Red Core continues to expand its exploration of potential geothermal sites all over the Philippines.
The Talim Island Project
Red Core’s project is in the middle of Laguna Lake, on dagger-shaped Talim Island, which contains a shallow crater at its southern end, forming the southwest rim of the Laguna Caldera. Volcanic in origin, and also known as Crater Lake, the largest crater on the island spans 3 kilometers (1.9 miles), surrounding Balibago and Tuna.
The project area covers 5,832 hectares, and is within the municipalities of Binangonan and Cardona in the province of Rizal.
Talim Island, which is the largest lake island in Laguna de Bay, which is also the largest lake in the Philippines, also has hot springs in Ginoong Sanay, Tabon and Binitagan.
Metro Manila is just across Laguna Lake.
The Acupan-Itogon Project
The Acupan-Itogon project in Benguet, at the Southern end of the Cordillera Mountain Range, is a 45-minute drive southeast of Baguio City. It is also known for its hot springs, with at least 10 of them in this town, the most popular of which is the 1300 Level Pools.
According to a report by Arthur L. Allad-Iw of the Northern Dispatch Weekly, the hot springs, which can also be found in Asin, Tuba; Dalupirip in Itogon; and, Daclan in Bokod, Benguet originate from an inactive volcano that stands in Bokod, near the country’s second highest peak, Mount Pulag.
The Mount Bulusan Project
Mount Bulusan, one of 23, and the 4th among the, active volcanoes in the Philippines, is the southernmost volcano on Luzon, located in the province of Sorsogon in the Bicol Region, southeast of Manila.
Sorsogon, the southernmost province of Luzon, is the region’s gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao and is accessible by a 40-minute flight from Metro Manila, Sorsogon City being 58 kilometers from the the Legazpi City Airport, or a 13-hour drive from the capital, passing through 5 provinces.