental province. “We challenge our government officials, to restore the dignity of your office by siding with our people and the ecology. Let your legacy be in the defense of ecology and justice,” he said.

Faith-based groups to Duterte: Reconsider the lifting on the ban on new mining permits
April 23, 2021 Leslie Ann Aquino
Faith-based organizations composed of Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical churches have expressed grave alarm over the lifting of the ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations by the Office of the President.

An appeal to PH banks to stop investing in coal
Apr 21, 2021 Bishop Broderick Pabillo
'If not for the money [these banks] invested and lent to power companies, these coal projects will not exist and torment both the people and the environment'
“Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded (Laudato Si 13)."

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Mina Sa Nueva Vizcaya
ABS-CBN News Jul 20, 2019

The video investigates how mining operations in Barangay Dipidio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya started. The video also looks into the alleged positive impact of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. to the local economy of the town, and sifts through the issues about the earnings of the company and its continuing operations despite the expiration of its permit.

Katas ng Kalikasan
ABS-CBN News Jul 20, 2019
The video shows how OceanaGold Philippines Inc.’s mining operations affected the livelihood and water supply of Barangay Dipidio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya residents.

Environment group hits Oceanagold for operating without gov't contract
June 24, 2019
An environmental activist group called out gold and copper mining firm Oceanagold for its continued operations in Nueva Vizcaya despite the expiration of its Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) license last June 20.
Kalikasan PNE also calls out the environment department for not blocking Oceanagold's application for Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement renewal. Its first FTAA has expired on June 20.
CA junks environment protection plea vs Zambales mining firms
June 11, 2017

The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic.

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Look Back: The 1996 Marcopper mining disaster
Gwen de la Cruz March 24, 2017

On March 24, 1996, the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history, which led to a drastic change in the country's mining policy

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Remembering the Marcopper mine disaster
Apr 13, 2016

Victims recount their stories twenty years after the last major disaster involving Marcopper mines in Marinduque.

The Marcopper Mining Disaster occurred on March 24, 1996, on the Philippine island of Marinduque, a province of the Philippines located in the Mimaropa region. It remains one of the largest mining disasters in Philippine history. A fracture in the drainage tunnel of a large pit containing leftover mine tailings led to a discharge of toxic mine waste into the Makulapnit-Boac river system and caused flash floods in areas along the river. One village, Barangay Hinapulan, was buried in six feet of muddy floodwater, causing the displacement of 400 families. Twenty other villages had to be evacuated. Drinking water was contaminated killing fish and freshwater shrimp. Large animals such as cows, pigs and sheep were overcome and killed. The flooding caused the destruction of crops and irrigation channels. Following the disaster, the Boac River was declared unusable.
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Bleeding Heart
Apr 12, 2011 June Castillo
A documentary film about the worst environmental disaster in Marinduque island....

FAST FACTS: Mining in the Philippines
Leilani Chavez April 22, 2017
Here are 15 facts you need to know about the mining industry in the Philippines.
The mining industry in is controversial again after Environment Secretary Gina Lopez ordered the closure of about 23 mining operations and cancellation of a total of 75 mineral production sharing agreements (MPSAs) in watersheds earlier this year.

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Anti-mining advocates push for 'rights of nature' law
Angelica Yang June 09, 2018

Anti-mining advocates and environmental groups join the Salakyag ng mga Sangnilikha, which aims to empower communities to talk about environmental issues.
Anti-mining advocates are urging lawmakers to pass a law to protect the "rights of nature" and impose stiffer punishment on those who harm the environment.

Part 1: ITOGON TRAGEDY:
Disaster response gone wrong
In the days leading up to Typhoon Ompong, what could have been done to prevent the tragedy in Itogon, Benguet?

Part 2: ITOGON TRAGEDY:
When the land of promise buried its people

A disaster had been brewing in Itogon, Benguet, long before Typhoon Ompong came

Both: TEXT AND PHOTOS BY RAMBO TALABONG September 22-23, 2018

Twin tragedies: How Itogon and Naga landslides are alike
Rambo Talabong and Micole Gerard Tizon September 24, 2018

Disaster scientist Mahar Lagmay laments that while technology allowed officials to see the problem, it wasn't used to solve it.
In the span of a week, two massive landslides hit the Philippines, killing at least 90 people, with dozens still missing.

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Diwalwal
Bantay Kita Mar 10, 2016

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Mt. Diwalwal – Cyanide in Artisanal Gold Mining Mercury
Mt. Diwalwal is located in the Southeastern region of the Philippines. In 1982, the discovery of gold on this mountain triggered a gold rush

Diwalwal ‘polluters’ heed govt order to transfer mine-processing mills
Manuel Cayon June 11, 2018

Gov’t set to demolish some Diwalwal gold processing facilities
Jun 16, 2018

Anti-poverty chief calls to stop mining operations in Lumad lands
August 09, 2017

As the country commemorates the National Indigenous People’s Day on Wednesday, August 9, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) secretary Liza Maza called for an end to large-scale mining operations in ancestral domains in Mindanao.

Duterte eyes total mining ban, backs embattled Lopez
with video
Camille Elemia March 13, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte links mining companies to the alleged destabilization plot against him

Duterte to consult miners, Gina Lopez to 'rearrange' mining
Pia Ranada July 21, 2017
'Good mining means no people are really in pain. That should be the equation,' says President Rodrigo Duterte during a Davao City investment forum.

'I would rather follow Gina Lopez,' declares Duterte
March 11, 2017
President Duterte says the country 'can live without' mining, as he reiterates his support for Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

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Lopez: Constitution backs mining crackdown
May 4, 2017

Outgoing Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday defended her mining crackdown, saying a clean environment is a constitutional guarantee.

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Gina Lopez on mining company crackdown
February 06, 2017
Lopez also talks about her "area development approach" that could help the economy of communities affected by the closure of mining operations.

Lopez defends decision to shut mines
Feb 6, 2017
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Tuesday stood by her decision to shutter or suspend 28 mines, saying only the courts could stop her.

Lopez says miners will get individual reports 'soonest'
Feb 7, 2017
Mines that were ordered shut or suspended will be served individual notices “soonest,” Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Wednesday, after their operators pressed her for an explanation.

'Lopez vows aid, profit for displaced mining workers
Feb 8, 2017 - Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO

DENR chief Lopez: Mining not the only source of livelihood
Feb 8, 2017 - Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO

Gina Lopez says she was offered P6M a month bribe by mining firm
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Duterte has final say on closure of mines
both Feb 9, 2017

Mining firms in 75 watershed areas told to explain operations
Feb 14, 2017
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has ordered holders of 75 mining permits in watershed areas to explain why their mining permits should not be cancelled.

Mining chamber nixes Lopez as DENR chief
Feb 14, 2017
The Chamber of Mines will file a formal opposition against the confirmation of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez at the Commission of Appointments, according to Ronald Recidoro, the group's vice president for legal and policy.

Duterte backs mining crackdown
Feb 23, 2017
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Tuesday she still has the support of President Rodrigo Duterte in the crackdown on the mining industry.

Mining Act 'not enough' basis for DENR order on mine stockpile – Sato
Jee Y. Geronimo May 02, 2017 - with video
'From my point of view, the fact that we have to take care of farmers was enough reason for me,' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez tells the Commission on Appointments

Miners’ victory at the CA will be short-lived
Walden Bello May 02, 2017
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez is set to face the Commission on Appointments on Tuesday. Big Mining will probably have the numbers to end her brief but tumultuous reign.

DENR bans 'prospective' open-pit mines
Jee Y. Geronimo April 27, 2017 - with videos
'I'm doing it now because I have no idea what's going to happen on Tuesday,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, referring to her upcoming confirmation hearing.

Chamber of Mines files graft complaint vs Gina Lopez
Lian Buan March 13, 2017
The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines takes its battle with Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to the Ombudsman

Decision to close mines came from 'foundation of love' – Lopez
March 12, 2017
Lopez: 'It continues to strike me how decisions coming from a foundation of love and towards the life and wellbeing of our people can have been viewed so negatively'

3-month long review of suspended mines starts March 6
Mar 3, 2017
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, who co-chairs the Mining Industry Coordinating Council, says they will review audit reports or checklists prepared and developed by the DENR

Review of DENR mining closures finished in 3 months – Dominguez
Pia Ranada March 01, 2017
The Finance Secretary says the review is necessary to ensure DENR Secretary Gina Lopez stands 'on firm ground' when she orders a stop to mining operations

Duterte agrees no mining in watersheds
Jee Y. Geronimo February 23, 2017
'Don't worry, you're my Cabinet secretary, and naniniwala rin ako na hindi dapat i-mina 'yung watersheds,' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez recalls President Rodrigo Duterte as saying

Cabinet trying to 'protect' Lopez from mining companies
Pia Ranada February 14, 2017
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III 'is just very protective' of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

Miners band together to block Gina Lopez’s confirmation
Chris Schnabel Feb 14, 2017
The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines formally files its opposition to the confirmation of Gina Lopez as environment chief before the Commission on Appointments

Gina Lopez: MICC 'cannot tell me what to do'
Chrisee Dela Paz Feb 10, 2017
The Mining Industry Coordinating Council review of the mining sanctions she earlier imposed is meant 'just to appease' the miners, says the DENR secretary, even as mining firms questioned her 'emotional' decision-making

DOF lauds 'swift' Palace action on closure of mines
Feb 9, 2017
'Malacañang has swiftly moved to calm fears of massive layoffs in communities affected by Lopez’s sudden move to close down or suspend mining operations in 10 provinces across the country,' says the DOF

Mining firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings
Chris Schnabel Feb 8, 2017
The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is seeking complete details of the audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, so companies can defend themselves

Lopez-owned firm says quarrying site in Batangas not yet operational
Jee Y. Geronimo April 30, 2017
Ahead of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's confirmation hearing this week, one of her family's companies again denies it is involved in an illegal mining operation in Batangas.

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Quarrying in Batangas? Not yet, says Lopez-owned firm
Apr 30, 2017

Torreverde Corporation: We have not started quarrying operations
Apr 30, 2017

Quarrying in Batangas: 'No huge pit will be left here'
Jee Y. Geronimo May 01, 2017
The environment department's latest policy banning 'prospective' open-pit mines in the country has put the spotlight on quarrying, which was excluded in the ban.

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Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan
May 21, 2017

Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan

First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan
May 23, 2017 - with video
What exactly constitutes 'responsible mining'?

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DENR Calabarzon: Quarrying and open-pit mining have 'same effects'
Apr 30, 2017

Noemi Paranada, regional director of DENR-EMB in Calabarzon, explains the effects of quarrying and open-pit mining.

Gov’t mulls Indonesian-style export ban on unprocessed minerals – DENR
Mar 3, 2017
'In the long term that will help our economy because that will increase the value add of the products,' says Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna.
The government is considering an Indonesian-style ban on exports of unprocessed minerals. This is part of efforts to breathe life into the country’s dormant iron and steel industry, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Why miners are not ready for Gina Lopez
Lala Rimando February 28, 2017

Mining industry players did not invest enough in building goodwill. And this explains why they were not prepared for someone like Gina Lopez.

DENR asks 22 mining firms to explain incomplete deposits to rehab fund.
Environment Undersecretary Maria Paz Luna says the mining companies were issued show cause orders on February 14 for violating the Philippine Mining Act of 1995.

DENR exec on mining audit: Not true there was no due process
with video
'The mere fact that mining companies replied to the DENR's audit findings means that they acknowledge due process was being observed,' says Environment Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Maria Paz Luna

Both by Jee Y. Geronimo February 24, 2017

Good science, due process and mining
Tony La Viña February 22, 2017

Is a golden mean possible in mining? Yes, but radical reforms in governance are necessary to get there.

DOF: Mining closures to cost LGUs over P821M in revenue losses
Feb 20, 2017
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says 3 of the 17 affected areas would lose revenues representing more than 50% of their current operating income.
Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty
Jee Y. Geronimo July 28, 2016

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation and has other plans for the country's environment sector beyond her crackdown on mining companies that violate environmental standards.

Duterte: 'Nothing I can do' about mining closures
February 12, 2017
'I think they will never be able to restore nature to what it was before. So I think I really will shut them all down,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech in Surigao City.

DENR announces closure of 23 mining operations
Jee Y. Geronimo February 02, 2017
'We have decided to close any kind of mining operation in functional watersheds,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez. Look the Videos

Finance chief, miners: mining clampdown to lead to joblessness
Chrisee Dela Paz Feb 3, 2017
Aside from spooking the financial market, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the closure of 23 mines will result in joblessness, affecting the livelihood of over 1.2 million workers

Confusion over the mining list: How did DENR decide on closure?
Jee Y. Geronimo February 03, 2017
'This is what Duterte likes, he doesn't like it when papers go really slow, and MGB has been really, really slow. I'm not happy with them at all,' says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.

Final DENR list: PGMC's mine in Surigao also faces closure
Jee Y. Geronimo February 03, 2017
The environment department says Platinum Group Metals Corporation's environmental violations include siltation of coastal waters, and mining in a watershed.

Priests, farmers rally in support of Gina Lopez
Cathrine Gonzales February 02, 2017
The rally for the environment chief is held on the same day that the environment chief released her department's final mining audit report.

Mining shares plunge after DENR suspends, closes more mines
Chrisee Dela Paz Feb 2, 2017
Three listed firms – Lepanto Consolidated Mining, Marcventures Mining as well as a unit of Nickel Asia – are included in the DENR's list.

Lawmaker says DENR can't stop ore shipment of suspended mine
Jee Y. Geronimo September 05, 2016
'I have to protect my investments. There is no legal remedy for them to stop the shipment,' says Surigao del Sur Representative Prospero Pichay Jr, who is also president of Claver Mineral Development Corporation

Groups urge to legalize small-scale mining to stop child labor
Patty Pasion January 15, 2017

Out of 350,000 workers in small-scale gold mining, 18,000 are women and children.

Duterte to mining industry: 'Filipinos will survive without you'
Pia Ranada August 02, 2016

'You try to castigate Gina Lopez for being strict and yet you destroy the land, destroy the soil,' President Duterte says as he shields the environment chief from critics in the mining industry
President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an ultimatum to the Philippine mining industry: Shape up or ship out.
"I can forego with the P40 billion I collect from you guys and the Filipinos will survive without you. Either you follow strictly government standards or you close up," Duterte said at a news briefing in Malacañang on Monday, August 1.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau - MGB

a government agency primarily responsible for the implementation of Mining Act of 1995. It has direct charge in the administration and disposition of mineral lands and mineral resources. It undertakes geological researches, as well as mineral exploration surveys.

Philippine Special Maps e.g.

Mines, protected areas, Industry and Mining - Investors

Remark this is an album in the album Special Maps in the album Maps of Philippines in the album A paradise of 7107 islands

Videos

Alyansa Tigil Mina troops to DENR office urging to stop mining in PH
Video by Noy Morcoso

Why some mining firms may lose licence to operate
Both Feb 1, 201
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Govt suspends 4 mining firms, says DENR's Lopez
Jul 7, 2016
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez said Friday she suspended four mining companies as she cracked down on firms that don’t comply with environmental safety standards.

A week after audit, DENR suspends 4 mining firms
July 08, 2016
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the ongoing audit of mining operations in the country is not purely technical but has 'social' and 'environmental' dimensions as well.
In an interview with ANC, Lopez identified the companies as BenguetCorp Nickel Mines Incorporated, Eramen Minerals Incorporated, LNL Archipelago Minerals Incorporated, and Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation.
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Duterte warns destructive mining firms
Jun 24, 2016
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has warned irresponsible mining companies in his speech during the thanksgiving party. Nonetheless, he said he would support mining, as long as it upholds the most stringest environmental standards
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Why incoming DENR chief is against mining
Jun 21, 2016
Incoming Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Tuesday night explained why she is against mining.

No to mining? Think again
Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino June 23, 2016

A thoroughgoing rejection of mining is not practicable. I will go so far as to say that it lacks integrity.

