Called the "lost horizon of the south," Camotes Islands
boasts wide selection of beaches, dive sites, and other natural attractions, offering a serious sanctuary to recharge, reflect, and basically chill.
Two children - aged two and nine - drowned while two persons went missing after the pump boat they were riding capsized on Tuesday afternoon in the waters off San Francisco town on Pacijan Island, which is part of the Camotes Islands
, east of mainland Cebu.
1 are Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Lubang Island, Coron, Cavite, Rizal, rest of Quezon including Polillo Island, Southern Leyte, northern Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
, Aklan, Capiz, northern Negros Occidental, northern Iloilo, Dinagat Province and Siargao Island.
The ferry overturned minutes after pulling out of the port on its voyage to one of the Camotes Islands
, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the south.
Spokesman Armand Balilo said the wooden outrigger ferry was leaving Ormoc for the Camotes Islands
, about 27 miles to the south, when it was lashed by strong waves.
The tiny Camotes islands
, between Cebu and Leyte, took a direct hit that flattened most villages, but out of a population of 89,400 there were only five confirmed fatalities.
At least nine people drowned when the wooden hulled M/B St Martin ferry overturned when its bamboo outrigger broke in choppy waters off central Camotes islands
While Cebu is famous for its beaches, Conde Nast suggested that tourists 'head off the grid on the Camotes Islands
1 is raised over Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, Southern Zambales, Southern Aurora, Coron, Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Antique, Northern Negros Occidental, and Northern Iloilo.
While Cebu's beaches are famous, Conde Nast pointed out that tourists should 'head off the grid on the Camotes Islands
1 was placed over Romblon, Cuyo Island, Calamian Group and Southern part of Mindoro provinces, Biliran, Southern part of Samar, Southern part of eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Guimaras, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.
Passengers on the ferry's regular route from Ormoc to the Camotes islands
regularly bring supplies from the city to their remote fishing villages.