The island, which actually comprises 2 barangays of Naval, the commercial capital of Biliran, prides itself with this sandbar which shifts with the tide, and shifts big with storms. The recent typhoon moved the sandbar to a different shape. And that exactly what makes the sandbar invitingly unique. You don’t get to see it in one same form. When I had my time in the sandbar, I wondered what shape had it been a day before.
We went there on a gloomy day, what with the war going on in the household of Henry, Glenda and Inday. The organization which invited me to join this island visit paid around P3,500 for the boat ride - to and back and around the island. Officials in Barangay Libertad welcomed us like good old friends. We feasted on shells, crabs, grilled fish, fried fish, oven-baked chicken, boiled rootcrops prepared for us in Hagdan Resort located on the other side of the island.. We were unfazed of the weather war. There were laughter and stories and goodwill shared even if the seas were a bit rough.
Come to think of it, Biliran has always been teeming with natural resources. If not an island, you explore the mountain. Or simply sit idly in pantalan to watch the sunset. or the sunrise. Let me, in the quietness of this place, thank God for such natural bounty. So God bless my homeland.