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Mangroves – Camiguin shows you how to do

Mangroves protect Camiguin’s coast and provide us with clean air. One might accuse Camiguin’s government for the ongoing concrete madness and the diesel power plant, but coast protection is not just a word for them,...

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Not Boracay – this is Camiguin, the real thing

This is Camiguin! The little island in the southern Bohol Sea is slowly but steadily developing. While Boracay suffers from mass tourism, Camiguin attracts people who like the real things.  Camiguin for kite boarders The white...

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Kanlaon Volcano – Two Eruptions with ash fall

Two minor eruption events occurred at Kanlaon Volcano  at around 6:20 PM and 7:18 PM of 29 March 2016.   The eruptions lasted around 12 minutes and 25 seconds, respectively, based on visual observation and seismic recording....

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Camiguin – Competition for the Via Crucis

The Via Crucis or the Sations of the Cross  also known as Way of Sorrows or Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew...

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Matterhorn Alert Level 3 – PHIVOLCS offers Help

Matterhorn also known as Mount Cervin is on Alert Level 3. After thousands of years in dormant state the only Swiss volcano yesterday suddenly showed signs of extreme activity. As Switzerland has no resident volcanologists, PHIVOLCS immediately...

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The Sunbirds are back again

The Sunbirds come always back to our garden in Camiguin. Usually mid to end of February the adults fill the air with their songs. Then they start to build the astonishing nests. The olive-backed sunbird...

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Solar Eclipse 2016 – it’s almost over

Solar Eclipse 2016 – a strange kind of light covered our beach this morning in Agoho, Camiguin. A light partial cloud layer reduced the sunlight furthermore. Just before 9 o’clock at “Merinda” time, the sunlight considerably...

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Taxis – Nationwide Lower Taxi Tariffs

Taxis – Nationwide Lower Taxi Tariffs. Taxis will have new fares effective on March 19, 2016. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has announced nationwide lower tariifs. The lowered rates will be implemented nationwide, except for...

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Bicol Express – Bridge heavily damaged

The famous Bicol Express is now interrupted in two spots. After a landslide heavily damaged the tracks in Quezon late 2012, a flashflood heavily damaged a bridge near Ragay, Camarines Sur. A section of...

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Solar Eclipse next week in the Philippines

Solar Eclipse on March 9 in the Philippines. Although it will be a total solar eclipse accompanied by a Supermoon, the eclipse will be only partial in the Philippines. Below is the exact data...

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More Earthquakes in the Philippines

More Earthquakes in the Philippines. In the first two months of 2016 we recorded more earthquakes than in the previous years. In two first months of we counted 2016 an average of 7.2 earthquakes...