Fort Sta. Isabel

Fort Sta. Isabel

15 October 2014

Fish Conservation Week Activity at Tecas Reef

     On October 14, 2014, the live Fish Traders / Cagers Association of Taytay, Palawan were invited and converged at Tecas Reef to commemorate Fish conservation week and what better way to celebrate the event than to release into the wild several hundreds of red groupers.  Although this bunch of groupers have been hand-fed since they were caught while still in their juvenile stage up to the time of their release, it is expected that many shall survive and be able to fend for  themselves until they are mature enough to produce another generation of healthy red groupers to help keep Taytay's live fish industry sustainable and profitable. Hon. Mayor Romy Salvame was the guest speaker who gave encouragement  during the affair and assured those who were present that the municipal government shall assign a regular monitoring/enforcement team to keep poachers away and to ensure the protection and preservation of Tecas Reef Marine Sanctuary.

05 October 2014

Northbound Palawan Adventure Tour


( 6 nights / 7 days )

Price: P___________ /person, twin-sharing,  minimum of 6 pax. .

NOTE:  Regular Tour departure schedules shall be conducted every first and second Monday of each month effective January 2014. 
Day 1 ( Monday )

·         Upon arrival, check in at designated hotel.  Get ready for Puerto Princesa City tour.  Departure time shall be announced during the briefing .  After the tour, at leisure before cocktails and dinner at kaLui native style restaurant .
·         Overnight stay

Day 2 ( Tuesday )

·         Early morning breakfast, then depart for Sabang to visit and experience the wonders of the Underground River and its environs, lunch, followed by a brief rest and relaxation until tour group is ready to return to Puerto Princesa City. Upon arrival, check- in at designated hotel.  Early evening  cocktails followed by dinner at a seafood restaurant, and overnight stay

Day 3 ( Wednesday )

·         Breakfast at 0700H. Leave for Batak Tribal Village (about an hour’s walk from starting point) after breakfast for interaction with members of one of Palawan’s indigenous tribal groups. Packed lunch on site.  As it is part of Batak culture to not accept payment for hosting one’s visit, it would be more appropriate to bring things to give as presents in exchange. However, handcrafted tribal items may be purchased for souvenir or personal use before leaving for next destination.
·         Next stop  is the Municipality of Taytay, Palawan’s biggest municipality, with brief village/photo stops along the way. Check in at designated hotel upon arrival, brief rest before proceeding to Fort Santa Isabel. Cocktails and dinner inside the Spanish-era historical heritage site. 
·         Overnight stay

Day 4 ( Thursday )

·         Breakfast at 0700H. Depart for Paraiso Roberto, Taytay’s quaint and naturally-inspired resort where one can simply laze or wander around and experience its seaside natural environment. After checking in and getting an orientation from beach camp personnel, the rest of the  morning is free for whatever activities are available on site.  Barbeque picnic lunch at 1200H
·         Amogis Village tour starts at 1400H. This small seaside village populated by migrants from the Visayas is a major seaweed farming site. Live fish culture is also one of its important livelihood activities, along with raising pig, cattle, goat, and chicken for additional income.  Return to Paraiso Roberto for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 (Friday )

·         Early morning breakfast before leaving for a nearby village to board boat for island hopping, sightseeing, and beach/water activities, including snorkelling. Picnic lunch at a white sandy beach.
·         Return to Paraiso Roberto . At leisure till cocktails/dinner time. Rest of the evening free.
·         Overnight stay

Day 6 ( Saturday )

·         Breakfast  before checking out for the bus trip back to Taytay Town center.
Visit the Local market before proceeding to the Taytay Municipal Hall to meet with the Mayor or Vice-Mayor, followed by lunch at Casa Rosa where the view of the fortress and Taytay Bay can be better appreciated.  Next stop is Lake Manguao , Palawan’s biggest fresh-water lake for quality leisure time before  leaving for Puerto Princesa City.  Check-in at a designated hotel before cocktails and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7 ( Sunday )
·         Early morning breakfast before leaving for the airport to catch the scheduled flight to next

Inclusions:  Hotel stay on day 1, day 2, and day 6 with breakfasts;  2 dinners/ and 1 lunch at Puerto Princesa City; all land and boat transfers; city tour and underground river tour with lunch; Batak tribal village visit with lunch; all accommodation and meals/refreshments at a Taytay lodging establishment and at Paraiso Roberto beach camp, Island hop and village tour while in Taytay, tour guide/escort services, and site conservation fees.

