Sunday, February 28, 2010

MAHABA ISLAND

The Mahaba Island of Cuatro Islas
(photo credit to Zen'YeCin 'Eun)

Mahaba Island – [Inopacan, Leyte ] *(n.) One of the four islands in the Cuatro Islas. So called because it is flat and elongated in shape. The name Mahaba is from the Tagalog word haba meaning “long” after the visitors in the place described it to be.

Along the shore in the island are the growing mangroves, white sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, and very clear pristine sea water. Towering coconut trees and some trees also abound in the island.

Some fishermen built their houses in the island where they settled along with their families. They built concrete cistern near their houses to catch and store rainwater as their main source of freshwater.



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