Summer Youth Camp 2018




Originally posted by Burn Gutierrez:

CALLING all F.L.Y. Campers!

FLY SummerYouthCamp2018 na!!!

The FLY Summer camp is a supervised program for children or teenagers conducted by Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy during the summer months. Children and adolescents who attend our summer camps are known as F.L.Y. campers.

Why should you attend the FLY Camp?

+Learn different life skills and survival hacks +Make new friends +Explore and conserve Taal Lake +Learn how to save money by planting and cooking +Learn how to make money this summer and beyond +Discover Filipino culture and history +Sing and dance +Nature photography +Make arts and crafts +Experience something new +Have fun!

Kids from different educational systems and models will learn, play, sing, and work together to learn personal financial literacy, entrepreneurship, basic first aid, arts, music, nature conservation, kayaking, fishing, and many more!

Register at the link below for this once in a year awesome experience! >>http://bit.ly/FLYSummerYouthCamp2018
Visit our event page https://www.facebook.com/events/185232292113720/

For more details about the FLY SummerYouthCamp2018, contact 09778073224 or email angatpilipinasFL@gmail.com.

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The FLY SummerYouthCamp2018 is brought to you by Angat Pilipinas-FLY Youth Camp, Pusod, Inc., Truly Rich Club, and Philippine Red Cross.

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Land Delineation - Day 3




Day 3 : Started at corner 31 up to corner 12 of R1. About a 1.3km distance were layed out. R1 was already completed. It has thick vegetative cover and few patches of vacant area that will be planted by native tree species.

We hit the last to be delineated the R2. R2-11 - R2-7 has a measurements of 1.154km. Corner R2 - 7- R2- has a distance of 68 meters.

R2 is popularly known as "Dell Valle" as what the local called. We observed a thick vegetative cover in this area.

Under the Ayala Carbon Forest Project in Alaminos implemented by Pusod, Inc.

Looking for Native Trees




Pusod, Inc. is looking for suppliers of seeds or seedlings 1-2 month old native trees (south luzon area preferrably) for a Carbon Forest Project located in Alaminos, Laguna. We are looking to grow about 60,000 native trees and we highly encourage a wide range of native trees species.

Kindly send us a letter of intent (LOI) which includes the price list and volume, by email to annhazel@pusod.org with copy to jayo@pusod.org

Land Delineation - Day 2




Day 2: Continuation of the boundary delineation by sticking method was done to be able to lay-out corners covering the R1. Corners 32-39 measures 355 meters. While the distance from 39 to corner 1 is 600 meters. T4 Expressway by the DPWH will traverse between R1 & R3, that measures 60 meters.

R3 is located near at the back of BellaVita Subdivision. It has a 5.9 hectares and dominated by coconut trees. It was completely delineated.

This project is funded by the Ayala Land Inc. Under the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project.

Land Delineation - Day 1




Day 1: J. M. Lontok Land Survey Services, led by Geodetic Engr. Michael Monteza, was commissioned by Ayala Land Inc to conduct land delineation within the Ayala property. The target site is what they called "R1" with a measurement of 84.5h. Temporary markers were installed.

Corner 1 up to corner 9 has a distance of 1.3km. Connecting from corner 9 to corner 12 measures 500meters.

Land delineation is necessary to know the exact boundaries of the property. With these activity, planting site and restrictions from wildling collection were identified.

Part of Ayala Carbon Forest Project in Alaminos.

Wildling Collections and Growth Chamber Construction




Day 2: Wildling collections and growth chamber demonstration was the main activity after the lecture on nursery management and seedling propagation.

The objectives is to assist the community in the identification of species for wildling collection, to train the community in the proper collection, transport and handling of wildlings and to train the community in proper management of seedlings in the nursery (orientation and timing of planting).

This project is funded by the Ayala Land Inc. under the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project.

Native Trees Nursery Training Workshop




Day 1 of the Native Trees Nursery Training Workshop in Brgy San Andres, Alaminos, Laguna for the ALI Alaminos Carbon Project. This is supported by Ayala Land, Inc.

BRIEFING ON RA 9147: WILDLIFE RESOURCES ACT
The Ayala Land Carbon Forest in Alaminos




The kick off activity for the partnership between Pusod, Inc. and Ayala Land Inc., (ALI) is a briefing on the Wildlife Act or R.A 9147 for the stakeholders and surrounding communities in Alaminos, Laguna.