                                                     END OF TOUR

-          Participants are advised to bring sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, and other personal needs.
-          Tour Itinerary may be altered or cancelled for safety or security reasons.
-          Optional tours are also being offered at certain areas, depending on the participants’ free  time.
-          For tour to run with 2-5 participants only, P_________ transport surcharge shall be added to the package price

-          single person- in-room surcharge is P___________.

For details, contact:

Taytay now has 24 Hour Electricity!

Taytay, Palawan now has 24 hour electricity being provided by PALECO (Palawan Electric Cooperative) since October 1, the result of determined and concerted efforts of Palawan Governor JC Alvarez, Taytay Mayor Romy L.Salvame, and other local government officials, Although there have been some power supply interruptions due to technical/mechanical factors, the prolonged power service is a positive sign that things are starting to dramatically improve under the present Provincial and Municipal governments. Next step is to dramatically improve the town's water supply system.      

18 September 2014

Reactivation / Reconstitution of the Municipal Tourism Council

LGU Taytay, under the administration of Mayor Romy L. Salvame, has scheduled a tourism stakeholders' meeting to discuss about the need to reactivate and reconstitute the Municipal Tourism Council on October 1, 2014 at the Sangunniang Bayan Assembly Hall. Meeting starts at 0900H until 1700H. Taytay's tourism council was established under the administration of then Mayor Roberto V. Rodriguez and stayed active until the last few years of his 9 year term as chief executive.. Since then, the council hasn't met to discuss/deliberate on pressing issues and concerns that threaten the growth of the tourism industry which resulted to a painfully slow pace of development. With the current administration's thrust to use tourism as the fuse to ignite and hasten the growth of Taytay's fledging tourism industry, things are beginning to appear clearer and brighter, especially for those who have waited long enough for the Municipality of Taytay to eventually become a major economic gateway.

01 September 2014

114th Civil Service Commission Anniversary

The Civil Service Commission commemorates its 114th year of dedicated and professional services to the general public this month of September, 2014. There shall be a couple of weekly activities that include tree-planting, alay lakad, and delivery of essential local government services at Barangay BusyBees, about 30 kilometers away from the town center,  The local government human resources office, under Ms. Elviera Magon, spearheads all CSC-related activities until the month ends.

Congrats, CSC and Taytay HRMO!
Taytay, Northern Palawan Tours scheduled to be  launched in mid-October 2014

Taytay Bay Island Hopping and Snorkelling Tour (6-8 Hours)

·              *       Minimum number of 4 Participants
·               *      Departs daily at 0900H from Fort Santa Isabel Park Boat Landing

Tour Itinerary

-          Pabellon Island Hidden Lagoon visit and twin islands, Seabird islet round-about boat tour
-          Sunbathing and swimming at a nearby Calabadian Beach Site, then lunch.
-          Brief stop at Rocky Island and Mangrove Point en route to Black rock for snorkelling  
-          Boat tour of Biton Island
-          Return to Taytay Town


-          Use of Boat, life vest, snorkelling set, lunch, merienda, water juice /meal, and tour escort/guide


Canique Falls and Talakanen Island/Tecas Reef Experience (6-8 hours)  

      Minimum of 4 participants
*      Departs daily at 0800H from Fort Santa Isabel boat landing

-          Snokelling at Tecas Reef
-          Canique Falls trekking/bathing, picnic lunch
-          Visit Talakanen Island before returning to Taytay Town


