Tawi Tawi Island

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Tawi Tawi Island is a Philippine island in the Sulu Archipelago between the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea, about 64 kilometres east of Borneo. It is the main island of Tawi-Tawi Province.

Tawitawi has an area of 580.5 square kilometres, making it the 20th largest island of the Philippines, and the 3rd largest island in the Sulu Archipelago. It has a shoreline length of 152.2 kilometers, ...

and a maximum elevation of 549 meters.

Tawitawi Island is of volcanic origin and irregular in shape, about 55 kilometres long and between 10 to 23 kilometers wide. It is hilly and heavily wooded, with splashes of white sandy beaches and rock-bound coasts.  Wiki

Tawi Tawi Island News

  • Discovering Tawi Tawi

    Tawi-Tawi, an island province in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), can easily transport one to a whole other world. Lying at the southwestern tip of the Philippines, accessible in only a matter of hours from Sabah in Malaysia, Tawi-Tawi is a province to visit for its natural zoos and a world all its own.

    "Tawi-Tawi's main attractions are its pristine natural beauty, the variety of seafoods and the smiles of the people. We are a thriving community of Muslims, the Sama tribes that live on the land and the sea, the Badjaos and Tausug, all of whom live in harmony," Ruby Sahali, r ...

  • The allure of Tawi Tawi

    The allure of Tawi Tawi

    My last visit Tawi-Tawi was in 2008. On this, my second trip to this island province in the southernmost pocket of the country, I quickly recognized its strong tourist appeal. There were hordes of people with cameras dangling from their necks, there were Tausugs everywhere. It was beautiful and very kid-friendly, which made me appreciate it even more.

    Tawi-Tawi's unspoiled waters, white sandy beaches, prehistoric caves and mountain vistas will no doubt delight and even thrill the most jaded traveler. The representative for the lone district of Tawi-Tawi, Congressman Ruby M. Sahali is passio ...

  • 15 Secret beaches in the Philippines you probably didnt know about

    15 Secret beaches in the Philippines you probably didnt know about

    Just like most of the countries in the ASEAN region, the Philippines showcases some of the best beaches to keep its visitors relaxed and pampered. While there are several mainstream beach destinations in the country, it still has some of the most secluded and less visited beaches.

    These destinations offer relaxing, idyllic, and picturesque spots that are seldom spoiled by congestion from other visitors. Some of these secret beaches may take a while to reach, but getting there is definitely worth your while.

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  • Bill To Declare Tawi Tawi Island As Turtle Sanctuary Backed

    Community efforts to curb poaching of endangered sea turtles in Tawi-Tawi are gaining headway, backed by local Moro folks now clamoring for the immediate enactment of a bill seeking the declaration of an island in the province as protected turtle sanctuary.

    Tawi-Tawi Rep. Ruby Sahali, in a statement, said members of the provincial maritime police unit released to the sea last weekend another set of more than a dozen sea turtles found in a boat abandoned by heavily-armed poachers after a firefight with pursuing lawmen last November 3 some five nautical miles off the neighboring Sipangkot and ...

  • Tawi-Tawi Turtle Islands In The Philippines

    Tawi-Tawi Turtle Islands In The Philippines

    South of the island Palawan there is a group of seven small islands, which is known as "the Turtle Islands". Locally the islands are known as the "Tawi-Tawi islands". The total land surface of the Turtle Islands is no more than 318 hectares. The Turtle Islands,

    together with three islands of neighbour country Malaysia and the surrounding coral waters, are the only living area of the Green Sea Turtles in Asia and in the whole world. Since 1996 the islands are declared Protected Area, the only way to guarantee the existence of the green sea turtles and their nesting sites.

    Protection, h ...

  • DENR to expand terrestrial protected areas

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to launch on Monday (May 23, 2 pm) a new project that would expand the country's terrestrial protected areas in an effort to enhance the national protected areas system while addressing biodiversity loss.

    DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, who will lead the launching at the Bulwagan Ninoy (formerly Visitor's Center) at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City, said the new project, New Conservation Areas in the Philippines Project (NewCAPP), seeks not only to increase the terrestrial protected areas in the coun ...