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Buyong Marine Station: Discovering Mysterious Aliens in the Deep Blue

Buyong Marine Station: Discovering Mysterious Aliens in the Deep Blue

We often look up to the heavens to see if life exists in other planets. But we don’t have to look to the stars. We have our very own alien world here right beneath the waves. Under the sea are millions of mysterious creatures beyond our wildest imagination, majority of which are still undiscovered.

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Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Mt. Samboryo to Lutopan

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Mt. Samboryo to Lutopan

There is nothing ordinary. The simplest lifeforms, the most humble homes, the most basic communities—they all have something special. But you need to have an open mind, a keen willingness to learn, a humble heart, and a ready sense of acceptance to experience their unique salience. When hiking the CHT, you need these qualities to […]

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Tugop to Mt. Samboryo

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Tugop to Mt. Samboryo

When you trek in wild places that are serenaded by rustling leaves and the cries of birds, the world suddenly makes sense. Trekking the Cebu Highlands Trail in Cebu, Philippines gives you that chance to truly commune with yourself.

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1A: Mt. Tongkay to Tugop

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1A: Mt. Tongkay to Tugop

There’s always something new even in a place where you’ve been living all your life. That is the beauty of hiking the Cebu Highlands Trail.

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1A: Mt. Manunggal to Mt. Tongkay

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1A: Mt. Manunggal to Mt. Tongkay

One of our fondest wishes is to accomplish a long-distance hike. We frequently imagine ourselves walking the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appalachian Trail. Alas, while everything is possible, this will be a long shot for us given the enormous expense and logistics required of such an adventure. But that grand dream doesn’t have to be shelved. With the establishment of the Cebu Highlands Trail, we now have a beautiful long-distance trail right in our home island of Cebu, Philippines!

Dakit-dakit: Another Fascinating Underwater Kingdom in Mactan

Dakit-dakit: Another Fascinating Underwater Kingdom in Mactan

One of the nicest things about living in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines is that we are surrounded by gorgeous coral reefs. In this blue, liquid world, we witness strange biological wonders, learn more about marine biodiversity, and enhance our advocacies to preserve Mother Nature.

Dive Against Debris: Supporting The Call for a Clean, Healthy Ocean

Dive Against Debris: Supporting The Call for a Clean, Healthy Ocean

This 2018, the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) launches the third International Year of the Reef. And that couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Today, our coral reefs—the precious rainforests of the oceans—need our help. Years of negligence, over harvesting of marine resources, global warming—all these factors have seriously impacted our reefs. We need to take action to save this delicate ecosystem.