Thursday, March 4, 2021

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Exploring The Mangroves Of Papaya Cove

Exploring The Mangroves Of Papaya Cove

Spotlight

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

In line with its commitment to sustainability, Hamilo Coast continues to preserve more than 10,000 mangrove trees which covers approximately 10 hectares of the estate, making it the largest mangrove area in Nasugbu, Batangas. Together with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, Hamilo Coast continues to nurture this ecosystem by conducting educational mangrove tours in hopes of increasing awareness about mangroves and their restoration.

The Mangrove Tour in Papaya Cove is one of the latest additions to the many exciting and meaningful activities at Hamilo Coast. With eco-tourism gaining more traction in the Philippines and around the world, a short trip exploring the mangrove forests offers nature lovers the perfect opportunity to discover the vibrant biodiversity for themselves. Guests in search of unique experiences will also be awed by the serene beauty of the mangroves. Such a profound encounter with nature can only increase one’s reverence and concern for the environment.

Along The Trail, Into The Mangrove Forest
The tour starts with a short 200-meter walk through the mangrove forest leading to where the paddle boats are docked. The narrow path is surrounded on either side by white mangroves, one of two mangrove species found in Hamilo Coast. These trees reach up to 50 feet high and create a canopy to cover the path keeping tourists cool during the summer.

Paddling Over The Water
At the end of the short walk is a small port where boats await. A well-paved space enclosed by bamboo railings creates a quasi-romantic secret garden in the middle of the mangrove forest. This miniature sanctuary is the start of the second half of the tour – a canoe ride that leads to Papaya Cove.

With life vests tied and secured, guests joining the mangrove tour climb aboard the canoe, which can accommodate up to four guests and two tour guides at a time. The guides paddle and navigate through the water, as they describe how the once empty and gray plot of land was transformed into the lush mangrove forest it is now. It is a true and inspiring story of hope for restoring and sustaining the environment.

Continued reforestation efforts by SM Prime and WWF Philippines have significantly invigorated the wildlife inhabiting the forest and positively impacted the surrounding community. Aside from the feeling of relaxation the mangrove forest brings, the growing mangrove population is now a robust habitat for various animals and plants in the forest and a livelihood opportunity for those in the surrounding communities.

Reaching Papaya Cove
Paddling out of the mangrove forest and into the canal, the water current changes and the breeze becomes stronger. The sound of waves crashing over the shores of Papaya Cove can be heard from afar. Tour guides continue to paddle until the canoe reaches the middle of the cove’s salty shallow waters where guests can marvel at the beauty of Papaya Cove from just a few meters away.

The canoe soon docks, marking the end of the short tour. But the guests leave bringing with them a newer and deeper appreciation of Hamilo Coast, whose healthy biodiversity exemplifies how man and nature can live in harmony.

Batac Hospital Ramps Up Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Health educators' effort to convince the public of the Covid-19 vaccines by holding a forum and inoculation simulation exercise in Batac hospital.

UNICEF Concludes Safer Internet Month Celebration Through A Conversation With Children

UNICEF calls on the support of the government and private sector in fostering a safe and protective digital environment for children.

AstraZeneca Vax Arrival To Boost’ Medical Workers Morale: Go

“Another good news. Ang hinihintay natin, ang bakuna mula sa COVAX, darating na sa Lunes," Sen. Go said, adding medical front-liners will boost their morale as they will have more vaccines to choose from.

Shadow And Bone Premieres On April 23, Only On Netflix

Get your eyes wide open as you wait for Shadow and Bone's show on Netflix this coming April.

Travelers No Longer Required To Undergo Covid-19 Test, Quarantine

No more Covid-19 test, no more 14-day quarantine, Malacañang announced.

Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) along with other entities join a motorcade to drumbeat awareness on fire safety and prevention this month.

Cabanatuan City Puts Up Covid-19 Vax Centers

Cabanatuan City government prepares the inoculation center for the vaccination against coronavirus Covid-19 in the place.

