Tayabas Bay

Sariaya, Quezon

Tayabas Bay is located in Sariaya, Quezon. The area of Tayabas Bay in Sariaya is well-developed for tourism due to the wide coastline and the presence of several fine beach resorts. There is a stretch of gray sand dotted with resorts that make it an ideal place for families and beach holiday makers.

Tayabas Bay News

  • Protect Nesting Sites Of Sea Turtles Group Urges Execs

    Protect Nesting Sites Of Sea Turtles Group Urges Execs

    Environmentalists have asked officials in Sariaya town in Quezon province to declare areas in the municipality as "protected nesting sites" for endangered sea turtles which lay eggs on their shoreline along the Tayabas Bay every year.

    "We're more than willing to formally adopt all suggested programs and courses of action to help protect our natural environment, particularly the annual exodus of sea turtles to our shores," Sariaya Vice Mayor Alex Tolentino said in a recent interview.

    Once declared a protected site, the place will be protected against sand quarrying, mangrove and beach for ...

  • 2 Green Turtles Released Back Into Tayabas Bay

    2 Green Turtles Released Back Into Tayabas Bay

    Two juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) were released back to the sea in Tayabas Bay before sunset Monday by local government officials, maritime police, "bantay dagat" (sea patrol) and environmentalists, authorities said Tuesday.

    Zeny Bernal, Tanggol Kalikasan (TK) Southern Luzon program director, said the female and male turtles with strands of nylon nets around their bodies were found by a couple while gathering oysters along the river bank in the coastal village of Talao-Talao here on Sunday.

    "Based from the rumors in the village, the turtles were hidden along the banks to be but ...

  • Healthy Bay Count The Turtles

    Healthy Bay Count The Turtles

    Every January, just before sunrise, hundreds of pawikan (sea turtle) hatchlings race on the shores of Sariaya town in Quezon province toward the Tayabas Bay.

    The annual spectacle "is a manifestation of our commitment to the protection and rehabilitation of the bay," said Edwin Frias, 46, a fisherman and Bantay Dagat (fish warden) from the village of Bignay II.

    Frias and other villagers, local officials and environmentalists released 104 green sea turtles last month. Another batch of 115 were also released in the villages of San Roque and Guisguis.

    Sariaya, which hosts beach resorts al ...

  • Whale Keeps Returning To Shore Is Stranded

    Whale Keeps Returning To Shore Is Stranded

    Fishermen here found a 100-kilogram pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) stranded on the coast along Tayabas Bay in Sariaya town in Quezon province early Saturday, local fishery officials said.

    Raffy Gosas, team leader of Sariaya Fishery Law Enforcement Task Force (FLETF), said the whale, which measures seven feet long, was discovered in shallow waters near the Villa Del Prado resort in Barangay Bignay 1 at 5:30 a.m.

    The FLETF rescue team treated bruises on the whale's body, fins and tail.

    "We believe that the whale got entangled with a fishing net and escaped. That explains the bruise ...

  • Anticoal church turns to solar energy

    Anticoal church turns to solar energy

    This Catholic parish priest walks the talk. Msgr. Emmanuel Villareal, who has been very critical of a proposed coal-fired plant in the coastal town of Atimonan in Quezon province, has turned to green energy, laying solar panels on the roof of the Our Lady of the Angels Parish Church.

    Meralco PowerGen plans to put up a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant on an 80-hectare property in Barangay Villa Ibaba, Atimonan, 73 kilometers south of Manila. Originally, it intended to pursue a liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle power plant, but converted the project to coal plant in the abs ...

  • Wetlands a Review Of Tayabas Bay

    Tayabas Bay is a large bay in the southern part of Luzon island which is the biggest island in the Philippines. Several islands are located in the bay, largest of which is Marinduque. The bay is bordered on the north and east side by Quezon Province (formerly known as Tayabas Province). Lucena, the capital city of Quezon Province, is located along Tayabas Bay, where several boat and ferry lines serve the sea lanes between Lucena and the different points in the region.

    Tayabas Bay, which has extensive intertidal mudflats, sand flats, and associated pockets of mangroves and offshore coral ree ...