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November 7 - 13, 2015

Happiest little beach in the country

A child bonding with parents, lolo, lola, uncle and auntie

Why do so many people love beaches? Most of us love going to the beach for a lot of reasons. And one of them is to relax with family and friends.

Southern Leyte has a lot of beautiful white beaches like the ones in Macrohon and Padre Burgos. Many years back white beaches could not be found in Maasin except perhaps for one in a remote place called Lawis.

But now the Maasin poblacion has its own white beach, located in Tunga-tunga. According to nature lover Luz Labata Abiera, this one thousand square meter white beach had evolved after portions of the coral reef had been partially reclaimed. She added that it seems to be slowly increasing in size.

This white sand could be fine particles of limestone and excrement from the colourful parrot fish which spend the whole day feasting on the corals. Writer Alvaro Cerezo said that one fish could produce as much as 100 kilograms of white sand in one year.

The Maasin white beach has been a popular venue for the young and the young once. Some concerts like the one sponsored by the Maasin Maternity Hospital and the Octoberfest were held here.

This Tunga-tunga white beach is a favourite picnic and swimming place of people from all walks of life. Going there is an economical way of unwinding during weekends. Families come in motorcabs, motorbikes and bicycles bringing their breakfast, lunch and snacks. When the tide is low they even comb the reef for some edible shells and seaweeds. Some also bring their makeshift grills to cook freshly caught fish.

We can be sure that these families, especially the children, will have fond memories of this beach of the masses. We hope our city government will ensure the security of this simple place of happiness.





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