Location: Sitio Inamong, Brgy. Matigol, Arakan, Cotabato Types: Cascade, Multi-step, Fan horsetail As soon as the Rural Transit bus was cruising along the BUDA (Bukidnon-Davao) Highway, I often looked at the direction of the conductor. From time to time, I would ask if Campo Uno. From Campo Uno, I hired a habal habal motorcycle going to Barangay Matigol which sadly I found out to be still far from Sitio Inamong. So I have to walk down the dirt road while enjoying the aroma that the flowering coffee trees exude. At Sitio Matigol, I asked for some assistance. Adult Manobos were unavailable so some children accompaniedRead More →

Location: Monkayo, Compostela Valley Types: Cascade, Multi-step, Fan horsetail For the first day of my ten-day Chasing Waterfalls Project: Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN Edition, it was necessary that I stay overnight in Nabunturan. It was out of familiarity and convenience. I already spent overnight in the Compostela Valley capital in November 2012. And coming from Mainit Hot Spring, it was almost 4PM when I reached Mawab. So I needed to find an accommodation rather quick before dusk and to rest right away. Of course, I haven’t had a decent sleep for more than 24 hours.After finishing off an instant coffee the following morning, I checked outRead More →

Location: Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley Types: Cascade, Multi-step Cramped and filled to the brim, it was a little past ten in the morning when the big passenger jeepney left the integrated transport terminal in Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte. In the comforts of a rear seat, I sneaked in for a power nap as the jeepney roared its way to Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley. I did not sleep the night before because I flew in on a red-eye flight. So, after more than two hours of rough and tumble ride, the jeep finally reached Masara. Although I specifically instructed the conductor toRead More →

Location: Paleg, Dinalungan, Aurora Types: Slide horsetail, Cascade It has been taking me like forever to reach Dinapigue, Isabela. And there were times the long trip had bored me. Just before we reached the town proper of Dinalungan in Aurora Province, I saw a sign that bore “to Bulawan Falls“. So I asked the woman beside me to describe that waterfall; she happened to be from the same town. What she said convinced me to pay a visit to Bulawan Falls. So after visiting Dibulo Falls and the bonsai forest in Dinapigue, Isabela, I headed south to explore the Province of Aurora. I set asideRead More →

Location: Upper Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur Types: Fan horsetail, Cascade Because of what transpired in Zamboanga City the past days, a heightened alert status in the coastal towns of Zamboanga Peninsula Region was issued. And I was advised by Auntie Carmelita that instead of going to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, I have to go somewhere else. I volunteered that if there is a majestic waterfall that I can visit, then that must be it. Before lunch time, I and Moy Moy, Auntie Lita’s nephew, drove up north to visit a waterfalls right at the edge of the Pan-Philippine Highway and within the vicinity of theRead More →

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