Location: Brgy. Malabo, Valencia, Negros Oriental
Types: Slide horsetail, Segmented
I have been to the City of Gentle People several times and I always ended up not going to Pulang Bato Falls in Valencia. But in my recent trip, albeit, just a very brief one, I finally managed to go to Red Valley.
Pulang Bato Falls, as its name suggests, is characterized by the stones reddened by the sulfur coming from Mount Talinis, the island’s second highest mountain after Mount Kanlaon.
The red sulfur emitted by Mount Talinis is a boon to the people of Valencia and the rest of Negros Oriental as it is converted into geothermal energy. With that, their electric consumption is subsidized.
Reeling from that destructive typhoon, the beauty of Pulang Bato Falls can still be enjoyed and experienced but at the same time it should be a grim reminder to the people that unabated illegal logging may haunt them like a thief in the night.
How To Get There:
- From Manila: take any Dumaguete-bound flight of PAL, and Cebu Pacific.
- From Dumaguete: hire a habal habal going to Pulang Bato Falls.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls.