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OPAV exec seeks lifting of UK travel ban in south Cebu

CEBU CITY — The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) is poised to ask the government of the United Kingdom (UK) to lift the travel advisory it issued to its citizens against travelling to southern Cebu. “There is no basis at all. Wa gyuy basehan ilang (There is no basis for their) travel advisory that always mention

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Whale Shark 101: Fact-Filled Crash Course On Whale Sharks

The whale shark is one of the world’s gentlest giants. Slow swimming filter-feeders, Rhincodon typus currently holds the record for the largest fish species in the entire world. Whale sharks can reach incredible lengths of up to 40 feet, and can weigh up 20 metric tons. While intimidating in size, a whale shark’s diet consists primarily of plankton. Unlike most

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How to Get to Oslob for Whale Shark Watching

You have probably heard about it, but in case you haven’t – you can watch, snorkel, or dive with whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu! Ten (10) kilometers away from the center town of Oslob in Cebu, is the small barangay of Tan-awan. There, whale shark watching is a hit among many tourists. Both local and international travelers visit the town

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Whale Shark Watching Tours Operates as Normal

As what you’ve seen or heard in media you could see how the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated some parts of the Philippines especially in the Visayas region where Cebu located. Oslob is in the southern part of Cebu and we were not heavily affected unlike northern Cebu that was devastated by super typhoon Yolanda last Friday, November 8. So

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Secrets of Whale Shark Migration Revealed

The world’s biggest fish are hungry migrators on a mission, according to a tracking study that mapped whale sharks’ long journeys around the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to a favorite feeding hot spot off the Yucatan Peninsula. And one whale shark’s incredible 5,000-mile (7,200-kilometer) swim could even help solve the long-standing mystery of where whale sharks give birth—an event

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