King-king Gold Copper Gold Project

in the resource-rich Compostela Valley aims to address two important needs:
Supplying Asia's economies with gold and copper, and
Providing well-paying jobs today to support a sustainable future for the people of Pantukan municipality and the entire Gulf of Davao region.

Philex clears hurdle in Silangan mine in Mindanao
Chrisee Dela Paz May 17, 2016
The Silangan project is seen to start production in 2018 and become a key revenue generator for Philex after its Padcal mine closes in 2022

Philex Mining suspends Silangan mine project
Chrisee Dela Paz Apr 30, 2017 - with video
This comes after Environment Secretary Gina Lopez banned the open-pit method of mining for copper, gold, silver, and complex ores in the Philippines

Mining in Philippines

Advice about mining in the Philippines

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE MINING SECTOR

Biggest Palladium Deposits Discovered
Nov 17, 2014

The Philippines could be one of the richest countries in Asia, following the discovery of the world’s biggest Palladium reserve off the coasts of Negros, Panay, Mindoro, and Romblon Islands, south of Luzon.
Palladium is one of the most precious and rare metals used in jewelries, electronics, and automotive mainly in catalytic converters. Look also HERE and
the Video

Video

Mindoro Jade, "Luntiang Bato"

The Iraya Mangyan of Mindoro risk their lives and limbs just to mine for what they call "Mindoro Jade," a mineral abundant in their area. Despite the hazards and the meager income they get out of it, the natives stick to the only source of income they've known all their lives.

Philippine Jade Artifacts

Jade de Mindoro Products

PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, MINING AND GENUINE DEVELOPMENT
Allan Ingelson, William Holden, and Meriam Bravante

How mining continuously rapes nature
Ruelie Rapsing September 03, 2015
Studies show that equivalent to the large volumes of mineral extractions is a very hefty price paid in the destruction of the environment and ecological balance

ENVIRONMENT-PHILIPPINES
Mining Project Digs Up Locals’ Ire
Redempto D Anda

DREDGING UNDER THE RICE PADDIES
 These gold prospectors were sending pay-dirt to the surface from 30+ feet deep in liquid muck! By Dave McCracken

Look the article as pdf HERE

Small-scale gold mining
Edited by Norman S. Jennings

Kias gold mine

Traditional Small-scale Goldmining of Northern Philippines Mountain Tribes

Paracale's mountain of gold
George P. Moya Oct 25, 2014

In the village of Maning, in Paracale, Camarines Norte, a network of pits and tunnels snake their way under a mountain, where thousands of people go everyday to search for gold. The area has around 400 mining pits in operation, up from just 20 in June 2014, but since a 7-kg. high-grade gold was found there, the number was dramatically increased to 400. Here, miners risk their lives daily to look for the precious metal, their ticket out of poverty. - The toll: destruction of nature, and even death.

Compostela farmers, local gov't oppose mining exploration
Karlos Manlupig Updated June 21, 2015

Both the local government and farmers say Agusan Petroleum and Mineral Corporation's mining exploration will do more harm than good to the town.

Eastern Samar residents protest nickel hauling in Manicani Island
Jazmin Bonifacio June 09, 2016

Mercury-free Gold Production Method Fires Up Miners to Abandon Mercury Use
Small-scale miners in Gaang, Barangay Talalang are determined to put an end to mercury use in mining activities after finding out that a mercury-free method is more practical and cost effective than those that require mercury.
Videos

Gold Mining in San Ricardo, Southern Leyte
Jan 10, 2013

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Industriya ng small-scale gold mining sa Benguet

Pasukin ang mundo ng small scale mining, at panoorin kung paano nagmimina ng ginto ang ilang minero sa Benguet.
March 7, 2012

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‘Sa Ngalan ng Ginto’ small-scale mining in the country
5 Sep 2016

This video entitled ‘Sa Ngalan ng Ginto’ features ‘the small-scale mining in the country.’

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IMPORTANT look about: Child labour in mines

Video

Silica Mining in Negros Occidental
Nov 21, 2012

Video and editing by Janess Ann J. Ellao
Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia

Atlas Mining

has the big open coppermine Carmen in Toledo City - Cebu, Lutopan Open Pit.

Look also HERE and photo HERE, HERE, HERE and Lutopan Open Pit in the Atlas Toledo Mine in Cebu with heavy equipment on site. Inset: Miners at work in the Sigpit-Biga drain tunnel

Lutopan
Many photo, both new and old with persons, places and from the mine

the Videos
Toledo City, Cebu, Lutopan Open Pit.

Investor’s Prospectus on Philippine Mining
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
was incorporated in 1936 primarily engage in operating an enargite copper mine located in Makayan, Benguet. In 1947, the company went public and its shares were listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol LC and LCB.

With videos

Gold producer focused on organic growth in the Philippines
Philippine Mining Development Corporation, PMDC
The Philippine Mining & Exploration Association Inc, PMEA
a non-stock, non-profit entity organized and managed by its membership for the express purpose of providing effective and responsible representation of the mineral exploration and resources development sectors.
Philippine Society of Mining Engineers
Videos

MINING SITUATION IN THE PHILIPPINES
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MINING - CONCERNS AND CONFLICTS
Mining has an extremely poor reputation. It has left over 800 abandoned mines littered throughout the countryside, caused massive environmental damage and has been linked to serious human rights abuses.

MINING - CONCERNS AND CONFLICTS
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National Mining Situation

All Things Bright and Beautiful - What happened to our Beautiful Land?
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Toledo City, Cebu, Lutopan Open Pit.
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DEFEND Zambales
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Human rights - Tribal rights in mining-areas

Human rights abuses at mining site
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Mindanao Fights the Copper Miners
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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold.

Look the full description of the video
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Diving into the Philippines' dangerous, underwater mines
Jan 27, 2014
Filipino divers disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk as they blindly dig in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It's risky business: As miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the compressor that provides air may fail. A report on a dangerous venture undertaken by adults and kids.
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Panning Gold
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Breaking the Chains of Imperialist Mining

Learn from the lessons of one of the worst mining disasters in history, the Marcopper Mining Disaster in Marinduque Island.
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'Kamote Coal,' dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino
with English subtitles

Videos

Romblon marble production from mining to the finish products

ROMBLON is the place where marble products are originaly made. It is the primary livelihood of the people there. Romblon Marble Industry produces high quality Tiles, Tables, Slabs, with an unbelievable amount of hand carved marble products.

Videos - Etc. -  general about nature, etc.

go to overview

Videos

 

Remark these are albums in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Protecting Nature for the Preservation of Culture

February 26, 2012 - Hosted by: Dr. Jean Loreche-Diao - Produced by: Ayn Daang - a production of Hope Channel South Philippines

Diocesan Environmental and Ecological Program, DEEP

The diocese runs a Diocesan Environment Ecology program under Father Efren Basco, cleaning Marilao River and next, the Meycauyan River, listed as one of the dirtiest rivers in the whole world, and stop landfills in Bulacan and practice Zero Waste Management in lieu with RA 9003 and as our duty to God to protect and preserve the environment. Plus the Biak na Bato project, to stop quarrying. Uploaded on Aug 29, 2011

Look RA 9003

Videos

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Philippine Seas, a documentary by Atom Araullo
Nov 17, 2017

Tinuturing ang Pilipinas bilang center of marine biodiversity sa buong mundo. Ngunit sa likod ng hindi matatawarang yaman ng ating karagatan, samu't saring problema rin ang kinakaharap nito. Samahan si Atom Araullo na sisirin ang mga karagatan sa Pilipinas upang alamin ang kasalukuyang estado nito.

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How the proposed Bulacan airport threatens Manila Bay
Aug 20, 2020
What are the environmental issues surrounding the proposed Bulacan airport?

Environmental advocates question push for Bulacan airport during pandemic
Samantha Bagayas Aug 21 2020
The proposed New Manila International Airport is not only vulnerable to existing geohazards, but also directly affects coastal communities in Taliptip, Bulakan

"AboutPhilippines" says: Important videos - article to look and read

Video

Reefs to Rainforests: The Great Expedition

Think about this – 90% of all life on earth has yet to be discovered. And many species may become extinct before we even know they exist. The Philippines is one of the world’s richest ecosystems. Follow a group of scientists as they discover more than 500 new species in this beautiful island nation. The mission: to find and to document life of all sizes and shapes on Luzon.

Video

Mamanwa and Manobo Ancestral Domain in Surigao del Sur
Videos

PROTECT THE PHILIPPINE SEAS FROM DYNAMITE FISHING

The Seas are Rich in Corals - Protect the Seas

Saving a Fishery and Coral Reef - Apo Island

How seaweed farming stopped dynamite fishing in Bohol
Mar 30, 2016

Remark these are albums in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds
Dennis Amata May 26, 2016

Video

Sa Galamay ng Karagatan
Apr 6, 2017

This video entitled ‘Sa Galamay ng Karagatan’ features ‘octopus fishing by the Agta tribe in Palanan, Isabela.’

Remark this is an album in the album The Agtas

Fauna

Remark most of the videos in the sections are albums in the album Fauna - Etc.

Fauna - General

Scorpions, Tarantulas, Mud lobsters

Amphibians

Different Bugs e.g Fireflies, Mosquitoes - Etc.

Marine National Parks - Marine life - Fishing - Pearls - Etc.

Different kind of Small Scale and Hobby Farming - Etc.:

Beekeeping - Etc.

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Fauna - general

go to overview

Fauna of the Philippines

Photos

Economic valuation of wildlife species being conducted
August 19, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Economic valuation of wildlife species, such as marine turtles and blue-naped parrots, is being conducted to help in the prevention of their extinction and protection of their natural systems

Video

Extinct animals in the Philippines
Apr 25, 2017

What caused the extinction of Stegodon, Philippine Rhinoceros, and Dwarf Buffalo? Find out in this video!

Video

10 Rare Animals Found In The Philippines
Jul 12, 2016
The Philippines could be a small country as compared to some other countries on earth. But regardless of its size, the Philippines features a rich biodiversity. In reality, there are many plant and animal species that are found here. The Philippines has one of the highest rates of discovery throughout the world with 16 new species of mammals discovered within the last 10 years. Therefore, the rate of endemism for the Philippines has gone up and most likely will continue to climb.
Nova Shell Museum Nova Shell Museum

in Panglao Island features an enchanting collection of sea shells, especially those endemic to the waters of Panglao and Bohol.

D' Bone Collector Museum

San Pedro Ext. Or Common Name Bucana. Brg 76-A across from Nograles Park. 3 Story Building Blue Cone. Family Circus Compund, 8000 Davao City

The Museum features a unique collection of over 200 well-preserved skeletons of various animal species from different environments such as the plains, shallow seas and reefs, tropical rainforests, lowlands, and arid regions, including the skeletal remains of two rare sperm whales, one of which is a 41-foot (12.4 meters) long sperm whale which is the largest species of toothed whale and on display at the center of the Museum.

Video

Mga Alagang Peste
Oct 27, 2016

This video entitled ‘Mga Alagang Peste’ features ‘uncontrollable population of rodents in Tondo and Luna, Isabela.’

Ouch! Dangerous Animals

The Video

Top 10 most deadliest animals in the Philippines

Wildlife conservation in the Philippines
Video

Endangered Species in Fauna

(and a little Flora) Wild habitats are fast disappearing. Forests are being cut down, rivers and seas polluted, heathlands built on, hedgerows pulled up, ponds filled in - the destruction seems endless. As the habitats decrease, so do their communities of animals and plants. Habitat destruction is one of the main reasons why many species face extinction. Habitats are commonly split up and animals can't get from one part to another, unless wildlife 'corridors' are provided. Other reasons for their demise include the hunting of animals and collection of plants. Now they are facing a new threat, that of climate change.

Remark this is an album in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Philippine Forest Turtle Project

The forest turtle (Heosemys leytensis) is one of the most endangered turtle species in the world. It is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN 2003.

Look more about the forest turtle

The Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area
Alexandra Bichara May 31, 2015

On May 31 1996 the Philippines and Malaysia signed a memorandum of agreement to establish the Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area, TIHPA, to guarantee the continued existence of marine turtles and their nesting sites in the Turtle Islands.The 6 islands in the Philippine side Boan, Lihiman, Langaan, Great Bakkungan, Taganak, and Baguan covers around 308 hectares of land, and is clustered as one municipality under the province of Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao.

Videos

Pawikan, Sea Turtle Conservation

For the love of pawikans

Look the article For the love of pawikans. This is a story of the pawikans of Morong, Bataan and of former poachers who now protect them. Jul 10, 2014

THE PAWIKAN CONSERVATION PROJECT

By virtue of Executive Order No. 542 signed on June 26, 1979, the Task Force Pawikan, TFP now referred to as the Pawikan Conservation Project, PCP became the government's urgent response to conserve the dwindling marine turtle population in the country.

IN PHOTOS: Turtle release, celebrations at Bataan's Pawikan Festival 2017

The Carabao, the National Animal

The National Animal is the carabao, the Asian Water Buffalo!

The Philippine Tarsier Foundation, Incorporated, PTFI

 

The Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta)

Look also HERE, HERE

The Videos e.g.:

WORLD'S SMALLEST PRIMATE, TARSIER, BOHOL

Searching for the elusive Tarsier found in the wild on exotic Bohol Island, is one of the smallest primates on earth and has been around for over 45 million years! Mostly active at night and lives on a diet of insects, grasshoppers, praying mantis, worms, cockroaches, crickets, small lizards and bats.

Trivia about tarsiers
Sep 9, 2017
Matanglawin heads to Bohol, and introduces "Tarsier Man" Carlito Pizarras

Remark this is an album in the above album Endangered Species in Fauna in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Video

Born Free families of Macaque Monkeys with babies living in tropical forest, along Corregidor Road, Subic Bay, Zambales

 

The Visayan Warty Pig, Sus cebifrons

a critically endangered species of pig. The Visayan warty pig is endemic to two of the Visayan Islands, and is threatened by habitat loss, food shortages and hunting - these are the leading causes of the Visayan Warty Pig's status as critically endangered. Due to the small numbers of remaining Visayan Warty Pigs in the wild, little is known of their behaviors or characteristics outside of captivity.

the Video

Remark this is an album in the above album Endangered Species in Fauna in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Tamaraw
Bubalus mindorensis
Mindoro dwarf buffalo, Timaraw, Tamarao, Tamarau, Mindorobüffel, Búfalo de Mindoro

The tamaraw or ‘dwarf forest buffalo’ can only be found in the Philippines, particularly in the island of Mindoro.

Lack of tenure, proper gear take toll on Mindoro's tamaraw rangers
Mavic Conde May 01, 2019
These rangers have devoted their lives to protecting the tamaraws despite lack of tenure, lack of proper tools and gear, and the dangers that come with the job

The Civet and our Conservation Efforts

Civets have an extraordinary sense of smell allowing them to single pick only the sweetest, juiciest of coffee berries. The Civet is the Ultimate Coffee Farmer! However, poaching, trapping, illegal selling on the black market, and the rapid loss of its forest habitat, have made the civet rare.

Look 2 articles in 1 pdf about Coffee Farmers Earn More From Collecting Civet Coffee Dung and the Video: Ginto ng Sagada

Look also HERE

The Videos:

Civet Rehabilitation Center, Pula Asipulo Ifugao

Treating three rescued civet cats

Releasing civet cats back into the wild

The ICUN red list quantifies whole populations of species on a general/country level and rarely monitors select areas; certain environments are more? threatened than others.

Remark this is an album in the above album Endangered Species in Fauna in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Binturong

Arctictis binturong, also known as the Palawan bearcat, or simply the bearcat

The Video

Remark this is an album in the above album Endangered Species in Fauna in the album Protecting of Nature and Wildlife & RedLists

Birds of the Philippines

look also HERE and HERE

look about Endemic birds of the Philippines

Birding Adventure Philippines
Guided birdwatching tours
The Philippine Eagle

Pithecophaga jefferyi, known as the Monkey-eating Eagle

Among the rarest, largest, and most powerful birds in the world, the Philippines national bird

Look also HERE, HERE, HERE

Philippine Eagle Foundation

The Videos:

Endangered Philippine Eagle seen in the wild
Jul 31, 2018

Why we should care about the PH eagle's fight for survival
Why should you care? Jun 12, 2015

Philippine Eagle "Haring Ibon"

Philippine eagles in the wild

The Philippine Eagle-Owl

Bubo philippensis is an vulnerable species of bird belonging to the Strigidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where found in lowland forests on the islands of Catanduanes, Samar, Bohol, Mindanao, Luzon, Leyte and possibly Sibuyan. It is known locally as the kuwago or bukao.

