Thursday, November 30, 2017

Aftermath of the Battle of Marawi

Marawi Crisis Aftermath 
Marawi is the capital city of the province of Lanao del Sur in the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines. It is considered the center of commerce in the region, being the gateway to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. In May 23, 2017, the Abu Sayyaf and Maute Group, both ISIL-inspired extremists factions in the Philippines, has held the city hostage which resulted to a 5-month long battle with the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Monday, October 9, 2017

on Blatant Disregard to our rights as owners of our expedition data

October 9, 2017

In the morning of October 6, 2017 a Friday, a newspaper publication in Davao has published an article about Tawi-Tawi. I was delighted at first to see that our efforts in May 2017 to finally open Tawi-Tawi to those who see it as war-torn as something to be proud of as Filipinos. Unfortunately, what made this day different from any other day is that we saw very similar data down to its word that was extracted from our documentation. It caught our attention and so we took a deeper look to see what might have transpired. Was it plagiarism?

Friday, August 25, 2017

LIST: 99 Villages and Subdivisions Traversed by the Valley Fault System

Villages Traversed by the Valley Fault System - Schadow1 Expeditions

The Valley Fault System is a dextral strike-slip type fault that traverses primarily in the eastern portion of Metro Manila and other provinces such as Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna that sums up to a total length of 146.71 kilometers. It traverses a densely populated area in southern Luzon piercing through over 90 private villages and subdivisions with over 6,000 buildings on top of the fault line.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Barangays and Buildings Traversed by the Valley Fault System

The Valley Fault System, which is composed of the West and East Valley Fault traverses to several provinces all the way from Bulacan in the north to Laguna in the south with a total length of 146.71 kilometers. This also includes whole length of Metro Manila from Quezon City all the way down to Muntinlupa City. About 80 barangays are affected and more than six thousand structures sitting on top of the fault line with over 2 million people on the danger zone.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

10 Longest Sandbars of the Philippines

Longest Sandbar of the Philippines - Schadow1 Expeditions

Sandbars are one of the sought-after and picturesque tourist sites in the Philippines. Normally characterized with a fine white sand emerging mid-sea or extending out of an island that reveals itself during low tide. Sometimes they are also called as shoals, but a sandbar is specifically made up of sand. The best thing about the Philippines, being an archipelago composed over 7,400 islands, is that there are thousands of sandbars and pristine beaches. And these are 10 of the longest sandbars in the Philippines.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Kalanggaman Island, a mid-sea getaway on the calm waters of Visayas

Kalanggaman Island - Schadow1 Expeditions

Midway between Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas is a paradise described as a lone island that provides as a breather from the busy urban suburbs of Leyte and Cebu. Characterized as one of the country's best summer getaway with an ultimate photo opportunity with its picturesque sandbar and island escape. Kalanggaman Island houses one of the best sandbars in the country.

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