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The Buhatan River Eco Adventure Project has caught the attention of local and foreign tourists in view of its natural and unadulterated scenic attractions as well as the very inspiring story of how the locals painstakingly demonstrated their unwavering support and cooperation to develop the project from scratch to what it is now. From enjoying the sumptuous local delicacies in the floating cabanas, bird watching, fish catching and firefly gazing to just savoring the fresh natural smell of nature while sailing along the majestic stream of the river, one cannot help but return for another enjoyable trip. No wonder the project has become a word of mouth among local and international adventure seekers.

It is not surprising then that the project had been nominated and eventually bagged the Lopez Achievement award and the BPI Sinag Awards for 2017. It is not a “walk in the park” to win the said awards due to the very stringent criteria and selection process among countless candidates nationwide. The Lopez Achievement Award focused on promotion of its corporate core values such as public responsibility, impact to the community and the environment as well as community self-help and sustainability. The BPI Sinag Award on the other hand, emphasized social entrepreneurship, business viability and sustainability.

The project truly deserves the accolades and the significant amount of money as prizes and incentives to be expended for its expansion projects such as additional floating cabanas, mangrove walk and the visitors center. The glittering and momentous awarding ceremonies were held at the ABS-CBN”s Studio 10 last October 19, 2017 and the Manila Yatch Club on August 20, 2017, respectively. Kudos and Congratulations! (T. Fortes)