Look also HERE, HERE

The Video

The Philippine Eagle-Owl

Angono, Rizal, Luzon - Video by Adrian Constantino - www.birdingphilippines.com

Will the real Philippine Maya bird please stand up

The real maya, the Philippines' national bird before 1995
Don Sausa

Look the article as pdf HERE

The Philippine Hanging Parrot

Loriculus philippensis is also widely known as the Colasisi taken from its local Tagalog name, Kulasisi and Luzon Hanging Parrot.

They are the smallest parrots with an average length of only 6 inches. These cute, little green bullets are found in most islands except Palawan. They live in a variety of habitats; from lowland forests up to 1000 meters, mossy forests up to 2500 meters, even in wooded parks and gardens in the cities.

Look also HERE

The Videos

The Blue-naped Parrot

Tanygnathus lucionensis, also known as the Blue-crowned Green Parrot, Luzon Parrot, the Philippine Green Parrot, and locally known as Pikoy, is a parrot found throughout the Philippines

The Red-vented Cockatoo

Cacatua haematuropygia, called the Philippine Cockatoo or Kalangay, is a critically endangered species of cockatoo that is endemic to the Philippines.

Hope, love prevail in conserving endangered Philippine cockatoo
Keith Anthony S. Fabro May 02, 2017
How an endangered species is being saved by the same community that once hunted it

  Violet Cuckoo

The Video

Adrian Constantino - www.birdingphilippines.com

Do we have hummingbirds in the Philippines?

Hummingbird? No… Handsome Sunbird, Yes!

In fact, the Philippines has 12 kinds of sunbirds, 7 of which are endemic or found only in our country.

The video on the site can also be look HERE.

Videos

Avian Treasures of the Philippines
Giant golden-crowned flying fox

The giant golden-crowned flying fox, Acerodon jubatus, also known as the golden-capped fruit bat, is a rare megabat and one of the largest bats in the world. The species is endangered and is currently facing the possibility of extinction because of poaching and forest destruction. It is endemic to forests in the Philippines. The Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox can be found in the islands of Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Leyte, Negros, Mindoro, Mindanao, Luzon.

Boracay’s attraction: Flying foxes By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

Look also HERE

The Videos with descriptions in the album - Bats:

Into the Caves: Protecting the Bats

Boracay Fruit Bats - Known as Flying Foxes

MILLIONS OF BATS LEAVE REMOTE CAVE
Aug 28, 2017

Illegal Domestic Trade of the Philippine Forest Turtles

New species of giant, secretive, frugivorous, forest monitor lizard - Luzon

Both in English and Danish

The Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis)

known as the Mindoro crocodile or the Philippine freshwater crocodile, is one of two species of crocodile found in the Philippines, the other is the larger Indo-Pacific crocodile or saltwater crocodile crocodylus porosus

Crocodiles in the Philippines

The Video:

'Crocodylus,' dokumentaryo ni Kara David (full episode)
Jul 2, 2017
Sa isla ng Siargao, isang komunidad ang mapayang namumuhay habang may mga buwaya sa kanilang paligid. Isa kasi ang kanilang lugar sa itinuturing sanctuary para sa critically endangered na Philippine crocodile.

Rarest croc returned to the wild
Matt Walker Editor, Earth News

Conservationists have taken a massive stride toward saving the world's most endangered crocodile - the Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis from extinction.

Look the article as pdf HERE

The Videos

Rare crocs returned to the wild
The Philippine crocodile conservation program of the Mabuwaya Foundation

Indo-Pacific crocodile - the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

also known as the estuarine or Indo-Pacific crocodile, is the largest of all living reptiles. This is a formidable, opportunistic and adaptable predator who has a considerable range.

Philippines to keep massive crocodile in cage

The local mayor of the Philippines town where hunters captured a massive saltwater crocodile will not be released into the wild, despite growing local and international calls by animal rights groups.

The Video

LOLONG MASSIVE CROCODILE IN PALAWAN 2,370 LBS. 21 FEET LONG

Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town. About 100 people had to pull the crocodile, which weighs about 1,075 kilograms, from the creek to a clearing where a crane lifted it into a truck.

Geckos (Gekkos)

Read about the so-called buy and sell business of gecko lizards

and about

the subterranean Gekko gigante

and about the Tokay Gecko and the Videos: Geckos

Reptiles of the Philippines
Amphibians and Reptiles Philippine Amphibians and Reptiles

An overview of species diversity, biogeography and conservation

 

 

Flying lizard - Draco lizard

called Flying Dragon

Look also HERE

The Videos

Flying lizard - Draco lizard, called Flying Dragon and more fauna in Batanes

Flying Lizard: A Unique Cure

Flying dragon is the most amazing Philippine species

The flying dragon, also known as the draco lizard, tops the Ang Pinaka list of the most amazing animal species endemic to the Philippines. Nov 17, 2014

Videos

Monitor Lizard - The Bayawak at Palawan

A Monitor Lizard in its natural habitat at Sabang, near the underground river in Palawan

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Surigao's Hidden Gem and Reptiles on the Hot List

Read about the videos HERE

THE MONITOR LIZARDS OF CAMIGUIN ISLAND

Types of Snakes in the Philippines
The tropical climate of the Philippines makes it an ideal habitat for many types of snake. The tropical climate of the Philippines makes it an ideal habitat for many types of snake.
The ecosystems found throughout the archipelago are prime habitat for a large number of snake species. While most of the snake species found there are harmless, the Philippines is also home to some of the deadliest snakes in the world. Venomous snakes in the Philippines fall into four categories.
The Philippine cobra (Naja philippinensis)

also called northern Philippine cobra, is a stocky, highly venomous spitting cobra native to the northern regions of the Philippines. The Philippine cobra is called ulupong in Tagalog carasael in Ilocano and agawason in Cebuano-Bisaya.

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Snake fauna of Masbate Contribution to the knowledge of the snake fauna of Masbate

MAREN GAULKE and ALEXANDER V. ALTENBACH

 

Butterflies

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List of Butterfly arts

The Videos

Philippines Butterflies

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Some cultures take butterflies as a sign of good luck.

BUT

In the Philippines a lingering butterfly is thought to be the spirit of a person who had passed away.

Tutubi: The Philippine Dragonfly

The Video

Exotic Dragon Flies from the Philippines

Scorpions and Tarantulas - Etc.

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Palawan scorpion

These giant Malay Scorpions are found in Palawan and a few islands around Tawi-Tawi but are not found elsewhere.

Scorpion

List of species - subspecies

Local Tarantulas

Look the article as pdf HERE

Video

Schoolgirls play with deadly Goliath Tarantulas, Cebu

A tarantula collector shows off his pets to a few schoolgirls and allows them to crawl on various parts of their body. Amusing video with extreme close ups of these beautiful creatures.

Video

Bulaso, mud lobster
Mar 8, 2015

This crawling delicacy can be found in the muddy areas of Brgy. Bucao, Polillo Quezon. It looks like a scorpion, but tastes like shrimp! Find out more about this mud lobster they call bulaso and discover how locals benefit from them.

Amphibians - Etc.

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Amphibians

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THE VULNERABILITY of PHILIPPINE AMPHIBIANS TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Videos

Amphibians of Palawan

Frogs and toads of Palawan Island by Endangered Species International

AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF LUZON ISLAND
Amphibians and Reptiles Amphibians and Reptiles

An overview of species diversity, biogeography and conservation

Different Bugs - Etc.

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Video

 

Mosquitoes carrying dengue

Anti-dengue campaign goes online

Are you one of those who are concern of the re-attack of mosquitoes carrying dengue?

Jun 27, 2014

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Large mosquitoes in Manila not dengue-carriers

The large mosquitoes swarming some areas in Metro Manila do not carry the deadly dengue disease, a Department of Health official said on Friday, March 21st, 2014

Go firefly-watching

at these 3 beautiful places Bohol, Donsol, Palawan
Mavic Conde October 29, 2015

Marine National Parks - Marine life - Fishing - Pearls - Etc.

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Video

Marine Conservation

The Philippines is home to the richest variety of flora and fauna on Earth, ranking 10th in the world for the broad range of its biological biodiversity. The country also sits at the apex of the Coral Triangle, the world's richest center of marine life. Nov 15, 2012

Videos

Marine Life

A Film about the underwater world of the Philippines. The pictures were made in the Sibuyan Sea.

Over 300 New Species Found

The California Academy of Sciences recently launched an expedition to the Philippines, where they discovered over 300 new species and encountered some unexpected problems.

12 'rare and new' species in Verde Island Passage
Pia Ranada Jun 12, 2015

Meet spectacular sea slugs, sea urchins, and starfish that further affirm the Philippines' reputation as a hotspot for marine biodiversity

Project Seahorse Annual Report 2003
Videos

Thresher Shark Diving

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Video

Swim with the great whale sharks, Oslob, Cebu
Aug 17, 2016

Swim with the great WHALE SHARKS at the sleepy little village of OSLOB, Cebu Philippines, around a 3 hour drive from Cebu City. The interactive experience is one for everybody's BUCKET LIST, young or old! The only location where you can get 'up close and personal' with these massive, (some 60 feet long) harmless creatures... The video shows the procedure and intimate details of this exciting experience.

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In Batanes, an age-old fishing tradition lives on
May 21, 2016
Traveler Potpot Pinili trails special dorado catchers in Batanes, following ancient fishing traditions called 'kapayvanuvanua'
Mahi-mahi, as its more commonly called in the Pacific, are abundant in the warm ocean currents of Batanes. It is also called "dorado" or "golden" in Spanish for its prominent golden color blending brilliantly with iridescent blue and green.

Look more about Mahi-mahi HERE

Fish for the millions - milkfish aquaculture

Bangus or Milkfish Cultivation Systems

Henrylito D. Tacio

 Videos

Fish farming

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Videos in the album e.g.

Fish farming - small scale

Look the article 8 guidelines to make small scale fishing more sustainable
Mara Cepeda May 16, 2015
A comprehensive, human rights-based approach will make municipal fishing a better contributor to food security and poverty eradication

‘Mother of all pearls’: Biggest pearl in the world uncovered, worth $100 million
ITV Report 22 August 2016
The Puerto Princesa City, Palawan would likely earn another prestigious title and a record breaker for having the WORLD'S BIGGEST NATURAL GIANT PEARL FROM A GIANT CLAM (34 Kilograms) after being certified for its authenticity.

The Video and HERE and HERE

Videos

Pearl farming.

The Story of the Golden South Sea Pearl

This video will give you a look at the beauty of the Philippines, the farm workers, and the passion that drives them. This is the golden South Sea pearl. March of 2011 a team of four went on a journey around the world to discover the cultured pearl. It takes about 5 years to produce a single south sea golden pearl from a very rare type of oyster. These mother and donor oysters were discovered, after much hardship and cultured.

Look about Pearls and Jewelry HERE

Beekeeping - Etc.

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National Center of Excellence for Bee Research and Development

Taal Volcano ash wipes out bee pasture in Laguna
Mavic Conde January 18, 2020
Native bee colonies take a hit from widespread damage to plants, but they can help the regrowth of foliage if people introduce the plant species bees prefer

How beekeeping helped a Sorgoson coconut farm
Mavic Conde August 11, 2018

As coconut pollinators, kiwot bees have helped the farm increase its yield by as much as 50%

Pisukan
GMA Public Affairs May 11, 2019

In a remote community in the province of Quezon, there has been a low-key fascination for honey. It is greatly visible in the markets of the town proper, locals being savvy with its common medicinal and classic functions.

But what they do not seem to know is how the native Agtas consume it in their own way. Honey made by a specific species that they call “Pisukan” can only be harvested once a year, during summer season. And for this tribe, fixing their eyes upon this event can only mean reverence to their culture.

Look the Video Pisukan in the album: Tribes all known as: Abian, Aeta, Agiyan, Agta, Bihug, Bikol, Camarines Norte Agta, Kabihug, etc.

Cebu Organization of Modern Beekeepers, COMB - formerly CHAI
11 fascinating facts about bees, the most important pollinators
Mavic Conde June 10, 2018

One-third of food produced in the world depends on pollination, and bees hold the most important role among all pollinators

Videos

Pinoy Beekeeping

Pinoy Beekeeping, Tacloban City, Leyte

Honey Culture in the Philippines, the pinoy way. Our Team endeavors to part with you distinct knowledge about Philippines honey production

Beekeeping

Beekeeping products & supplies

Beezy Buddies

Silago, Southern Leyte

Flora

Remark most of the videos in these sub-sections are albums in the album Flora - Etc.

Flora - Plantation - Medicinal and Natural Cure Plants - Herbal medicine

Fruits and Plantation

Rice Farming and etc. about rice e.g. rice wine

Farming - Forests - forestry - etc.

Composting

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Flora - Plantation - Medicinal and Natural Cure Plants - Herbal medicine

Look more about Natural Cure Fruits in the section Fruits and Plantation

Remark many of the videos in this section are albums in the album Flora - Etc. or Plantations, Plantindustry, Farming - Etc.

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Video

Endangered Species in Flora

(and a little Fauna) Wild habitats are fast disappearing. Forests are being cut down, rivers and seas polluted, heathlands built on, hedgerows pulled up, ponds filled in - the destruction seems endless. As the habitats decrease, so do their communities of animals and plants. Habitat destruction is one of the main reasons why many species face extinction. Habitats are commonly split up and animals can't get from one part to another, unless wildlife 'corridors' are provided. Other reasons for their demise include the hunting of animals and collection of plants. Now they are facing a new threat, that of climate change.

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Most DANGEROUS plants sa pilipinas
NAKAKALASON NA HALAMAN NA MAKIKITA SA PILIPINAS
Oct 10, 2019 Historya Channel
DENR warns on illegal harvesting of forest plant species
September 20, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Orchids, tree ferns, and molave bonsai, which are very popular garden and house plant species in the Philippines, are among the 10 commonly poached threatened plants in the country, according to a list released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

New, ‘endangered’ PH endemic plant species discovered in Palawan forest
September 26, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

A new plant species that is endemic to the Philippines has been discovered in the subalpine forest of Palawan.

Video

Flowers

J C Fabro wrote May 14, 2012: During my travels to various Islands of the Philippines I think of all the flowers my mother would appreciate seeing. This video is dedicated to her.

Flora of the Philippines

Bohol flora and fauna
UNDERUTILIZED PLANT RESOURCES IN TINOC, IFUGAO, CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, LUZON ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

Teodora D. Balangcod and Ashlyn Kim D. Balangcod

Philippine Herbal Medicine

HERBAL MEDICINE

Alternative Medicine Articles

Philippine Medicinal Plants a guide to the medicinal uses of plants particularly, Philippine medicinal plants

Videos

Herbal Medicine in the Philippines

Alamin ang mga herbal medicine

Aug 26, 2012 Good News program hosted by Vicky Morales

Philippine medicinal and natural cure plants.

Naturally grown vegetable, fruits, and medicinal plants. Cure for cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and also hormone booster and detoxification formula!,

10 MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE PHILIPPINES also known as BABYPLANTS or SANTALUBBY endorsed solely by the Department of Health, Philippines.

Medicinal Plants in the Backyard

Video

Native Plants and Herbs

Bushman Canuck wrote Sep 3, 2013: I have been wanting to do this video for a while, to record important information regarding the health benefits and identification of different herbs, fruits and vegetables in the Philippines. This knowledge from our elders must be passed on so it is not lost.

an album with 1 video - part 1 and 2 in this video

Indigenous vegetables and the Filipino diet
Jodesz Gavilan 04/29/2015

Many links in the article e.g. about What a Pinggang Pinoy should look like, : What are the top 20 food products consumed by Filipinos? and : How local crops can end malnutrition - etc.

