Abagatanen Beach is located in barangay Macaboboni, Agno, Pangasinan.
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My Balungao friends have been inviting me to spend some bonding time with them many many months ago. They just wanted some quiet time when we could talk and chat about things other than work, spend our time in one another's company and just rekindle our friendship.
So we set our bonding date on October 1, my only remaining free day for October.
Little did I know that Joan, Diane, Jo and Belle also arranged a hike to Mt. Balungao. I only knew about it one day before my trip. Thankfully, I included in my backpack some trekking clothes and my trekking pole.
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Boiled corn is a favorite snack food for the young and adults alike. Years back, we enjoyed the small ears of native glutinous or "malagkit" white corn. Then the yellow sweet and super sweet varieties came along, which are still among the favorites.
Later came the so-called waxy corn varieties. These are hybrid varieties with tender kernels that are sweet and somewhat glutinous. The early waxy varieties were pure white and because they are hybrids, the ears are much bigger than the old native glutinous corn. The latest to be introduced in the local market is the so-called bicolor waxy corn. ...
The province of Pangasinan has a lot to offer. Located on the western area of the island of Luzon along the Lingayen Gulf and South China Sea, it's best known as being the home of the Hundred Islands National Park. But that's not all it has. As the biggest province of the Ilocos Region in terms of land area, Pangasinan has lots of natural attractions that will appeal adventure-seekers looking for a getaway relatively near Manila. Here are 10 exciting activities you can do here.
1. Go Island-Hopping around the Hundred Islands
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A female melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra) caught two weeks ago in Dasol, Pangasinan province, died on Thursday while undergoing treatment at a facility of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Fishermen found the 2-meter long whale beached along Dasol Bay on Sept. 23 and brought it back to the sea. But it was sighted again in the afternoon on the same day so village officials decided to bring it to the BFAR facility in Alaminos City.
Samantha Licudine, a BFAR veterinarian, said the whale had many scratches in the body and had a deep cut near its snout.
The town of Agno is located on the Western portion of Pangasinan, which is characterized by rolling terrains and ricefields on the way to the town proper. It is the home of Sabangan Beach, it may not have white sand, yet it offers a different attraction popularly known as the Umbrella Rocks. These massive rocks has a diverse marine eco-system showcasing beautiful corals, different sea creatures and is surrounded by crystal clear water facing the West Philippine Sea. Even with the recent aftermath of typhoon "Lando" one could still see the picturesque view of the place.
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Every day at 9 a.m., divers scour the waters off Mayor's Island in the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) in Alaminos City in Pangasinan province, to look for fragments of live coral that could still be nurtured at the coral nursery or planted in the sea bed.
They intend to rebuild the coral reefs—colorful gardens under the sea where marine life thrives—which are often damaged by bleaching brought about by global warming.
Bleaching is a slow process, though the damage it causes may seem too quick and sudden for the average observer, said Dr. Edgardo Gomez, professor emeritus of the ...