The program started with the opening remarks led by Hon. Loreto Masa, Municipal Mayor of Alaminos. He welcomed the project and he said that this will add value to their agri-tourism programs. Alaminos has a local CoRambLan Festival which is a celebration of good harvest of Coconut, Rambutan and Lanzones. He said that in the future, the forest will be a great addition to places to visit in his town. Architect Anna Maria Gonzales , Sustainability Manager of ALI provided the overview of the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project. She shared that there are 5 pioneering sites in the Philippines and Alaminos is the first to kick off. Ms. Ann Hazel Javier, Executive Director of Pusod, Inc, introduced Pusod ( www.pusod.org ) and their conservation work in Mt. Malarayat Forest Reserve, Verde Island Passage and the Taal Lake Conservation Center. Their conservation project in Mt Malarayat was in partnership with the Forest Foundation Philippines (formerly known as the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation or PTFCF). She shared that barangays Talisay, Sto Nino and Malitlit in Lipa City, established native trees nurseries that were used in the reforestation activities. Beyond the project, Pusod has conducted organic farming trainings in partnership with the City Agriculture Office - Lipa City and Hacienda San Benito. Pusod would like to replicate their successes in previous projects, in Alaminos. For Alaminos, the result of the Assisted Natural Regeneration activities will be a Forest Park. The Wildlife Act or R.A. 9147 was discussed by DENR IV-A Forester Florida G. Morada, Wildlife Resources Permitting Section, Licences, Patents & Deeds Division. The Wildlife Act aims to protect the biological diversity. She also discussed the jurisdiction of Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and Palawan for Sustainable Development. It was also connoted the critically endangered species, endangered and the vulnerable species. She tackled the rules and regulations in protecting the biological diversity of wildlife and the sanctions when disobeyed.

There were more than 40 participants composed of Barangay Officials from San Andres and San Juan, Bella Vita Management, Jarton Security Group and Alaminos LGU representatives. The activity was held last January 25, 2018 at the Bella Vita Clubhouse in Barangay San Andres, Alaminos, Laguna and funded by Ayala Land, Inc.

Architect Anna Gonzales, ALI's Sustainability Manager, providing the overview for the Alaminos Carbon Project


DENR RIVA Forester Florida Morada discussing RA 9147: Wildlife Resources Act


Ms. Ann Javier of Pusod, Arch. Anna Gonzales of ALI and Hon. Mayor Loreto Masa awarding the Certificate of Appreciation to DENR RIVA Forester Florida Morada for facilitating the briefing on RA 9147: Wildlife Resources Act


Stakeholders and participants of the Briefing on RA 9147: Wildlife Resources Act

Nursery Establishment Preparation




The identified location for the nursery has been set in preparation for the nursery establishment training workshop. Construction of nursery shed and few potting bags were also installed. It was participated by the community of Brgy. San Andres and San Juan.

Nursery Establishment Training is set on February 10-11,2018. First day will focus on lecture and theories on seed propagation and nursery management. Second day will be devoted to field work on how to collect wildlings and growth chamber construction.

This is funded by the Ayala Land Inc. under the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project implemented by Pusod, Inc.

Alaminos Carbon Project of Ayala Land, Inc.




The Alaminos Carbon Project of Ayala Land, Inc. has kicked off with a briefing on Republic Act 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation Act. The participants were welcomed by the Mayor Loreto Masa of Alaminos while Architect Anna Gonzales of Ayala Land, Inc. provided the rationale for the the Carbon Project. DENR RIVA Forester Florida Morada provided information on RA9147. Participants are from Barangays San Andres and San Juan, Jarton Security Agency, BellaVita Subdivision Management and Ayala Land Inc.

This project is funded by Ayala Land, Inc.

Site Reconnaissance:ALI Alaminos Carbon Forest Project




Site reconnaissance in Alaminos, Laguna was conducted by the help of For. Eric Buduan, Senior Program Officer from Forest Foundation Philippines together with the representative from the BellaVita Subdivision Management and Jarton Security Agency as part of the preparation for the nursery establishment as well as in relation on the land delineation for the baseline map for the existing trees in the area.

Under the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project in partnership with Ayala Land Inc.