Myth - Etc. Myths - Legends - Tales

e.g. about Flora: Plants, Trees & Fruits

Jasmin - Sampaguita

The national flower known as Sampaguita

Look also HERE and HERE

Legend of the Sampaguita flower

The Video

Orchids

With around 800 to 1,000 species of orchids, the Philippines is home to a wide and varied range orchids, but the rarest and most beautiful is Waling-Waling (Vanda sanderiana).

Waling-Waling is considered so rare today that it is presumed to be nearing its extinction. Waling-Waling is described as the ‘Queen of Philippine Orchids,’ and is one of the largest orchid species in the world.

Look more about the orchids HERE and The Philippine Orchid Society, Inc. and the Video Philippine orchids

2012 Philippine Orchids "Rey Ty" "aerides lawrenciae" arachnis "dendrobium anosmum" "fire orchid" grammatophyllum paphiopedilum phalaenopsis amabilis, aphrodite, fasciata, schilleriana, stuartiana, violacea, spathoglottis, "Vanda Miss Joaquim" Vanda Sanderiana.

New orchid species found in forest guerrilla zone
AFP June 24, 2016

The species are found only in a mountain range on the rebellion-torn Mindanao area and have eluded those cataloguing plant life for 200 years

Philippine Rafflesia species

Rafflesias are enigmatic group of parasitic flowering plants which deserves attention as it is unique, intriguing, and at the same time endangered.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Smallest among giants: New Rafflesia species discovered in PH
Shaira Panela March 02, 2016
A degraded dam watershed in Central Luzon yields a surprise: The smallest species of Rafflesia, the world's biggest flower

The Video: Rafflesia flowers bloom on Mt. Makiling
ABS-CBN News - Mar 25, 2019
From the mud spring trail of Mt. Makiling, it takes more than an hour of uphill walking to get to Agila Base and another hour of trekking into the forest to reach the place where the elusive Rafflesia plants are supposed to be found.

Elephant Yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius)

Elephant yam is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing either one or two large leaves annually that can be up to 2 metres tall. These leaves grow from a massive underground tuber that can weigh up to 25 kilos.
The plant is cultivated for its edible tuber in lowland tropical Asia It is an important stand-by crop in many regions, especially in years when the rice crop fails

Common and Botanical names

Useful Tropical Plants - Elephant Yam

The Video: Elephant Yam - Huge rare flower discovered in La Union

OUR PHILIPPINE TREES

Trees of the Philippines

Philippine Native Forest Trees

Apitong and Other Dipterocarps

Once the primary base for the logging industry in the Philippines, apitong and other dipterocarps have been so heavily overexploited that the nation has begun importing timber.

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Philippine Trees, Good Sources For Stringed Musical Instruments
Abacá

Musa textilis from Spanish "abacá" for Musa textilis is a species of banana native, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines

Abaca Sustainability guidebook

The Videos

Abaca plant, plantation and industry

Kakawati

The tree is common in the southern Tagalog areas, shedding leaves around December and flowering February and March. In some areas, the blooming of its pink flowers is so profuse to deserve a comparison with the cherry blossoms.

The use as medical plant

Giant – Rat-eating plant discovered in Palawan

The giant carnivorous pitcher plant called Nepenthes attenboroughii that eats meat including insects and rats has been discovered in the Palawan and named after Sir David Attenborough.

The DEADLY plant that eats RATS has been discovered by botanists Stewart McPherson and Alastair Robinson, who tracked it down on Mount Victoria in the Philippines

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Rediscover many uses of coconut

According to an old legend, coconut is God’s gift to the lazy man. He sleeps in the shade of the tree, is awakened when a nut falls, drinks the milk, and eat some of the meat. He then feeds the rest of the meat to the chickens and cattle, which produce eggs and milk and meat, respectively. The leaves provide thatch for the roof and walls of his coconut hut, and are also woven into hats, baskets and mats.

How beekeeping helped a Sorgoson coconut farm
Mavic Conde August 11, 2018

Coconut Production
Coconut Production and Cultivation in the Philippines

HERE

The Video The Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

The popularity of coconut milk is on the rise as people learn about the health benefits of this fruit. Coconut milk is a healthy substitute for milk and one of nature's finest superfoods. It has been found to be very nutritional and well known among health conscious people. This video will explain in detail the health benefits of coconut milk and why it should be included in your daily liquid intake.

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The poster Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Videos

Coconut Palmtree Plantation

Harvest - climb a coconut tree

Rattan is a very important non-timber forest product, owing to its versatility. It is an export winner. Raising rattan, despite the lengthy time for plantation development, is necessary because natural stands have been significantly reduced.

How to grow Rattan

The Rattan Palm and Rattan Products

PHILIPPINES RATTAN VALUE

The Video Rattan Furniture in the album Philippine Handicrafts

Videos

Rubber tree Plantation and Harvest

and features about the economi of - and actual making on rubber.

The Rubber Tree

all about planting, caring, harvesting

Rubber tree nursery Kidapawan Mindanao

100 years of rubber in the Philippines: Some glimpses

Ginger

the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale, consumed as a delicacy, medicine, or spice.

Look also HERE, and HERE

The Videos

Ginger Farming

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Sambong (Blumea balsamifera)

used as an herbal treatment for the common cold and as a diuretic in Philippines medicine, where is it most commonly known as sambong.

Lubi-lubi (Solanum nigrum Linn)
DEADLY NIGHTSHADE

called kamkamatisan or gamagamatisan in Tagalog.

Apatot - Mulberry
Malunggay: The Miracle Vegetable

Moringa oleifera - Malunggáy

CALLED MOTHER'S BEST FRIEND

Malunggay Succes Story healthy Miracle Tree favorite

 and the Videos

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Sugar Cane
Sugar industry

The Philippines is the 9th largest sugar producer in the world and 2nd largest sugar producer among the ASEAN countries second to Thailand according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics Division.

At least 17 provinces located in regions have grown sugarcane crops, of which Negros island accounts for half of the country’s total production. As of Crop Year 2009-2010, 29 mills are operational divided as follows: 6 mills in Luzon, 13 mills in Negros, 4 mills in Panay, 3 mills in Eastern Visayas and 3 mills in Mindanao. Most of these mills are located in the island of Negros.

The Videos updated Apr 26, 2019

Sugarcane farming and harvesting

The Video in the album Child Labor

Child Labour Intervention in the Sugar Industry

This video examines the issue of child labour in the Filipino sugar industry and what is being done to address it.

Sugar Milling

Victorias Milling Company and vintage pictures from 1989

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Video

Sugar cane train in Negros

Diesel and Steam Loco are used. Filmed in Jan, 1997 by/michinoku - Hong Kong

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CULTIVATION OF TOBACCO

The Tobacco History in the Philippines

Cigar production

Video

A day in the life of a tobacco farmer
May 28, 2017

Constancia Fernandez, 67, has been a tobacco farmer for the last 50 years. She sees herself planting tobacco for the rest of her life.

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FAST FACTS: Tobacco funds in the Philippines
Jodesz Gavilan May 16, 2017
Use of tobacco funds by local government units has long been marred by issues of corruption.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has been accused of misusing the tobacco funds allotted to her farmer-constituents.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7171

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House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds
May 16, 29 & June 20, 2017
The House committee on good government and public accountability wants Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to personally explain why the capitol used P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles.

Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds go to Imee Marcos' pet projects
Carmela Fonbuena May 17, 2017
Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads a House probe of Ferdinand Marcos' daughter. Their families were longtime allies until they split in 2015.

What local governments owe tobacco farmers
Part 1 - with video
Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non-tobacco farming projects.

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco
Part 2
Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood.

Both: Jee Y. Geronimo May 29 - 30, 2017
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House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco funds probe
Mara Cepeda May 29, 2017 - with video
The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving 'dismissive' answers during the hearing

Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds go to Imee Marcos' pet projects
Carmela Fonbuena May 17, 2017
Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads a House probe of Ferdinand Marcos' daughter. Their families were longtime allies until they split in 2015.

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Fruits and Plantation

Remark many of the videos in this section are albums in the albums Fruits - Etc. or Plantations, Plantindustry, Farming - Etc.

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Common fruit in the Philippines

Top 20 Best Fruits Native in the Philippines That Are Particularly Abundant

Philippine Fruits

good descriptions of different kinds and how to use

Videos

filipino fruits / pinoy fruits

special thanks to the artist headed by Nora Aunor for the fair use of photos/music materials to promote philippine culture and products

Fruits of the Philippines

Tropical and Exotic Fruits of the Philippines

Native fruits, only in the Philippines

Philippine Tropical Fruit Seasons

Adventure with Faey

For those of you who love to try different tastes and flavors, the fruits of the Philippines will be a delightful experience for you!

The Video Tropical Fruit Adventure with Faey

Nutritious Fruits

good descriptions of different kinds and how to use

Cacao Farming

Making the World Safe for Chocolate

Cocoa or Cacao (Theobroma cacao) is an important source of income for hundreds of thousands of small-holder farmers, and it has been cultivated in the Philippines since the 17th century.

Look the article HERE

Look also HERE

Chocolatey love: OFW group seeks support for PH cacao farmers
Don Kevin Hapal July 03, 2016
A group of Filipino expats is using chocolates to express a different kind of affection: their love for the Philippines.
OFW para sa Magsasaka (OPM) has launched a project that encourages overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to invest in agriculture and partner with cacao farmers of Agusan del Sur in Mindanao.

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss
Richard Ingham, Oct 27, 2014

Scientists say bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reverse age-related memory decline

PLANT PRODUCTION AND NURSERY OPERATIONS FOR COCOA NURSERIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Improved Access to Quality Cocoa Planting Materials Boost Philippines Cocoa Industry

The Videos

Coffee production

Coffee Farmers Earn More From Collecting Civet Coffee Dung

The production and export of coffee was once a major industry in the Philippines, which 200 years ago was the fourth largest coffee producing nation. Today, however, the Philippines produces only .012% of the world's coffee supply. Efforts are being undertaken to revive the industry however, with the majority of coffee produced in the mountain areas of Batangas, Bukidnon, Benguet, Cavite, Kalinga, Apayao, Davao, and Claveria.

Keeping the organic coffee farming tradition in Sagada alive
Bianca Gacad September 13, 2017 - with Video
The Coffee Heritage Project is 'a simple movement that promotes a fruitful collaboration amongst partner farmers, scientists, soil specialists, etymologists, and any person who has the heart for uplifting the value of Philippine coffee'

and HERE

The Video:
Coffee production in the Philippines

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Kalsada champions Philippine specialty coffee.

'Kalsada' and the road to better coffee

Mar 21, 2015

Top priority is to support Filipino coffee producers and their dedicated efforts to bring quality coffee to market. By purchasing and roasting locally-grown beans, we seek to build trust and mutual partnership with local producers and their communities.

Video

Lipa Coffee Academy

Coffee and education mix at the Lipa Coffee Academy. Something’s brewing in a province south of Metro Manila… Coffee makes its way into basic education. How is this possible? The Department of Education recently launched the Lipa-based Coffee Academy at the Pinagtongulan National High School, which seeks to teach senior high school students the technology of growing and cultivating coffee. Sep 10, 2014

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MANGO

Common Names: Mango, Mangot, Manga, Mangga, Mangou

Look also HERE

The Videos

Under the Mangga (Mango) Tree

Empowering mango growers of Samal Island

Samal Island, Mindanao farmers are producing export-quality mangoes for the Japanese market.

Kasoy - Cashew Fruit

What's in a Cashew? Processing of Different Cashew By-Products - Presentation during the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Seminar Series on October 28, 2015 - Look the full notes for the pages/slides HERE

Value Chain Analysis Study, Roasted Cashew Nuts

Look also HERE

The Videos

Bayabas - Guava

Psidium guajava Linn.

Health Benefits of Guava, Bayabas. The Apple of the Tropics

Calamansi

The Videos

Siniguelas also spelled Sineguelas

Other common names include Sarguelas, Red Mombin, Purple Mombin,or Hog Plum also known as Spanish plum, is a typical summer fruit.

Look much more about Sineguelas

The Video

Lanzones Fruit

Lanzones Festival

The Video: Oh yes, lanzones!

Star fruit or Carambola

The  Video Balimbing, Star fruit or Carambola

Papaya

There are three varieties, The Red Lady papaya, The Sinta papaya, and The Solo papaya

Remark 2 pages with many informations also about cooking and medical use.

Look also HERE

The Videos

Papaya plantation

Demo farm (red lady) in Bani, Pangasinan

How to cut a papaya shown to you by a cute filipina

Santol fruit (Sandoricum Koetjape)

Look also HERE

The Video

Santol Tropical Fruit From Guimaras Island

Rambutan Fruit

The Video

Depending on what kind of soil, some take 7, to 10 year from seed to maturity - near end and early of every year, you can pick rambutans fruits

Guyabano, The Soursop Fruit

has cancer curing abilities. The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects.

Guyabano is a tree called graviola, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English.

The Soursop or Guyabano green berry was spread by humans into all tropical zones on this globe. The fruit with white yellow flesh grows just on smaller trees and can be found on the almost marked.

The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The Video

and HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Durian

the 'king of fruits'

Southern Mindanao is considered the "durian republic"

Look also HERE

The fruit of the catmon tree

Before it was called Santa Barbara, historical accounts say it named catmon, as this variety of trees were landmarks in the route up Central Panay. Katmon (Family: Dilleniaceae, Synonyms: Dilenia speciosa, other names: Bihis, kulammbug, palali) has thick foliage and distinctly big white flowers that eventually becomes round fruits.

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Tamarind

referred to as sampaloc, which is occasionally rendered as sambalog in Tagalog and sambag in Cebuano

Look also HERE

The Videos

Tamarind Fruit Tree

How to peel fresh Tamarind and eat raw.

Filipino Langka - Jackfruit

The Video

How to cook Langka - Jack fruits

Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red.

Philippines is # 2 of Top 10 banana producing nations

Look also HERE

The Videos

BANANA PLANTATION

Odd banana tree spotted in Maguindanao

The Video

An Amazing Banana Plant with 7-foot-long stem consisting of 18 bunches & more than 2,000 pieces of banana fruits was spotted in Maguindanao.

Remark this is an album in the above album Banana Plantation

Video

Philippines native joint

joint made from dry leaf of a banana

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Pineapple, Ananas comosus

Look the article as pdf HERE

11 Health Benefits of Pineapple Based on Science (+8 Pineapple Recipes)

and HERE

Videos

Pineapple plantation

BUKIDNON Chiquita Pineapples

Gensan-Sinawal: Pineapple Fields Documentary

HOW TO: Cut a pineapple all cool-like!

Videos:

Pineapple leaf fibre fabric dates back to hispanic times

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Videos

Pineapple fibre processing and cloth weaving, Spanish Red

Documentary about the making prof pineapple fiber and fabrics.

and Pineapple Fashion

Remark these are albums in the album Textiles - all types - & weaving

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Katurai, Katuray, Katuday, Corkwood Tree

Katuray are the flowers of a small tree with light foliage (sesbania grandiflora) that thrives in arid and tough conditions, the often rather bitter tasting flowers (petals mostly) are a classic ingredient in Ilocano cooking.

Look also HERE and the below links and video

Bulaklak ng Katuray

Learn the uses of bulaklak ng katuray.
Divine Enya Mesina

The Video

Katurai, Katuray, Katuday / Corkwood Tree

Videos

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Dragon fruits farm in San Juan, Batangas

donald2315 wrote on Apr 11, 2008: This is our small farm in San Juan, Batangas, as you can see from this video we have 1,000 trees of dragon fruits so far.

