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    Visit to the Pawikan Conservation Center

    by monina_c Updated Mar 10, 2011

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    I was part of a group that visited the Pawikan Conservation Center in Morong, Bataan and it was a mixed experience. For one, it was a heartbreaking realization of how we as a species have systematically almost wiped out another by sheer greed and carelessness. The center staff who talked with us said that out of the 45,000 sea turtle hatchlings that they released only 1% survive to adulthood. But the presence of the people at the center also gave me a hopeful feeling that we can somehow do something to reverse this situation!

    The conservation center in Morong, Bataan is a non-profit organization manned by volunteers who don't receive any form of remuneration from the government. They themselves used to hunt and kill these creatures for food and profit... until they realized that what they are doing is jeopardizing the whole species. They made the decision to make the rescue, conservation and, for want of a better word, propagation of this species their life's work!

    If you are interested in eco-tourism and you are in Bataan, you can visit the center anytime you want. There is always someone there to meet you and talk with you. It is a good destination for school field trips although I don't know how big a group they can accommodate at one time. i have posted the contact details of the center so you can get additional information.

    Listening to the lecture :) entrance to the Center
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    Adopt and Release a Baby Pawikan

    by monina_c Updated Mar 10, 2011

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    Each November the town of Morong, Bataan celebrates the Pawikan Festival. Aside from the bazaars, street dancing competition and art contest, the most important part of this festival is the release of hundreds of tiny pawikan (Olive Ridley turtles aka Lepidochelys Olivacea) hatchlings into the South China Sea.

    You too can take part of this activity if you want. To inquire on how to go about adopting a baby pawikan you can contact the center at:

    Cellular phone numbers 0928-7185721 or 0906-6155546
    E-mail them at: bantay_pawikan@yahoo.com

    If you want to donate money for the running of the center please deposit your gift at the center account:

    Landbank of the Philippines- Balanga City (Bataan) Branch
    Bank Account Name : Bantay Pawikan Inc. Livelihood Project
    Address: Purok VI-Aplaya, Nagbalayong, Morong Bataan
    Account Number : 0441-1942-26

    To be a part of trying to reverse the trend of extinction of these beautiful creatures is very important and we have to remind ourselves everyday that we should not contribute to the destruction of the pawikan by buying stuff made out of their shells or eating their flesh and eggs with the mistaken notion that it will enhance our virility!

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    Watch the Sunset

    by monina_c Updated Mar 20, 2011

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    The beach in Morong, Bataan is a good place to watch the sunset. The long stretch of the beach is quiet and conducive to contemplation. It is quite a sight to see the rays of the setting sun turns the sand golden.

    Mother and son enjoying  the sunset together
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    Adopt a Hatchling at Pawikan Conservation Center

    by cyndymc Updated Mar 21, 2011

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    Bataan Beaches are known for nesting marine turtles (Pawikan) coming in the evenings. It is said that people from poor communities used to come to collect the eggs for food or trade, and sometimes hunt the female turtles to eat the meat, then sell the shells and skin to traders who resell them as illegal by-products (stuffed pawikan,ornaments for guitars,comb, eyeglass frames,etc).

    Fortunately, Bantay Pawikan,Inc initiated a community-based conservation program with the help of the provincial government and UNDF-GEF-SGP. Soon,other communities and groups followed suit,and their collective efforts ensured the protection of nesting marine turtles,collection and hatching of eggs,and releasing all hatchlings back to the sea. To promote consciousness on the importance of conserving the Pawikans,the Center welcomes visitors.

    Entrance fee is only P20 per person, but you can give more as donation. Personally, I feel that for all the unselfish/ altruistic efforts of the volunteers of Bantay Pawikan,Inc., it is worth giving P100 or more.

    You can "adopt" a turtle and/or pledge your support to the Pawikan Conservation Center. By donating P50 per hatchling, you can have the joy of bringing the hatchling to the beach and releasing it to the sea when the wave comes.

    Hatchery of Pawikan Conservation Center Hatchlings My Hatchling Hatchlings Ready for Release Functional Chart of Pawikan Conservation Center
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    Save Endangered Bird Species

    by cyndymc Written Feb 3, 2009

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    As you stroll on the beach, vendors carrying caged birds will approach you to sell local parakeets which they have supposedly gotten from the mountain. While the birds are cute and nice to bring home as pets, it would be wise not to buy them. These are endangered species that shouldn't be hunted by locals for commerce. My daughter gave a woman vendor a "lecture" on the importance of leaving the birds in their habitat.

    My Daughter Admonishing the Bird Vendor
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    Beach combing in Morong.

    by birgitte Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Morong is known for its beaches. Situated on the Western side of Bataan, Morong faces the South China Sea. It reminds me very much of Ilocos in that the beach seems to stretch to infinity to your left and right. Sunsets are very beautiful here. If the sky is clear, you can watch out for the "green flash" as the sun is setting.

