Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Breathtaking Mardanas Island of Tawi-Tawi

Mardanas Island - Schadow1 Expeditions

Midway between the water-world town of Sitangkai in Tawi-Tawi to the Philippine-Malaysian border lies an uninhabited island. An island gifted with fine white sand, green grass and palm trees at its inner areas and vibrant turquoise seas with rich underwater ecosystem. This is Mardanas!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Panguan Island, the most remote island paradise of the Philippines

Panguan Island - Schadow1 Expeditions

Panguan Island is the most remote island of the southernmost province in the Philippines, Tawi-Tawi. It is located just at the edge of the border between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is also called as Malamanok Island by some locals. A white-sand beach and turquoise waters getaway.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bud Bongao, Tawi-Tawi's Overwatch and Sacred Peak

Bud Bongao - Schadow1 Expeditions

Tawi-Tawi is composed of 107 highlands and is known for its numerous sandbars that is spread along the shallow waters of the northermost extremeties of Celebes Sea. A mountain, in solitude, towers at 342 meters above sea level amidst the flat island of Bongao. It is a masterpiece of nature as it shows its prowess with vertical limestone rocks and lush forests. Bud Bongao stands as the sacred mountain of the land.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Tawi-Tawi: A mapping expedition to the Philippines Southernmost Sojourn

Tawi-Tawi Mapping Expedition - Schadow1 Expeditions

Tawi-Tawi is the southernmost province of the Philippines with about one hundred seven (107) islands scattered across the Sulu archipelago. It is bounded on the north by Sulu Sea and the south by Celebes Sea. The province is known to possess beautiful islands with powdery white and pink beaches, shallow turquoise waters, flourishing ecosystem and numerous sandbars. Hence, our original mission was to map the province for tourism development. Chain of events has made this expedition more complicated as we have originally planned.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Mapping Expedition to Palawan's Southern Frontier - Balabac

Balabac Group of Islands - Schadow1 Expeditions

Bordering Philippines and Malaysia, there lies a group of islands at the southernmost tip of the province of Palawan. Unknown to many, these islands have one of the best and fine beaches in the country and probably the world. Composed of over thirty islands and numerous sandbars including endemic species such as the Philippine Mouse-Deer and the Philippine Eagle. Schadow1 Expeditions was there to map it and see for ourselves the beauty that these islands possess.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Taking Risks on Advocating Change Through Mapping

Schadow1 Expeditions on Mount Marami

Change is the only constant existence in the world. It is inevitable. And change can lead to the betterment of society and can also lead to its destruction. Yet as citizens, we are tasked as humans, to contribute to uplifting the quality of lives of people. We owe this for sharing our time in this world through co-existence. In this ever changing world; paths, directions, and locations may change. And people must remain to be informed of such changes and so we may adapt. We need a map to graphically visualize them. We need expeditions to experience them, and we need stories to live by them.

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