Organic Dragon Fruit Production; Dragon Fruit Festival

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development DOST - PCARRD

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Grapes, recipes - wine

March 06, 2018

Look also Gapuz Grapes Farm´s Facebook and the good articles:

In La Union, farmers let tourists pick grapes
Frank Cimatu July 21, 2018
Tourists don't mind shelling out P300 per kilo of red cardinal grapes as long as they do the picking themselves

Rice farming and etc. about rice e.g. rice wine

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Philippine Rice Research Institute
3 types of rice ready for climate change

Pia Ranada Nov 25, 2014

New types of rice can survive drought, floods and salt water intrusion – all impacts of climate change

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Nutrient Manager for Rice (NMRiceMobile)

A mobile phone and internet service to help Filipino farmers manage rice crop nutrients, Philippines version

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Signals at the Terraces
Ifugao rice terraces farmers talk about how the changing climate has affected their harvest. Nov 2, 2015

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Rice farming

From seed preparation until rice mill.

One Day in the Life of a Philippine Rice Farmer

Nutrient Manager for Rice

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Preserving the tradition of heirloom rice in the Cordilleras

Jodesz Gavilan Posted on 10/04/2014

Heirloom rice varieties go beyond the usual type of rice we see on our dinner tables. They represent the culture of the Cordilleras and have become the lifeblood of their farming tradition.
According to the International Rice Research Institute, IRRI, heirloom rice varieties are more flavorful, aromatic, and have exceptional nutritional value when cooked.
The heirloom rice varieties, the product of the terraces, are considered to be an important fixture in the lives of farmers in several areas in CAR.
Staying true to the name, these varieties of rice are passed from generation to generation and are grown by families in their small ancestral lands.

Riceworld Learning Center and Museum - International Rice Research Center

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Riceworld is a permanent exhibition about rice art, culture and science. It is the only museum in the world solely dedicated to rice and rice farmers all over the world acting as an eye-opener on the value of rice. Exhibits include rice related artefacts, information on IPM, Rice Genebank, IRRI rice research, rice farming, rice ecosystems, rice products, biotechnology and rice farmers.

The International Rice Research Institute, IRRI is the oldest and largest international agricultural research institute in Asia.

FLAR Indigenous people's traditional rice varieties making a comeback
Myth  about: Black Rice - Forbidden Black Rice
Filipino Rice Wine: How to Make

Tapuy is a Filipino rice wine originated in Batad (a place in the Banaue Rice Terraces), Ifugao, Philippines.

Such a good and informative article with recipe and many instruction-videos and information about other kind of rice wine

Ifugao's Lipog
ABS-CBN News May 10, 2019

"Local Legends" introduces Win-di Paliha, a local lipog or rice wine maker in Batad, Banaue. Paliha shares how he first became interested in rice wine through his father. Meanwhile, Batad elder Ramon Binalit explains what lipog is and its history. Paliha also mentions ramenad or yeast, which is an important lipog ingredient. Paliha and Binalit then talk about the seemingly dying tradition of making rice wine in Batad, and its importance to some people in the area as a source of income.

Rice Article Ifugao rice-wine makers remain resistant to change
Ramon Dacawi
Ifugao Rice Rituals

Hope Bile is Good

Look more here: Ethnic groups

e.g. Life on the Rice Terraces

Farming - Etc.

Forests - forestry etc.

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The Central Luzon Agricultural Museum

The Central Luzon Agricultural Museum is the only existing museum of its kind among State Colleges and Universities, and perhaps to date, in the entire country.

Look brochure part 2 HERE

No hungry Filipino: How aquaponics can help in food production
Katerina Francisco September 06, 2017 - with Video

Barangay Aquaponics promotes water-based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs.

The Barangay Aquaponics project aims to promote an agricultural technique called aquaponics, which combines conventional aquaculture – raising aquatic animals in tanks – with hydroponics, or cultivating plants in water.

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International Day of the Forest 2016
These are some of the estimated remaining 2 million hectares original forest cover of the Philippines found in Luzon and Mindanao that the indigenous peoples protecting these forest-mountains allowed me to document between 2008 to 2014.
Mar 20, 2016 Malu Maniquis

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A 'green revolution' that may save Filipino coconut farmers
Pia Ranada January 26, 2016

Coconut farmers in Quezon experiment with agroforestry and intercropping, strategies that may help them survive typhoons, drought, and pests

Zamboanga farmer grows 'rainbow corn'
Jieven Santisteban April 14, 2017

Known as glass-gem corn in Central America, the rainbow corn variety is introduced in Zamboanga by farmer Mark Basaluddin

KAMOTENG KAHOY, Cassava

There are many reasons why Filipino farmers should plant cassava - locally known as kamoteng kahoy or balinghoy, cassava, scientific name: Manihot escidenta. Cassava ranks second only to sweet potato in hectarage among root crops produced in the country. It is mainly grown for its tubers which are a rich source of carbohydrates. Unknowingly, it is a good source of calcium and ascorbic acid.

REGARDED as a super food that heals, kamoteng kahoy, cassava has multifarious uses besides being a food substitute for rice and corn. This Philippine root crop, can also be a potential source of raw materials for industrial uses and food delicacies.

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Organic agriculture in the Philippines

This video is a wake up call for our government and policy makers. Organic agriculture is the only way forward especially if it is paralleled with a genuine agrarian reform.

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Sinait Organic Farming of the Purok Gimong

Since January 2007, the organic farming of the Purok-Gimong or Basic Ecceslical Communities of Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, has initiated the farmers into the liberating way of farming, producing their own organic farm inputs, and thus promoting ecological balance, organic farm produce for healthy consumption, and more agricultural profits for the tillers of the soil. The continuing consciousness formation and training among farmers have been facilitated with the holding of Taripnong Mannalon quarterly sponsored by the Purok Gimong.

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Forest Policy Trends in Forest Policy
Juan M. PULHIN, Ph. D.
College of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Indigenous Agroforestry Systems of Ifugao Indigenous Agroforestry Systems of Ifugao
Milton P. Dulay, Ifugao State University, Nayon, Lamut Ifugao
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Agroforestry - Conservation Farming with Natural Vegetative Strips

Let Nature Take Its Course: Conservation farming with natural vegetative strips features a simple and popular conservation farming practice that has been widely adopted by farmers in the Philippines. It was pioneered by farmers, and developed with the help of scientists and extensionists. Natural vegetative strips provide a foundation for successful upland agroforestry on sloping land, through which farmers not only increase their income but minimize soil erosion. Produced By: World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF

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Forest regeneration

Presented in this video, it highlights the vital role of local communities in managing, conserving and developing forests. In particular, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO partnered with the Philippines government to promote ANR, Assisted Natural Regeneration as a way of regenerating the forests

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Sustainable Tree Farming for Firewood, STFF
STFF is an Eco-Kalan Project aimed at providing "eco-kalanized" communities with sustainable supply of firewood for school, farm & home use and source of income from sales of surplus firewood. The STFF program is also aimed at promoting the greening of communities; offsetting climate change impact of carbon emissions from burning firewood; and facilitating the granting of Individual Property Rights to Government Timber Lands to households, farms and schools with established sustainable tree planting operations.

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THE IFUGAO MUYONG

SUSTAINING WATER, CULTURE AND LIFE

Rogelio C. Serrano and Ernesto A. Cadaweng

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The Pinugo or Muyong forest management system of Ifugao

The pinugo or muyung is an indigenous system of forest management unique to the people of Ifugao, one of the seven major ethno-linguistic groups inhabiting the Philippine Cordillera.

Philippine Wood Producers Association

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Indigenous agroforestry Indigenous agroforestry practices in the Cordillera
Tagbanua Lifeways Disentangling Tagbanua Lifeways, Swidden and Conservation on Palawan Island
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'Malatapay' livestock market in the Visayas
Oct 3, 2015

Tatay Gerry tries his luck in the largest livestock market in the Visayas region: Malatapay. He hopes to sell his only carabao so he can send money to his daughter who's the first member of their family to go to college. (Date aired: Sept. 19, 2015)

Informations - Environment general - Etc.

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Paper vs plastic: The right choice might not be what you think
Leticia Labre June 20, 2019

Could plastic bags actually be better for the environment than paper ones?

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Planet Philippines

Planet Philippines 1: Beautifully done documentary film about the Philippines and the environment that surround it. Richard Gutierrez part of the group explore and narrated the event.

Planet Philippines 2: Another Environmental Documentary from GMA 7 which was shown on September 6, 2009. It was again be hosted by Richard Gutierrez which hosted a previous documentary, Signos.

Conservation area in Rizal threatened by land grabbing?
March 12, 2016
The Masungi Georeserve accuses the police and local government of working with land grabbers

A first-timer's guide to Masungi Georeserve, where adventure awaits
Nicole Reyes March 27, 2016
You may have been seeing breathtaking photos of this geopark plus the spectacular views on social media. Here's a guide to help you plan a visit to this exciting destination that isn't too far from Manila

and more about Masungi Georeserve HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos

BPI Foundation

Equally entrenched in the Bank of the Philippine Island's corporate mission is its commitment to responsible corporate citizenry. The Bank realizes this role through BPI Foundation by its engagement in education, entrepreneurship and the environment.

Learning and Living the Green Life
Project Lobo - Batangas

This Social Mobilization and Social Marketing Plan intend to inform and educate the youth sector on biodiversity conservation in the mountainous regions of Lobo, Batangas.

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Cabiokid foundation

Our vision is a world of small, self-sustaining, adaptive, inter-connected communities that respect, learn from, and live in harmony with the natural environment.

Cabiokid Permaculture Design Course

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MANAGING THE PHILIPPINE FORESHORE:

A GUIDE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Upland Farming Practices

Knowledge Systems in Upland Farming Practices in the Philippines and Implications for Climate Change Adaptation

GreenEarth Heritage Foundation

a Christian developmental, humanitarian and advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve the environment and assist in the alleviation of poverty through livelihoods centered in organic agriculture and Christ-centered community development. The foundation received over 100 hectares of land donation at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range in San Miguel, Bulacan, just over 2 hours drive from Manila.

We are a farm, a forest reserve, a sustainable agricultural development, and a promise of a better tomorrow for the members of our evolving community.

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Study Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries etc.

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National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System, NAFES

The Commission on Higher Education, CHED in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, DA and other government agencies was mandated to establish NAFES by virtue of Section 66 of Republic Act No. 8435 otherwise known as the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act, AFMA of 1997

Look the full RA 8435 and IRR

Central Visayas College of Agriculture, Forestry and Technology
Agricultural Training Institute
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
Xavier Science Foundation, Inc., XSF

is an incorporated Foundation duly organized and existing under the laws of the Philippines. The XSF is attached to the Xavier University, The Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City, through the Xavier University College of Agriculture Complex - XUCA

The Video Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan

Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan AECO Promotional Video.

Buglas Bamboo Institute, BBI

evolved out of two assessment studies both conducted by the Buglas Integrated Development, Inc., in 1994 and 1995, in the rural areas of Oriental Negros. The most significant recommendation made by the studies was to diversify the agricultural activities undertaken by the farmers in the communities. For farmers to consider commercially promising agricultural commodity, to generate extra family income and increase employment opportunities for young people. BBI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization - a development organization, it aims to help develop local communities

The Forest Products Research and Development Institute, FPRDI is one of the line agencies of the Department of Science and Technology, DOST. 
The Pangasinan State University Binmaley Campus, PSU-Binmaley College of Fisheries

one of the ten campuses of the Pangasinan State University located at Binmaley, Pangasinan. It originally started as the Binmaley School of Fisheries in 1966 and later became the Pangasinan College of Fisheries in 1969.

Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology, SPAMAST
Philippine Fisheries Observer Programme, FOP

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Fisheries Observer Program is responsible for providing the training and support necessary for deploying observers on board fishing vessels in order to collect the fisheries-dependent information essential to achieving the management objectives of the program.

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The Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, CCEF
Etc.

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Philippine Rubber Industries Association, PRIA

an association of manufacturers of rubber products, processors of natural rubber and traders of rubber raw materials and supplies

United Coconut Associations of the Philippines, Inc., UCAP

a non-stock, non-profit private organization, a confederation of associations/organizations involved in the various activities of the coconut industry.

National Federation of Sugarcane Planters
The Philippine Orchid Society, Inc., POS

a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-stock professional organization which specializes on Philippine orchids species

Look more about the Philippine orchids HERE

Lakes

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VERY IMPORTANT: Look MUCH about different Volcano warnings

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Lakes of the Philippines

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Laguna Lake

Laguna de Bay is the largest lake of the Philippines covering a surface of 900 sq. km stretching over the provinces Rizal and Laguna

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Authorities eye Laguna Lake as Metro Manila's primary water source
CNN Philippines Aug 30, 2019

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Threatened lakes of 2014

Squatters, fish cages threaten Laguna crater lake. Feb 5 2014

 

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TAAL LAKE: Old Tales, New Beginnings. Aug 17, 2015

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A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism
Published on Oct 27, 2017
Delegates of this year’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals visit Taal Volcano to witness how local communities are ensuring the protection of migratory birds in the area. Jee Geronimo reports

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Lake Apo

Bukidnon, Lake Apo Experience

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Lake Agco, Kidapawan, Mount Apo National Park

Fun in the Boiling Mud: Lake Agco, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.

The bubbly mud lake is situated amidst the dense rain forest of Mount Apo National Park, almost 4000 feet above sea level. The small boiling “pond” is a tourist attraction in Kidapawan City. The lake itself is the source of the hot springs in nearby pools.

Renewal through Lake Agco

Below Mount Apo

Lake Pinamaloy, Bukidnon, Mindanao

Running around Lake Pinamaloy
Bobby Timonera

Lake Holon - Maughan - Mount Parker
locally known as Melibengoy, is a stratovolcano located in the province of South Cotabato

The volcano has an elevation of and a base diameter of 40 km. It has a 2.9-km-wide caldera with steep walls that rise 200-500m above the lake that is now called Lake Maughan. Officially called Lake Holon

Magic hour at mesmerizing Lake Holon
Louie Lapat May 25, 2016
It isn't easy to get there, but once you arrive, you are rewarded with serenity and peace at beautiful Lake Holon

 HERE, HERE and HERE and the Videos (Updated 01 JAN 2017)

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The Twin Lagoons: Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake in Coron, Palawan
Malubog Lake: Toledo’s Best Kept Secret

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Malubog Lake in Malubog - Malubog Dam and Spillway - Toledo City

Documentary of Malubog Lake in Malubog, Toledo City, Cebu

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Lake Mainit

the 4th largest lake in the Philippines, having a surface area of 173.40 square kilometers.

Lake Mainit which means ‘hot’ is located in northeastern part of Mindanao and within the boundaries of the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte.

The Video Lake Mainit - Documentary Film

Rivers and Marsh

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Rivers of the Philippines

Look photos HERE

Our Rivers, Our Life

campaign is a regional biodiversity campaign in South East Asian countries. The seven country members work to protect the health and biodiversity

e.g. Agusan and Rio Grande De Mindanao, Pulagi

The Video Our Rivers Our Life

A film produced by the Regional Working Group on Bio-diversity.

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Agusan River

Celebrating with the waves of the mighty Agusan River
August 03, 2016 By Erwin M. Mascarinas
Agusan River and its historical influence and how it has sculpted its vast landscape stretching from the province of Agusan del Sur toward Agusan del Norte into the mouth of Butuan Bay

Abayan Festival

Agno River

in Pangasinan, Luzon

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Tinipak River

Dramatic marble rock formations, an in-cave natural swimming pool and its proximity to Metro Manila, make this gem a perfect getaway for the weekend. Tinipak is located in between boundaries of Barangay Daraitan in Rizal and General Nakar in Quezon Province. The river is popular to mountaineers since this is the main attraction after summiting Mt. Daraitan and it was also awarded as the cleanest inland body of water in Region IV.

Tinipak River DIY Guide: What to Know Before Your Hike
Olivia Bautista December 26, 2016

Save Daraitan and Tinipak River!

Usual 'tough' talk: Guevarra defends Duterte warning to judges over dam projects
January 01, 2020
The justice secretary also points to a law that bans all courts, except the Supreme Court, from issuing temporary restraining orders against the government's infrastructure projects

'Last resort': Duterte pushes for Kaliwa Dam, Wawa Dam
Michael Bueza December 30, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte says people displaced by the projects will be compensated and relocated
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, December 30, pushed for the construction of the Kaliwa Dam and the Wawa Dam to end the water supply problems in Metro Manila.

