11th, December, 2013
Sunday, 8th December, 2013, a group of environmentally motivated scuba divers, from Davao City, launched a call to save the seamounts of the Davao Gulf from rape and destruction by unsustainable fishing methods. Worthy though the call to save the seamounts is, one wonders whether a more sustainable approach to the promotion may generate wider support.
14th, November, 2013
Friday 8th November, 2013, the most powerful typhoon to make landfall ever recorded swiped at the southern shores of Samar Island and smashed, like a freight train on steroids, into the town of Guiuan, Samar, and the city of Tacloban, Leyte; it pushed before it a storm surge - a wall of water - some 5 meters high (higher by some accounts). This “natural disaster”, that has possibly claimed upwards of 10,000 lives, should be a wake up call to the World because the cause is anything but natural. At the moment, only one person has shown the passion and dedication necessary to say it like it is . . .
25th, October, 2013
If you are a travel agent you need to use this website. For all you travel agents out there who did not know how to recommend places in the Philippines to sports enthusiasts. A new website covering all sports in the Philippines is now on the Internet and packed full of the information that your clients will want to know.
8th, September, 2013
The international All Souls Regatta is now in its 10th year and is set to break all records for the numbers of yachts and sailors gathered for any one sailing event in the Philippines. More than 30 boats are expected to compete in Puerto Galera during the three-day 10th All Souls Regatta.
13th, August, 2013
It has been a while since I last visited Deca Wakeboard Park in Davao. I usually go for a specific reason, this time at the behest of Luda Horfilla, one of the participants of the 7th Philippine National Wakeboard competition on 24th 25th August, 2013, at Republ1c Wakepark in Nuvali, Calamba, Laguna, invited me to nose around the riders practice session.
10th, August, 2013
August 24-25, 2013, the Philippine Wakeboard Nationals competition will be held at the Republ1c Wakepark in Nuvali, Calamba, Laguna. Top wakeboard riders from around the Philippines are expected at Nuvali, to compete for a prize purse on excess of Php200,000. Wakeboard riders get two days of free cable pulls and non-riders (otherwise known as spectators) can enter the Republ1c Wakepark for free.
8th, August, 2013
New airlines are taking advantage of the Philippines' open skies policy but the reservations process is frequently problematic for many. New entrants SkyJet and Fil-Asian Airways are trying to fill the gap left by the big players (Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air) who, some would argue, have lost their focus on serving customers in favor of servicing profits.
5th, August, 2013
Image courtesy Martyn Willes
UDATED 5th August 2013
The new Laguindingan International Airport, serving Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental, was photographed on 30th May, 2013, approximately one month before it opened for business.
Use this link to view a selection Girlie Cervantes's photographs of Laguindingan International Airport. Note Camiguin Island in the bac