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Beach Erosion at Blue Beach, Dulag, Leyte 

Latest  Pics of Further Erosion:

March 8 2012 | February 20 2012 |   February 13 2012 |   
January 15 2012 (Eric Lagunzad)
December 27 2011 (Mark Paul Pamen)

December 18 2011  | November 2011    

Blue Beach Dulag is a beautiful beach and historic World War II landing site on the Leyte Gulf. It is situated at barangays (villages) San Rafael, Luan and San Jose in the municipality of Dulag, Leyte. I should have said 'once' beautiful because the beach is currently suffering serious erosion eminating from the south end of the beach immediately beside the Rock World Industries (RWI) property.

Blue Beach should be treated as a sacred place to be admired for its beauty and respected for its historical significance. A place where men sacrificed their lives to end the horrors of the Japanese occupation. A place where across the water the first Mass was celebrated in the Philippines. A place where tourists should be welcomed to admire its beauty and contemplate the sacrifices made.

Instead what do we have? An ugly, destructive monument to greed
at the very spot where the allied troops first came ashore in 1944.. A beach wrecked by the resulting erosion. A community unwilling or unable to do anything about it. National Government Departments seemingly powerless to do anything about it. It is Dulag's shame!

For full details on the cause of the erosion click here: TheFacts.

The Facts

Before and after pics click here.
For more erosion pics click here.
It is getting worse (4 Jan 2011) pics click here.
Eyesore pics click here.

Erosion continues north to Luan and San Jose
Sarah at pantalan

Walk along Blue Beach    

November 2011  
December 18 2011

December 27 2011
(Mark Paul Pamen)

January 15 2012 (Eric Lagunzad)