Campaign to stop Kaliwa Dam eyes 10 million signatures
Mavic Conde July 12, 2019
The Stop Kaliwa Dam Coalition aims to gather signatures from all over the Philippines for the petition asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Kaliwa Dam project

How Kaliwa Dam will impact

Kaliwa Dam bidding looks rigged for China Energy – COA
Lian Buan August 19, 2019 - with Video

Two other bidders were included 'merely to comply' with the requirement that there be at least 3 bidders, says an audit observation memorandum.
The bidding for the P12.2-billion Kaliwa Dam looks rigged in favor of China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited, said the Commission on Audit (COA).

Duterte to use 'extraordinary powers' to see Kaliwa Dam project through
Pia Ranada October 28, 2019
'It might create some danger or damage, but that is not my concern,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project

Bicol River

the 8ht largest river in the Philippines. The river drains the southwestern part of the island of Luzon and passes through Camarines Sur, Albay, and Camarines Norte in the Bicol Region.

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Bojo River

Aloguinsan, Cebu

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Mangroves and fireflies: Magical, eco-friendly kayak tour in Abatan River, Bohol
Rhea Claire Madarang April 21, 2018

Paddle amid quiet mangrove tunnels by day, and wait for fireflies to light up the trees at night. The kayak tours in Abatan River help sustain the local community, who work together to protect the river and its mangroves.

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Chico River

formerly known as Rio Chico de Cagayan - Little River of Cagayan, a river system in Kalinga

NCIP calls for suspension of Chico River project
Frank Cimatu May 08, 2019
The Cordillera People's Alliance and other indigenous peoples groups say that the free, prior and informed consent of the communities in Katabbogan and Pinococ in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, was not obtained

Look more about activities on the river Surpassing the challenge of the Chico River through the barangay food terminal - BFT/by Shirley S. Dayao pdf

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Chico River

The great nature and white water rafting on the river

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and more about Chico River diversion dam

Cagayan River, Bannag

Rio Grande de Cagayan, Ilog ng Kagayan

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Cagayan River Escapade
Mar 18, 2018

Pulangi River

also known as Mindanao River, Rio Grande de Mindanao, Cotabato River

Look also HERE, Drainage map and Delta 1914 (1939)

Waterway settlers brace for demolition, Metro Manila

Many informations and maps

Pasig river
Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River
Ralf Rivas May 06, 2018

The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila
To stop trash from flowing into the Pasig River, a government agency placed "trash traps" in areas traversed by this body of water, as it threatened to impose sanctions against "esteroristas."

FALSE: Photo shows cleaned up Pasig River during Duterte's term
July 13, 2020
The photo was posted in 2011, years before Duterte was elected president

Manila 'trash bin' waterway choked with plastic
Agence France-Press June 05, 2018 - with Video
Plastic pollution is a major problem in the Philippines, which along with China, Vietnam, and Indonesia, is frequently listed among the world's worst offenders

Pasig - Marikina river

Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system

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Liguasan Marsh and the Kutawato Plains

Liguasan Marsh, a marsh in the basin of the Mindanao River in south-central Mindanao, North Cotabato and South Cotabato Provinces.

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No music captures the essence of the Kutawato Plains and the Liguasan Marsh better than the melancholic sound of the Palendag.

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Women’s group making money from water hyacinths in the Liguasan Marsh

Duterte to issue executive order for BTA to exploit Liguasan Marsh
Pia Ranada August 09, 2019
The Bangsamoro Transition Authority can only initiate the exploration for natural gas and oil in Liguasan Marsh through an executive order, says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim

 

Agusan Marsh of Agusan Del Sur

one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines. Found in the heart of Mindanao's Agusan Basin, this vast expanse of marsh covers an area roughly the size of Metro Manila. It contains nearly 15% of the nation's fresh water resources in the form of swamp forests.

The tiny community of mostly ethnic Manobos have made their permanent homes deep within the marsh, living on floating homes. The small houses made of bamboo and nipa lashed to hard wood logs, freely rise or fall with the level of the marsh itself. The marsh provides virtually everything the Manobos need.

How Agusan Marsh residents adapt to a 4-month flood
Jun 28, 2015
'The River will take everything it has given'

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Agusan Marsh

A place where nature has a harmonious relationship with humans. It is where nature and humans exist as one.

Agusan Marsh Diaries, Documentary

A great video about the Marsh and e.g. Manobo life

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The enchanting blue river of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Karlos Manlupig Apr 22, 2015

Every time the fairies touch the water, say the locals, it becomes clearer as the ripples disappear.

Local lore goes that during the night, fairies, pixies and mermaids gather together to play and sing around the clear bluish water of a river in the town of Hinatuan.

Look also HERE

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Tinago River, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

Just a few minutes away from the Enchanted River, look the above links, is another breathtaking river called Tinago. While the water is not blue as in the Enchanted River, Tinago has its own charm. Passing from the sea to the wide mouth of the river gives you a wonderful view of nature. Small islands appear from time to time as well as houses on stilts and fishermen slowly waiting for their catch from the boat. Once inside the river, you will pass find yourself in a maze of mangroves. If you're lucky, you might just find animals roaming around the area.

The river has a wide mouth opening as it passes to the sea.

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Floating Restaurant - Loboc River Cruise

a popular tourist attraction in Bohol, along the Loboc River which leads directly to Busay Falls. Cruises take place day or night and last around an hour

June 9, 2008 - A typical day on the riverbank of this centuries-old Loboc town - floating restaurant boats going to and from what locals call "busay" miniature waterfalls to get a glimpse of the river "source" over an array of appetizing Filipino cuisine, an array of popular tunes to entertain guests, plus a peek at the picturesque surrounding of the riverbend

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Cadac-an River - the Golden River Cruise and Sohoton Caves of Basey - Samar

Cadac-an River is the biggest river in the area, with the mouth currently measuring about 500 meters.

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Cadac-an River - "the Golden River

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REHABILITATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Calbiga River Care
MAYOR MELCHOR F. NACARIO - Calbiga, Samar

Look as pdf HERE and also the Video

Calbiga River, Samar

The Calbiga River Care

The first project of Calbiga Watch Inc.
May 1, 2012 by Nonoy Froilan

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Mangrove

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Pagbilao Mangrove Forest,  Quezon province

the 2nd most diverse mangrove forest in the world. It faces many local threats, and the government is trying to preserve its natural status.

Roots of the Sea Mangroves in Palawan

Palawan one of the greenest places in the Philippines. Without mangroves the sea is dieing, Mangroves are the roots of the Sea and thanks god that the government and people of Palawan are keeping the mangroves alive, this little journey into the river of Sabang would only cost 100 Pesos, 80 is for the guide and 20 pesos are for the save of the rainforest ...how wonderful this is...

Exploring coastal mangroves in Mindoro island

in a small boat (banca) ride in a pristine cove in Mindoro island, a rich ecosystem with mangroves growing out of shallow water populated by colorful fish and crustaceans.

Waterfalls

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6 Famous Waterfalls

BEAUTIFUL KAWASAN FALLS, CEBU

A pleasant 2 hour drive from the city takes you to another world. Nature at it's best! Enjoy a leisurely, picturesque hike along the river bank to the main waterfall and picnic area. You can swim in the massive pool and float on rafts that actually take you behind the waterfall.
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Bani Falls, Arakan Valley, North Cotabato

Video compilation our exhausting yet fulfilling trek to Bani Falls in Arakan Valley in North Cotabato last June 17, 2012. Jun 22, 2012 Louie Lapat
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Chasing Waterfalls With Maui & Yua: Siniloan, Laguna
May 19, 2017
Follow Maui and Yua as they try to conquer Mt. Romelo's 7 waterfalls in Laguna. Watch their fun adventure and find out how many waterfalls they were able to visit!
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Aguinid Falls

is one of the natural wonders of the Philippines. Located in the municipality of Samboan, 150 km from Cebu City, it is definitely a perfect isolated and romantic getaway. Aguinid Falls consists of several tiered waterfalls that run for a few kilometres along the Tangbo River.

Aguinid Falls: A Stunning Mystical Natural Wonder in Samboan

AGUINID FALLS IN SAMBOAN, CEBU

Famous falls in Samboan, Cebu, close for a month for rehab
Micole Gerard Tizon June 04, 2019
This is to let Aguinid Falls 'naturally recover from the devastating effects of the on-going El Niño phenomenon and mass human entry' from June 17 to July 17, 2019

Sagada Waterfalls

There are two prominent waterfalls in Sagada; the smaller but older BOKONG situated in the outskirts of the central barangay of Patay, and the more majestic but younger BOMOD-OK, located in the northern barangay of Bangaan

The Video Big Falls aka BOMOD-OK Falls in Sagada

Tappiya Falls

Breath-Taking Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiya Falls

Banaue’s Breathtaking wonders: Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiya Falls
September 04, 2016

Malibiclibic falls: A memory and a promise
Basil Mencias August 08, 2017

'That one place that I just could not forget was in a town surrounded by Maragondon, Magallanes, Indang, and Alfonso'
It was always a dream to visit Malibiclibic Falls.

Fall in love with these 8 waterfalls in Mindanao
Louie Lapat June 04, 2016

Just as an example, take a look at these beautiful waterfalls you can visit once you decide to come around to see Mindanao

Maria Cristina Falls

of the Agus River on the island of Mindanao. It is sometimes called the "twin falls" as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall

The Video

The legends HERE and HERE

Videos

Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

Remark these are albums in the album Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites - Etc.

Mt. Banahaw is a famous traditional pilgrimage site for the locals and native tourists especially during the Holy Week, when psychic energy is said to be dominating the area. It is also the said place where faith and spiritual healers get their mystic powers during the divine intervention on Holy Week.

Look MUCH more about Apparitions and Mt. Banahaw

Dams

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Dams

IMPORTANT: Safe Water to All, Water Supply

The Videos Why Phivolcs wants dams checked

The Video: PAGASA monitoring water level of Luzon dams
Oct 14, 2020 CNN Philippines
Authorities are closely monitoring the amount of rainfall from tropical depression 'Ofel' in the Southwest monsoon. Since the water lever increased, three dams in Luzon have been rising in the past two weeks. Experts say reaching their spilling levels may spell trouble for nearby areas.

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Dams in the Philippines
New large dams onerous for Filipinos

Is the Kaliwa Dam actually viable?
Jerik Cruz June 01, 2019
Make no mistake: while affected communities stand to lose most from the dam’s development, water consumers and taxpayers will also shoulder the long-term risks and burdens of the Kaliwa project

Kaliwa Dam project earns environmental clearance despite alleged violations
Mavic Conde October 22, 2019
Indigenous communities are disappointed due to alleged violations in completing or fulfilling procedural requirements for the environmental compliance certificate of the Kaliwa Dam project

IMPORTANT: ALL the Videos in the album New large dams onerous for Filipinos e.g.:

Group launches petition to block Kaliwa Dam project
ABS-CBN News Jul 7, 2019
Market Edge: A group launches a petition to stop the construction of the Kaliwa Dam project. Jonathan Magistrado reports.

'DAMbuhalang Proyekto,' dokumentaryo ni Sandra Aguinaldo | Full Episode
GMA Public Affairs Apr 15, 2019
Ang Kaliwa Dam Project ang sinasabing tutugon sa kakulangan ng tubig sa Metro Manila. Pero ano nga ba ang magiging epekto nito sa mga katutubong naninirahan sa tabi ng Kaliwa River?
The recent water crisis in Metro Manila has focused the spotlight on a dam scheduled to be built in the jungles of the Sierra Madre. Deep in the lush forest, along the banks of the Kaliwa River, is a community of indigenous people called the Dumagat Remontado. The proposed Kaliwa Dam Project will rise on their ancestral domain, inundating their homes, fields, sacred sites, and with it, their hopes and dreams.

Kaliwa Dam Project, may environmental clearance ba? Apr 12, 2019

Japanese firm revives proposal to build smaller dam in Rizal

MWSS: China-funded Kaliwa Dam’s construction may start July or August

Officials hold press briefing on Kaliwa Dam Project, China loans | 20 March 2019

China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper, more reliable - finance official

Kaliwa dam: The answer to water crisis?

Dumagat tribe protests Kaliwa Dam project on World Water Day

Save Daraitan and Tinipak River!

Solution to Metro Manila's water woes? More dams, says lawmaker
Ralf Rivas June 25, 2019
Bulacan 1st District Representative Jose Antonio Sy-Alvarado says more dams may need to be constructed in Quezon, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan

After Chico river, Makabayan goes after Kaliwa dam at Supreme Court
Lian Buan May 09, 2019
The Makabayan bloc, led by senatorial bet Neri Colmenares, wants the $211 million Kaliwa dam loan agreement from China to be declared illegal and void.

New Centennial Water Source - Kaliwa Dam Project

Kaliwa Dam Project, may environmental clearance ba?
GMA Public Affairs Apr 12, 2019
Marami ang hindi sang-ayon sa pagpapatayo ng Kaliwa Dam, lalo na ang ilan sa ating mga katutubo. Ang tanong, may environmental clearance na nga ba ang Kaliwa Dam Project?

Kaliwa Dam deal 'as onerous' as Chico River project
Ralf Rivas March 24, 2019
'The choice of law and the venue for disputes is once again surrendered by the Philippines in favor of China'

Metro Manila water crisis
Ralf Rivas March 17, 2019

Kaliwa Dam to solve Metro Manila water problems – Dominguez
Ralf Rivas March 13, 2019
The Kaliwa Dam would cost P12.2 billion to build, with 85% set to be funded by China and the remaining 15% to be shouldered by the Philippines

3 Chinese firms interested in Kaliwa dam
James On 19 Feb 2018

Robredo on China-funded Kaliwa Dam: Bakit uutang tayo?
Sofia Tomacruz March 17, 2019
Vice President Leni Robredo calls on the Duterte administration to explain why it is opting for a Chinese loan for the Kaliwa Dam, instead of a public-private partnership

MWSS: China-funded Kaliwa Dam’s construction may start July or August
Pathricia Ann V. Roxas March 18, 2019

Is China our new America?

Japanese firm renews alternative Kaliwa water proposal
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 18, 2019
Japanese firm Global Utility Development Corporation is stepping back into the picture over 10 years after it first proposed the Kaliwa Intake Weir

China-funded Kaliwa Dam cheaper than Japanese firm's proposal – MWSS
Pia Ranada March 20, 2019
The government says the cost of the Kaliwa Dam project is $248 million, not $800 million as claimed by Japanese company Global Utility Development Corporation

No to Kaliwa Dam, Yes to Alternative Sources of Water

MWSS: Kaliwa Dam 'done deal,' no to other proposal
Anna Gabriela A. Mogato March 20, 2019 - with Video
'Ito ay gagawin na. Kung sinuman naghabol diyan, that is already water under the bridge,' says Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Administrator Reynaldo Velasco

The learned helplessness of our water crisis
March 18, 2019
We need strategic thinking, not magnanimous confessions of guilt. We need a solution that does not hurt the environment or hand over more power to a foreign loaner. Again Is China our new America?

Quezon congressman Suarez wants Kanan, not Kaliwa Dam
Mara Cepeda March 20, 2019
Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez says building two Kanan dams would 'entail no cost to the government,' unlike getting a loan from China for the Kaliwa Dam

Kaliwa Dam: Is China’s involvement cause for concern?
JC Punongbayan March 21, 2019
The Duterte government seems to be exaggerating the benefits of the Kaliwa Dam project and downplaying its costs and risks

Pro-environment, IP groups ask gov't to publicize Kaliwa Dam documents
Mara Cepeda March 21, 2019
The groups' legal counsel, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, says they are 'worried' that the government is 'hiding' details of the Kaliwa Dam project

IMPORTANT look: Water shortage and above Tinipak River - Kaliwa Dam biddings

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China-funded Kaliwa Dam to benefit from Duterte order fast-tracking water projects
September 3, 2020 Pia Ranada
The project, fiercely opposed by indigenous peoples groups, will be funded by a loan from China
The P12.2-billion Kaliwa Dam project to be funded by a loan from China will benefit from President Rodrigo Duterte's recent order speeding up the approval process for priority water projects.

