Davao Occidental

Sarangani, Davao Occidental: Sarangani, Olanivan & Marorong Islands

Posted on October 19, 2014

The frontier town of Sarangani consists of three islands: the main island of Balut, the namesake island of Sarangani and the small islets of Olanivan and Marorong. A day of island-hopping can take visitors around these islands and islets, jumping off from Mabila Port on Balut Island. Tuke Maklang Beach Resort is home to hundreds of endangered flying foxes! In contrast to the prominent peak and graceful slopes of Balut Volcano which I hiked across with B’laan farmers, the neighboringRead More

Sarangani, Davao Occidental: Hiking Balut Volcano

Posted on August 26, 2014

Hike across the forests of Balut Volcano in Sarangani, Davao Occidental Like exotic fruits ripe for the picking, the town of Sarangani  (not to be confused with nearby Sarangani province) hangs off the southern tip of mainland Davao Occidental, the country’s newest province created only last year. The municipality is composed of two big islands called Balut and Sarangani. Boarding the wooden-hulled ferry from General Santos City, the overnight journey to these remote islands can be an adventure in itself,Read More

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