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  • Pinoy Aquaman Conquers Seas Becomes Hero

    Ingermar Patino Macarine was 8 years old when he first dreamed of swimming across the Surigao Strait.

    He not only did that. He also set at least four records, earning him the moniker “Pinoy Aquaman.”

    “I love the seas,” said Macarine, election officer of Tubigon town, Bohol province. “I never feared swimming in the open water. I think my life is very connected with water,” he said.

    Macarine was 8 years old when he learned to swim in the coastal town of Placer, Surigao del Norte province.

    Since then, he spent most of his childhood life swimming.

    He recalled he was swim ...

  • Top Travel Destinations In Asia

    Bohol Philippines is now the top travel destinations in Asia. Yesterday 2/11/16, when I pick-up my wife in Cebu pier 1 from Tagbilaran City for a visit to their company branch in Tagbilaran City, I see many tourist coming down from Ocean Jet. I see Japanese, Koreans, Americans, Chinese and many nationalities. That’s the proof that Bohol Philippines is now one of the country best tourist destination.

    The island offers a wide range of attractions from natural fine white sand beaches, great diving sites, scenic natural sights, old houses, ancient churches, historical sites and wonderful ecot ...

  • Around Pamilacan Island Philippines

    Pamilacan is of small an island in the Bohol Sea, situated 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) south of Bohol island, Philippines. It is a barangay of the municipality of Baclayon. To the northeast of the island is a 200‑year‑old Spanish fort, which in the past served as a watchtower for the Spaniards to look out for intruders, such as pirates and other enemies, particularly those coming from the south. Pamilacan perhaps means "resting place of the mantas", but it can also be considered to derive from the word pamilac, or harpoon, a device that was historically used to capture the mantas, dol ...

  • Bohol Sea Check

    Environmental advocate conquers 15km open-water swim in rough Bohol seas.

    Triathlete-lawyer and environmental advocate Ingemar Macarine achieved another record-setting goal as he successfully swam from Pamalican Island up north to Baclayon town in Bohol last Sunday.

    He is the first man to cross the Bohol Sea through open-water swimming.

    Macarine, 39, who is known as the first Filipino to have swam across 2.7-kilometers of San Francisco Bay’s icy waters from the Alcatraz Island Penitentiary to San Francisco City last April 2014, again showcased endurance and courage when he took up t ...