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The Philippines is divided into three island groups:

Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

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Lakes

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Lakes" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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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

Remark this is an album in the album "Eco & AGRI-tourism"

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
By 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
by/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

Look also Polluted river causes floods and Wastewater management- Etc.

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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.

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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

Tinipak River Trekking Adventure
Rhea J. Bernardino October 19, 2016

Save Daraitan and Tinipak River!

Stop Kaliwa Dam, Save our Future!
Sign petition to stop the Kaliwa Dam.

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).

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

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

Mangroves and fireflies: Magical, eco-friendly kayak tour in Abatan River, Bohol
by 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 HERE and about 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

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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

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Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River
by 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."

Manila 'trash bin' waterway choked with plastic
by 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.

Remark this is an album in the album "Marsh" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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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.

Remark this last is an album "Melancholic sound of the Palendag" in the album "Bamboo Flute"

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

Remark this is an album in the album "Marsh" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

The enchanting blue river of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
by/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.

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The Videos

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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

Remark these are albums in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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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.

Remark these are albums in the album "Cave systems" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."<

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Cadac-an River - "the Golden River

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REHABILITATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Calbiga River Care
By/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

Remark this is an album in the album "Rivers in the Philippines" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

Mangrove

Remark these are albums in the album "Mangrove" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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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

Remark most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Waterfalls"

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Videos

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 by/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
by 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" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

IMPORTANT: Safe Water to All, Water Supply

The Videos Why Phivolcs wants dams checked

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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

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
by 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
by Ralf Rivas March 17, 2019

Kaliwa Dam to solve Metro Manila water problems – Dominguez
by 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
By James On 19 Feb 2018

Robredo on China-funded Kaliwa Dam: Bakit uutang tayo?
by 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
By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas March 18, 2019

Is China our new America?

Japanese firm renews alternative Kaliwa water proposal
by 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
by 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
by Anna Gabriela A. Mogato UPDATED 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
by 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?
by 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
by 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

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.

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

Sign their petition to stop the Kaliwa Dam through this link.

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

Videos

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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 "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

VERY IMPORTANT: Look MUCH about different Volcanoes

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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.

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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
by/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 by/Jan van der Ploeg, Eileen C. Bernardo and Andres B. Masipiquena

Bud Bongao: The sacred mountain of Tawi-Tawi
by/Gregg Yan Apr 28, 2014

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

Bud Bongao by/Gregg Yan

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

Philippine Volcanoes, Major
Philippine Volcanoes
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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.
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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.

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
by 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
by Rhaydz B. Barcia May 06, 2018
The site of the Budiao Ruins is eyed as a new tourist destination in the province of Albay, alongside the Cagsawa Ruins
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
by 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 and HERE

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Mount Isarog - a potentially active stratovolcano
'Yaman ng Isarog,' a documentary by Kara David (with subtitles)
Nov 9, 2016 - Aired: October 10, 2015
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
by/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.

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
by/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
by/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.

and 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

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
by 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
by/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.

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

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Remark these are albums 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
by/Vitaliano R. Gorospe, S.J.

the Videos Mount Banahaw

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".

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

IMPORTANT - look above and more about the apparitions

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
by 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

Taal Volcano

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

Look more about Lake Taal HERE and HERE and the Videos Taal Volcano

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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

Remark this is an album in the album "Eco & AGRI-tourism"

MT. KANLAON (WASAY - GUINTUBDAN TRAIL 2,435+)
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.

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Negros Occidental updates preps as Mt Kanlaon remains on Alert Level 2
by 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
by 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
by Jee Y. Geronimo June 18, 2016
UPDATED The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reports Mount Kanlaon's phreatic explosion.

3 Negros Occidental LGUs affected by Kanlaon ashfall
by Marchel P. Espina Updated 2:36 PM, 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

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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Philippine Volcanoes
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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Look desription on each video - album in the album "Cave systems" in the album "Mountains, Volcanoes, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Dams, Marsh, Mangrove, Etc."

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
by/www.trexplore.blogspot.dk

Samar longest underwater caves
Look contact company on the video
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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
by/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
by 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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