Lake Kanimbailan, Located in Sitio Panlabuhan, Loreto, Agusan Del Sur. The lake is only one out of 59 lakes within the massive expanse of the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. The lake is home to the Manobo people.
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Agusan del Sur, a landlocked province in the Caraga Region's (Northeastern Mindanao), has a land area of 8,966 square kilometers??"the country's seventh largest province and the biggest in the region. It derived its name from the word "agasan", meaning "where the water flows", referring to the meandering 250-kilometer Agusan River, the country's third longest river.
Its history is inextricably linked with its mother province, Agusan del Norte, from where it was carved out in 1976. Its pre-colonial history dates back to the Majapahit Empire through the archaeological discovery of an eight-in ...
It pays to plan before you travel. But every once in a while, spontaneous forays provide for the biggest and most pleasant surprises. This we found out on recent visit to Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary hosted by the Tribong Manobo of Sitio Panlabuhan Loreto Agusan Marsh Organization, a loose organization of locally-based community members that is spearheading the development of cultural tourism initiatives within the area.
Located in the province of Agusan del Sur, the Agusan Marsh is one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the country. It is a government declared protected ar ...
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary An Overnight Eco-Cultural Tour At Panlabuhan Manobo Floating Village
When heritage advocate Ivan Henares invited me to revisit the Agusan Marsh to document a fledgling cultural tourism project he spearheaded, I excitedly jumped at the opportunity to experience this vast and unique landscape all over again. My first visit was with my sister in December 2009. We were the first tourists permitted by the town officials of Bunawan to enter Lake Mihaba ??" the site of a macabre crocodile attack on a Manobo schoolgirl eight months earlier. Apparently, the killer croc ??" presumed by many to be the 20-foot Lolong, the world's largest captive crocodile captured in 2011 ...
Long before 6.17-meter crocodile "Lolong" became an icon of Agusan del Sur and landed in the Guinness Book of World Records, the province was already the toast of the world's naturalists thanks to the Agusan Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
A protected area covering more than 14,000 hectares in the heart of the 250-kilometer Agusan River, it is perhaps the country's most significant wetland and is listed in the Swiss-based Ramsar's List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Covering the towns of San Francisco, Bunawan, La Paz, Loreto, and Talacogon, it is home to 1,332 species of birds, ...
Long before 6.17-meter crocodile "Lolong" became a tourist landmark in Agusan del Sur and landed in the Guinness Book of World Records, the province was already the toast of the world's naturalists with the Agusan Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.
A protected area covering more than 14,000 hectares in the heart of the 250-kilometer Agusan River, it is perhaps the country's most significant wetland and listed in the prestigious Ramsar List Wetlands of International Importance.
Straddling the towns of San Francisco, Bunawan, La Paz, Loreto, and Talacogon, it is habitat to endangered animals wh ...
Cultural tourism is a potent tool for poverty alleviation. There is a potential for indigenous communities in the Philippines to benefit immensely from cultural tourism if given the information, proper training, infrastructure and guidance. The program will empower the Agusan Manobo indigenous group at Sitio Panlabuhan, Agusan Marsh to create a sustainable tourism program for their community.