Fort Sta. Isabel

Fort Sta. Isabel

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



06 July 2014


In the course of Taytay's history, the first and, so far, the only vice president ever to visit our municipality was Hon. Jeojomar Binay. And not only did he visit on July 6, 2014, he also brought along a medical team to help many of our townmates who were in dire need of medical attention/treatment. Incidentally, Makati City and Taytay are sister LGUs and what made the event really worth remembering was when VP Binay extended an invitation for Taytay's Senior Citizens to organize a group to travel to Makati and while there avail of free medical and dental services and free movie passes. Hundreds of Taytayanos gathered for the rare occasion to see and hear not only VP Binay, but also Gov. JC Alvarez and Congressman Sherwin Gatchalian who spoke about Taytay's potential to become a major tourism destination once all of the ongoing infrastructure projects (which includes 24/7 electricity and potable water supply)  under the present administration are finished.


04 July 2014

Baragtan 2014

Last June 16, 2014, the Municipal Government of Taytay sent its elected officials headed by Hon. Mayor Romy L. salvame,, officers and staff members to Puerto Princesa to attend/participate in the opening ceremonies of the Provincial Government sponsored Baragatan Festival 2014. It started with a parade that included a float competition, which, incidentally was won by LGU Taytay and culminated with the awarding of prizes to the float competition winners at the Provincial Capitol grounds.There was also a trade fair where products that are made in each of the 22 municipalities are displayed, promoted, and sold.
The trade fair features a booth design and product display competition, the first prize of which was also won by LGU Taytay.  The Baragatan festival is being held annually every 3rd and 4th week of June in celebration of the founding anniversary of the provincial government of Palawan.