UNEP Green Fins Study Tour for Journalists, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 15-17 June 2014
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The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 7,107 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City. To the north of the Philippines across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan Island; Vietnam sits west across the South China Sea; southwest lies Malaysia in the island of Borneo across the Sulu Sea, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia; while to the east it is bounded by the Philippine Sea and the island-nation of Palau. - Wikipedia

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Headlines

Php334B needed for biodiversity conservation in the Philippines
The Philippines: a cruise around the stunning islands of Palawan

Environment

Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Festivals

Aliwan Fiesta


Angeles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angeles,_Philippines

Cotabato City

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotabato_City

Davao City

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davao_City

Quezon City

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quezon_City

Palawan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palawan
http://www.palawan.gov.ph

The Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name. It has been declared the country's 3rd National Geological Monument and proposed for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Elsewhere on the Web

Pandan
Wow Philippines
http://www.tonjiandsylviasbirdlist.com

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barong_Tagalog
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olango_Island
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otap_(food)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapampangan_language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapampangan_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pampanga
http://www.bitlanders.com/blogs/basic-kapampangan-words-and-phrases/297211

Other Wikis

http://en.wikipilipinas.org
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=2013_WikiPinoy_of_the_Year%3A_The_Nominees

weather

Naval Oceanography Portal


The Philippines constitutes an archipelago of 7,107 islands located between 116° 40' and 126° 34' E. longitude, and 4° 40', and 21° 10' N. latitude, and borders the Philippine Sea on the east, the South China Sea on the west, and the Celebes Sea on the south. The island of Borneo is located a few hundred kilometers southwest, and Taiwan directly north. The Moluccas and Sulawesi are to the south-southwest, and Palau is to the east beyond the Philippine Sea.

The island of Olango and its 6 small satellite islands constitute an exceptional site, with 920 hectares of natural park having an importance of international recognition since 1992 (Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary) and 2 marine sanctuaries preserved and protected since the beginning of 2000 (Hilutungan Sanctuary Marine and Talima Sanctuary Marine).

World War 2
http://malacanang.gov.ph/8799-battle-of-leyte-gulf

Parks

Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA)

The Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is the first and only critical habitat in the country. By virtue of Proclamation No. 1412 dated April 22, 2007, the said critical habitat was established. It covers approximately 175 hectares consisting of two (2) islands with mangroves and mudflats. The area supports more than 5,000 individual birds representing more than 27 species. Rare species of bird such as Osprey, Pied Avocet and Siberian Rubythroat were recorded in the area. It has eight (8) species of mangroves and most densed among the mangrove areas surveyed along Manila Bay. Located in the area are thick mangrove stands that serve as roosting grounds for birds that consists of eight (8) species of mangroves and distributed in three (3) sites, as follows: Freedom Island (10 hectares), Long Island (11 hectares) and Coastal Road (7 hectares). The mudflats are quite extensive covering an area of around 114 hectares. These mudflats are rich in nutrients where fish, shrimps, crabs and other invertebrates thrive.

https://gc21.giz.de/ibt/var/app/wp342P/1844/index.php/guara-guara-land/
http://www.ramsar.org/las-pi%C3%B1as-para%C3%B1aque-critical-habitat-and-ecotourism-area

Vocabulary
Comfort Room = Bathroom

Food
http://panlasangpinoy.com/2009/09/15/filipino-pinoy-food-tomato-sauce-beef-mechado-recipe