Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Malbacias Clan and Geneology in Libjo Dinagat Islands

Desendants of Eusubio and Liberato Malbacias in Barangay San Jose, Libjo, Dinagat Islands. And the geneologies of Malbacias brothers and their desendants.Video is taken by Greg Malbacias.

Monday, September 17, 2007


For those who haven't visited Libjo for more than 5 years, this is one change you will notice when you're back here. The area where once the old municipal stage, open basketball court and rural health center stand was now renovated and a lawn tennis court, park and Legislative Building can be found. It is where Flag Raising and Flag Retreat ceremonies are being conducted. You can click the photos to have a closer look.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


I remember when I was still in 4th year high school, during our 30 minutes recess period, my classmates agree to do pamokot (net fishing). Yes, we did! In that short period of time. While our male classmates do the pamokot, we females were just inside the baroto (canoe) on our school uniform and school shoes. Yes! In the middle of that deep dark blue sea! I somehow miss those adrenalin rush...has the canoe sure im dead, not because of shark attack but because my mother would kill me....but it's a lot of fun. "Panginhas" (collecting sea shells by the sea shore) is as much fun as pamokot. It is mostly done during very low tide except "saang" and "kuno" which can only be found at the deeper part of the shore. Sea shells like samong, aninikad, dayo-dayo, tamparong or suwaki(sea urchin), liboo(mud clam), tuway(sand clam), bayat(sea cucumber), or suga-suga(crab) are the various goodies you can find by the seashore

Saang, kuno ,aninikad and suwaki.

One tempting shoreline for "Panginhas" in Libjo.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Libjo Breeze and Fog

Have you heard of the a story during the world war Japanese airplane find difficult to navigate or could not find Dinagat Island because of the thick fog? It must be true. During early mornings in Libjo as far as Mt Pelhi and straight to Libjo bay area is all covered with fog. White thick fog until around 9 in the morning. That makes the place a little cooler. Mountain breeze as what they call it. It happens in the evening through the early morning. And it goes opposite direction in the midday coming from the bay going up to the land to the mountains. We call it sea breeze. We could not experience this is if we go inland or go somewhere in huge mainlands. In my opinion this is much pretty view compared to smog in Los Angeles California and Manila. This makes our temperature a little more moderated. When you are in the tropics this is not hot as you think. This could mean 75-85 degrees F all the time.