Agusan del Sur

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary: An Overnight Eco-Cultural Tour at Panlabuhan Manobo Floating Village

Posted on February 19, 2016

When heritage advocate Ivan Henares invited me to revisit the Agusan Marsh to document a fledgling cultural tourism project he spearheaded, I excitedly jumped at the opportunity to experience this vast and unique landscape all over again. My first visit was with my sister in December 2009. We were the first tourists permitted by the town officials of Bunawan to enter Lake Mihaba – the site of a macabre crocodile attack on a Manobo schoolgirl eight months earlier. Apparently, the killer croc –Read More

Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary: the Largest Wetland of the Philippines

Posted on September 16, 2010

The Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is a vast wetland of swamp forests, watercourses and lakes covering an area of nearly 15,000 hectares, roughly the size of Metro Manila! It is accessible via a 1.5 hour motorized boat ride from the township of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. The Agusan Manobo are the indigenous people that live in and around the protected area. Many of them live in floating houses that rise with the changing water levels. Canoeing at Lake Mihaba ManoboRead More