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LAWAK ISLAND

 

Situated east of Pag-asa and 100 nautical miles away, it has a surface area of 7.39 hectares home for thousands of migratory sea birds. This island has a small lagoon where young birds amusingly practice to wade and dive, safe from predators of the open sea. It is closer to Pag-asa Island than from any point west of Puerto Princesa City or the mainland of Palawan by about 180 nautical miles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAWAK ISLAND

 

Situated east of Pag-asa and 100 nautical miles away, it has a surface area of 7.39 hectares home for thousands of migratory sea birds. This island has a small lagoon where young birds amusingly practice to wade and dive, safe from predators of the open sea. It is closer to Pag-asa Island than from any point west of Puerto Princesa City or the mainland of Palawan by about 180 nautical miles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIKAS ISLAND

 

It has a land area of about 18.6 hecares, the second largest island of Kalayaan and is considered to e a sanctuary or home for giant sea turtle. It is 47 nautical miles away from Pag-asa and could be considered to be located halfway or in the middle of a course track going to Kalayaan’s bird island of Lawak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYUNGIN REEF

 

Located south about 64 nautical miles from Patag and Lawak island, it is a ridge of sand and coral rocks  where a Philippine navy ship was stuck and later became a navy station. It is 127 nautical miles away from Pag-asa Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAROLA ISLAND

 

The island Parola is close to Pag-asa at a distance of 28 nautical miles, but it is intriguingly closest to a Vietnamese held island of Pugad by 1.5 nautical miles. Located Northeast of Pag-asa, it takes only two hours and thirty minutes by motorized banca to reach the Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIZAL REEF

 

Only the fascinating Rizal Reef lie isolated west Balabac and near the Malaysian boarder. The presence of two big lagoons located in its eastern and western side could make this area ideal for sea farming. It is closer to Balabac with 110 nautical miles away. The eisting structures and facilities in this area are manned by the Philippine Navy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANATA ISLAND

 

Adjacent to kota island at a distance of 8 nautical miles. It is 26 nautical miles away from Pag-asa, the smallest island o Kalayaan with a surface area of only 0.44 hectare. Reportedly, this island was more than 5 hectares in the past, but strong waves brought by typhoons washed out a large portion of the sandy surface of the island leaving behind the calcarenite foundation which can be seen during low tides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATAG ISLAND

 

It is a typical example of a cay. This island changes its shape seasonally as a result of the shifting sand brought aout by the waves and wind direction. It is only 6 nautical miles away from Lawak Island, the second smallest island of Kalayaan with a surface area of 0.57 hectare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAG-ASA ISLAND

 

Is the largest island with an approiametly land area of 37 hectares. It is located 280 nautical miles away from Puerto Princesa City and has an airstrip of 1.3 kilometres in length named after the late General Rancudo. It can reach in 2 hours and 30 minutes from Puerto Princesa City Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOTA ISLAND

            Located southeast of Pag-asa Island are the islands of Kota and Panata which can be easily reached within two hours and thirty minutes with the use of motorized bancas. Among the islands located nearby Pag-asa, KOTA Island is the nearest by 20 nautical miles. It has a land area of about 6.45 hectares. This seamount type of island is underlain by calcarenite formation and it fringes the Loaita bank and reef, considered to be one of the very good fishing destinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAWAK ISLAND

 

Situated east of Pag-asa and 100 nautical miles away, it has a surface area of 7.39 hectares home for thousands of migratory sea birds. This island has a small lagoon where young birds amusingly practice to wade and dive, safe from predators of the open sea. It is closer to Pag-asa Island than from any point west of Puerto Princesa City or the mainland of Palawan by about 180 nautical miles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIKAS ISLAND

 

It has a land area of about 18.6 hecares, the second largest island of Kalayaan and is considered to e a sanctuary or home for giant sea turtle. It is 47 nautical miles away from Pag-asa and could be considered to be located halfway or in the middle of a course track going to Kalayaan’s bird island of Lawak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYUNGIN REEF

 

Located south about 64 nautical miles from Patag and Lawak island, it is a ridge of sand and coral rocks  where a Philippine navy ship was stuck and later became a navy station. It is 127 nautical miles away from Pag-asa Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAROLA ISLAND

 

The island Parola is close to Pag-asa at a distance of 28 nautical miles, but it is intriguingly closest to a Vietnamese held island of Pugad by 1.5 nautical miles. Located Northeast of Pag-asa, it takes only two hours and thirty minutes by motorized banca to reach the Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIZAL REEF

 

Only the fascinating Rizal Reef lie isolated west Balabac and near the Malaysian boarder. The presence of two big lagoons located in its eastern and western side could make this area ideal for sea farming. It is closer to Balabac with 110 nautical miles away. The eisting structures and facilities in this area are manned by the Philippine Navy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANATA ISLAND

 

Adjacent to kota island at a distance of 8 nautical miles. It is 26 nautical miles away from Pag-asa, the smallest island o Kalayaan with a surface area of only 0.44 hectare. Reportedly, this island was more than 5 hectares in the past, but strong waves brought by typhoons washed out a large portion of the sandy surface of the island leaving behind the calcarenite foundation which can be seen during low tides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATAG ISLAND

 

It is a typical example of a cay. This island changes its shape seasonally as a result of the shifting sand brought aout by the waves and wind direction. It is only 6 nautical miles away from Lawak Island, the second smallest island of Kalayaan with a surface area of 0.57 hectare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAG-ASA ISLAND

 

Is the largest island with an approiametly land area of 37 hectares. It is located 280 nautical miles away from Puerto Princesa City and has an airstrip of 1.3 kilometres in length named after the late General Rancudo. It can reach in 2 hours and 30 minutes from Puerto Princesa City Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOTA ISLAND

            Located southeast of Pag-asa Island are the islands of Kota and Panata which can be easily reached within two hours and thirty minutes with the use of motorized bancas. Among the islands located nearby Pag-asa, KOTA Island is the nearest by 20 nautical miles. It has a land area of about 6.45 hectares. This seamount type of island is underlain by calcarenite formation and it fringes the Loaita bank and reef, considered to be one of the very good fishing destinations.