Category Archives: ecotourism

ComVal pushes spelunking for ecotourism with discovery of numerous caves

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 Sept) – The provincial government of Compostela Valley has strengthened its ecotourism promotion by branding itself as another caving or spelunking destination of the Davao Region, with the recent discoveries of numerous caves in seven out of the province’s 11 municipalities. Priscilla A. Decena, caving coordinator of the provincial government […]

Apo climbers told to respect biodiversity to avoid fire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) – Climbers to Mt. Apo must “observe environmentalism and respect for the biodiversity” to avoid another massive fire that destroyed at least 100 hectares of grasslands and century-old trees on its peak last year, an official said. Department of Tourism (DOT) 11 director Roberto Alabado III aired the appeal almost a month after the Protected Area Management […]

How much to earn from Mt. Apo?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 April) – How much would the tourism sector earn from the trekking activities at the Mt. Apo Natural Park? Under the Unified Trekking Policy of 2015, Luningning Dalayon, deputy superintendent of the Mt. Apo Natural Park, told MindaNews Thursday trekkers will pay P2,000 (P1,500 trekking fee and P500 camp fee) during peak […]

Official offers to share Australia’s “sustainable mining practices”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 February) – An Australian official has offered to share to the Philippine government and local industry players her country’s “sustainable and environment-friendly practices” in the wake of debates triggered by the impending closure of several mining operations nationwide. In an interview on Monday, Australian senior trade commissioner-Manila Elodie Journet told reporters that […]

DENR secretary warns erring mining firms of immediate closure

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) – Mining companies found to have failed to comply with technical and social requirements will be closed at once, Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said. Lopez was referring to the the 23 metallic mining companies in Mindanao that were undergoing an audit by the Department of Environmen and Natural Resources. “This is […]