Exploring tourism spots in the Bangsamoro region

The recent venture of the Ministry of Trade, Investments and Tourism’s (MTIT) in exploring tourist destinations in the island province of Tawi-Tawi is laudable. This is one program that we have appreciated. We know how rich is the Bangsamoro homeland in tourism attractions which are much better in some other ways than those found in… Read More Exploring tourism spots in the Bangsamoro region

Marine Protected Areas Protect Spawning Aggregations in Sitangkai and Sibutu

By FILEMON G. ROMERO, Ph.D. The Sulu Archipelago Reef complex, which is an ecologically important component of the Coral Triangle, is known to be a major habitat of the Napoleon wrasse or humphead wrasse locally known as the mameng. Sibutu and Sitangkai in the province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines are the centers of the mariculture of the Napoleon Wrasse… Read More Marine Protected Areas Protect Spawning Aggregations in Sitangkai and Sibutu

The Exceptional Universal Value of Turtle Islands

By JOHNNY R. LEE, Ph.D. There is more to the tiny group of islands known as Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi that is found in the southwestern tip of this country. Located within the Sulu Sea, it is at the edge of the international treaty limits separating the Philippines and Malaysia.  Consists of nine (9) major islands of various shapes… Read More The Exceptional Universal Value of Turtle Islands