Panguil Bay

Misamis Occidental

Panguil Bay, an arm of Iligan Bay, is a bay in Mindanao in the Philippines. The bay forms the natural boundary separating the Zamboanga Peninsula from the rest of the island of Mindanao. It borders the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Sur, and Lanao del Norte. Important cities and municipalities on its coast are Ozamiz and Tangub in Misamis Occidental, and Tubod, the capital of Lanao ...

del Norte.

Panguil Bay News

  • Work On Mindanaos Biggest Longest Bridge Set To Start Next Year Spanning Panguil Bay

    Work On Mindanaos Biggest Longest Bridge Set To Start Next Year Spanning Panguil Bay

    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 10 announced that Mindanao's longest and largest bridge project, spanning Panguil Bay, will start construction by the third quarter of 2017, which will connect Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental by 2020.

    The Panguil Bay Bridge will connect Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and Tubod City, Lanao del Norte, and reduce travel time between Tangub and Tubod to 7 minutes. It will also significantly improve the travel time from Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to the cities of Tangub, Ozamiz, Oroquieta, Dipolog, and Dapitan in Zamboanga de No ...

  • 10th Panguil Bay Development Council Confab Set In Lanao Norte

    10th Panguil Bay Development Council Confab Set In Lanao Norte

    The Panguil Bay Development Council (PBDC) and the Iligan Bay Management Council (IBMC) jointly convened at the Lala Fish Farm and Training Center, Barangay Pacita, in Lala, Lanao del Norte, recently.

    Undersecretary for Fisheries, BFAR/National Director lawyer Asis G. Perez, who presided the meeting reiterated among others that Panguil Bay is now 'Sanggab-Free' in a formal declaration during the Council Stakeholders' 8th PBDC and 1st IBMC Meeting held in Kapatagan, this province, last November 2015.

    PBDC recognizes the need to protect, conserve and manage the bay's aquatic resource ...

  • Farming The Sea In Lanao Del Norte

    Farming The Sea In Lanao Del Norte

    Government projects that showcase practical opportunities whether in farming or fisheries, will always have positive results.

    Just like the mariculture park project in Lanao del Norte which was launched in 2010 in Panguil Bay. There, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) demonstrated fish farming in the ocean with circular and square cages for culturing bangus and other species.

    The first cycle showcased the stocking of 20,000 bangus fingerlings in one circular cage with a diameter of 8 meters. Bangus grows well in sea water. In four months of culture, and spending P250,00 ...

  • Panguil Bay In NorMin To Spring Back In Abundance

    Panguil Bay In NorMin To Spring Back In Abundance

    The Panguil Bay Development Council (PBDC) has announced on November 27 that Panguil Bay, the once rich fishing ground in the northwestern part of Mindanao, would soon spring back to its abundant state after decades of abuse and indiscriminate harvesting of its marine animals.

    This as the PBDC, which is composed of local political officials and heads of government line agencies from Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao, declared that it successfully removed illegal fishing structures to realize the bay's cleanup and rehabilitation.

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR ...

  • Panguil Bay Now Free From Sanggab Says Bfar

    Panguil Bay Now Free From Sanggab Says Bfar

    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Bfar) and the Panguil Bay Development Council (PDBC) on Friday declared Panguil Bay in Mindanao as free from sanggab.

    Sanggab or filter nets are illegal fishing structures that proliferated in Panguil Bay, a fishing ground in Mindanao. Based on the Bfar's assessment, there were 2,273 units of sanggab in the area.

    "We provided assistance to affected fishermen for four months only as after this duration, we reaped the harvest of this initiative as we can catch bigger and more fish," Tangub City Mayor and PBDC member Philip Tan said in a statem ...

  • Climate Walk to protest coal fired plants

    Climate Walk to protest coal fired plants

    Hundreds of activists, farmers and fishermen will start Monday a six-day "Climate Walk" to protest the three coal plant projects along Panguil Bay.

    The protesters will walk 92 kilometers from Maranding, Lanao del Norte, to Iligan City.

    Roldan Gonzales, executive director of Gitib, said a coalition of nongovernment organizations led by the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice believes the plants are a threat to the bay.

    The biggest project is the P1 billion, 540-megawatt plant being built by the Ayala Corporation in barangays Tacub and Libertad in Kauswagan. The other two are the 30 ...