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  • 5 Things To Do In San Pascual Burias Island

    5 Things To Do In San Pascual Burias Island

    I was enjoying lying on the bow of the large outrigger boat coming from Pasacao Port in Camarines Sur to our destination of San Pascual in Burias Island, Masbate. I wanted to enjoy the fresh sea air and not be bounded inside the tarp-covered windows of the shaded boat seats behind me. The splash from the ride didn't reach the bow that much so I enjoyed the sea view and conversation from the local guide in the area. Suddenly there was a rustle of activity that led me to see what was happening. We were approaching the Burias Island already and just in time when the afternoon light came in, sprea ...

  • Marine Biologist Marine Protected Area Proves Itself In Masbate

    Marine Biologist Marine Protected Area Proves Itself In Masbate

    The Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary was set up in 2OO1 much to the dismay of local fishermen who saw it as a move that deprived them of their livelihood. Dynamite fishing was prevalent, and Masbate City's Mayor, Socrates [I'm not even joking] Tuason said that it had been hard to convince the fishermen of the fact that the long-term benefits outweighing the short term.

    It's a common issue with trying to set up MPAs in countries like the Philippines. People depend sometimes solely on the sea to live. For some, providing each meal is a struggle. It's easy to see how the desperation fo ...

  • Masbate Beach Fun And Adventure

    Masbate Beach Fun And Adventure

    The path leading to Masbate's magnificent eco-tourism spots remains unbeaten and the Regional Development Council (RDC) for Bicol is initiating moves to lure tourists looking for more fun and adventure to this magnificent island province considered ground zero of the Philippines.

    Bounded on the north by Burias and Ticao Passes, south by the Visayan Sea, east by San Bernardino Strait and west by the Sibuyan Sea, between latitudes 11º 43' north and 123º09' east and 124º5' east, the island province which is one of Bicol's six provinces is among the hidden treasures of the Philippines with i ...