Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Burot Beach - A Stunning Golden Sunset Beach

Burot Beach Sunset - Schadow1 Expeditions

November 8, 2014
Surprisingly, not too far from the busy and highly urbanized Metro Manila, there still exist a golden sand beach where spectacular sunsets can be viewed. A perfect beach to be one with nature through the absence of posh accommodations. Development of this beach may soon take place. But while it is still virgin as it is, this is the right time to get to this paradise. Situated at Luzon's southwestern edge, Burot Beach is one of the best beaches of this side of Batangas.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mayon Volcano 2014 Pre-Eruption Preparation and the Beauty Amidst The Danger

Mayon Danger and Safe Zones, Evacuation Centers - Schadow1 Expeditions

The Mayon Volcano encapsulates beauty and madness in its pure form.  With its naturally gifted symmetrical form combined as being as one of the most active volcano in the country, this natural wonder can still be harnessed during its dark activity. With precise planning and proper distancing, even at the midst of its eruption, Mayon can still be regarded as a safe haven for nature enthusiasts.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Cavite-Batangas Bus Terminal (SWIPTS) - a year after

Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport System - Schadow1 Expeditions

Last year, the Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport Terminal (SWIPTS) was inaugurated as first of 3-integrated bus terminals in Metro Manila to decongest the volume of vehicles plying inside the Philippine capital. SWIPTS services commuters to and from the province of Batangas and Cavite. It promised high tech queuing system certified with ISO9001 standards. A year after, let us see what has happened to this promising project of the government.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mount Batulao, a Gateway to a Mountaineer's Heart

Mount Batulao - Schadow1 Expeditions
August 25, 2014

Mount Batulao has remained to be one of my favorite climbs and has never failed me a single time on freezing in awe with the scenery it offers from jump-off to summit. A mountain that is a hundred percent laden with grass which captivates every climber who walks along its path and traverses each of its peaks and camps.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Going Off-Grid or Grid-Tied on Solar Power

Solar Panels in Apo Reef - Schadow1 Expeditions

Part 2 of Solar Energy Series

Solar Energy is already getting abuzz for powering up homes in the Philippines due to the country's location where it gets maximum exposure to the sun all throughout the year. In addition to this, the electricity cost in the country is one of the most expensive in the world as it is controlled by oligarchs. Storms frequently visit the country yearly and power supply from the grid usually goes down, but not for solar power. This article explains ways to power up your home through solar energy. Know which is beneficial to you: to go Off-Grid or Grid-Tied.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tapping Renewable Energy to Empower Communities - An introduction to Solar Power for the Philippines

Solar Power on Apo Reef Island, Mindoro - Schadow1 Expeditions

Part 1 of Solar Energy Series

As a travel and mapping advocate, I have been going around the Philippines, mostly its remote islands and climbing its mountains, to document my expeditions and map the country for navigation and aid disaster resiliency planning. I have noticed that they all have something in common: communities that have inadequate or no power at all because power suppliers could not reach their location yet. This article is Schadow1 Expeditions introduction as we tap the benefits of renewable energy, specifically solar energy to empower communities in the Philippines.

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