Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stilt Houses of Tambacan

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Badjao Village in Brgy. Tambacan.  It was my first time and I was excited to have a glimpse of the community perceived as lazy and unreliable and as incorrigible tramps and thieves. I want to see for myself where and how these people, who have suffered so much from the neglect and indifference of the government and their rejection by society, live.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Limunsudan Falls

Waterfalling Adventure Tour 3
May 18, 2014

In Iligan City we have many famous waterfalls. These are the same waterfalls which grab all the press and media spotlight like Maria Cristina Falls, Tinago Falls, Dodiongan Falls, and Mimbalot Falls. They are beautiful falls and deserve much of the press but they also attract crowds.

There are many spectacular waterfalls which get little media attention in Iligan. The reason for their privacy and lack of crowds is that they may be harder to access or hidden upon massive watershed and several rain forests in its topographic areas. One of them is Limunsudan Falls - the two-tiered  waterfall  said to be the Philippines' 2nd highest  with the height of 870 feet, with the lower part cascading alone higher than the Maria Cristina Falls.

Limunsudan Falls never fails to amaze me and no matter how many photos or videos I see on the net, the more I'm captivated by its beauty. I really do need to get there. 

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I usually wake-up at 6:00 in the morning but that day of May 18, 2014 was an exception. I set the alarm to go off at an odd time of 3:30AM and in the wee hours, kept myself busy preparing for the most anticipated trip to Sitio Limunsudan, Barangay Rogongon.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bonding Moments

Waterfalling Adventure Tour 3
May 17, 2014

After the Dodiongan Falls expedition, we then embarked for our way back to the city. Unlike  the previous  trip, everyone preferred to  be quiet.  The last time I checked for the energy level, I just got a weary smile.

It was around 4:00PM when we finally arrived at Jasmine’s Pension Home where most of our guest bloggers stayed.

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Jasmine Pension Home is located at Andres Bonifacio Ave., Brgy. Tibanga, Iligan City.
(Photo courtesy of Jasmine Pension Home fb page)

While some were busy washing up, other bloggers and myself chose to stay at the garden.  We just sat around making idle conversation while re-energizing ourselves with foods courtesy of Jollibee and Jackos’ Kan-anan. After a while, we were joined by the rest of the gang. It was a get-together where  friends and strangers have shared stories, laughter and new friendships.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Mystical Dodiongan Falls

Waterfalling Adventure Tour 3
May 17, 2014

It was already past 1PM when I arrived at Jacko’s Kan-anan in Hinaplanon where other members of IBS and  bloggers from other parts of the country gathered for the “meet and greet”. The place also served as the jumping-off point for the first waterfalling adventure which was scheduled on that gloomy afternoon. After some “hi-hellos” and picture takings, we started to gather our things and excitedly boarded the vehicle that was assigned to take us to our first destination – Dodiongan Falls.

Dodiongan Falls is located in Brgy. Bonbonon some 14km away from the city proper. The waterfall has a height of 65.60 feet high cascading down to a concrete-like boulder. Photo by Rene Pernia.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Waterfalling Adventure

An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. This is just one of the definitions of the word “adventure” found on the net.

Project Watch: City Public Plaza Improvements


One of the landmarks in Iligan City is the public plaza also known as Rizal Park. It is strategically located in the heart of the downtown area just across the famous Maria Cristina Hotel – the city’s oldest hotel.

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