"My Pagbilao Page" Pagbilao by monina_c

Pagbilao Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 203 photos

Progress and Preservation

Pagbilao is a small town nestled between the mountains and the sea. It's been blessed with great beaches and green forests.

It is a farming/fishing community and the home of the 704 MW coal-fired power plant originally owned by Mirant but had changed hands several times and is currently owned by a chinese company.

It is also the home of the Quezon National Park and the Quezon National Agricultural School.

The Quezon National Forest Park

QNFP have been written off by conservation organizations in the province as hopeless. That it is too far gone to save. But it is a pity to just let this stop us from trying to educate the residents on the concept of conservation and to find alternatives to their traditional source of livelihood (illegal cutting of trees within the park).

It took us 2 years back in the late '90s to set up the Camp Trining Environment Center where students from the Quezon National Agricultural School and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines can undertake environmental activities geared towards preserving the Park.

I hope that at this time the efforts that have started this project have borne fruit and that what remains of the Park is extant.

  • Last visit to Pagbilao: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 11, 2013
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  • cyndymc's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Awesome pose w/ the giant tree! Did you see many birds in the forest? I hope to go there someday:))

  • hunwagner's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 12:07 AM

    Nice little page. I visited this park 9 years ago - back then it was in decent condition. Sad to hear if it has deteriorated.

  • joysweet's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2007 at 12:43 AM

    huminto din kami dyan recently.... although most of the time, pag dating namin dito sa part ng quezon tulog ako :D

  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2006 at 5:31 PM

    Is Quezon National Park the winding road shaped like M where you throw coins to volunteers manning the traffic?

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