Super Blue Blood Moon




Observe this rare event!
Go to an observation station near you!
Free and open to public!

[LIST OF OBSERVATION STATIONS]
*more venues to be added. stay tuned*

Host: Philippine Astronomical Society, Inc.
Venue: Manila Observatory, ADMU
Map: https://goo.gl/Cd4ZGh
50pax max, Registration is already closed
6pm-12am

Host: Manila Street Astronomers
Venue: SM North EDSA
Map: https://goo.gl/15Nk2W
open to all, walk-ins allowed
6pm-11pm

Host: UP NISMED Observatory
Venue: UP NISMED Observatory, UP Diliman
Map: https://goo.gl/HnRjSn
Details: https://goo.gl/LReavW
6pm-10pm

Host: PAGASA Astronomical Observatory
Venue: PAGASA Astronomical Observatory, UP Diliman
Map: https://goo.gl/8NtNyY
open to all, walk-ins allowed
6pm-12:10am

Host: Philippine Astronomical Society
Venue: Luneta. Rizal Park
Map: https://goo.gl/aSY4uM
open to all, walk-ins allowed
6pm-12am

Host: Bedan Society of Young Astronomers
Venue: San Beda College, Manila
Map: https://goo.gl/roNMm5
Details: https://goo.gl/tFk6XC
6pm-10pm

Host: Philippine Astronomical Society
Venue: Sampaloc Lake Park, Bonifacio Statue, San Pablo City, Laguna
Map: https://goo.gl/dsbrPA
open to all, walk-ins allowed
7:30pm-10pm

Be an Observation Station HOST and share this amazing experience with others! Share the details of your station by accomplishing this form: http://bit.ly/2qEAcQt

Building artificial habitats in Barangay Calayo




Calayo People's Organization members, trained by Lian Kingfisher Fisherfolk Association, are building artificial habitats in Barangay Calayo in Nasugbu. This is a research project supervised by Dr. Al Licuanan and his team of marine science researchers.

This project is funded by the DENR and LGU of Nasugbu. With special thanks to the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

Day 2 of the Learning Course on Coral Reef Restoration and Construction of Artificial Habitat




Day 1 of the Learning Course on Coral Reef Restoration and Construction of Artificial Habitat




Day 1 of the Learning Course on Coral Reef Restoration and Construction of Artificial Habitat, participants are from Barangays Papaya and Calayo, Batangas State University, Punta Fuego Foundation, DENR CENRO Calaca, and LGU of Nasugbu. It was facilitated by Dr. Al Licuanan and his team of researchers from De La Salle University Manila. It was held in Barangay Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas. With fund support from the DENR and LGU of Nasugbu. Special thanks to the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

Taal Lake Sailing Lessons Every Weekend




Taal Lake Sailing Lessons Every Weekend!
*Except the 2nd Sunday of each month where races happen at Taal Lake Yacht Club :)
For a one-time trial, fee is only P200 (minimum of 8 pax).
Formal lessons start at P850 good for a max of 2 pax, inclusive of an instructor and boat hire. For more advanced learners, boat hire is at P400/hour or 1200/day
Four (4) people to share a boat hire and a senior instructor for a full day for P2400. Four hours of instruction with the students swapping.
Boats used are the Oz Goose with a capacity of one instructor and two students.
Lunch may be ordered at the venue (starts at P150 per meal per pax). Wake up to the beauty of Taal Lake. Bring your sports team, classmates, friends, or sweetheart! ♥
***Try the P3,700 FULL BARKADA PACKAGE for 4 people: 4 hours of sailing lessons hourly for each, 2 at a time, use of kayaks in between, and picnic lunch!
p.s. independent boat hire will be assessed by a senior instructor.
p.p.s. senior instructors will assess weather and vary conditions of hire such as number of people per boat or if sailing is to be cancelled because of risky conditions.
p.p.p.s. please contact +639165559549 for reservations :)

"Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Documenting and Sharing Reef Vulnerabilities and Resilience Using a Rapid Response Model




Courtesy call to the LGU of Mabini, represented by the Acting Mayor Hon. Pablo M. Villanueva and Mr. Catalino Arago, Municipal Tourism Officer.
The said meeting was in relation to the project entitled "Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Documenting and Sharing Reef Vulnerabilities and Resilience Using a Rapid Response Model" in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) represented by Dr. Terry Gosliner and Dr. Meg Burke and De Lasalle. University Manila, SEA - VIP represented by the Executive Director Mr. Joal Ascalon and Pusod Inc. Executive Director Ann Hazel Javier.
The project aims to provide a baseline model of the current state of biodiversity in Verde Island Passage; develop a rapid response system to detect and model climate - related biodiversity changes to coral reef ecosystems and develop new vehicles for distilling and disseminating current science to LGUs, NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders.
The project is funded by the Oscar M. Lopez Center.

