Lapu-Lapu plans to cordon area where butandings were spotted

Futch Anthony Inso 06/08/2022

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government plans to cordon the sea water in Barangay Marigondon where whale sharks, known here as butanding, were spotted. Alex Baring, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Agriculture and Fisheries Office (CAFO),…

Trapped ‘butanding’ rescued in Lapu-Lapu City

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A whale shark, locally known as “Butanding” was trapped in a fisherman’s net in the seawaters of Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Boyla Gilig, the owner of Boyla Dive…

Move to regulate whale shark watching draws support

Gerard Vincent Francisco 10/04/2018

THE plan of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Oslob municipal government to regulate the number of tourists who plan to interact with Oslob’s whale sharks has gained support. Shahlimar Tamano, the Regional Director of the Department…

Government to reduce number of whale shark watchers by half

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/03/2018

Realizing the need to protect and conserve the town’s top tourist attraction, the municipality of Oslob and the provincial government are planning to regulate the number of tourists who want to watch and swim with whale sharks,…

Oslob whale-shark watching activities to be regulated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/03/2018

The Oslob Municipal Government and Cebu Provincial Government are eyeing to limit the number of visitors who come for the town’s whale-shark (butanding) watching activities. A stakeholders meeting, together with representatives from the Department of Tourism (DOT)…

Netizens raise concerns over exploitation of whale sharks

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Nestle L. Semilla 12/12/2016

As the ten Miss Universe candidates accompanied by 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach tour Cebu today, concerns have been raised over one of the activities scheduled — swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob town, some 130…

Stakeholders to meet in Oslob for whale shark watching

Carmel Loise Matus 07/17/2016

ENVIRONMENT and fishery officials will soon meet up with officials of Oslob town and the provincial government to discuss ways to regulate human interaction with whale sharks. This came after the International Union of Conservation of Nature…

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