Balabac Island

Balabac, Palawan

Balabac Island is the southern-most island of the Palawan province in the Philippines, only about 50 kilometers north from Sabah, Malaysia, across the Balabac Strait.

Balabac Island is home to various endemic species. It is the home of birds like Grey Imperial Pigeon, Philippine Cockatoo, Blue-headed Racket-tail, and the Palawan Hornbill. The Philippine Mouse-deer, a subspecies of t ...

he Greater Mouse-deer can only be found in this island.

The Molbogs, a Muslim ethnolinguistic group, is concentrated in this island. Their livelihood includes farming, fishing and barter trading with the nearby Sulu, Bangsamoro, and Sabah market centers.  Wiki

Balabac Island News

  • Government To Study Crocodile Habitat In Balabac

    Government To Study Crocodile Habitat In Balabac

    The provincial government on Thursday said they will dispatch a team of experts, including the staff of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) to Balabac to study possible options for the government on resolving the recent cases of crocodile attacks in the area.

    Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta Jr. said the team, scheduled to start its surveys on November 20, will also consider a plan to designate protected areas for the crocodiles.

    Acosta told Palawan News that while some residents have suggested removing the crocodiles away from the communities, he said such op ...

  • Croc Sightings Alarm Balabac Residents

    Croc Sightings Alarm Balabac Residents

    Residents of Balabac town have expressed concern over the frequent sightings of crocodiles around Barangay Rabor, as environment officials said the destruction of their mangrove habitats may be causing the disturbance of the animals.

    Repeated sightings of crocodiles were reported near Rabor Elementary School, prompting school officials to seek help from authorities.

    Dionisio Latawan, a public school teacher, told Palawan News, that he saw a crocodile some 200 meters away from school last August 12, Saturday.

    Kasama ko yung co-teacher ko. Nagulat na lang kami may biglang parang humampa ...

  • Balabac Palawan The Last Of The Last Frontier

    The Last of Philippine's Last Frontier.

    Out of 44 islands we have marveled to 15 destinations including islands and sandbars in what I call, the Last of the Last Frontier -- Balabac.

    With an estimated distance of 830 kilometers from Manila, Balabac can be reached 6 hours by land from Puerto Princesa and 3 hours by boat to the camping site in Candaraman Island which is situated in Sulu sea.

    Punta Sebaring has the best beach I've seen by far and has the finest (powdery) sand (not coral sand). The water around Balabac is the best description of pristine waters; crystal clear and spotless ...

  • 7 Pawikan Narekober Sa Balabac Island

    7 Pawikan Narekober Sa Balabac Island

    Pitong iba't ibang uri ng pawikan ang narekober ng pinagsanid na pwersa ng Philippine National Police (PNP) Maritime Special Operations Unit at Philippine Marines sa Barangay North Mangsee sa Balabac noong Abril 6, 2017.

    Ayon sa mga awtoridad, isang intelligence report ang nakarating sa kanila na may mga pawikan na dinala sa Salingsingan Island sa Barangay North Mangsee.

    Hindi na inabutan ng mga awtoridad ang mga humuli sa mga pawikan ngunit tumambad sa kanila ang pitong nakataling pawikan. Agad na pinakawalan ang mga ito pabalik sa dagat.

    Ayon sa mga report, kinakatay umano sa Saling ...

  • Discovering Balabac A 7-Day Itinerary In A Philippine Paradise

    Discovering Balabac A 7-Day Itinerary In A Philippine Paradise

    This is the most challenging trip so far. Balabac is not your usual Palawan destination. It is located at the southernmost part of Palawan. Our plan was to go back to El Nido, but we found some blogs about Balabac that's why we changed it. We have different flights as well. The tour packages are so expensive, that's why we decided to have a DIY trip. We posted our planned trip through the different groups in Facebook then we found 2 backpackers who are willing to join us. We met personally in San Jose terminal in Puerto Princesa and we became instant friends!

    Day 1: Puerto Princesa arrival ...

  • Balabac The Last Jewel Of Palawan

    Balabac is located in Palawan and dubbed as "The Last Of The Last Frontier." Going to the south-westernmost tip of Palawan was a bit tiring --but definitely worth it. Balabac is a paradise at its rawest. - Ayza