For her stand to allow the whale shark feeding activity to continue, the fishermen’s association in Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob surprised Governor Gwendolyn Garcia with a gesture of thanksgiving during her visit to the town last September 15. Garcia was scheduled to watch and observe the whale sharks, locally known as “tuki,” while being fed by the fishermen. On her way
Amidst pleas by a marine biologist to stop it, the whale shark feeding activities in the town of Oslob will continue. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-7 and the Department of Environment of Natural Resources (DENR), in coordination with the local government of Oslob, will jointly monitor the feeding activities for the next three months, to validate the claims
Whale shark watching is still going on as usual despite of the DENR order to stop whale shark feeding. Fees Watching Php 300.00 – Local guest (inclusive boat ride) Php 500.00 – Foreign guest (inclusive boat ride) Snorkeling Php 500.00 – Local guest Php 1, 000. 00 – Foreign guest Scuba Diving Php 600.00 – Local guest Php 1, 500.
The scars sustained by Fermin, a juvenile male whale shark who fed off the food given by boaters plying the waters off Oslob and Moalboal towns, resulted to finger-pointing and denials among municipal officials over the weekend. Moalboal Mayor Inocentes Cabaron said Oslob should stop their whale shark interaction programs if they are really serious in sparing whale sharks like
Local officials from the Municipality of Oslob, Cebu, met with their counterparts from Donsol, Sorosgon, in a study tour to Donsol, which is already world-famous for its whale shark (butanding) interaction activity. The study tour was hosted by the Department of Tourism (DOT) last May 18-19, 2012. Led by DOT Region 7 Director Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo and Oslob Mayor