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The Death Of Philippine Sailing?

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Image courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

STOP PRESS

Through the intervention of Congressman Ricky Sandoval, the head of MARINA this morning confirmed that the proposed Memorandum Circular (distributed on 10th May, 2016), that aimed to regulate private Yachts and Other Pleasure Craft, will not be pursued in its present form. However, in the interests of on-water safety and security, proposals will be accepted for consideration by MARINA under the new administration.

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Sports Tourism Philippines Next Objective

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Photo by: Juliet Solar

Sports tourism is expected to bring the next million, first-time tourists to the Philippines. In discussion with Directors of Department of Tourism in Makati City this is the real expectation. But what sports and where?

One example: Subic Bay Freeport

3 Reasons Biodiversity Is Important To Man

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Photo courtesy: John Smart

“Biodiversity is important to Man” I stated, during a discussion with business acquaintances last week. I was shocked that more than half the group asked, “Why?”

Here are the 3 reasons why biodiversity is important to Man.

Explorer Tourism Excels In Maestre De Campo (Sibale)

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Photo courtesy: Girlie Cervantes

Beyond eons of time recorded, Maestre De Campo (also widely known as Sibale) was formed from the heart of the Earth in a prolonged volcanic eruption that punctured forever the surface of the Sibuyan Sea. The volcano island spewed millions of tons of lava, ash and rocks skyward, that fell back to the ocean floor to create one of the most intriguingly beautiful islands at the very centre of the archipelago that is known today as The Philippines.

 

PhilCarbon Surveying Bulalacao For Wind Turbines

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Image courtesy Martyn Willes

During the month of March, PhilCarbon has had a team of engineers in the field (literally) surveying for sites for Mindoro’s first wind farm in Bulalacao. An estimated 20MW wind power capacity may be installed in 2014 if the famous Bulalacao breezes check out.

Twenty sites are being surveyed in Bulalacao from which three will be chosen for a eighteen month wind analysis. A anemometer will be installed at the three best sites and the analysis of the wind data will dictate how many wind turbines can potentially be installed. According to Bulalacao Mayor Villas, “the wind turbines will be one of two renewable energy resources for Bulalacao . . . we are also seeking funding for a small hydro electric plant in one upstream location.”

New Ecosports Store Opens In Puerto Galera

Monday, April 18th, 2011
Image: Ecosports Store Opens In Puerto Galera
Image courtesy Martyn Willes

This week the Big Apple Dive Resort opened an eco-sports store on Muelle Pier, from where they plan to launch a series of eco-tours around Puerto Galera – using mountain bikes, kayaks and "anything that does not require an engine".

The Big Apple Cafe Ecosports outlet will also sell mountain bikes, kayaks, scuba diving gear and anything else that might assist the eco-tourist with eco-adventures in and around the Philippines' only accredited "most beautiful bay in the World".

What gives something the right to have the prefix "eco" added?

Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove-Zambales 2011

Sunday, March 20th, 2011
Image: Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove Philippines
Image courtesy Kayak Philippines

For the second year running the Anvaya Cove Resort and Nature Club will be hosting the start of the Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove-Zambales event. This is the first kayaking event of 2011 in the Kayak Philippines Series, and it is set to be bigger and more engaging than its well attended predecessor in 2010.

In 2011, Kayak Explore Anvaya Cove-Zambales will take paddlers from the almost pristine Anvaya Cove residential resort development, at the southern extremity of Subic Bay Freeport, across the mouth of Subic Bay and into the potentially wilder waters along the Zambales coast – in June the waters off Subic Bay and Zambales will be either, glassy smooth or, whipped into a frenzy by the start of the habagat (southwest monsoon).

Philippine Kayaking Series: Marathon Crossing Taal Lake 2010

Sunday, October 17th, 2010
Image: Kayak Marathon Taal Lake Philippines
Image courtesy John Smart

The Philippine Kayaking Series continues with the first ever 32km Kayak crossing from Talisay to Pansipit River. This 32km kayak marathon event is part of a kayaking event for the protection of Taal watersheds, with Pusod, an NGO, committed to implement the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape.

For decades Taal Lake has been used and abused by local (and not so local) communities, to its detriment. Most of the abuse has been in the form of overfishing and exploitation, with the burgeoning deployment of fish cages for aquaculture-profit. With the ever increasing scarring of the mountainsides and valleys for housing projects (95% of which are for second homes), the removal of the forests and the pollution of the rivers and streams that feed the Taal Lake, are now Taal Lake's greatest enemies.