-          Use of Boat, land transport vehicle,  life vest, snorkelling set, lunch, merienda, water juice /meal, and tour escort/guide


Taytay Bay Island Trek and Kamp (Overnite)

      Minimum number of 4 Participants
*        Departs daily at 1300H from Fort Santa Isabel Park Boat Landing

Tour Itinerary
-          Pabellon Island Hidden Lagoon visit and Twin Islands round-about boat tour
-          Sunbathing and swimming at a nearby Calabadian Beach Site, followed by a Village visit
-          Depart for Biton Island Rocky Corner and Mangrove Point to set up camp. WhiteSquirrel, Fruit Bats, Tabon Bird, and other indigenous animals may be encountered while trekking thru the mangrove area in late afternoon and/or early morning.
-          Cocktail, dinner, and overnight stay.

Inclusion/Elephantthen dinner and overnigth s:

-          Use of Boat, life vest, snorkelling set, tent and sleeping bag, merienda, dinner,  breakfast,  and water juice /meal, tour escort/guide

For more information and reservations, contact:  +639152602480, +639499323574, email,   or visit the information counter at Fort Santa Isabel Heritage Park.  Bookings must be done on or before 1700H the day before tour departs.



      Minimum number of 4 Participants

*        Departs daily at 1300H from Fort Santa Isabel Park Boat Landing

Day I

-          Check in at Casa Rosa Lodge or Pems Pension before lunch.
-          Lunch at the hotel (Pax account). 
-          Visit Taytay Name Marker by foot to catch a panoramic view of Taytay Town center and its    natural marine and terrestrial environment. Walk thru the commercial district on the way to  Fort Santa Isabel, mainland Palawan’s Spanish era (1667) fortress.
-          Cocktails at Fort Santa Isabel, then dinner
-          Return to hotel for overnight stay

Day 2

-          0800 departure  for Sader Beach Cove
-          Check in, brief rest before the start of beach activities
-          Early afternoon tour of Amogis Village
-          Late afternoon cocktails, then dinner and a bit of fun until bedtime

Day 3

-          Boat Tour of Taytay Bay Islands and Beaches. Snorkelling and other water activities on each  stop.
-          Lunch on a secluded beach site, then continue with the tour before returning to Taytay Town where the tour culminates and participants prepare for departure to another destination.
-          END of TOUR


Tour Escort services, local land and boat transfers, safety and available recreational equipment, all tours as described in the itinerary, 2 nights hotel / beach camp accommodations (twin-sharing, with single person in room surcharge of P1000.00/person), all meals with a beverage each, and entrance fees.  


        -      Participants are advised to bring sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, and other personal needs.
        -      Tour Itinerary may be altered or tour cancelled for safety reasons.
        -       No refunds shall be made when tour is cancelled by the participant within 72 hours before
                it starts.  

For more information and reservations, contact:  +639152602480, +639499323574, email,   or visit our information counter at Fort Santa Isabel Heritage Park. 
Bookings must be made and confirmed at least 72 hours before tour begins

30 July 2014

Nutrition Month Culminating Activities

The Nutrition Month celebration ends today with some important activities now being held at Julio Arzaga Memorial Elementary School covered court with Hon. Mayor Salvame, MLGOO Rustico Dangue, LGU Admin Robinson Morales, and some guests from Puerto Princesa in attendance. This health related program component is being held every month of July to make Taytay residents aware of the importance of nutrition in enhancing the family members' life cycle. The culminating event features the NutriBaby, NutriChild, and food preparation/preservation contests which are currently being conducted. The results shall be published as soon as possible.

Here's the list of winners in the NutriBaby and NutriChild Contests yesterday, 31 July 2014:

NutriBaby Contest:

        1st - Tifanny Elijah Mendoza
        2nd -Kyla Cassandra Damasco
        3rd - Yva Zyta Banalbanalan

NutriChild Contest:

        1st -  Keyshane Crissette Emolaga
        2nd - Tatian Nicole Marquez
        3rd - Xymmry Oren Monzales