Libtong Cove is part of General Island. It's a few minutes away by pump boat from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. This is more than 52 kms away from the capital city of Tandag. Apart from the cove, General Island also boasts its lagoon and a crater "pool" at the mouth of an old volcano at the center of the island.
Hands down one of the best natural swimming areas I've been to. You've all seen the diving board. The water is past 5 to 6 feet but we all know it's easy as hell to float in salt water. Solid place to spend the whole day swimming/kayaking. Plus the dogs there really wanted to be petted ...
In early October, Rare Fellow Cherry Ravelo-Salazar of Cantilan, Philippines, joined more than 500 participants convening on global ocean conservation at the second "Our Ocean" Conference, hosted by Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz and Secretary John Kerry in Valparaiso, Chile.
Secretary Kerry started the "Our Ocean" Conference, now in its second year, to assemble people from NGOs, academia, research, industry and other institutions to talk through major challenges facing the ocean worldwide. Participants discussed ways we can globally create sustainable fisheries, mitigate marine po ...
On an islet of stone crowned by grass and a fence of trees, the fisherfolk of General Island stand guard over their marine protected area ??" their source of life and livelihood.
On the clear July afternoon of my visit, it seems their foe is imaginary.
Surrounded by dazzling waters off the coast of Surigao del Sur, the fishers are carefree. Children chase each other on the grass, mothers hold their babies to their breast, enjoying the breeze.
But come December, the start of the rainy season for this part of Mindanao, the waters around the islet turn coffee-brown.
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We spent most of our time cramming and working with our everyday jobs. Concede it or not, we almost unable to summon up giving ourselves a break. Last October 30, 2016, my family and I wandered Libtong Cove, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. So, allow me to share with you my "one-of-the-unforgettable-experience-in-the-midst-of-the-ocean"
Libtong Cove, is an half of an hour travel from our locality and as soon as you reached in Cantilan, you will directly go to their port for you to ride in there pump boat (shown in the picture) then after 20 minutes of jaunt in their pump boat, you will reach Libt ...
After a four-year absence as one of the major festivities in the province of Surigao del Sur, the traditional cultural celebration known to its inhabitants as Sirong Festival is back. Thanks to a local organization that made the move to resurrect the tradition in the historic town of Cantilan. The United Bardugs International Association of Cantilan, Inc. spearheaded the revival of the festival.
The rich history of the coastal towns in Mindanao is passed from one generation to the next through oral tradition, with vestiges of Hispanic influences palpable during these ceremonies honoring byg ...
After four years in its absence as one of the major festivities in the province of Surigao del Sur, a local organization in the historic town of Cantilan resurrected and rediscovered a traditional cultural celebration known to its inhabitants as Sirong Festival, depicting the people's resilience amid diversity and conflict.
The rich history in most coastal towns in Mindanao has been passed through one generation to the next based on oral tradition and Hispanic influenced celebration during the fiesta of its patron saints. Thus, the festivity became a major highlight during the annual town f ...