Good news from the Philippines

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anti 13.9Unusually the second highest number of random visitors last week came from the Philippines. That prompted a search for some antidote to gloom from that country.

The first result was news from Bohol, said to be essentially an agricultural province. Its main products are rice, coconut, and corn.

A discovery: the Chocolate Hills, an area with 1268 perfectly cone-shaped limestone hills, are a famous tourist attraction in the province. They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season.

chocolate hills philippines

Information for visitors: http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/about-the-philippines-dc/#geography

bohol white beachBohol’s famous white beaches

Its local provincial government is addressing pressing environmental concerns such as increased risk to the lives of animal species in Pamilacan Island, and maintaining a clean environment in the province, threatened by increased tourism activities, some local traditions and certain local livelihoods.

It has also worked with the people to arrest the high incidence of rabies—that threatened not only the lives of the people but also the tourism industry.

Other activities:

  • Planting more trees in every barangay, to prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic. To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the “mother nature” way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into “bald” forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there are not enough volunteers to do this, use military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
  • Encouraging correct garbage disposal; too many at present dump refuse in the rivers.
  • Concentrating more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: hydropower, solar power and wind power.

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We wish them well.

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