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Rappler's latest stories on Donsol


‘Largest number in years’: Over 100 new whale sharks spotted in Donsol

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:20 AM

The sighting of 'very young' whale shark juveniles 'suggests that Ticao Pass may be a pupping ground for whale sharks, further increasing the ecological significance of the area,' says the World Wide Fund for Nature

SIGHTED. A diver tags a whale shark off the coast Donsol as part of the local population count. Photo by Jurgen Freund

Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ryan Homan wants to help children develop the habit of reading books in Donsol, Sorsogon

CRUSADE FOR LEARNING. Ryan Homan, crusader of Balsa-Basa and Educador Kariton, with volunteer teachers on the Donsol bridge. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Swimming with whale sharks? Don't copy these snorkelers!

Apr 19, 2017 - 11:05 AM

A viral video reminds us why it s wrong to touch whale sharks and how we can be better stewards of these gentle giants

CROWDED. A screengrab of a viral video showing snorkelers in Malaysia crowding around a whale shark.

No barriers: Kids in far-flung village learn to love reading

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Teachers in Barangay San Jose in Donsol Sorsogon go the extra mile to improve students reading skills

Every shark counts

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Whale sharks also known as butanding are protected by Philippine law

Go firefly-watching at these 3 beautiful places in the Philippines

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Our boatman sailed through the sea down to the river by moonlight Further up the mouth of the river awaited another of nature s wonders

Photo by Archana Singh

Gov Salceda leads awardees of DOT's Tourism Stars PH

Feb 19, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Tourism Stars awards aim to recognize individuals who have raised the bar in promoting Philippine tourism

Aquino pushes for local, global sustainable tourism

May 19, 2014 - 11:03 PM

The President calls for international effort to adapt to risks of climate change and encourages countries around the world to mainstream climate change adaptation with local sectoral and national plans

Get stoked: 7 lesser-known PH surf spots

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

‘Tis the season of rains typhoons and surfing

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SURFING. Surfers are in for a treat with the typhoon-brought waves this rainy season. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Donsol mayoral bet dies

Apr 12, 2013 - 12:30 PM

The reelectionist mayor dies due to heat stroke

Pinoy diver, 2 Australians rescued off Masbate

Jan 21, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The divers had come from Donsol Sorsogon but met rough waters

Oslob’s shark tales

Sep 23, 2012 - 4:36 AM

The Save Philippine Seas head mermaid tells us why butanding feeding in Oslob MUST be stopped

FEEDING THE BUTANDINGS FOR the sake of getting a photo with them is doing more harm than good. Photo by Steve de Neef

'The trees have no tongues'

Apr 25, 2012 - 7:03 PM

A mother airs out her feelings against the prevalent disrespect for the environment

HEED THEIR MESSAGE. If trees can speak, what would they say?