Situated inside the Sablayan Prison and Penal Farm. One of the finest and cleanest inland body of water in the country where one can do fishing, bird watching, picnicking and canoeing. The lake derived its name from the white lotus called “Libwa” that abounds in the lake.
Siburan has 5,000 hectares of old growth or primary forest, which is the largest tract of contagious remaining virgin forest in the whole Mindoro Island. Around 14 hectares of this lies next to Libuao Lake. Siburan Forest is a home to different plants and animals. There are 31 kinds of birds, including the endemic Mindoro Imperial Pigeon, Mindoro Tarictic Hornbill, Mindoro Bleeding Heart and the Black-hooded Coucal. More than 8 species of mammals, like Pygmy Fruit Bat and Warty Pig and about 80 species of tropical plants and hardwoods can also be found in the area.
Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis)
is a small hoofed mammal
belonging to the family Bovidae.
It is endemic to the island of
Mindoro in the Philippines and is
the only endemic Philippine
bovine. It is believed, however,
to have once also thrived on the
greater island of Luzon..
The first inhabitants of Mindoro.
They belong to the Malay race.
Like most natives in the
Philippines, these people are
short with snub noses and brown
Among the seven clans - Alangan,
Buhid, Iraya, Hanunuo, Tadyaoan,
Ratagnon and Batangan
occupying the land, Batangas and
the Alangans inhabit Sablayan, a
town in the mid-western portion
of the island.