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February 27, 2018

The next day, we prepared to set off to Brgy. Eheb, where roads are being constructed, in the hopes of hiking its most notable peak, Mt. Mangingihi.

Below is an early morning view from Tinoc, with Luzon's highest peak, Mt. Pulag, in the horizon.

Some sections of the roa...

February 26, 2018

Tinoc is a rather remote 4th Class municipality in Ifugao and is home to the Kalanguya people. In recent years, the town has undergone extensive land clearing for the production of vegetable crops, with many of its residents formerly employed in the vegetable-producing...

November 2, 2017

July 20, 2017- Accompanied by Tony and Berna Gerard who came all the way from Bambang in Nueva Vizcaya, Carol and I headed to the Makiling Botanical Gardens to take photos of the denizens of the forest. And we weren't disappointed. 

An Assassin bug sucks up the juices f...

October 30, 2017

Edralin Falls is  a well-known spot in Kasibu in Nueva Vizcaya, and one meteorologically spastic afternoon my friends and I made a visit, although with one caveat: according to Tony, the falls is changing considerably due to the influx of visitors and settlers. If you...

July 31, 2017

June 24- We were late. And sleep-deprived.

Because we were not able to secure tickets prior to our trip, my girlfriend and I had to take our chances on whatever bus is available going to either Santiago in Isabela, or Tuguegarao in Cagayan. We were hoping to catch one b...

June 8, 2017

And so there we were. Five brave souls who should be at home watching TV or swapping stories over hot coffee but instead opted to set off into the night to search for entities who shun daylight. But we weren't disappointed.

We were actually prioritizing reptiles and amp...

June 8, 2017

Imugan is a municipality in Nueva Vizcaya that borders the nearby province of Pangasinan, and is one of the ancestral domains of the Kalahan. Notable is the near pristine state of the environment, with its residents clearly aware of the importance of maintaining the ba...

June 6, 2017

Quezon is a rather nondescript coastal town in Palawan but is the site of a mining operation that has since been shut down, according to the locals, by then DENR Sec. Gina Lopez. Soils here, like in many parts in southern Palawan, are ultramafic, or containing concentr...

May 8, 2017

“That looks serious”.

That was the immediate thought when I was shown the mountain I am supposed to climb. Dubbed the ‘Tres Marias’ by the locals of Bataraza in southern Palawan, this is a limestone block with three jutting, steep precipices and one intervening mesa. I...

April 24, 2017

Trident Mining and Industrial Corporation in Narra, Palawan is gone. What remains are the scars it has left on the land, but at least nature is reclaiming the former mining site, albeit slowly and probably not as diverse as it used to be.

While walking around the site's...

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