Maribojoc-Loon Uplifted Reef

Inspection of the Maribojoc-Loon Uplifted Reef in Bohol Province

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In response to the request of the Local Government Unit of Maribojoc to facilitate issuance of Presidential Proclamation declaring a 40.3-hectare portion of the uplifted area for ecotourism development, RD Gonzales directed the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 7 to assess the geological condition of the area, conduct sub-surface survey mapping and geohazard scoping to make sure that the area is safe and suitable for such proposed development activities.



DENR 7 Regional Director Engr. Gilbert C. Gonzales together with Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco recently conducted an area inspection of the Maribojoc-Loon Uplifted Reef in Bohol Province.


“We support the local government unit in their intentions to develop and make use of the potential of the uplifted reef as an ecotourism site, but first we have to be sure that it is safe,” said RD Gonzales.

Results of the survey by the MGB 7 will serve as the basis for the drafting of the presidential proclamation and for the formulation of the management plan of subject uplifted reef flat.




On-going clearing of illegal structures

DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales conducts the actual verification on the location of monuments within the shorelines of Brgys. Pooc and Talisay, Sta Fe, Cebu as part of the on-going clearing of illegal structures within the 20m easement zone as provided by the Water Code of the Philippines.


Photo Releases

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.


Hidden Bird Paradise. Mahaba Island in Talibon, Bohol is an undiscovered bird’s paradise. Mahaba Island is part of Barangay Calituban, one of eight island barangays of the Municipality of Talibon, which is located on the northwest side of Bohol.

Counting the gains of NGP. One of the most successful and remarkable milestones of National Greening Program (NGP) in Central Visayas is the established Coffee Plantations in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol established in 2011 by the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI).

As of today, UFTPAI native coffee is now marketed in Ubay and all other neighboring municipalities in Bohol.

Bugnay Wine. Made and produced by partner people’s organization, the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI) in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol

Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

Man-made Molave Forest (Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor)

Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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