Artificial habitat units fabrication




Lian Fisherfolk Association of Brgy. Lumaniag on their last phase of artificial reef fabrication. Ready for deployment. The project is part of the Protection and Rehabilitation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of Lian funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Bayanihan para sa kalikasan




SEA-VIP is teaming up with Bantay Kalikasan and the community of Lobo, Batangas for International Coastal Cleanup 2017. Find out where you can join at https://sites.google.com/site/iccphilippines/cleanup-sites-2017.

Day 5, Dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu




Day 5, was the actual survey at Lorelei Island for benthic, invertebrates and fish using point intercept method on 100 meters transect with 4 segments (0-20m, 25-45m, 50-70m, and 75-95 meters) with a depth of 3 meters. Encoding of the gathered data was the final of the activity. Field dive facilitated by the Malampaya Reef Watch Team composed of Joebranz D. Branzuela, Casimero E. Flores Jr. and Jose Edwin L. Caseda. This is funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the LGU of Nasugbu.

Day 4, Dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu




Day 4, is the individual practice for fish survey on 100m transect at 6m depth. Dive 2 for cryptic survey, same as 100 meters transect with 4 segments at 6 meters depth. Observed at Punta Fuego Point Sanctuary. Field dive facilitated by the Malampaya Reef Watch Team composed of Joebranz D. Branzuela, Casimero E. Flores Jr. and Jose Edwin L. Caseda. This is funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the LGU of Nasugbu.

Day 3, Dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu




Day 3, check out dive for reef assessment in Nasugbu. Standardization and identification of substrate. Second Dive 2 will be individual practice of substrates using point intercept method for 100 meters transect. Concepts and theories of reef assessment was facilitated by Badi Samaniego last Oct. 7-8, while the field dive by the Malampaya Reef Watch Team composed of Joebranz D. Branzuela, Casimero E. Flores Jr. and Jose Edwin L. Caseda. This is funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the LGU of Nasugbu.

Training - Workshop on Marine Turtle Biology, Ecology and Conservation




Day 2. "Training - Workshop on Marine Turtle Biology, Ecology and Conservation" for Lian fisherfolk. Demonstration on the tagging of accidentally caught marine turtle. It is BEST to tag the marine turtle on the armpit right before the first scale in the trailing edge of the frontflipper and not on the scale itself. For leatherback turtles (Family Dermochelyidae), the tags are applied between the tail and hindflippers.

Coastal and Marine Resource Enhancement Project




Inception meeting with the Lian Local Government Unit Heads on "Coastal and Marine Resource Enhancement Project". The DLSU Shields Ocean Research (SHORE) will implement the Coral Reef Enhancement component. Pusod will partner with Tanggol Kalikasan and the US DOI for the Fishery Law Enforcement Training, with DENR BMB for Pawikan Conservation, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for the Sea Cucumber Production Training. This is a DENR funded project.

Sax at Sunset




Pusod Inc. would like to invite you to a special night of live jazz music while enjoying the sunset at Taal Lake. Tots Tolentino, known for his passionate and articulate style of music, will be playing tenor sax and clarinet with his friends on December 8, 2015, 5:30 pm at Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center. Tickets are P1,000 each or you may purchase a full table for 8 people for P7,500. Dinner will be served. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center which is the hub of research and learning activities for Taal Lake. It is the current station of the USAID grant (Lake Taal: Sustaining native biodiversity in the face of aquaculture, climate change, and non-native species) being undertaken by the University of Santo Tomas and the California Academy of Sciences. It is also the site of DOST, Batangas State University and research work of various schools. To register please visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sax-at-sunset-tickets-19324992573 or email taallakeconservationctr@gmail.com

Family Boatbuilding Independence Day Weekend at Pusod TLCC




Build your own boat and sail it by the end of the event!! Share it with a fishing family for bringing tourists sailing around the lake and use it when you wish or cart if off in a trailer. P19,500 complete materials, breakfast for 4 (2days), coffee and tent accommodations (hut and hotel options available nearby for those not willing to camp out). Register today with Jovell at 043 757 3192.

