the village

 malbago

Located in the central Philippine region of Cebu on the large tropical island of Bantayan is a unique culture unfamiliar to the outside world. It is home to an exciting culture of street food and bustling fish markets that can only be trumped by the untapped snorkelling sites and white sand beaches. 

 

Despite the beauty of Bantayan, there are areas still sitting below the poverty line. At the north end of the island there is a remote community known as Malbago. In 2011, Our Connection travelled to this community and made contact with the leaders to discuss a housing project now known as the inaugural Our Connection village.