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Culion Island, Palawan: The Legacy of Leprosy

Posted on May 14, 2013

Culion Island was once the site of the world’s largest leper colony. After three days in Coron with Coron EcoLodge, I took a side trip to Culion Island in Palawan. During the American Occupation, people across the Philippines afflicted with leprosy, then an incurable disease and once thought to be highly contagious, were separated from their families and forced to live in isolation in leper colonies. In 1906, the biggest colony was established in Culion Island, Palawan. By 1931, thereRead More