LORAN stands for Long Range Aid to Navigation, a former American naval base built around the early 1950's as an outpost to monitor movements in the Pacific Ocean.Abandoned in 1972, the camp was then used by local coastguards in 1980 and was again abandoned. Presently, only ruins of the old naval base stands as monument of its glory.
Loran Ruins News
Not a few grizzled veterans of adventure travelers who have been to Catanduanes have likened it to an unpolished diamond--crude on the side, but its true beauty will glitter once cut and polished.
Still, some stakeholders would like it to be known as the "Happy Island" because of the sheer happiness and solitude its natural wonders give a visitor, minus the madding crowd of the popular tourist traps.
Situated off the eastern seaboard of mainland Bicol, the island province used to be part of Albay and was carved out as an independent province in 1945.
While typhoons still pass through ...
There was a time when the island province of Catanduanes was known as the "Land of the Howling Wind" because of the frequent destructive storms that pass its way. For townsfolk who have been weathering the strong storms, there is no fun in highlighting this age-old scourge.
But beyond the howling wind, the province today is a tourism frontier which beckons travelers looking for well-kept secrets off the beaten path. Many true-blue adventurers consider it a diamond in the rough.
Located off the eastern seaboard of mainland Bicol, Catanduanes was a sub-province of Albay and was carved out ...
Catanduanes is geographically situated at the easternmost part of the Bicol Peninsula, separated from the mainland Bicol by Maqueda Channel and Lagonoy Gulf. The island-province is blessed with white sand beaches, thrilling waterfalls, a rich history, and other top-rated destinations.
Kurakog & Irihan Rock Formations
Called "Boto ni Kurakog" ("Kurakog's penis") because of its shape, this rock formation is the subject of many legends in Catanduanes. One of which says that Kurakog is a giant whose body was washed away by the waves after a deep slumber. It was only the pointed column, risin ...