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Through drawings, photos and role play, children from different provinces met in Vientiane to express their vision for their villages by the time they reach 20. VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews /… »
TEXTS AND PHOTOS by Jesse Pizarro Boga HANOI, Vietnam (MindaNews/05 September) — It was 5 a.m. when my alarm went off. My lazy Filipino butt was glued to my bed… »
HANOI, Vietnam (MindaNews/26 June)—One of the important lessons that I have learned during my first month in Hanoi is to be outright straightforward when it comes to dressing up. To… »
KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat (MindaNews / 2 May) – One of the best-kept secrets in Mindanao beach lovers ought to explore this summer or anytime of the year can be found… »
GUMASA, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – The growing crowd each year flocking into the white sand beaches here in Glan never fails to hype Sarangani Bay Festival as Mindanao’s biggest… »
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 March)- -Senatorial candidates of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) are set to hold a campaign sortie here during the Kaamulan 2013 festival fireworks display tomorrow (March 2),… »
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/7 February)– The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 is pushing for the development of two unique caves in the region into prime… »
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 January)—The Bukidnon provincial government clarified that the Kaamulan Festival 2013 will proceed as scheduled from February to March amidst speculations it was postponed to September. Fredelyn Ragandang,… »
BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 January) — No less than three major international travel magazines and online publications in Europe, Asia and USA have hailed Siargao island in Caraga Region as one… »
MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 Oct.) — The Jeepney Projects Worldwide and the Birding Adventure Philippines (BAP) are raising funds to build new eco lodges in the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park… »
MALAYBALAY CITY – The Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has earmarked P15 million for the establishment of the Bukidnon eco-cultural tourism park in 2013, Laila D. Marte, officer in… »
PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/24 October) – During our elementary years, going to the beach was one of the most precious escapades that we enjoyed. It’s because the nearest beach is… »
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 19 October)– The Department of Tourism (DOT) has allocated an initial P12.5 million for the development of Lake Lahit in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato… »
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/23 July) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the local government has introduced vinta sailing as an additional attraction at the scenic Paseo del Mar… »
HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur – What was once an ordinary log pond at the height of the logging operations in Surigao del Sur in the 1950s is now one of the top tourist destinations in the province.
In an almost two hectares of land lying by a river bank, the crack of dawn offers an orchestra belted by an opera house of birds at their majestic humming and chirping glory. Thousands of them also dot the sky during sunsets, a pleasure for bird watchers.
Welcome to the Baras Bird Sanctuary, a piece of land previously planted with black pepper owned by Rey Oliver Malana.
The provincial government of South Cotabato is investing an additional P5 million for the development of the emerging eco-tourism and adventure sites in the lakeside resort town of Lake Sebu.
4 A.M. alarms went off in the usual way but it was only Nicky who seemed to have stirred. Much later, it was Felix then Adri and Trinket and Carmela. I did not want to get up and laid perfectly still hoping not to be noticed. “I’m afraid I shall have to forgo the trek today” I heard Ixi say. “I am still very tired and have not recovered from yesterday’s trek.”
The Magic of Mt. Kitanglad (3): Where Splendor and Magnificence acquire new meaning. By Alex M. Tiongco
Birders were stirring before the wake-up time of 4 a.m. Head lights were donned and switched on as people began their morning ablutions and to dress. I found out to… »
This day started early. 3:00 A.M. There was a flurry of silent but vigorous activity of repacking luggage that had been unpacked for the night, putting them in plastic bags and into jute sacks for loading onto the pack horses. The birders were not as neat in repacking as the horsemen but that would have to do.
The Magic of Mt. Kitanglad (1): In search of the Holy Grail of Philippine birding. By Alex M. Tiongco
I still cannot write my report on this trip. I cannot seem to be able to allow myself to filter into words the magic we experienced on Mount Kitanglad. Pictures should be a better presentation of our experiences there, but I have no camera. The only pictures I have are those very vivid in my mind. The Kitanglad mountains in Bukidnon is a long ridge constituting the 2nd Highest peak in Mindanao at about 2,900 meters. Mt. Apo being the highest stands at 3,300 meters.
SURIGAO CITY – Complaints that operators of public transport and other services are charging unjust rates local and foreign tourists visiting Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands in Surigao del Norte,… »
DAVAO CITY – Gutierrez “Teng” Mangansakan II’s film, “Limbunan,” the first Moro full-length narrative film has been invited as the closing film in the International Critics’ Week of the Venice International Film Festival next month. No Filipino film has ever been featured in the line-up of Venice Critics’ Week, but the film done by the 33-year old Mangansakan, a Moro from Maguindanao.