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Balicasag Island, Barangay Poblacion, Panglao, Bohol
In the light of Bohol being identified as a tourist hub, inflows in the area of tourism and manufacturing can serve as possible venues for Bohol’s future investments. Letter of Instruction No. 75 issued on May 22, 1973 serves as a major guideline in indicating areas for tourism related investments and infrastructure development while Proclamation No. 1801 proclaims certain areas in Bohol as tourist zones which includes the Islands of Panglao, Cabilao and Balicasag.
Seashore is made of white pebbles instead of white sand. There’s a coral reserve (sanctuary) near here where you can snorkel.
A local guide informed us the island is inhabited by about 1,500 individuals (about 200 families in about 160 houses). There’s also a dive resort in the island operated by a government-owned and controlled corporation and a towering light house (currently inaccessible).
Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohol
Nearby cities: Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.