In my birthplace of Mati, Davao Oriental, lies Lawigan, a hidden coastal community dotted by rugged rock formations, mangroves and white sands interspersed with coconut trees and patches of civilization with huts built on shorelines. The road to Lawigan is quite narrow and perched on a precipice, before going down at sea level again.
In Baganga, Davao Oriental, people are rebuilding their lives, houses, livelihood, and spirit. It was a busy coastal village on the brink of recovering from heavy wounds after the Typhoon Bopha tragedy.
Important note: This service has already been discontinued. I left it for those interested in similar tours which you can avail through Davao and Samal Tourism Offices for more information. Thanks. An Ultimate Island Hopping Experience (Islands Banca Cruise Davao) Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara (published in SunStar Davao) It used to be taxing […]