    Morong Beach

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    Watch the Sunset at the Beach

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2014

    After lounging around the private beach cove of the Anvaya Cove Complex, you can watch the sunset at the many beach huts or at the beach beds along the beach or have a brewskie or two at the Pawikan Bar beside the beach. after wards you can have dinner at the Bamboo Cafe or do some night swimming at the pools beside the beach or have a jacuzzi at the covered jacuzzi pools beside the swimming pools.

    Best for staycations.

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    Swim at the Beach

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2014

    What else to do if you are on a staycation mode on this Wonderful piece of Luxe Real Estate in the Town of Morong but to swim at the beach. Be informed however that the waves here are strong and there are riptides too, almost like the currents of Kuta Beach in Bali Indonesia. The waters are clear and clean but the beach sands are powdery fine but not the gleamingly white variety of the famous beaches in the Philippines like in Boracay or Cebu or Bohol or Palawan. The white sand is mixed with the black magnetite sand hence the dirty white with black streaks.

    Swimming at the beach is allowed from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm when there is a life guard on duty.

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    Anvaya Cove Clubhouse & Function Rooms

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2014

    The Anvaya Cove Clubhouse is located at the Hillside area of the Resort in the Middle of the Par 72 Golf Course and they have function rooms here that can be reserved for members and their guests if they would have a meeting, a party, a convention and more. Since I was invited here by a friend who happens to have a celebration being held at the funtion room in the Clubhouse, I did go inside and there was a mini buffett spread filled with sumptous meals like salads, appertizers, seafood, meats, soups and desserts. Since there were many of us invited, I then got a room at the Casitas in the Beach for an overnite stay and do some beach and swimming pool time.

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    Covered Jaccuzzi Pools

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2014

    Nice Place to lounge around and have your sore muscles rested as the Jacuzzi Pool has warm water and a good amount of bubbles and various jets of water coming out from various angles to sooth your tired skin and tissues and the best deal here is that the jacuzzi pools have a thatched roof to keep away the sunlight. you can hang around here for hours then go to the main swimming pools and the infinity pool just beside it or then have a snack or cocktail delivered to you from the Bamboo Cafe, which is just a few steps away.

    Opens: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    the jacuzzi more jacuzzi pools views have a dip bamboo cafe just a few steps away
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    Have A Dip at the Swimming Pools

    by machomikemd Written Aug 26, 2014

    there are several swimming pools located near the Beach at Anvaya Cove and lies near the Main Complex. The Pools lie jusr beside each other of which the longest will be the Infinity pool in the center of which the depth is up to 2.7 meters (8 feet) at it's deepest point. The Adult and Kiddie Pools lies just beside it and with separate walls and the Covered Jacuzzi and Dipping area is located at the Far End of the Swimming Pool Complex.

    The Pools are open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

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    Explore The Sand Bar

    by cyndymc Written Apr 30, 2009

    The sand bars at the sea are always exciting to explore... to search for interesting shells or stone/rock formations, to see if there is trapped fish, to find a cozy rock to sit on and chat with friends, to find a quiet place to meditate... the list can go on and on...

    Sand Bar Infront Of White Coral Beach Guests Exploring Sand Bar Wading To The Sand Bar Sand Bar Exploration Until Sunset Dusk, & There Are Still People On The Sand Bar
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    Photo Shoot

    by cyndymc Written Apr 30, 2009

    Today, probably 99% of tourists have cameras/ videocams with them when they go for vacation out-of-town. Photo enthusiasts will surely enjoy the wide array of possible subjects for photography: seascape, sunrise,sunset, human interest, macro shots, etc. Aside from these, I personally enjoy "shooting the shooters" :)

    I Hubby Aiming His Camera Setting Up For Sunset Shoot My Daughter Shooting The Unusual Looking For Interesting Subjects
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    Rent A Boat

    by cyndymc Written Apr 30, 2009

    To go to the White Beach or the Pawikan Conservation Center or other beaches you want to explore, you may rent a banca or outrigger boat. Rental rates range from P1000 to P1,500. Lifevests are provided to passengers. Just be sure to let the Front Desk know of your whereabouts and check out the boatman's credentials.

    Outrigger Boat for Rent
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    Salt Water Therapy

    by cyndymc Written Apr 30, 2009

    You can enjoy the therapeutic effect of salt water without swimming in the sea at White Coral Beach Resort's Salt Water Pool. I swear, a long dip in the salt water is very effective for healing skin allergy and swollen feet/legs.

    Take a Dip In The Salt Water Pool Salt Water Pool Salt Water Pool
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