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Tourism Chief Berna Romulo-Puyat visits Masungi, champions Sustainable Tourism

October 12, 2018 4:57 pm

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and her team explored Masungi Georeserve on October 11, 2018,  a few weeks before the much-awaited soft opening of Boracay Island. The Secretary has been a staunch advocate for sustainable tourism as a driver for economic development in the Philippines ever since her celebrated appointment in May 2018.     The visit gave way for fruitful discussions and hopeful conversations on the future of tourism in the country. “[Tourism] guidelines are just laws that are not being followed,” says Puyat when the importance of strict laws on tourist destinations was brought up.     Secretary Puyat... View Article


Sustainable Tourism Advocates gather for World Tourism Day 2018

October 4, 2018 10:17 am

  Over 30 individuals interested and engaged in the sustainable tourism industry gathered on September 27 for the World Tourism Day 2018 at the Tanlines Lounge in Poblacion, Makati.   The meet-up gave way to conservations on sustainable tourism in the Philippines, tourism issues faced by local and foreign tourists in the country, and possible solutions to the problems at hand. Professionals, enthusiasts, and advocates from different sectors and interest groups huddled to discuss how to integrate sustainability into the current tourism industry. Insights were also shared on how to ensure sustainable tourism is in the country’s development agenda for... View Article


Manila to Masungi Georeserve in 15 minutes with AirTaxi.ph

September 25, 2018 12:08 pm

  A scenic 15-minute flight from Manila to Masungi Georeserve can now be arranged through accredited air travel partner AirTaxi.ph. The aerial journey will start from AirTaxi.ph’s Manila Hangar in Pasay City, and will offer sprawling views of Laguna de Bay and Masungi’s limestone pinnacles from above.  Since parts of the conservation area are not accessible to guests from the ground, scenic flights open an opportunity to get a holistic view of Masungi’s 60-million-year-old karst formations before going on the Discovery Trail or Dining at Silayan. AirTaxi.ph offers two experiences in Masungi Georeserve: Option 1 allows guests to fly and then... View Article


Hop On, Hop Off Service from Manila to Masungi Georeserve now available

September 12, 2018 2:19 pm

Now it’s easier for independent travelers to reach Masungi Georeserve courtesy of Tanlines Philippines—our new and official travel and transportation partner. Tanlines Philippines offers a convenient hop on, hop off shuttle system where guests will be transported from the Tanlines Lounge in Poblacion, Makati to Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal and back. The service will be available starting September 18, 2018 from Tuesdays to Sundays, with the meet up time at 7:00 AM for breakfast and briefing. Planning to visit as soon as possible? You can book your Travel Pass up to 12 hours before  your preferred trip schedule. Interested... View Article


Bacardi, Waves for Water, Masungi Georeserve & 80th IB partners for Rizal community

June 22, 2018 4:58 pm

Bacardi Philippines has partnered with Waves for Water and Masungi Georeserve Foundation to donate 42 units of sustainable water filtration system to the Sitio Tablon community in Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal on June 20, 2018. The volunteers assembled and demonstrated the use of water filters, as well as the proper cleaning process. This step will help the water filter units last in the long run. Attesting to the reliability of the filtering system, associates from Bacardi and Waves for Water themselves took the first sips of filtered rainwater. Members of the 80th Infantry Battalion also assisted in the event as... View Article


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Masungi Georeserve, 2ID, seal partnership for the Masungi Geopark Project

May 31, 2018 12:20 am

Baras, Rizal – Leaders of the two organizations signed a Memorandum of Agreement formalizing the partnership between Masungi Georeserve Foundation Inc. and the Philippine Army Jungle Fighters for the protection and reforestation of Masungi and surrounding forest lands. They were also joined by the Rizal Provincial Police Director Lou Frias Evangelista and the 80th Infantry Battalion Commander Melencio Ragudo at the momentous occasion held at the Silayan Dining Room. Partnering for Conservation   According to commanding General Rhoderick Parayno, the “[Army through the agreement] wants to communicate that we are serious in our endeavor. Know that we are here today to represent... View Article


Illegal Treasure-Hunting Unmasked at Masungi Geopark Project Site

May 6, 2018 9:38 pm

Mt. Susong Dalaga, Baras, Rizal – Park rangers discover a fresh, well-hidden treasure pit in the vicinity of Mt. Susong Dalaga within the Masungi Geopark Project site as well as the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBLP). Multiple layers of bamboo poles, tarpaulin and earth concealed the pit which can hold several people. The pit is about three meters deep and five meters wide. It was discovered that this pit was dug by the same group of people earlier apprehended by park rangers, police and military in the act of illegally entering the conservation site, cutting trees and vegetation and... View Article


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DENR Secretary Cimatu visits Masungi amid nat’l sustainable tourism drive

April 6, 2018 2:25 am

Camp Capinpin, Rizal – In his keynote address at the 2nd Infantry Division’s 42nd Anniversary, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu commends the pristine condition and management of limestone formations at Masungi Georeserve. Earlier in the day,  he had viewed the sustainable tourism destination and conservation area via an aerial chopper tour together with key leaders of the environment department. A former Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the new Environment Secretary took advantage of the anniversary to talk about the government’s current efforts to enforce environmental laws in tourist destinations such as Boracay, El Nido and Bohol. At this time, he announced the Environment Department’s recommendation to close... View Article


Best Tank, Waves for Water, Masungi Georeserve & 80th IB join hands for clean water

March 12, 2018 3:27 pm

Pinugay, Baras, Rizal – Best Tank Corporation through a partnership with Waves for Water and Masungi Georeserve Foundation donated 60 units of water filtration systems to households of Masungi’s communities in Pinugay, Baras and Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. The turnover event on February 24, 2018 was held in Pinugay Elementary School and was attended by over 100 volunteers and 50 beneficiaries. Volunteers from Best Tank Corporation demonstrated to each beneficiary how to effectively clean their water filters so the equipment could last up to ten years and be sustainable. The event was also attended by members of the 80th Infantry Battalion... View Article


Six high school students complete Masungi Georeserve internship experience

December 21, 2017 4:17 pm

Students from Sampaloc National High School’s Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (Tech-Voc) Track and General Academic Strand (GAS) recently concluded a once-in-a-lifetime internship experience at Masungi Georeserve. The internship included exposures in the Discovery Trail, Silayan Dining Room and Administration. The program focused on hands-on training and conservation education for the next generation of sustainability leaders. We sat down for a quick chat with three interns, Jeime Baldelobar, Grachelle Paz and Eunice Estrella. This is what they have to say. I chose Masungi Georeserve for my internship because…. Jeime: “Sabi ni ma’am, try daw namin kasi matuto kami kaya andito kami. Tsaka para maiba naman.... View Article