Sunken Cemetery Marine Sanctuary

Catarman, Camiguin

The Sunken Cemetery was created during the volcanic birth of Mt. Vulcan that lasted from 1871 to about 1875, some areas in the town of Bonbon on Camiguin Island subsided, sinking the cemetery of the town to below sea level. The place is commemorated by a huge cross erected in 1982. Since then the municipality of Bonbon transferred to now the town of Catarman. It is also known as Pasil Reef Marine ...


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  • Camiguin Island Travel Guide: How To Get There, Places To See And More

    Camiguin Island Travel Guide: How To Get There, Places To See And More

    It has been a forgotten-number of years from the first time I stepped on its sandy beaches, swam in the waters of the Sunken Cemetery, laid quadrants on its land areas, strategically placed mist nest to catch fruit bats and some innovative ways to catch insects and some sorts, and dry pressed some leaves and other plant parts from Camiguin. Yes. Camiguin Island used to be my playground - the open laboratory of experience and learning long before I became a travel blogger sharing with you this Camiguin Island travel guide.

  • Philippines Part 1

    Philippines Part 1

    I thought I'd break this blog down into a few parts. The reason being, we did so much that it would be an overwhelmingly long blog. Due to living in Vietnam we had decided that we needed to spend a Christmas away from home and experience a new place we'd always wanted to go. We were weighing up between Australia and the Philippines, however Philippines won us over when we knew our friends living in Oz weren't going to be around. We booked flights and started planning back in October, however our original plan and route we had decided to take took a different turn a couple of weeks before we we ...

  • What To Do In Camiguin

    What To Do In Camiguin

    Camiguin, a province off northern Mindanao, is synonymous to the lanzones, which is native to the island. But you need not wait that long to experience the proverbial sweet life because you can enjoy this tropical paradise any day of the year. From lazing around on white-sand beaches to taking a dip in cold springs, here are 10 of the most exciting things to do in Camiguin.

  • Camiguin Unveils 3 Historical Sites

    The provincial government of Camiguin unveiled three local historical sites on Monday as part of its 51st founding anniversary.

    The three sites -- the Bonbon Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery, and Moro Watch Tower -- were declared by the National Historical Commission last December as National Cultural Treasures.

    Gov. Maria Luisa Romualdo underscored the preservation of local historical sites, calling on teachers around the province to teach young people on the value of their heritage.

    During her State of the Provincial Address on Sunday, Romualdo cited the province's ongoing tourism deve ...

  • Camiguin Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery Declared National Cultural Treasures

    Camiguin Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery Declared National Cultural Treasures

    The National Museum of the Philippines has declared more than 40 sites in the country as National Cultural Treasures (NCT) and Important Cultural Properties (ICP), most of them coming from the island-province of Camiguin in northern Mindanao.

    Declared national treasures are the archaeological sites in Camiguin: the Old Bonbon Church ruins in Catarman, Sunken Cemetery also in Catarman, and the Spanish-era watchtower in Guinsiliban.

    The Sunken Cemetery was Catarman's Spanish-era cemetery which sank underwater following the eruption of Mt. Vulcan in the 1870s.

    The image of Nuestra Senora ...

  • Celebrating The Good Life

    Celebrating The Good Life

    So when this quaint island province off Northern Mindanao decided to celebrate its cultural identity 39 years ago, it cannot be anything other than this tropical seasonal fruit, which is reputed to be the sweetest in the archipelago.

    This saccharine-tasting fruit is due to generous amounts of rainfall and sunshine, the island's volcanic nature and the unique intercropping system of coconut and lanzones trees.

    This colorful revelry recently came to life once again in a weeklong festivity to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the fruit.

    Themed "Kinaiyahan atong Ampingan, Kalamboan alang ...