February 26, 2012

Mining firm opts to adopt Ifugao Rice Terraces

Didipio Project of Oceana Gold
February 24, 2012 11:31pm

OceanaGold Phils. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Melbourne, Australia-based OceanaGold Corp., urged other mining firms to adopt national heritage sites as part of their corporate social responsibility.
“We think that mining companies should not only mind the needs of the communities they are operating in, but also national heritage sites within the areas of their operations,” Jose Leviste, Jr., chairman of the mining firm, said in an interview Friday.

February 5, 2012

Tourism Booming In Ifugao

By ELLSON A. QUISMORIO from Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation except image
February 4, 2012, 8:06pm

     BATAD, Banaue, Philippines – Tourists here in Ifugao province agree: It’s more fun in the Philippines.
     So big a splash has the local tourism industry made that it’s now a bigger industry in Ifugao than agriculture, at least during the last five years, according to Department of Tourism-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR) Regional Director Purificacion Suanding Molintas.
     “This is Ifugao, the main industry is tourism. Agriculture is only secondary,” said Molintas.
     Molintas bared that in the past, a whopping 90 percent of all the tourism-related revenue generated by CAR was centered on Baguio.

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