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As Kaliwa Dam project continues, IP leaders urge gov’t prioritize pandemic response
Aug 11 2020
Leaders from the Agta-Dumagat-Remontado tribes in Quezon and Rizal question the government for allowing Chinese contractors to resume operations despite the lockdown
With strict quarantine measures already affecting their livelihood, indigenous people (IP) leaders in Quezon and Rizal provinces urged the government to prioritize giving aid to suffering communities instead of focusing on the Kaliwa Dam project.

IP leaders use advocacy maps to show how Kaliwa Dam will impact them
Mavic Conde July 06, 2019

Agta-Dumagat-Remontado leaders call for solidarity for their land rights through a signature campaign.
At least 5,000 IPs will be affected, along with their farms and hunting grounds.
Is it time we take a long look into conservation economy? After all, this is the gist of their call in Daraitan and Quezon: cheaper and viable alternatives to the dam.

President 'misinformed or misinforming' public about Kaliwa Dam
Mavic Conde November 15, 2019
Various groups opposing the dam project say there are viable alternatives to end Metro Manila's water shortage.
Civil society groups supporting the plight of indigenous peoples organizations in Quezon and Rizal provinces opposed to the proposed construction of the Kaliwa Dam said President Rodrigo Duterte was either "misinformed or misinforming the public."

Quezon province's IPs reject Kaliwa Dam project
Mavic Conde September 08, 2019
Five of the six cluster communities in General Nakar, Quezon province reject the project after 3 assemblies are held for all 6 clusters

The illegal and immoral Kaliwa Dam ECC
Tony La Viña and Joy Reyes October 31, 2019

The Kaliwa Dam ECC is illegal and immoral. It violates the Filipino people’s right to a sound environment and disregards the rights of affected indigenous peoples and local communities

Public hearings on Kaliwa Dam set for August
August 15, 2019

The public hearings, organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be held in Quezon and Rizal

There will be 3 public hearings, with registration starting at 8 am on all days:
August 23 (Friday) - General Nakar Sports Center, Barangay Poblacion, General Nakar, Quezon
August 27 (Tuesday) - Ynares Covered Court, Magsaysay Avenue, Teresa, Rizal
August 28 (Wednesday) - Chateau Marinero, Real Infanta Road, Barangay Comon, Infanta, Quezon
The EMB said the purpose of the public hearings is to review the environmental impact of the Kaliwa Dam project.

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Kaliwa and Chico Dams: More than just debt of money

The Chico River loan agreement may prove to be a template for future loan agreements that the Philippines enters into, effectively compromising our patrimonial assets.
Because these two projects are bad from an environmental and social justice point of view, likely resulting in an intensified insurgency in the Sierra Madre and Cordillera, they are likely not to be built and the probability is that future administrations will have to cancel these loans. These, in turn, will result in defaulting on the loans and in arbitration proceedings that have been designed to favor China.

Road to damnation through Chinese-funded dams

We predict that future administrations will have to cancel the Kaliwa and Chico projects and default on the Chinese loans, which will result in the Philippines being sued by China in arbitration proceedings that have been designed to favor the creditor

Both by Tony La Viña and Joy Reyes April 12 - 13, 2019

IMPORTANT look above Tinipak River - Kaliwa Dam biddings

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Malubog Dam, Toledo City

Malubog Lake HERE

Buhisan Dam

Cebuanos finally got their first glimpse of piped water when the Buhisan Dam, the only one outside Manila, was first tested at the reservoir in Tisa, Labangon, on December 27, 1911. While the availability of potable water was still about two months away, it was poignant that the trial, which drenched many a Cebuano, came on Holy Innocents Day.

The Videos

Buhisan Dam and Fuente Osmeña Centennial

Know more about Buhisan Dam and Fuente Osmeña, two important infrastructures in the history of Cebu that were built exactly 100 years ago, through this episode of KABILIN with Prof. Jojo Bersales, "BUHISAN DAM AND FUENTE OSMEÑA"!

 

Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela used to be the largest dam in the Philippines back when it was built in 1983.

Look also HERE

The Video

Magat Dam - Jan 02 2011

Angat Dam
a concrete water reservoir embankment hydroelectric dam that supplies the Metropolitan area water. It was a part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system. The reservoir supplies about 90 percent of raw water requirements for Metro Manila through the facilities of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and it irrigates about 28,000 hectares of farmland in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga.

IMPORTANT LOOK: Water shortage in Metro Manila

The Videos in the album Angat Dam e.g:

'Lupang Hiram,' dokumentaryo ni Atom Araullo
GMA Public Affairs Jul 15, 2019
Millions of people in NCR benefit from the Angat Dam located In Norzagaray, Bulacan.
With more than 60 thousand hectares, this massive land area is home to the Dumagats.
Since its construction in 1964, a synergy has developed between the tribe members and the Angat watershed management. Peaceful co-existence has been upheld to survive the altered landscape.

Milyon-milyong residente ng Metro Manila ang sinusuplayan ng tubig ng Angat Watershed. Pero ang 5,000 katutubong naninirahan dito, hindi ito lubos na napakikinabangan

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A look at Angat dam
CNN Philippines Mar 13, 2019
There are still so many questions left unanswered on this water crisis affecting many parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Imbak sa Angat Dam sumadsad sa kritikal na antas; suplay sa kabahayan 'di apektado'
ABS-CBN News Apr 28, 2019
Naitala nitong umaga ng Linggo ang 179.97 metrong antas ng tubig sa Angat Dam, mas mababa sa 180 metrong minimum operating level, base sa datos ng PAGASA.

The Videos - Water shortage

Ipo Dam

is a gravity concrete water reservoir dam. The dam is located about 7.5 kilometres downstream of the Angat Dam within the Angat Watershed Forest Reserve in Norzagaray, Bulacan province. It was a part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system. Its normal level is 101 m.

Ipo Dam hits spilling levels, emergency water discharges done
October 11, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The water in Ipo Dam has reached spilling levels, prompting authorities to conduct emergency water discharges at around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.

  Ambuklao Dam

The biggest rock-filled dam in Asia, the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Dam is considered one of the biggest engineering projects in the Cordillera region.

The Video

Chico River diversion dam in Tabuk, Kalinga

Look more about Chico river HERE and the Video

The Bayongan Dam

a reservoir-type dam located at the heart of the municipality of San Miguel in Bohol. The dam was built to augment the existing water supply for the farmlands of the municipalities of San Miguel, Ubay and Trinidad.

The Video

Binga Dam

The Binga Hydroelectric Plant is located at Barrio Binga in Itogon, Benguet Province. It is about 31 kilometers east of Baguio City and 19 kilometers downstream of the Ambuklao Hydroelectric Plant. From Baguio, the hydroelectric plant can be accessed through Itogon or by taking the same route that leads to Ambuklao Dam in Bokod. The route through Itogon is much shorter and has a better maintained roadway.

The Video

Caliraya Dam

an embankment dam located in the town of Lumban province of Laguna, in the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. The reservoir created by the dam, Lake Caliraya, initially supplied one of the oldest hydroelectric plants, and later became a popular recreational area for numerous water sports and fishing. The dam construction was started in 1939 and a small hydroelectric plant was operated in 1942.

Pantabangan Dam

an earth-fill embankment dam on the Pampanga River located near Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija province. The multi-purpose dam provides water for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation while its reservoir affords flood control. The reservoir is considered one of the largest in Southeast Asia and also one of the cleanest in the Philippines. Construction on the dam began in 1971 and it was complete in 1977.

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The Video:

Pantabangan Dam exodus and redemption
Mar 13, 2017
Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO
Drone video by REM ZAMORA
Interview by ANSELMO ROQUE

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The La Mesa Dam and Reservoir
is an earth dam in Quezon City, Philippines. Its reservoir can hold up to 50.5 million cubic meters (1,780 million cubic feet), occupying an area of 27 square kilometers (10 sq mi). It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila.

La Mesa Dam swells close to its spilling level
October 12, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
La Mesa Dam’s water has swelled close to its spilling level on Sunday afternoon due to incessant rains caused by a low pressure area and southwest monsoon or “habagat,” according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Pagasa warns: La Mesa Dam may overflow with continuous rain
Gabriel Pabico Lalu October 11, 2020
Continuous rain may cause the La Mesa Dam to overflow, as the current water level is now at 79.81 meters - less than a meter shy of the 80.15-meter spilling level.

LOOK the PHOTOS: Underwater Town in the Philippines Reemerges, and It's an Eerie Sight
The ruins of Old Pantabangan Town is an eerie sight.
Mario Alvaro Limos July 31 2020
The historic town of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija was abandoned in the 1970s when floodwater from the newly created dam submerged the town and its environs.
Residents were forced to relocate on higher ground, but many pieces of heritage were lost to the rising waters. Among them, an 18th-century church whose belfry stood out above the water like the outstretched arm of a drowning relic.
Augustinian missionaries started to propagate the seed of Catholicism in Nueva Ecija then collectively part of Pampanga as early as 17th century in the pueblos of Gapang (Gapan), Santor (Bongabon), Puncan (Carranglan), Pantabangan, Aliaga and Cuyapo,” wrote Baniaga in his Facebook post, describing the history of the church’s ruins.
Let us not take pieces of rocks and bricks as souvenirs. If every visitor to the Old Town would do this, there won’t be anything left to see for the future generations.”

Look the Video and Photos in the album Ruins of Old Pantabangan Town in the album Dams

Wawa Dam

was created during the American era to serve the water needs of Metro Manila. Wawa River located in Rodriguez, Rizal is the name of the headwaters of Marikina River, a few kilometers north of Manila.

The Videos

and the Video Why does Pandora lure young men into the depths of the Wawa River?

The elders near Wawa River warn young men of Pandora, a nymph said to be luring young men into the river and drowning them. Is there a reason behind Pandora's affairs? Date aired: October 24, 2014

Pandora

The Wawa Dam lady and the Wawa Dam has claimed the lives of over 40 people starting 2007 according to a local. An engkanto named, Pandora was the reason behind the deaths. Every holy week, almost 15 to 16 people died in the dam

Mountains, Volcanoes and Caves

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Volcanoes, ERUPTIONS and WARNINGS about eruptions

Look MUCH about different Volcano warnings

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PHIVOLCS, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

look also HERE, HERE

the Videos:

Phivolcs AVP

Brief History of PHIVOLCS
Jun 19, 2020 DOST - PHIVOLCS
This video presents the brief history of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) from 1952 to present. 

Video

DOST PHIVOLCS Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory July2020
DOST - PHIVOLCS July 31 2020

This video features the Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory in Camiguin Island, the significance of the station (pre- and -post Hibok-Hibok Volcano eruption) and monitoring network. The volcano observatory also serves as the provincial resource center for the delivery of PHIVOLCS information services to various stakeholders and communities in Camiguin Province.

Mountains of the Philippines
Mount Pulag

the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level. The borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya meet at the mountain's peak.

Mt. Pulag National Park

DENR imposes stricter rules for Mt Pulag trekkers
Feb 13, 2016
Tourism has caused an unabated influx of trekkers at the Mt Pulag National Park and this has gone out of control.
The park is being managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which has been implementing a 500 trekkers daily as the allowable cap.

The Videos:

Luzon's highest peak — Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag coldest peak in Philippines Aug 26, 2014

MT. ULAP
Itogon, Benguet

New travel destination: Mt. Ulap in Benguet Jan 26, 2016

Tara na sa Mt. Ulap! Dec 18, 2016

Mount Halcon or Monte Halcón

a mountain located in the island of Mindoro. Its height of 2,586 metres makes it the 18th highest peak in the Philippines. Its steep slopes have earned it the reputation of being the most difficult mountain to climb in the country.

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Mount Hamiguitan

named UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the 6th Philippine site to join the list and the first Philippine mountain range located in the province of Davao Oriental. It has a height of 1,620 metres. The mountain and its vicinity has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the country. Among the wildlife found in the area are Philippine eagles and several species of Nepenthes.

MT. HAMIGUITAN RANGE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (MHRWS)

Exploring Unesco world heritage site Mt Hamiguitan and its new natural science museum
Louie Lapat April 30, 2016
A new interactive facility, Mt. Hamiguitan Natural Science Museum, showcases the wonders of this beautiful Unesco world heritage site

and HERE and the Video Jun 24, 2014

Mount Mantalingahan, Palawan
The 'Mountain of God', as it's known locally

UNESCO title seen to help safeguard Palawan's imperiled mountain range
Keith Anthony S. Fabro June 25, 2019
Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List since 2015. Local officials say its potential inscription will add 'another layer of protection' to the area.
Palawan's largest terrestrial protected area Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL), which faces continuing forest destruction, may gain additional protection should it be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an environment official said.

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Documentary of Mt. Kamhantik in Mulanay, Quezon
Feb 19, 2013

Pre-colonial limestone tombs discovered at Mt. Kamhantik

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Tourists visit 'Santa Claus mountain'

Find out why this mountain in Kapangan, Benguet is called Santa Claus Mountain. Dec 15, 2014

Mt. Kitanglad
Range NATURAL PARK BUKIDNON
THE SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAIN RANGE: GLOBAL RELEVANCE, LOCAL REALITIES

Edited: Jan van der Ploeg, Eileen C. Bernardo and Andres B. Masipiquena

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi

The holy mountain in Bongao town is the first community-administered protected area in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

The Video Trash threatens tradition in Tawi Tawi
Bud Bongao hides a dirty little secret. Jun 25, 2015

Philippine Volcanoes, Major
Philippine Volcanoes

Dazzling and deadly: 5 facts about volcanoes
Agence France-Presse January 14, 2020 - with Video
Here are facts about the mix of beauty and terror that volcanoes produce

Taal Volcano

a complex volcano on the island of Luzon. It consists of an island in Lake Taal, which is situated within a caldera formed by an earlier, very powerful eruption.

Taal situation ‘abnormal’, says Phivolcs
September 25, 2020 Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Friday that the situation at the Taal Volcano remains “abnormal” as Alert Level 1 is still in place.

The Videos in the album Taal Volcano e.g.:

'Ang Pagbabalik Sa Taal', dokumentaryo ni Howie Severino | Full episode
GMA Public Affairs
Aired October 23, 2020: Sa pagsisimula ng taong 2020, sinalubong tayo ng isang kalamidad: ang pagsabog ng Bulkang Taal. Siyam na buwan makalipas ang kalamidad na ito, kumusta na nga ba ang lagay sa Taal?

DOST PHIVOLCS Taal Volcano Maintenance Works and Drone Survey July 2020
DOST - PHIVOLCS July 28 2020
Six months after the Taal Volcano eruption in January 2020, DOST-PIVOLCS Volcano Monitoring Eruption and Prediction Division scientists and engineers returned to retrieve and re-commission the surviving stations on Taal Volcano Island. A drone survey was also conducted to document the physical changes on the Taal Volcano Island Main Crater.

July 28, 2020 aboutphilippines.org says about the eruption of Tall Volcano, January to April, 2020. We recommend you to search for informations via searchmachines - YouTube - etc.
BUT
Take care of: Fake News, Trolls and Propaganda machines - etc.!

Look below: A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism

FALSE: Binintiang Malaki is 'not real' Taal Volcano
Jan 20, 2020

Taal Volcano has 47 craters and Binintiang Malaki is among them. When Taal erupted in 1707, it is said to have resulted in the creation of this crater.

Video

Through his own lens: Albert Garcia gets up close with Pinatubo, Taal
Feb 01, 2020

Award-winning photojournalist Albert Garcia talks to Rappler about covering the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo and the Taal Volcano

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1991 Pinatubo explosion slowed down sea level rise – study
by KD Suarez August 23, 2016

Sea level rise temporarily slowed down because of the massive 1991 explosion, but it is again speeding up, scientists say
The 1991 explosion of Mount Pinatubo in Zambales slowed down the gradual rise in sea levels due to global warming – and its effects are now waning, scientists said in a study.

