Ambao Fish Sanctuary

Hinundayan, Southern Leyte

The Ambao Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve Area is located in Barangay Ambao, Hinundayan, Southern Leyte which faces South Pacific Seaboard. Declared a fish sanctuary in April 10, 2000. It has 35.2 hectares of "no-take" core area 5 meters of buffer zone on all sides where swimming and other forms of legitimate fishing is allowed. Bordered by Batong Itom on the northern side and Talisay Point on t ...

he southern side. Abundance of commercially important fishes like mulmol, mungit, pata, uhawon and good coral cover along the near shore.

Ambao Fish Sanctuary and Marine Reserve Area News

  • Ambao Fish Sanctuary And Marine Reserve Area

    Ambao Fish Sanctuary And Marine Reserve Area

    Dynamite and cyanide fishing has been the top two of the most efficient but destructive fishing methods (not to mention illegal) that plague the fishing industry. Although these methods result in a huge volume of fish catch, it leaves both fish and fisherman without any future to look forward to. The destructive fishing methods took a toll on the coastal village of Ambao in Southern Leyte. The decrease in fish catch resulted in decreased incomes for the fisher folk. This compelled their children to drop out of schools in order to work and for the women to seek employment as housemaids in the u ...

  • 10 LGU Winners Named At 2015 Gawad Galing Pook

    10 LGU Winners Named At 2015 Gawad Galing Pook

    Galing Pook Foundation cited ten local government units (LGUs) for their outstanding local governance programs during the Galing Pook Awards last September 1, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center.

    The annual nationwide search for the most outstanding and innovative local governance programs promotes positive results and impact, people's participation and empowerment, innovation, transferability and sustainability and efficiency of program service delivery in the Philippines.

    Dr. Eddie Dorotan, executive director of Galing Pook said, "we recognize the outstanding local governments and citize ...

  • Galing Pook Award Winners

    Galing Pook Award Winners

    Contrary to any myth or propaganda, no single person, party or political affiliation has the monopoly on that thing called "governance."

    It's a big word. The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific defines good governance as "a way of decision-making and implementation that aims to achieve desirable and beneficial results for both those who govern and are being governed."

    From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 an assortment of booths, fora, performances and all around goodwill took place at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the Galing Pook Governance Fair, a ...

  • A Resounding Yes Citizens Prevail

    Contrary to any myth or propaganda, no single person, party or political affiliation has the monopoly on that thing called "governance."

    It's a big word. The Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific defines good governance as "a way of decision-making and implementation that aims to achieve desirable and beneficial results for both those who govern and are being governed."

    From Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 an assortment of booths, fora, performances and all around goodwill took place at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the Galing Pook Governance Fair, a ...

  • City Government To Add 80 Hectares To The Already Existing 17 Hectares Reclam

    The main purpose of establishing Marine Protected Areas(MPAs) or Fish Sanctuaries in various areas of the municipalities here in this province is "to ensure a year-round availability of fishes and other marine resources".

    This was the clarification of Armando O. Gaviola,Community Affairs Assistance of the Provincial Environment And Natural Resources Management Office(PENRMO) and front person of the aforesaid project in a recent interview.

    He clarified that before an area in an open sea could be declared as MPA or fish sanctuary it should have possessed in its bottom numerous corals and a ...

  • Southern Leyte Expand Fish Sanctuaries

    The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Management Office (PENRMO) is expanding the marine protected areas (MPAs) in Southern Leyte "to ensure a year-round availability of fishes and other marine resources."

    Armando O. Gaviola, head of PENRMO community affairs assistance, said the provincial government has been looking for more potential sites to be added to the existing 56 MPAs or known as fish sanctuaries in 17 towns and one city.

    Before an area in an open sea could be declared as MPA, it should possessed in its bottom numerous corals and ample sea grass as prerequisite for th ...