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Hinoba-an eyes fish port extension

OFFICIALS of Barangay Asia, Hinoba-an is looking forward to the port extension soon.

Village councilman Vicente Ba-al of Barangay Asia said investors from Japan have been visiting the port and are eyeing for a port extension project.

"We welcome such project because the present port is already crowded. Fish buyers as far as from Mindanao have been arriving to buy fish here," Ba-al said.

The present port is only two years old.

Ba-al said that on ordinary days, about 60 percent of the people of Hinoba-an are dependent on farming and 40 percent are dependent on fishing but on summer, it's a reverse as 60 percent are already dependent on fishing.

Fish in season now in the town are aloy, matambakan, and galonggong that only cost P80 to P120 per kilo, Ba-al said.

"Investors for port extension is very much welcome," Ba-al said.

Meanwhile, Hinoba-an is also developing its tourism potentials.

Tourism potential includes the historic Ubong Cave in Barangay Bacuyangan where American hero Captain Jesus Villamor landed in the place on January 14, 1943.

Ubong point also features white sand beaches, a giant dry cave and magnificent wet cave. It can be reached through land trip or a boat ride from Hinoba-an, Poblacion.

Bulila Island, which is home of century mangroves and hidden beaches, is only a five-minute boat ride from Barangay Asia's mainland across the municipal fish port.

The island serves as the natural cover of the fish port during typhoons.


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