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Historical Sites To Visit In Culion

Culion, much like the rest of Palawan, can boast its share of beautiful beaches and natural wonders, but its rich culture and historical relevance sets it apart. Visitors will be enchanted by the sights, but they will definitely remember Culion for the stories it brings.

Here are some of the historical sites in Culion one should not miss during a visit to the island:

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CULION FILM | Cast and crew complete filming despite typhoon Falcon, power outage

Although the filming of Culion is finally done, the two weeks that led to its conclusion wasn’t easy for the people who were part of this massive project.

Everyone on the set, from the actors to the production staff and crew, had their share of challenging moments during the shoot.

For one, Typhoon Falcon was unrelenting. Flights were cancelled, refunded and rebooked. Some crew had to be rerouted to Cebu and Clark because they couldn’t land on Busuanga due to the bad weather. The producers even had to exclusively rent a plane just to send some actors to the filming location, otherwise the filming couldn’t have commenced.

But this was just the tip of the iceberg.

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Culion, No Longer an ‘Island of No Return’

In the year 1906, during the American occupation in the Philippines, there was a place known as the “island of no return”. On that island, a leprosarium was established in order to purge the country from a contagious and highly misunderstood disease — Leprosy. The government believed that by isolating those who were infected, they would be able to save the rest of the population. As a result, many people were forcibly taken away from their families and exiled to the island that would supposedly help them heal. But as days passed by, many of them would realize that this beautiful sanctuary was slowly becoming their isolated prison.

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