Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

Lake Sebu is a natural lake located in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and within the Alah Valley region. The Philippine government has recognized it as one of the country's most important watersheds. Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying important irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.

The villages around the lake have been ...

turned into an independent municipality called Lake Sebu after being a former village of Surallah.

The T'boli and Ubo tribes have been the traditional dwellers of the lake. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources have recognized, through Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2, Series of 1993, the claim of these tribes that the lake and its surroundings are under their ancestral domain.

The Department of Tourism and the local government unit of Lake Sebu has promoted the lake as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the municipality. The Mindanao Development Authority is closely coordinating with the DOT in the development and enhancement of Lake Sebu, as it is also identified as one of the priority sites under the BIMP-EAGA Tourism cluster.
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  • Filipino Scientists Discover New Species Of Freshwater Crab In Mindanao

    Filipino Scientists Discover New Species Of Freshwater Crab In Mindanao

    A new species of freshwater crab has been discovered in Mindanao the "fruit of collaborative work" says one of the biologists behind the discovery, Jose C. E. Mendoza.

    "It's a new species of freshwater crab from Barangay Seloton, in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato. My co-author purchased it from a vendor who was selling crabs and freshwater fish for food," Mendoza told GMA News Online in an interview via Facebook chat on August 31st.

    "Ganyan talaga ang mga field biologist. Vendors and markets, especially in remote or understudied areas, are one of the first places we look when we survey the bi ...

  • The Gems Of Lake Sebu South Cotabato

    The Gems Of Lake Sebu South Cotabato

    The dream of traveling to Mindanao is one that many from Luzon and Visayas share. Tales of unrivaled natural beauty is heard over stories of conflict. Indeed, Mindanao has long been beleaguered but there's no denying that beneath this clout of discord, the country's southernmost parts are some of the most beautiful.

  • Why Women Of The TBoli Tribe In The Philippines Are Called Dream Weavers

    Why Women Of The TBoli Tribe In The Philippines Are Called Dream Weavers

    More than simply a honed skill, the craft of weaving for the T'Boli tribe in the Philippines is a spiritual undertaking. From the conceptualization of the design, to the actual weaving process and how the finished product is treated, each part is handled with utmost sanctity. The women who have preserved this spiritual tradition are referred to as "Dream Weavers".

    South of the Philippine archipelago lies the province of South Cotabato. And it is here that the ethnic group of the T'boli people reside. In its municipality of Lake Sebu, a type of cloth is hand-woven out of Abaca (a plant nativ ...

  • The Gems Of Lake Sebu South Cotabato

    The Gems Of Lake Sebu South Cotabato

    The dream of traveling to Mindanao is one that many from Luzon and Visayas share. Tales of unrivaled natural beauty is heard over stories of conflict. Indeed, Mindanao has long been beleaguered but there's no denying that beneath this clout of discord, the country's southernmost parts are some of the most beautiful.

    The province of South Cotabato, like the rest of Mindanao, is no stranger to gun fights and military encounters, but this progressive province is perhaps the safest place to explore. Lake Sebu, one of its 10 municipalities, is a hotpot of indigenous culture. The T'boli, Tiruray, ...

  • All People Including The Tboli Of Lake Sebu

    All People Including The Tboli Of Lake Sebu

    After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and kindred and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes and with palms in their hands. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, 'Salvation to our God who sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb!' " (Rev. 7:9-10)

    My nephew Kabayan Jones and cousin Dr. Roy Magantino just went to Lake Sebu in their recent trip to triumph over the fears of traveling southern Philippines. This brought me back to the trip down there in 2001 as part of the Philippine team cultu ...

  • Discovering The Charms Of South Cotabato

    Discovering The Charms Of South Cotabato

    People travel for a host of reasons??"whether one does it to commune with nature, satisfy one's spirit of adventure, explore culinary delights, or simply have a better understanding of our culture. South Cotabato, as this writer has experienced, is a treasure trove of wonders ready to delight even the most seasoned of travelers.

    The Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa), in partnership with the Department of Tourism and the local government of Regions 11 and Region 12, recently embarked on a Destination Update of (Soccsksargen)+ Davao, billed as "Tuna na, T'boli Pa Myx".

    Upon a ...