Tabaco, Albay Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro can’t get enough of giant visitors


Is Tabaco, Albay now a competitor to Donsol, Sorsogon as far as butanding (whale shark) watching is concerned?

The Albay town has been making news as of late due to the rare yet welcome visits from these beautiful filter-feeders, which is the largest species of fish around.

However, the local Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Albay said that it’s actually normal for whale sharks to visit Tabaco from December to March every year as part of their “feeding” schedule.

The presence of whale sharks also attests to a clean body of water, the BFAR said.