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Butterfly sanctuary inaugurated in Siquijor


MANILA, Philippines — A butterfly sanctuary has been launched in the island province of Siquijor, an online news site reported Friday. Visayan Daily Star (www.visayandailystar.com) said the sanctuary at Cabilao village in Larena town is an approximately 200-square meter enclosure that houses 20 to 25 species of butterflies. The site of the sanctuary is owned by Dante Jumapit at the junction leading to the towns of Lazi and Maria and Camp Bandilaan, said the report. It serves as a showcase of pupa, larva and live butterflies produced from Jumapit's butterfly garden in Cang-agong, Siquijor. The sanctuary will serve as a show window for students and pupils on educational tours, for local and foreign tourists and the public. Present at the launching this week were Siquijor Vice Gov. Andre Cortes, provincial board members and town officials, and representatives the Provincial Tourism Office and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. GMANews.TV