Bonbon Festival




Do you want to experience a one of a kind adventure this summer?
Summer Arts Batangas launches the first green festival in Batangas!
Bonbon Festival is a one day event which will be participated by young professionals, students, different artists in Batangas Province and invited guests from other places. A Green Festival that aims to support and sustain the environment by using arts and culture as one of the instruments.

If you are searching for a unique place to explore, where you can also appreciate the beauty of nature, local music and arts and have a good time with family and friends, then Bonbon Festival is perfect for you!

HERE’S WHAT IS IN STORE FOR YOU:

* It’s more fun in Batangas: Eco-Cultural Trail - A knowledge tour within the famous landmarks of Taal. It aims to expose the participants on the history and the beauty of Batangas as well as promoting the province as well. It is also intended to create camaraderie among the participants while learning and having fun.

* Sining I Aralin I Buhayin - This component comprises the art workshops and seminars on the event. This will focus on the educational and spiritual elements of the festival. This also includes indie film showing which will show different short films regarding arts, music and environment.

* LAGABlab - What is a camp if there’s no bonfire? The working title defines the igniting passion of the participants who are all gathered in one place to fill the place with light and warmth. Music jamming and sharing of experiences are some of the parts of this component.

* Lipa Actors Company Performance Laboratory - This includes different performances of the Lipa Actors Company resident artists and apprentice.

* Bonbon Festival: Concert - This component will culminate the event. Performances from different groups will transpire, as well as the performances of the participants. It aims to summarize everything that has happened during the festival and to create a lasting memory with the people who were part of this event.

Permaculture Workshop with Bert Peeters!




MusicGear Chamber Music Sunset Series




Lingkod Lasalyano Lakershore Clean Up




Taal Volcano Protected Landscape Ecotourism Summit 2014




Pusod Inc. organized the “1st Taal Volcano Protected Landscape Ecotourism (TVPL) Summit 2014” last November 24-28, from 9am to 5pm at Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center, Sitio Lipute, Barangay Kinalaglagan, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas. There were 56 participants who are community tour guides, tourism officers and other tourism service providers from TVPL.The 5-day event was in partnership with Taal Volcano Protected Landscape Protected Area Superintendent Office and Globe Bridging Communities. It aimed to build capacity on ecotour guiding and nature interpretation of local guides with topics on conservation values, historical and socio-cultural contexts, biological and physical features of TVPL. The various workshop sessions include: Personality and Values Development, Tasks and Techniques of Effective Ecotour Guiding, and Creation, Pricing and Costing of Ecotourism Packages. A bonus feature is a special session on marketing and promotion of ecotourism.

The first day of the summit was packed beginning with a presentation by Protected Area Superintendent for TVPL, For. Vic Mercado, in behalf of Regional Executive Director Reynulfo Juan, presented the Protected Area Management Objectives and Conservation Values, as supported in the various chapters of the Management Plan. The ASEAN Center for Biodiversity represented by Mr. Norman Ramirez presented the Asean Heritage Parks Programme which manages a regional network of representative protected areas for greater collaboration among the member states in preserving their shared natural heritage. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology presented the highlights of the Geophysical Characteristics and Significant Eruptions of Taal Volcano. National Museum Researcher from the Archeology Division, Mr. Timothy Vitales, presented historical artifacts found within TVPL and explained its relevance in the history and culture of the communities within. University of Santo Tomas' (UST) Limnology Doctoral Candidate, Dino Tordesillas showed the unique biological characteristics of the lake water and presented previous and current researches being conducted geared towards biodiversity conservation. Currently, UST, in partnership with California Academy of Sciences, is a grantee of the Partnership for Enhancement Engagement in Research (PEER) Program administered by the US National Academy of Sciences.

