If not for the sweltering midday sun, I would have immediately started our adventures at San Jose, the capital municipality of Dinagat. But it seemed that my travel companions and I had far more important things to do instead. As soon as we arrived at our accommodation, we had a quick shower, grabbed lunch and just slept for an hour or so. The long journey to get here must have taken a toll on each one of us.
I must admit that if not for a blog post in Akrosdayunibers.com, I wouldn't have known about Dinagat, a small cluster of islands in Southern Philippines and one of the fairly new provinces in the country.
It used to be part of Surigao del Norte up until 2006 when it became an independent province by virtue of RA 9355. Four years later, this status was nullified by the Supreme Court but in 2012, the high court reversed itself and upheld the constitutionality of its original ruling.