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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


Masungi a “shining example” at AIM’s Sustainable and Integrated Tourism Practices Forum

September 26, 2017 10:56 pm

“[Masungi Georeserve] is a fine example of hope in the country,” says Dr. David Newsome, an international expert on  natural area tourism, wildlife tourism and geotourism from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. “There is a lot of misunderstanding on ecotourism in the Philippines,” Dr. David Newsome said as he opened the panel discussion at AIM’s Sustainable and Integrated Practices Forum in Discovery Primea, Makati City on September 20, 2017. “[But] Masungi Georeserve ticks all boxes: visitor management, limited development, community involvement,” he added. “It is an example that needs to be put forward.” The remarks came Masungi Georeserve presented its case on... View Article


Masungi Georeserve Foundation helps provide safe, clean water to San Roque Elementary School

September 11, 2017 10:19 pm

The Foundation constructed and donated an internationally accredited water filtration system for about 115 schoolchildren of San Roque Elementary School in partnership with Waves for Water and Spartan Philippines. The water filtration system seeks to ensure that water available at the school will be free of coliform and harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Previously, the water available at the school showed presence of coliform in multiple testing instances. A new tank was also installed in order to provide ample storage for water filtration and consumption. School officials, Vice-Mayor Willie Robles, Waves for Water and the Masungi Georeserve team were present at the... View Article