Location: Brgy. Budlingin, Alegria, Surigao del Norte Types: Segmented, Fan horsetail Only the second waterfalls that I have seen in already five stays of traveling around Northern Mindanao and the Caraga Regions, the waterfalls in the hinterlands of Alegria, Surigao del Norte proved to be a worthy destination. After an approximate two kilometers of habal habal ride, I found myself hiking with my stuffed bag on my back. The motorcycle cannot negotiate the slippery and muddy road. Standing at about 30 feet, Lumundo Falls is inside a 22-hectare community watershed which falls under the National Greening Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.Read More →

Right after I left Surigao City last November 25, I boarded a Butuan City-bound Bachelor Bus at the integrated transport terminal near Surigao Airport. An hour later, I reached Magpayang in Mainit town where I transferred to a tricycle that brought me to Kasili, a lake-side resort.   This trip satisfied my curiosity on Lake Mainit, the country’s fourth largest lake at 17,060 hectares, according to Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA). Lake Mainit is surrounded by the towns of Mainit and Alegria of Surigao del Norte and Kicharao and Jabonga of Agusan del Norte. Resembling the country of Argentina, the shoreline of Lake Mainit is 62.10Read More →

When the Spanish conquistadores annexed the Philippines to their kingdom, several settlements in the archipelago were formed as encomiendas, parishes, pueblos, and military districts. One of the six districts in Mindanao were formed by Surigao and Agusan. Eventually, one of the settlements in Caraga became the seat of government and church affairs and the center of commerce and trade. And that was Surigao, or first known to be as Banahao.   Surigao navigated through different changes of tides, times and seasons. The Augustinian Recollects made the pueblo their permanent residence on February 1, 1752. The natural harbor along Bilang-Bilang Bay turned it into an importantRead More →

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