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BVR on Tour: Tan-Rodriguez, Abdilla-Lopez cop crowns

Mar 10, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez bag the women's title, while Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez rule the men's side in beach volleyball action

IN PHOTOS: 7 standout moments at the ‘new’ Malasimbo Festival

Mar 09, 2019 - 5:16 PM

Malasimbo turns 9 this 2019, and is still going strong. Check out the sights and sounds (and flavors) from the latest edition of the island music and arts festival in its new home

GOING STRONG. The Malasimbo Festival returns in 2019 with a new venue and the same island magic. Photos by Paolo Abad

Malasimbo Festival 2019 has a new venue, and it’s closer to the sea

Jan 30, 2019 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED) After 9 years, the music and arts festival will be changing venues to a private nature reserve near Puerto Galera’s White Beach

NEW VENUE. Malasimbo Festival's new venue is near Puerto Galera's White Beach. Photo courtesy of Malasimbo PH

Which tourist spots will be rehabilitated after Boracay?

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list

6 Chinese nationals rescued off Puerto Galera

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Their motor boat left the Port of Batangas on November 1 without clearance from the Philippine Coast Guard

Puerto Galera councilor, son shot dead outside their home

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Police say Councilor Melchor Arago and his son were about to enter their house when they were killed in broad daylight

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

PH is marine hotspot: Verde Island Passage yields 100 new species

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Waters near party hotspot Puerto Galera reveal more than 100 new species of marine organisms the California Academy of Sciences says

LIFE UNDERWATER. A vibrant view of the Verde Island Passage from Academy scientific divers. Image courtesy Rich Mooi/California Academy of Sciences

5.3 quake hits Batangas; no damage expected

Jan 17, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Intensity III was felt in Paluan Oriental Mindoro Intensity II in Quezon City and Intensity I in Puerto Galera

Map courtesy of Phivolcs

8 things you should know about Malasimbo 2014

Jan 28, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Great music isn’t the only thing that’s in store for those attending one of the most unique music festivals in the country

ENCHANTMENT. Malasimbo is also about arts and culture. Art installations, like this one called 'Enchantment' by Hiyas Bagabaldo, can be viewed at the event. Photo courtesy of Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2014

The best beach trip is one that saves it

Sep 23, 2012 - 1:33 PM

About 60 members of the UP Marine Biological Society organized a shoreline cleanup on 3 beaches at Puerto Galera as part of their annual participation in the International Coastal Cleanup

SCOURING FOR PLASTIC SCRAP. Along Hundura Beach in Puerto Galera, teams were divided to look for specific kinds of trash. Photo by Jadd Padilla

Music, arts and fun at Malasimbo Festival

Mar 04, 2012 - 8:12 PM

Performers art pieces people from all over in one of the best beaches in the world