Bonbon Fish Sanctuary

Aloguinsan, Cebu

Bonbon Marine Fish Sanctuary is located in Bonbon, Aloguinsan, Cebu and is an eco-tourism destination because of its rich marine resources which have been revitalized and protected through the efforts of people like Arnold Ursabia. In 2006 a Japanese oil rig off the town's coastline and Ursabia was one of the locals who fought to stop its implementation. In 2013 he was recognized by the Ramon Aboi ...

tza Foundation (RAFI) for his effort. Ursabia and 42 other fishermen under the Bonbon Fisherfolks Association continue to patrol the sea to protect their marine life and its environs.

Bonbon Marine Fish Sanctuary News

  • Aloguinsan Cebu Hermit Cove

    Cebu Diving in Aloguinsan Sanctuary.

  • DENR 7 Plants 1T Artificial Reefs

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reported it has deployed more than 1,000 artificial coral reefs in various areas in Central Visayas to help rehabilitate natural reefs.

    Through the DENR 7's Protected Areas, Wildlife, Coastal Zone Management Services (PAWCZMS) and under the agency's Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management Program (SCREMP), a total of 1,065 artificial coral reef houses were planted in some 35.5 hectares of coral reef areas in the region.

    Of the total number of coral reef houses, 345 of these were distributed to the towns of Tuburan, Barili, Al ...

  • Go Ecotourism In Aloguinsan

    Summer is a perfect time to travel as an ecotourist, going to places with natural attractions.

    A river and a mangrove forest, for instance, are much more refreshing spots than man-made resorts. Exactly what are found in the town of Aloguinsan, southwest of Cebu.

    Nature still flourishes in the town, the right destination for those looking for a place that not too many people have discovered yet. The marine life is lush. And the place is rich in culture and heritage.

    A beautiful interweaving of culture and nature is sure to fascinate visitors to Aloguinsan. The local food is interesting ...

  • An Utterly Secret Totally Breathtaking Marine Treasure

    An Utterly Secret Totally Breathtaking Marine Treasure

    There are adventure destinations that are so isolated and so well tucked that getting to such destinations is actually an adventure in itself. These places radiate so much splendor, mystery, and secrecy that they deserve very special trips. That is basically what I had in mind to celebrate my Sweetie's birthday last September 8, 2013. As a special birthday gift, we decided to visit and explore Aloguinsan's version of a secret coastal shangri-la, The Hermit's Cove.

    As its name implies, the Hermit's Cove in Kantabogon, Aloguinsan, is a small coastal bay facing the serene Tañon Strait that se ...

  • Fishermen Protect Marine Life

    Since earliest childhood, Arnold Ursabia has always been fascinated by the ocean and its diverse marine life.

    Ursabia loves the ocean so much that he joined other reef rangers to protect the marine resources of Aloguinsan town in northwest Cebu.

    Aloguinsan is an eco-tourism destination because of its rich marine resources.

    Ursabia and 42 other fishermen under the Bonbon Fisherfolks Association (Bofa) patrol the sea to protect marine life and its environs.

    "As fishermen, our source of livelihood is dependent on our ocean's marine resources. However, these resources are not here fore ...

  • The Reef Ranger Of Aloguinsan

    The Reef Ranger Of Aloguinsan

    Name: Arnold Ursabia
    Age: 35 years old
    Hometown: Siocon, Bogo City
    Birthdate: February 2, 1978
    Name of Spouse: Lydia Ursabia
    Name of Children: Theea (14) and Ma. Nicole Ursabia (12)
    Highest Educational Attainment: High school graduate
    Biggest joy in life: To be with my family and loved ones.

    Belief in life: Stand by your beliefs until your death.

    Since his younger years, Arnold Ursabia has always been fascinated by the ocean, its waves, its depth, and the diverse marine life under its waters. It was, therefore, natural for him to humble himself and join other dedicated reef ranger ...