Tag Archives: Butanding

‘Butanding’s visit in Legazpi shortened by dirty water

LEGAZPI CITY—They could have stayed longer at this city’s waters, but noises and contaminated water could have driven away the nine gentle giant whale sharks locally known as butanding to find a better haven. Tourism officials believed the whale sharks … Continue reading

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Butandings return to Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon waters

LEGAZPI CITY – After three years of irregular presence, the giant whale sharks, or butandings as they are fondly called, are back in the Almasor (Albay-Masbate-Sorsogon) area, though for how long is never quite certain. The gentle giants, which are … Continue reading

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Tourists Flock, But Where’s Butanding?

By ELLALYN B. DE VERA April 28, 2012, 8:30pm MANILA, Philippines – International conservation group, World Wide Fund for Nature– Philippines (WWF-Philippines), expressed concern yesterday over the dwindling number of whale shark (locally known as “Butanding”) sighting, mainly due to … Continue reading

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Donsol’s Butanding Festival reels off May 18

Friday 20th of April 2012 DONSOL, Sorsogon, April 20 (PIA) — All roads lead to this far-flung coastal municipality as townsfolk celebrate the yearly Butanding Festival and the feast of their patron, St. Joseph the Worker, on May 18. According … Continue reading

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DPWH eyes P17B for tourism infra

By: Riza T. Olchondra Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:54 am | Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 It may take P17 billion worth of road and related projects to fully prop up the country’s tourism industry, according to a proposal from the Department … Continue reading

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Oslob’s tuki tour operators to visit Donsol

By Carmel Loise Matus Cebu Daily News 7:52 am | Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Oslob and Cebu tourism officials will go to  Donsol in Sorsogon province next month to see for themselves “best practices” in whale shark tourism. “Although they … Continue reading

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Too many tourists in Donsol

BY AMER R. AMOR VERA Files Fourteen years after the discovery of a large pod of whale sharks or butanding in Donsol, Sorsogon, people around the world continue to troop to this small fishing town to swim with the whale … Continue reading

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Lessons from Donsol

By Amer R. Amor, VERA Files Posted at 01/29/2012 10:30 PM | Updated as of 01/30/2012 12:42 AM What other towns can learn about whale sharks (First of two parts) It was an image Butanding Interaction Officer (BIO) Allan Amanse … Continue reading

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Bicol revs up economic engine

By Fernan Gianan, Jonas Cabiles Soltes, Mar Arguelles 9:47 pm | Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 In this Year of the Water Dragon, Bicol is poised to take off. The optimism stems from the region’s economic growth in previous years as … Continue reading

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Stop feeding whale sharks in Oslob

By Carmel Loise Matus Cebu Daily News 9:01 am | Saturday, January 7th, 2012 WHILE a divers organization said it was all right – and even beneficial – for fishermen to feed whale sharks in Oslob town, an environmentalist has … Continue reading

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