There are two groups of islets found in Marabut, Samar. One is the Kapuroan found near Osmena, Marabut. I used to visit these islets when I was still assigned in Tacloban. (See blog of Sept 3, 2006 http://beachanatic.blogspot.com/2006/09/marabut-islands-in-samar.html). This is nearer to the city and boats are readily available from Brgy. Osmeña, where the Catholic parish is situated instead of the town proper of Marabut which is predominantly Aglipayan. The other group is further south about ten kilometers away, already near the town of Marabut. This latter group of islets, there are actually three of them, is called Madong-badong. The bigger one has a cave with a pool inside. The other one is a triangular rock which has a flat surface on one side looking like the face of Fido Dido. I read somewhere that this is called Malatindok. This rock was used as a logo by the Elf Adventure when they came to Samar a few years back. This I have never yet visited until very recently.
A good friend of a priest assigned in Tacloban had a private resort in Brgy. Pinalangga which is near the islets. On one day off, we decided to visit the place. Good we were allowed to use the resort and the facilities they had which included a kayak and a motorboat. After lunch, I took the kayak and paddled to the Madong-badong. On our return, the rest of the group took the motorboat to go to the islets.
The view of the sea from a private resort in Pinalangga, Marabut. The Madung-madong islets can be reached just by kayaking from here.
At the other side of the islet of Madong-badung there is a small opening that could also lead to the cave.
A small pool is found inside the cave. Seawater comes from underneath the rocks creating waves as they come inside.
Looking like the face of Fido Dido, this rock formation was made as the main logo of the Elf Adventure when they came a few years back.