Balabac

Balabac

 

a strait between Balabac Island on the north and the islands of Balambagan and Banggai on the south, connecting the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. The strait is approximately 50 km wide and 49–151 m deep. To the east, the Strait of Balabac is divided by coral shelves, rising 5 m and 3.5 m below the surface, into two passageways: Lumbukan and the Main Passage.

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Janairo, DOH-MIMAROPA has donated Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) misting machines including insecticides and disinfectants to local government units including Balabac in Palawan, Corcuera in Romblon, Lubang and Looc in Occidental Mindoro to be used for the continuing campaign against dengue, malaria and filaria causing mosquitoes in the region.
citizens should exercise extreme caution if considering travel in the southern Sulu Sea region between Balabac Island and Palawan, in the Philippines; Sabah, Malaysia; and east to Zamboanga City, Mindanao, in the Philippines.
The boat and its 13 fishermen were apprehended this weekend off Balabac town in Palawan province, 850 kilometres south-west of Manila.
Villena said that of the 91 poaching incidents since 1995, 52 occurred in internationally recognized Philippine waters around Balabac, an island off the southernmost tip of Palawan, 11 at Tubbataha Reef, located in Sulu Sea southeast of Palawan, and nine in waters off Palawan's southern towns of Quezon, Rizal, and Bataraza.
Villena said the biggest group of Chinese come from China's Hainan Province and head to Balabac town at the southern tip of Palawan and to the western side of the Spratly Islands.
Atos, commander of naval forces in the area, said informants had told them that Chinese poachers planted the net a week ago in the coastal district of Balabac.
The fishermen, shaken but unharmed by the June 4 incident, immediately left the area, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) off Palawan province's Balabac Island.
One of its smaller islands, Balabac, located off the southern tip, is separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait (Figure).
It took 12 more questions before Chandra missed - and Brandt correctly answered - the following question: "The Balabac Strait connects the Sulu Sea with which other sea to the west?
Chester with landings in early October 1943, undertook the task of reporting on Japanese sea-traffic in the Sibutu Passage and the Balabac Strait of the Sulu Sea.
IN a chilling echo of the latter-day hostage situation in Yemen, a hundred years ago in the Philippines, the natives of Balabac rebelled against the Spanish governors and beheaded Naval Lieutenant Bellamy.
Balabac Oil Exploration & Minerals Corporation, Basic Petroleum & Minerals, Inc.