Aklan News

  • I Left My Heart In Boracay

    If I didn't know better, I would say I was a mermaid, or a starfish, or perhaps a seaweed in my past life. Growing up close to the beach (approx. just ten minutes away from home), I know my heart belongs to the water that I just couldn't say no to the sea even if it almost took my life quite a number of times.

    Hence, here's another beach escapade. And this time, it's the famous Boracay baby! :)

    Although honestly, having been told a million times that Boracay is too crowded and overdeveloped, I kept on skipping and intentionally ignoring it to be added on my "To-go" list. But I was wrong. ...

  • Surprise We Actually Like Boracay

    Even though we'd been to several provinces in the Philippines — in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao — Boracay was never on our plans. If you're a local, you'll know why.

    Over the years, Boracay has been the subject of various criticisms. It's commonly referred to as a prime example of over commercialization. It was once a virginal beach, home to indigenous communities. Over the years, resorts and commercial establishments in Boracay grew in numbers, its local culture replaced by restaurants catering to Western palate. I remember that there was also a controversial issue years ago about Aetas ...

  • Kalibo Aklan 2015 Jawili Falls Jawili Beach Agfa Point And Tangalan Church

    Jawili initially looked too far and too time-consuming to fit in my itinerary. But when I ended up with an extra morning on my second day, this was the first destination that came to mind.

    Jawili Falls and Jawili Beach could be accessed via the town of Tangalan. After breakfast the second day, I boarded a tricycle going to the Tangalan jeepney terminal (Php8) and found myself the first jeepney passenger. I had to wait for a while, but it was a good thing the jeepney left even if it wasn't full yet. Fare to Tangalan is Php20, and travel takes around 30-45 minutes. I asked the driver to drop ...

  • Kalibo Aklan 2015 Bakhawan Eco Park A Mangrove Paradise

    Bakhawan Eco Park was my second destination in Kalibo, an afternoon trip on my first day. After my morning visit to Sampaguita Gardens, my initial plan was to just explore the town. However, it was scorching hot during that afternoon, and I was beginning to have a headache. So, I decided to go on my Bakhawan trip earlier than planned.

    Commute to the eco park is by tricycle. You can hail one in the town proper, and it would bring you there for Php40 (one-way trip). There is a registration area by the bamboo gate, manned by a local lady who collects the Php100 entrance fee and lends native ha ...

  • Locals Spot Playful Dolphins In Aklan Waters

    On September 13, at least 15 dolphins wandered into the Aklan waters, specifically in Barangay Afga, Tangalan.

    According to reports gathered, the dolphins could have been looking for food and ended up in the shallow area of the Aklan waters.

    The Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) provided a video showing the dolphins frolicking, swimming, and playing with each other in the Tangalan waters.

    They were estimated to have spent at least an hour in the area before swimming into deeper parts of the sea.

    Meanwhile, another source revealed that some fishermen saw a t ...

  • Hindi Bababa Sa 15 Dolphin Napadpad Sa Baybayin Sa Aklan

    At least 15 dolphins found their way to the shores of Barangay Afga in Tangalan, Aklan.

    A report in Unang Balita on Tuesday said that the marine mammals may have been looking for food when they strayed into the area.

    In a video provided by the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) the dolphins could be seen swimming and playing in the waters of Tangalan.