26 April 2009
Many thanks to Boy Bonoan and Ofie Rondina of the Palawan Provincial Government, our land transport to Northern Palawan was all organized.
Once in Roxas, a scenic two-hour coastal ride north from Puerto Princesa, our guide Albert Ladica met us at our Pension. Albert is the Fisheries Technician of the Department of Agriculture. His job is to catch and apprehend illegal fishermen fishing within the municipal waters of Roxas. When WWF Philippines still had a project here, Albert assisted the WWF project managers and staff with their work.
Upon hearing what it was we wanted, he quickly organized the three full days we planned to spend there. The Roxas Mayor Dennis Sabando generously lent us the local government’s big outrigger boat – it was the “Bantay Dagat” or patrol boat.