Tag Archives: banca

Bangka Typography

Bulalakaw is the Tagalog word for comet.

Advertisements

Footwear as Rope Floater

image

This rope is used to secure small bancas (like those in the photograph below) by the beach. When the tide comes in, the rope remained visible owing to the attached floaters such as the ala Crocs footwear.

image

Small bancas

Plying Subic Bay for Seashell Shoppers

image

As much as I want to buy from them for their livelihood sake and for those pretty conches, I can’t bring myself to do that. It may encourage this kind of damaging trade.

image

T-shirt Head Wrap

image

What they’ll do? Three bangkeros will hold the rope then pull it abruptly at the count of three to manually start the motor of this banca. Malapascua Island, Cebu

An old t-shirt is the stereotypical head wrap or mask of bangkeros where the neck hole becomes the opening for the eyes. Frequent windy conditions on the job make this t-shirt headwear as the more secure (readily available and cheaper) option than a baseball cap.

image

Lookout and passenger assistance task for these two banca men in this motorized outrigger boat from Batangas bound for Puerto Galera

From Island To Mainland

The uncomplicated manner of commuting from the island of Malapascua to mainland Cebu province.

image

At Logon beach, procure a green paper ticket from the one-man ticketing office comprising of a small table that also serves as police detachment (says the sign) and a blackboard where the name of the boats and their corresponding schedules are written.

image

Ticketing office

 

The green ticket says Malapascua Port. Where’s the port? The Guanna boat, a yellow banca anchored far from the beach, will leave at 8:30 according to the blackboard. How to get there? Ride a small paddle flat boat for 20 pesos per passenger. Simple. Uncomplicated.

image

Guanna, the commuter boat in “Malapascua Port”

image

Short transfer from Logon beach to Guanna boat

%d bloggers like this: