American news site Daily News Dig recently came up with a list of “35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in Before You Die”, and in a list dominated by European and South Pacific bodies of water, Palawan's Linapacan Island sat squarely in the top spot.
“This island is in a remote province and home to many beaches with super clear water. The island has a population of just 14,180 people,” read the short caption below a snapshot by Scott Sporleder of the breath-takingly clear water by the tiny island.
This comes a few months after Siargao being named as one of the world's best surf spots, and El Nido resort making the cover of top travel magazine "Travel+Leisure" last July.
In sharp contrast, flooding from typhoons have made virtual new bodies of water in the country's population centers, especially Metro Manila – which are still among the most polluted on the planet.
– Vida Cruz / KDM, GMA News