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Mindanao & Visayas Spots are Among "Top 100 Green Destinations" in the World

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Choose Philippines | Sep 30, 2016

Two Philippine spots made it to the list of the "Top 100 Sustainable Destinations" in the world: Bojo, Aloguinsan in Cebu and Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. 

According to Sustainable Destinations Top 100 website, "the awards celebrate the efforts of tourism destination's responsible and sustainable tourism initiatives." 

With over 150 nominations, 60 tourism sustainability experts were tasked to trim it down to top 100, making the list more prestigious. 

Considered as the jewel of Southern Cotabato, Lake Sebu is a municipality in Southern Philippines that holds several cultural and natural attractions. One of which is the placid lake, also named as 'Lake Sebu', which is hailed as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the Philippines. This lake is surrounded by shelters of T'boli and Ubo tribes thus being recognized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as an ancestral domain. 

READ: Fall for the 7 Majestic Waterfalls of Lake Seb

In the western part of Cebu is a town that offers its visitors the chance to take part in a sustainable eco-tourism. In Aloguinsan, one could find a unique and exquisite experience of hopping on a cruise in Bojo River with a view the opens up to the sea. In here, operators are strict in using only paddles for boats as to avoid spilling diesel and gasoline onto its waters when using motor boats.

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