Tayabas City News
The municipal government of Alabat is strengthening its tourism prowess to comply with the new campaign 'It's More fun in the Philippines' of the Department of Tourism (DOT).
Mayor Artemio Mascarinas said the island of Alabat, a 5th class municipality in Quezon, has great potential as another diving spot in the Philippines because of its rich coral reefs and marine products. It boasts of national figures from the province.
Mascarinas said that Alabat, some 250 kilometers south of Manila, and 104 kilometers east of Lucena City, has a 10-hectare fish sanctuary and giant clam shells, which ...
Going against threats that he would not get reelected during the last May 2001 elections, Mayor Magsaysay Oliveros stuck it out and led his constituents mostly subsistence fishermen and their families in Quezon, Quezon, to establish a "fish sanctuary."
One may ask why would a mayor risk his political career in favor of a thankless mission to protect and conserve the fishery resources of a fifth class municipality, one of three towns comprising the Alabat island off the Quezon peninsula.
On hindsight, however, the mayor made a good decision. He was reelected for a second term. His fisherm ...
Protect conserve and preserve for the next generation.