Tawi-Tawi News

  • Green Turtles Pinamumugaran Ang Baguan Island Sa Tawi-Tawi

    Baguan Island sa Tawi-Tawi, pinamumugaran ng green turtles.

  • Turtle Island In Tawi-Tawi Communing With The Amazing Green Sea Turtle

    Turtle Island In Tawi-Tawi Communing With The Amazing Green Sea Turtle

    After a six-hour bumpy ride at sea, one jaunts ashore at Baguan.

    This inhabited but still pristine isle of an island, in what's popularly known as the Turtle Islands Group, well, it's "on that side" of Celebes Sea ??" actually closer to Sandakan, Malaysia than to Bongao, or Simunul, or Sitangkai.

    This part of our Philippine Archipelago is a favorite breeding ground of the Green Sea Turtle.

    In local generic parlance, the Pawikan.

    Arriving at night, our News5 team right away encounters several Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) waddling ashore to lay their eggs on the warm sand, more ...

  • Panampangan Island Tawi-Tawi

    Make this summer vacation a "summer to remember".. how about a trip to the southernmost part of the Philippines.. Tawi-Tawi!

    Powdery-white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and most of all peace-loving people who are very welcoming awaits you there!

    Panampangan Island is just one of the 307 islands you can explore.


  • Saluag Island

    Saluag Island

    At the extreme end of the Sulu Archipelago lies an island so simple and quiet it will deliver anyone into a state of instant tranquility. Get ready to be pampered by the sight of hovering sea eagles, soft waves, and the soaring coconut trees which all utterly complement the bright sunny sky.

    Saluag, the southernmost island of the Philippines, is home to two indigenous tribes: Tausug and Sama Dilaut, who live together in perfect harmony with the sea. Their main livelihood includes fishing, boat making and seaweed farming.

    In a place where time seems to stand still, a busy and stressful da ...

  • Govt Distributes Motorized Fishing Boats For Badjaos In Tawi-Tawi

    Govt Distributes Motorized Fishing Boats For Badjaos In Tawi-Tawi

    At least 40 units of motorized fiberglass boats were distributed to 80 Badjao families in Tawi-Tawi, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Monday.

    The agriculture chief said the recipients were asked to ensure that they will send their children to school in exchange of the fishing boats.

    "The fiberglass boats under President Rodrigo Duterte's FB Pagbabago Program come complete with engines, nets, and fishing gears," Piñol said on his Facebook page.

    Two families will have to co-own one boat "to encourage teamwork and also prevent the abuse or sale of the boats which has always be ...

  • Bud Bongao Bongao Peak In Tawi-Tawi

    Bud Bongao Bongao Peak In Tawi-Tawi

    Tawi-tawi is the southernmost province of the Philippines, and considered a gateway to the country's neighbor, Malaysia. It is located near the Sulu and Basilan, two of the provinces known for on-going conflicts between armed-rebel groups and the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Because of this, a lot of people, especially those living in Luzon, are also afraid to visit Tawi-Tawi, unaware of the peaceful situation in the province.

    In my case, I was nothing but excited to have an amazing opportunity to step my foot in this humble province. I looked forward to experience the local culture of ...