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Mount Pinatubo 1991, 2013, 2017 and 2019

an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountains separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains.

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Looking back: When Mount Pinatubo blew its top
Gwen de la Cruz Jun 16, 2015
Mount Pinatubo’s eruption on June 15, 1991, is considered the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. It is also a case study on the importance of preparedness in reducing casualties from natural calamities.

Breathtaking Nagsasa Cove, beauty from destruction
Rhea Claire Madarang June 28, 2015
Over 20 years ago, Mt. Pinatubo spewed out dark clouds of ash that fell on Nagsasa Cove. Today, Nagsasa's shoreline is a beautiful beach, now a popular tourist attraction, particularly for campers.

Mount Pinatubo
an active stratovolcano in the Zambales Mountains, located on the tripoint boundary of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga, all in Central Luzon on the northern island of Luzon. Its eruptive history was unknown to most before the pre-eruption volcanic activities of 1991, just before June. Pinatubo was heavily eroded, inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forests which supported a population of several thousand indigenous Aetas.

the Video Aetas - Zambales - Rising from the Ashes in the album: Tribes all known as: Abian, Aeta, Agiyan, Agta, Bihug, Bikol, Camarines Norte Agta, Kabihug, etc.

Above: How Pinatubo lahar affected Pampanga during the April 22, 2019 earthquake

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Asin; Pagbabalik : Masdan Mo Ang Kapaligiran

Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon.

Phivolcs downgrades Mayon Volcano to Alert Level 1
Acor Arceo July 17, 2020
Phivolcs says 'the likelihood of an eruption occurring within the immediate future has diminished,' but it notes that there is still unrest at a low level
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How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?
January 17, 2018 - day 5 of Mayon's volcanic activity

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines.
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Meet George Cordovilla, the ‘tiger of Mayon’
Oct 14, 2017
George Cordovilla’s life’s worth of efforts to climb, conserve, and protect the volcano earns him the monicker “Tiger of Mayon.”
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The Cagsawa Ruins Of Albay
Oct 16, 2014
The Cagsawa Ruins is one of the most visited tourist spots in the Bicol Region. The story of how it was destroyed by Mayon Volcano's eruptions was told generation by generation. But now, a cultural consultant claims the church is NOT buried under volcanic soil. David Santos has that story from Albay.

This Restored Photo Could Prove Cagsawa Church Was Not Buried by Mayon Volcano Eruption
Mario Alvaro Limos JUL 8, 2019
The photos came from a collection of nitrate negatives, which were restored and developed by the American Geographical Society Library.

2 ash eruptions from Mayon volcano seen November 26
November 26, 2018
The volcano in Albay remains under Alert Level 2, which means 'a moderate level of unrest'

After months of quiet, Mayon volcano erupts again
Rhaydz B. Barcia July 01, 2018
'There's no time to relax. Even if the volcano looks calm from the distance, from our instrument, the volcano is still in abnormal condition,' says Phivolcs resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta.

Budiao Church ruins excavated after more than 200 years
Rhaydz B. Barcia May 06, 2018
Archaeologists from the University of the Philippines are excavating the ruins of the historic Budiao Church, which were buried during Mayon volcano's deadliest eruption in 1814. Only the walls of the church remain visible.

Mayon volcano and its remains in memory
Benre J. Zenarosa February 03, 2018
Kuya was a force of nature, a stratovolcano like Mayon if you will, with his periodic eruptions.

Mayon Presentation Situation 21 Dec 2009 or as pdf HERE

Haunting Tale of Cagsawa Ruins

Scaling Mayon, the Living Mountain

The Legend of Mayon Volcano

and more HERE

LOOK: Mayon Volcano 'crater glow' as it stays under Alert Level 2
Acor Arceo February 05, 2020

Phivolcs reminds the public that Mayon Volcano has been under Alert Level 2 since March 29, 2018, which means a 'moderate level of unrest'
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) gave the public a glimpse of what it called the "crater glow" of Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay.
Phivolcs posted the photos on its Facebook page on Wednesday, February 5, saying that these were taken on Tuesday evening, February 4, from the Mayon Volcano Observatory in Ligñon Hill, Legazpi City.

PNP Bicol hunts thieves who stole Phivolcs equipment monitoring Mayon Volcano
Rhaydz B. Barcia February 07, 2020
The PNP chief of Bicol orders Albay cops to get the culprits ASAP

Mayon Volcano wows with ‘salakot’ clouds after typhoon
Ves Garcia November 13, 2020

Mayon Volcano made for an eye-catching view on social media after its peak was capped with salakot-like lenticular clouds anew on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Photographer John Cidric Santillan took to Facebook to share snaps of the popular tourist spot in Albay after Typhoon Ulysses dumped heavy rain in the Bicol region on Nov. 12. The picturesque view was seen from Barangay 42-Rawis in Legazpi City.

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Mount Isarog - a potentially active stratovolcano
'Yaman ng Isarog,' a documentary by Kara David (with subtitles)
Nov 9, 2016
This video entitled ‘Yaman ng Isarog’ features ‘the role of Mt. Isarog during the Japanese Occupation in the Philippines.’

Mt. Isarog in Camarines Sur is Mt. Mayon's gentler sister, but aside from its natural beauty, secret caverns carved by the Japanese add mystery to the character of the mountain.

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Active volcanoes in the Philippines
Gwen de la Cruz Feb 07, 2015

Located in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, volcanic and seismic activities can occur anytime in the Philippines, which has 23 active volcanoes – a number that can still increase, according to the country’s volcanologists.

Mount Apo

a large solfataric, potentially active stratovolcano in the island of Mindanao. With an elevation of 2,954 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the Philippine Archipelago and is located between Davao City and Davao del Sur province in Region XI and Cotabato province in Region XII.

Mount Apo set to reopen to the public
Editha Caduaya March 29, 2017
The country's highest mountain, closed to the public since a fire razed it in March 2016, will soon be open to trekkers.

A visit to Mt. Apo, experiencing a world within a world
Louie Lapat March 28, 2016
The beauty of this mountain and the fulfillment that awaits adventurous souls who climb it should be experienced by every Filipino. It's our moral obligation to protect it for future generations

above Lake Agco, Mount Apo National Park

Mount Bulusan, or Bulusan Volcano

the southernmost stratovolcano on Luzon Island

Important: The Department of Tourism has issued a travel advisory on tourists against getting close to the restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon or venturing at its danger zone declared by authorities within its four-kilometer radius.

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 for Bulusan Volcano
Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon is now 'in an abnormal condition' and sudden phreatic or steam-driven eruptions are possible, warns Phivolcs on Monday, July 6, 2020

June 10, 2016: Mount Bulusan erupts

May 7, 2015: Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon erupts again

June 19, 2016 Mt. Bulusan spews ash anew
by Rhaydz B. Barcia
A steam-driven explosion sends a 300-meter column of ash into the air

Important Videos: in the album WARNINGS about eruptions

May 2, 2015: More Mt. Bulusan explosions may follow - Phivolcs
Despite the current lull in activities of Mt. Bulusan in Sorsogon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned residents of possible phreatic explosions following the explosion of ash and steam from the volcano Friday morning.

May 14, 2015: Bulusan watch: Managing the unpredictable
To establish Permanent Danger Zones is the government's job, but to follow them is the public's.
Disaster officials in Sorsogon City and Bicol region are watching Mount Bulusan closely after two small eruptions in one week. Bulusan is notorious for sudden eruptions that defy instruments of prediction.

Mount Banahaw

alternative spelling: Banahao or Banájao. The three-peaked volcano complex is one of the active volcanos in the Philippines. Part of a volcanic group, it is located along the boundary of Laguna and Quezon provinces, on the island of Luzon. The mountain is considered by many as a "Holy mountain" and is popular among pilgrims along with mountain climbers. Banahaw is a national park and a protected area in the Philippines since 1941, and is now called Mts. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape

the above about Sta. Lucia Falls - The Healing Waters of Mt. Banahaw

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The Power Mountain - From Ritualism to Spirituality
Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

the Videos Mount Banahaw in the album Apparitions - Miracles - Pilgrimage sites - Etc.

The mountain and its environs are considered sacred by the local residents because of its "holy water", which allegedly have beneficial qualities, issuing forth from local springs and its "puwestos, or the "holy sites". These are composed of unique, natural features such as rocks, caves and springs with shrines erected in, on or around them, their location having been revealed to a man in the Spanish Era by the "Santo Boses" or the "Holy Voice".

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Mount Arayat
is an inactive basaltic volcano on Luzon Island, Philippines, rising to a height of 1,026 metres (3,366 ft). The volcano has a breached crater on its northwest side with a smaller andesitic dome in the collapse amphitheater. There are no historical records of eruption in Arayat

5,000 people threatened by Arayat landslides refuse to leave homes
Jun A. Malig October 01, 2018 - with Video
About 80% of those in San Juan Baño village earn their living by planting vegetables and fruits on the mountain, and the proposed relocation site is 'too far away'

Mt. Arayat/ Arayat Trail (1,030+)
August 10, 2007 by Ivan Henares

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A look at Taal Volcano’s sustainable ecotourism
Oct 27, 2017

Delegates of this year’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals visit Taal Volcano to witness how local communities are ensuring the protection of migratory birds in the area. Jee Geronimo reports

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Alikabok
Feb 27, 2020 ABS-CBN News

The rich history of Taal tucked in the southern part of Batangas as it shows how the town rose from the ashes of disaster following the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.

MT. KANLAON
also spelled as Kanla-on or Canlaon

The country's largest active volcano and Visayas' highest mountain is Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Island. As the highest mountain in the Visayas, it is majestic.

The Video: Over 104 quakes recorded from Kanlaon volcano
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
Over a hundred earthquakes were recorded from Kanlaon Volcano in the past 24 hours.

The Video: Alert Level 1 nakataas pa rin sa Bulkang Kanlaon
Jun 23, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Nakataas pa rin ang Alert Level 1 sa Bulkang Kanlaon. Patuloy pa rin itong nagbubuga ng usok at nakapagtala na ng higit 100 na pagyanig ang Phivolcs sa nakalipas na 24 oras. Ito at ilan pang malalaking balita sa News Patrol ngayong Hunyo 23, 2020.

Phivolcs records 136 earthquakes at Kanlaon Volcano in 24 hours
Acor Arceo June 22, 2020
State volcanologists remind the public that Kanlaon Volcano has been under Alert Level 1 since March 11, which means it is in a period of unrest
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Negros Occidental updates preps as Mt Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2
Marchel P. Espina July 14, 2018
Provincial disaster risk management officials say there is no cause for alarm yet but local communities should always be prepared for a 'worst case scenario'

After 3 years, Mount Kanlaon reopens trails
Marchel P. Espina July 13, 2017
Trekkers can now climb Mount Kanlaon after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lowered the alert status of the active volcano to normal status.

Mount Kanlaon erupts anew
Jee Y. Geronimo June 18, 2016
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports Mount Kanlaon's phreatic explosion.

3 Negros Occidental LGUs affected by Kanlaon ashfall
Marchel P. Espina June 19, 2016
Mount Kanlaon remains under Alert Level 1 status, which means it is at an abnormal condition and is in period of current unrest

Volcanic risks for Canlaon Volcano

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Volcanoes in the Philippines by Christian Homo Banta

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7100 islands. Most of these islands are of volcanic origin. There are 37 volcanoes in the Philippines, of which 18 are still active volcanoes.

Mt. Hibok-hibok
In the mystical island of Camiguin in Northern Mindanao stands its most famous volcano, Mt. Hibok-Hibok volcano (also known as Catarman volcano) the youngest and the only historically active volcano on Camiguin Island, which is located 9 km off the north coast of Mindanao Island.

Geologic history of Camiguin Island and its volcanoes

Climbing Hibok-Hibok

The above Video: DOST PHIVOLCS Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory July2020
DOST - PHIVOLCS July 31 2020
This video features the Hibok-Hibok Volcano Observatory in Camiguin Island, the significance of the station (pre- and -post Hibok-Hibok Volcano eruption) and monitoring network. The volcano observatory also serves as the provincial resource center for the delivery of PHIVOLCS information services to various stakeholders and communities in Camiguin Province.

Mount Makiling, or Mount Maquiling, is a dormant volcano located on the border of Laguna province and Batangas

Trekking Mt. Makiling (Traverse)
Sto. Tomas, Batangas Province

The Legend of Maria Makiling

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Why are there so many active volcanoes in the Philippines
GMA Public Affairs Jan 21, 2020
In light of the recent events involving the Taal Volcano's eruption, let's take a look back at the other active volcanoes in the Philippines.

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What is a phreatic eruption
GMA Public Affairs Jan 21, 2020
Ayon sa PHIVOLCS, isa raw "phreatic eruption" ang nangyaring pagsabog ng Bulkang Taal kamakailan. Ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin nito?

The Philippines now has 415 classified caves
Publish by Official Gazette December 21, 2015

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has classified 51 caves to guide communities on their responsible management. Prior to this, 364 caves had already been classified by the agency according to their characteristics.

Caves of the Philippines

Sagada's cave system

Sumaguing Cave - Sagada

A visit to Sagada will never be complete without venturing to one of the best this place might offer. Aptly called as the Big Cave, it is perhaps the most popular and frequently visited place.

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Pangasinan Cave Systems

Bani Pangasinan - Nalsoc Cave System

Nalsoc cave video presentation. The video shows the pictures taken by Balincaguin Conservancy Team at Nalsoc Cave located at Brgy. Colayo Bani Pangasinan. Cave Formations and bats, insects, reservoir inside the cave, pools and sinkholes outside the cave are also presented.
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Mabini Pangasinan and Cacupangan Cave

The top secret beauty of Municipality of Mabini Pangasinan - "Home of the Cacupangan Cave System". Legendary Sto. Niño Church, Town proper of Mabini, Extreme and beautiful caves like Cacupangan cave and Waterfalls are presented.
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Sumaguing Cave, Sagada

Sumaguing cave has the most beautiful, amazing formation of stalactites and stalagmites, it takes a day or more to explore, explore a lot of underground river outlet.
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Samar Cave system:

Sohoton Caves and Cadac-an River - The Golden River cruise of Basey - Samar

Cadac-an River is the biggest river in the area, with the mouth currently measuring about 500 meters.

Look more about Cadac-an River - the Golden River above HERE
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Jiabong Caves, Caving in Samar Island

Samar longest underwater caves
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Historical caves sa Kapangan, Benguet, bisitahin
Dec 26, 2019 ABS-CBN News
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Aran Cave in Benguet offers extreme adventures for adrenaline junkies
A perfect spot for spelunking and is only forty minutes away from Baguio, the Aran Cave in Benguet is a great summer destination. Apr 16, 2016
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San Isidro Cave and Subterranean River, Marinduque

Bohol Caves Exploring Bohol Caves

Bohol Island is made up of extensive karst (limestone) formations, such as sinkholes, ravines, the curious Chocolate Hills, and a large number of caves, many of them unexplored.

Kutawato Caves also called Kutang Bato Caves

located at Barangay Poblacion I, Cotabato City

The caves have four entrances right in the heart of the city, the Provincial Capitol Cave, Bagua Cave, Caverna Español and the Kuweba ni Satur

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Caves as shelters during disasters
Jennina June - Leira Lanza September 15, 2015

Before Typhoon Hagupit struck Samar, 16 families from Basiao village made their way to Saob caves, to seek refuge from the storm.
Marlita feels safe and assured knowing that Saob cave is their evacuation point. She and her family will continue to practice the same kind of preparedness for future disasters.

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar
Jazmin Bonifacio April 20, 2017
Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster.
Residents of Marabut town learned the importance of disaster preparedness the hard way after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) obliterated their coastal villages, killing 23 people in its wake.

Reefs

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A Survey of Coral Disease Prevalence in Marine Protected Areas and Fished Reefs of the Central Visayas
Reef Check Reef Check Cebu
Mike and Nora Ross, Coastal Dynamics Foundation

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