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Pristine Selinog Island | by Inkblots™
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Pristine Selinog Island

My friends who saw this photo were always asking me where on earth is this beach.

 

I would say that this is the best beach I have seen so far. Even the famous Boracay Island could not compare to its pristine and crystal-clear water. The downside, however, is that the island does not have fresh water and the community thrives on rainwater. During the summer months, they have to fetch water either from Dapitan City or the nearby Apo Island in Negros Oriental.

 

The small community lives on fishing, some root crops, sari-sari store, and salt-making. which happens to be one of the alternative livelihood projects under the "Zamboanga Peninsula Upland, Lowland and Coastal Resources Management Program" that I handled through the Philippines-Canada Development Fund. The salt-making projects was managed by a local fisherfolk association and supervised by the City Agriculture Office of Dapitan City.

 

This is at Selinog Island Beach off the coast of Dapitan City. This is two hours travel using a big motorized outrigger boat.

 

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Taken on June 8, 2004