The Ecotourism Business Plan of the Municipality of San Nicolas, Batangas was presented by Mayor Epifanio Sandoval. He emphasized the importance of having such a plan as the initial step and that resources should be focused on the implementation of the plan as the important second step. A case in point is that his Municipality has ensured that it is included in their Annual Investment Plan. He further stressed that more support, from the Province of Batangas, Department of Tourism and other related government agencies, is needed in realizing the ecotourism plan. He has acknowledge the support of the TVPL PAMB and DENR RIVA in supporting the drafting and approval of the Ecotourism Business Plan for his Municipality. The plan was drafted with technical assistance provided by Blue Water Consultancy Team headed by the husband and wife tandem of Louie and Chen Mencias.

The afternoon parallel workshop sessions include Personality and Values Development, Tasks and Techniques of Effective Ecotour Guiding, and Creation, Pricing and Costing of Ecotourism Packages. The first two were facilitated by De La Salle Lipa - College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Chairperson, Ms. Andrenelyn Varona. Ms. Varona has been the consistent ecotourguiding facilitator partner of Pusod, Inc. She has also recently participated in the Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality in Asia held in Hiroshima, Japan.

Pricing and Costing, Promotion and Marketing of Ecotourism Packages, were also presented by Ms. Juliet Corpuz of Pinay Key Point (http://www.pinaykeypoint.org/). Pinay Key Point has started organizing tours to Mt. Pinatubo since 2008 and a DTI-accredited Tour Operator.

The second day provided an opportunity for TVPL Municipalities to present a basic profile of the ecotourism sites identified by the PAMB Members during the 2nd PAMB Summit. The Municipalities of Tanauan, Talisay, and Agoncillo shared their videos. Only Talisay and San Nicolas presented their ecotourism packages for Daang Kastila and 1911 crater respectively. Mataasnakahoy and Balete are both included in Pusod TLCC's Knowledge Tour Package via Calawit Trail. During the discussions, the group agreed that a Tourism Master Plan should be the next focus of resources so that each Municipality will complement each other rather than compete.

On the 3rd day, Nov. 26, there were field visits in Old Tanauan, in Talisay, Ambon-ambon Falls in Laurel, Old Taal Church Ruins in San Nicolas; Bombon Ruins in Sta. Teresita, and Binukalan Shrine in Alitagtag. During the field visits, the heritage and ecotourism values of the sites were highlighted. The following day, the tour guides and tour officers presented the revised version of the heritage and ecotourism packages with revised costing. This became an opportunity for the tour guides to establish potential linkages between and among each other and their sites based on distance and accessibility. On the final day of the summit, Jun Tibi of Kawil Tours from Palawan and Paolo Abellanosa of Travel Update Philippines presented best practice models of community-based tourism. Cavinti, Laguna’s Municipal Agriculturist, Vina Orolfo presented their Cave Management Plan. The proposed Music and Arts Festival for TVPL was presented by LTN Events Chief Executive Officer, Lui Nario. Atty. Ipat Luna shared updates on the World Parks Congress recently held in Sydney, Australia. The activity was concluded by a performance from the Original Sinala Subli Dancers from Bauan, Batangas.

The holistic approach of this event hopes to instill the value of conservation of the ecotourism sites identified by the TVPL PAMB Members during the 2nd PAMB Summit. This underscores the conservation and other unique values of TVPL, to building the capacity of tour guides in engaging visitors, and to tap in the high end market of heritage and ecotourism. De La Salle Lipa Tourism Faculty and Students, Batangas State University Research and Extension Office and STI Lipa City were also collaborators in this activity. Travel Update Philippines is the official media partner for the event.

MusicGear Manila Chamber Music Series By the Lake




Benefit Sunset Dinner Concert to rehabilitate the Taal Lake Conservation Center damaged by Glenda, a brass quintet will be performing onsite by the lake on October 21, 2014 after a sunset watch at 5:30 and dinner.

This is in preparation for the use of the Center for a two year biodiversity research project under a PEER grant led by UST in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences. We are also launching a major youth program and introducing the procedure for the draft Taal Volcano Protected Landscape bill as part of the activities in the Center.

Glober Calambro- trumpet
Edwin Matias- trumpet
Ernani Pascual- horn
Alejandro Fernandez- trombone
Herminigildo Ranera- tuba

Attire is casual chic. This is a special concert under the MusicGear Chamber Music Series happening monthly at Sev's Cafe on Roxas Blvd.