14th Covid-19 Relief Flight From Myanmar Arrives In Manila

The Philippine government brings home 55 overseas Filipinos from Myanmar, the 14th Covid-19 relief flight for Pinoy citizens there.

Batac Beefs Up Emergency Preparedness

The government of Batac in Ilocos Norte has purchased its own ambulance, firetruck, and water tanker to improve its capacity to respond to emergencies.

Road Improvement Needed To Address Insurgency: PRRD

President Duterte sees the need to improve barangay roads in Mindanao, especially in the Caraga region, to address the insurgency in the place.

Spotlight

Communities Are Better Prepared To Combat OSEC, Child Labor Trafficking

Several communities are now better equipped to fight Online Sexual Exploitations of Children with the help of World Vision.

SM, TESDA Train Farmers In Davao

225 farmers from Davao City completed their training under SM Foundation’s Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) on Sustainable Agriculture Program in Davao City.

Robinsons Retail Net Sales Hits ₱151 Billion In 2020 As E-Commerce Sales Rise

Robinsons Retail Holdings drops 7.3% of its net sales, however, its retail’s e-commerce sales continued to rise.

World Vision Assisted 64,000 People Affected By Typhoons Rolly And Ulysses

To date, World Vision has helped 64,000 people devastated by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

Lifestyle

CoronaVac Jabs To Increase After First Day: DOH

More individuals are expected to receive the CoronaVac vaccine.

Filipinos Worry About Mental Health Of Students In Remote Learning-Research Firm

BluePrint.PH Facebook posts analysis resulted that education relates to the deaths by suicide is highly discussed among the country's 80 million Facebook users from March 2020 to January 2021 in the Philippines.

Only P60 A Month To Talk To A Doctor As Much As You Want

KonsultaMD is the newest trend to consult a doctor and paying only less than a hundred per month!

AlphaMom Georgina Wilson Shares How To Raise Smart Children

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Entertainment

GMA Network Wins Silver Anvil For COVID-19 Response Campaign

GMA Network's Covid-19 response campaign bags a Silver Anvil at the 56th Anvil Awards' Gabi ng Parangal.

“Monster Hunter” Opens In PH Cinemas This March

Get your popcorn ready! A new fantasy action thriller Monster Hunter, opens in Philippine cinemas in March!

Shadow And Bone Premieres On April 23, Only On Netflix

Get your eyes wide open as you wait for Shadow and Bone's show on Netflix this coming April.

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Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

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QC Vaccine Rollout For Health Workers Starts Wednesday

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Travel

Safe, Family-Friendly Vacations Are Top Priority For Filipinos: Airbnb Travel Survey

Airbnb's Philippines Travel Trends Survey 2021 states that family vacations are the primary reason to travel this year for 6 out of 10 Filipinos.

No More Quarantine For Travelers In Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur announces that quarantine is no longer required for travelers unless they exhibit symptoms of the Covid-19 upon arrival in the province.

DOT Seeks More Safe Travels Stamp Applications

The Department of Tourism (DOT) opens the application for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp starting Monday, the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers.

Domagoso Favors Opening Intramuros, Other Parks For Families

Manila Mayor Isko welcomes the suggestion of the Department of Tourism to set up a 'family day' in Intramuros and other recreational parks in the city.

Motoring

AirAsia’s Teleport Partners With McDonald’s For Timely And Fast-Moving Deliveries

AirAsia’s Teleport and McDonald’s partner to support and ensure a fast-moving delivery of orders within the National Capital Region (NCR).

Motorcade Kicks Off Fire Prevention Month In Ilocos Norte

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) along with other entities join a motorcade to drumbeat awareness on fire safety and prevention this month.

Road Improvement Needed To Address Insurgency: PRRD

President Duterte sees the need to improve barangay roads in Mindanao, especially in the Caraga region, to address the insurgency in the place.