Coron Island Tagbanua

Coron, Palawan

The Tagbanua tribe manages some of Coron's top tourist attractions. The Tagbanua tribe have exclusive rights to Coron tourist sites like Kayangan Lake, the Twin Lagoons and surrounding beaches and islets because they are part of their ancestral domain. The Tagbanua have been stewards of these sanctuaries since before Coron even became a town. In 1998, the Tagbanua were awarded a CADT over more tha ...

n 22,000 hectares of land and sea. The Coron Island Ancestral Domain covers the two villages of Banuang Daan and Cabugao, and the neighboring Delian Island.

Coron Island Tagbanua News

  • Why Coron Is The Next Big Thing In Philippines

    Why Coron Is The Next Big Thing In Philippines

    "Visit Coron, Palawan" where natures the best! Mga luto na matitikman pasado sa inyong digest; mga isla na mapupuntahan susulit sa inyong budget; mga views na naggagandahan sakto sa inyong gadgets.

    You probably must have heard that song rendered in a folksy beat on a popular travel show on TV.

    The singer-composer himself, Jonel Vergara, guided us on a tour of Coron recently, and for two days let us experience every activity and scenery enumerated in the song from watching the sunset on the peak of Mt. Tapyas to eating cashew nuts on the roadside.

    This jewel in northern Palawan, one of ...

  • Coron An Island Of Nature, Culture

    Early this month, I had the chance to revisit the Coron Island in Coron town, Palawan after I facilitated a planning workshop for the conservation sites of the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. in the adjacent municipality of Busuanga.

    Coron and Busuanga towns occupy the Busuanga Island, and along with the island municipality of Cullion and other smaller islands and islets, comprise the Calamianes Group of Islands, also known as Calamianes, which has distinct and unique ecosystems and habitats that harbor some single-island endemic species.

    It was as if it was still m ...

  • Cordillera News Agency Holds Culture Sensitivity Seminar

    For A deeper understanding of culture, the Cordillera News Agency in tandem with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts conducted the first "Luzon Cultural Sensitivity Training."

    The training aims to put into proper perspective how indigenous peoples groups (IPs) should be reported on, the manner of reporting which highlights the role of arts, culture and heritage in the entire island cluster of Luzon.

    The training gathers over 100 media practitioners, bloggers, educators and information officers for a 2-day training held on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, to craft the fi ...

  • Teo Reminded Of PHs Tourism Roadmap

    The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources Inc. and Pamana Ka Sa Pilipinas, the largest network of community-based managers of marine protected areas, condemn Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo's public support for the building of the Coral World Park in Coron, Palawan. We oppose the building of any entertainment resort complex in Coron, or within any part of or near any protected area or nature reserve.

    The construction activity itself and the resulting deluge of people to such a resort will have harmful effects on the surrounding environment, including the plethora of waste ...

  • Board Seat For Indigenous Peoples Rep Confirmed

    Board Seat For Indigenous Peoples Rep Confirmed

    The provincial board has approved the membership of an indigenous people's representative to the legislative body.

    Joel Lumis Jr, a Tagbanua, was affirmed by the body to sit as the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) on June 9, 2017. Lumis will fill up the post after two years of vacancy on the position.

    As the new indigenous peoples representative, he vowed among others to put up IPMR centers on each barangays to reach out to indigenous communities.

    "Pagsisikapan po natin na malagyan bawat barangay ng IP representative para po sa kanila mismo manggaling ang kanilang pan ...

  • School In A Bag Reaches Tagbanua Children

    School In A Bag Reaches Tagbanua Children

    For most Tagbanua children in the village of Daan in Coron, Palawan province, learning means walking long distances to get to a schoolhouse with no electricity, and making do with the most basic educational tools.

    Recently, however, some 200 children from Banuang Daan Elementary School were introduced to the internet and a high-tech way of learning. They received School-in-a-Bag, a digital learning tool package developed by Smart Communications for schools in far-flung areas.

    Each package contains a solar panel for electricity, a laptop, five tablets, a mobile phone, a pocket WiFi with s ...