By Jojie Alcantara
Published in Sun.Star Davao
Thursday, May 09, 2013
It was easier to change the title to “Swimming with Tridacna” but I had to be honest, I didn’t take a dip in the waters. Pus, you may be wondering what tridacna are we talking about.
Tridacna is a genus of large saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the subfamily Tridacninae, the giant clams. Unfortunately, the global conservation status is listed as Vulnerable in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. All species of giant clams are listed in Cites (Conservation on International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna). In the Phillipines, it is locally known as “taklobo.”
Philippine Daily Inquirer
THE ISLAND Garden City of Samal is fast emerging as the ecotourism hub of the Davao region, with the number of its resorts exceeding 70 and infrastucture development now going in full swing.
Region 11 Director Art Boncato of Department of Tourism (DOT) describes Samal as now an “ecotourism portal” with white sand beaches, waterfalls, caves, marine sanctuaries, giant clam enclave and world renowned fruit bats, all attracting an ever-increasing number of foreign and domestic visitors.
Published in http://positivenewsmedia.com
BABAK, Island Garden City of Samal, March 22 (PNA) — The Monfort Bat Cave and Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCCFI), after it was awarded the 2013 PATA Foundation Grant, will implement the Monfort Bat Eco-Tourism Community Development Initiative (MBETCDI) in Barangay Tambo, Babak here.
Friday 22nd of March 2013
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, March 22 (PIA) -- More than 200,000 undergraduate students of Holy Cross of Babak Inc.(HCBI) gathered for the rabies symposium as part of Rabies Awareness Month Celebration at Babak school campus, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, March 15.
For a better grasp of rabies virus contamination, a film showing on Rabies Case and actual rabies vaccination was made by the staff of the City Veterinary Office in the campus.
By Rudolf Ian G. Alama
Thursday 14th of February 2013
Published in http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1541360746342
DAVAO CITY Feb. 14 -- The Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) will be allocated at least P245-million worth of infrastructure projects for 2013 mostly to be used in the upgrading of its road network.
Department of Public Works and Highways Davao del Norte District Engineer Fernando Ongkingco Jr. said the allocation will be used to fund the improvement and upgrading of the city’s circumferential road.