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Guardians of ancient ‘mangrove highway’

ECOTOURISM MODEL  Tourists aboard yellow boats pass through the mangrove tunnel at Centennial Mangrove Heritage Park in Barangay Tigbao, Aroroy, Masbate. Tigbao’s forest is part of the 70-kilometer mangrove highway hugging the coastlines of Aroroy.  MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

As sunlight faded that late afternoon, Zaldy Casidsid dipped his paddle again into the brackish waters of the mangrove forest in Barangay (village) Tigbao in Aroroy town, Masbate province.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Grenade blast kills two militiamen, injures five in Masbate


Two were killed and five were injured in an explosion in a militia detachment on Thursday, the military said.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Masbate cattle raisers go organic

ROASTER Mary Jane Dalanon, one of the primary manufacturers of beef products in Masbate, with a roasted cow during the recent Rodeo Masbateño to showcase the quality of beef produced in Masbate province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Beef manufacturer Mary Jane Dalanon is curious about how the “new” Masbate cattle meat will taste compared with the beef she now processes to make her products.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems

SHADE OF MANGROVE ‘PARASOL’.   Boys enjoy the shade of a mangrove species in the coastal waters of Puro-Sinalikway in Barangay Nursery in Masbate City. Mangroves serve as storm protection to coastal communities and as nurseries to many marine species. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

There’s a way to tame the rowdy rodeo experience that Masbate is known for: Just add crystalline water, hectares of coral reefs and an islet paradise.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Masbate keeps rodeo hopes alive


With both feet grounded on the small view deck put up at the rodeo arena in Masbate City, Leo Gozum scanned the rectangle of dusty soil where local cowboys would be competing for the glory of victory in this year’s Rodeo Masbateño.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »