Life in Agutaya was so simple. People knew each other and knows if someone from other places visits their island. Their electricity supply starts around 8:00 in the morning until 12:00 midnight. Students walk going to school and play outside with their friends. I was so amazed to see children playing made-up games outside their houses after school because there were no gadgets to play with. People working for the LGU leave their stations to have lunch in their respective houses and return around 1 o’clock in the afternoon.
While having casual conversation with Ms. Cherry, the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (MSWDO), I had the chance to know few facts about the LGU. From our research, Agutaya Island is very near the most expensive resort in the Philippines, Amanpulo. Security of Amanpulo was very high. I even asked if Amanpulo belongs to them but if forms part of Cuyo Island. Seeing the condition of Agutaya Island, I felt that how could Amanpulo can help them financially if it is within the jurisdiction of Agutaya.