Back in Quezon City after spending a week in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Guiuan was one of areas hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda. The amount of destruction left behind after the Typhoon literally made me speechless upon our arrival but what left an even bigger impact was the resiliency of the people.
Based on the few municipalities I have visited so far, Guiuan’s regulations regarding its municipal fisheries appear to be among the most comprehensive. Highlights include the development of a Coastal Resource Management Plan as well as the creation of a number of marine sanctuaries to protect the municipality’s coral reef breeding grounds. Unfortunately after Yolanda, a number of these sanctuaries have been left unprotected due to the destruction of nearly all of the guardhouses in the areas.
Enjoy the pictures!
The NFRDI Centre in Guiuan
A Visit to a Fishing Village on Manicani Island
Market Day in Guiuan!