Saturday, October 27, 2007

Panatang Makabayan

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The beauty of Mauban with the face of Cagbalete Island

This once private island was originally intended to be a family secret, but it is honestly so beautiful that it has to be shared w/ the rest of this world. This island paradise truly does have white-sand beaches, decorated w/ lush green palm trees. I've only been there once, but I am planning to retire there w/ the rest of my family.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Something to be proud of being Maubanin

From a community that had long feasted on sea turtles, people of Cagbalete Island in Mauban, Quezon, have beocme protectors of the gentle marine creature.
"The transfortation of the residents from predators to protectors of endangered species is an inspiration, " said Jay Lim, community coordinator of the Tanggol Kalikasan-Southern Luzon, an environment legal defense center based in Lucena City.
"It only shows that the government and enlightened citizenry can make a great difference in environmental protection". A video documentation by the Tanggol kalikasan showed residents and barangay officials of Cagbalete narrating their experiences with the marine turtles locally known as "pawikan" The island is 30 minutes by boat from Mauban, which faces the Lamon Bay where the pawikan thrive.
Five months ago, Mayor Fernando Llamas created the Task Force Kalikasan to stop the widespread killing of the pawikan. Llamas also formed the Bantay Pawikan and stationed it in Cagbalete to educated the villagers on environment laws and the situation of sea turtles and other endangered marine species that are also found in the Lamon Bay.

Mauban pinaka cleanest ngaba

Tagalog News: Mauban, pinarangalan bilang isa sa cleanest and greenest municipalities sa Quezon

Lucena City (18 July) -- Pormal na binigyan ng parangal dito ang pamahalaang lokal ng Mauban at San Narciso bilang cleanest and greenest municipalities sa lalawigan ng Quezon.

Ang awarding ceremonies ay ginanap sa Quezon Medical Center sa lungsod na ito noong Hunyo 28, 2007 at dinaluhan ni dating Gov. Willie Enverga gayundin ng mga miyembro ng Provincial Search Committee for the cleanest and greenest municipalities, mga mayor at kawani ng lokal na pamahalaan mula sa iba't-ibang bayan ng Quezon.

Ang paligsahan ay dating tinatawag na Gawad -Pangulo sa Kapaligiran at ngayon at tinawag itong 2006 Gawad-Punong Lalawigan sa Kapaligiran na naglalayong mapanatili ang kalinisan at pagiging luntian ng mga bayan sa lalawigan ng Quezon at ang mga nananalong bayan ay binibigyan ng parangal.