Thursday, October 6, 2016

GANTUNGAN FALLS


 Name: Gantungan Falls

Location: CEDAR (Center for Ecological Development and Recreation), IMpalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon

Features: Gantungan Falls is one of the major cascades of CEDAR, Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon. The mighty waterfall measures 30 feet high. It cascades among gigantic rock walls that sandwich Gantungan River. Usual trek in CEDAR makes one see Gantungan Falls topview. Adventurers, however, risk to river trek to see the falls in its full glory. Swimming is even required to get through the deep still portion of the river. Among salient features of the falls are its compact drop, the cavern at the base of the falls and the clear water drops that curtain the cavern.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

THE 20 MUST-VISIT DESTINATIONS IN BUKIDNON



Monday, September 12, 2016

PANININGAWAN FALLS

 NAME: Paniningawan Falls

LOCATION: Mt. Kalatungan Range, Talakag, Bukidnon (via Kaulayanan, Lirongan, Talakag)

FEATURES: Paniningawan Falls is approximately 100-meter high waterfall amazingly hidden in verdant wall of Mt. Kalatungan Range in Talakag Area. The falls is accessible via Sitio Kaulayanan in Brgy. Lirongan through non-jokingly 5 hour trek crossing through rivers and ridges, in which two hours is spent for river trekking. The falls streams down to Manupali na Maliga (Red River), which meets Manupali na Maputi (White River) in an intersection locally known as Sabangan. There is no established trail going to the falls.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SITIO KAULAYANAN

Carrot plantation with Kitanglad Range on background
NAME: Sitio Kaulayanan

LOCATION: Barangay Lirongan, Talakag, Bukidnon

FEATURES: Kaulayanan is a sitio of Brgy. Lirongan, Talakag, Bukidnon. This small Talaandig community is perfectly situated at the foothills of Mt. Kalatungan Range directly facing Mt. Kitanglad Range. The cool mountain weather makes the village suitable to high valued crops. While in Kaulayanan, the barangays of Basac and Kibanggay in Lantapan are clearly visible. The ordinary setting of the village is already stunning. The amazing landscape, the contours and symmetry of vegetable gardens are just few reasons why I fell in love with the place. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

NASULI SPRING RESORT


NAME: NASULI SPRING RESORT

LOCATION: NASULI, PUROK 1, BANGCUD, MALAYBALAY CITY

FEATURES: Nasuli Spring Resort is a natural pool located in serene forested area of Purok 1, Brgy. Bangcud, Malaybalay City. The resort is just 500 meters away from national highway. The cool, clear and calm pool has random springs gushing from holes of different depth, the deepest being 31 feet. Its original soil flooring is left untouched to preserve its natural feel.

Monday, July 18, 2016

MT. KALATUNGAN CLIMBING GUIDE

Mt. Kalatungan (purple blue) and Mt. Ragang (blue, far right) viewed from Mt. Kitanglad
Mt Kalatungan, a.k.a Catatungan, is a volcanic mountain in Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao. PHIVOLCS has no recorded eruptions of this stratovolcano, yet classified potentially active. The mountain range stretches along the areas of Valencia, Maramag, Talakag and Pangantucan. The prominent summits are Kilakiron in Valencia and the twin Kalatungan and Lumpanag summits most accessible in Pangantucan.

Mt. Kalatungan, towering 2,880 meters ASL, is the fifth highest peak of the country (contrary to the previous claims as the sixth highest). The mountain is a home to Philippine Eagle and other precious endangered species.

Monday, June 27, 2016

MT. CAPISTRANO


Name: MT. CAPISTRANO

Location: Sitio Binalbagan, Purok 9, Brgy. Simaya, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Features: Mt. Capistrano in Sitio Binalbagan, Brgy. Simaya is the most prominent minor summit visible in the highways of Malaybalay City. This 610 meters high land form is crowned with magnificent steep, sharp rocks. Mt. Capistrano has become a popular tourist destination in Bukidnon for neophyte trekkers, nature trippers and seasoned climbers. It requires 1 to 2.5 hours trek. Another entry point is in Brgy. Managok, Malaybalay City.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MAGUBO FALLS

 

Name: MAGUBO FALLS

Location: Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon

Features: Magubo Falls is among the mighty water drops in Barangay Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon. The falls hides among lush vegetation in barangay's interior. It is approximately 50 feet high. It has wide pool for swimming. Enormous rocks and beauteous moss adorn the falls' surrounding. And the downslope trail to this wonderful water drop is never easy. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BALISBISAN FALLS


Name: Balisbisan Falls

Location: Sitio Kibangan, Poblacion, Impasugong, Bukidnon
 
Features: Balisbisan Falls in Impasugong, Bukidnon is a small falls that resembles Cotabato's Asik-asik Falls, Misamis Oriental's Sagpulon Falls and another Bukidnon's pride, Sinulom Falls. Its water-sprouts are randomly spread in a 100-meter stretch of a curvy wall of Atugan Canyon. The main or prominent group of cascades amazingly sprout below the rocks vertically heaped on 90-degree wall. Other cascades randomly sprout on both of the verdant sides of the main cascades. The highest cascade is 15 feet high. The falls has no river source. In fact, it is a tributary to Atugan River trailing below the wall.

Going to the falls requires P20.00 right of way fee for passing through a private farm.

Friday, April 22, 2016

OLD PULANGUI RIVER AND CRYSTAL SPRING

  
Name: Old Pulangui River and Crystal Spring

Location: North Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon

Features: Pulangui River, a tributary to Rio Grande de Mindanao had been rerouted decades ago to fill the dam established by the National Power Corporation to power up its Hydro Power Plant. The old riverbed never died since then. Its shallow waters are still worth the view and admiration. Adjacent to the old Pulangui River is Crystal Spring, a cool spring resembling a real crystal flowing down meeting the aqua green river. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

CEDAR: Center for Ecological Development and Recreation



Name: CEDAR, meaning Center for Ecological Development and Recreation

Location: Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon

Features: CEDAR, in Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon is another adventure spot in the province. It is situated just beside the highway. It is equipped with a very cool manmade swimming pool, sourcing from the natural springs surrounding the area. CEDAR is also a reforestation project site of the tribe-dominated town of Impasugong. It has a camping site, venue, basketball court and picnic amenities. What makes CEDAR a popular tourist destination in the province is being home to three major waterfalls with three different river sources--- Gantungan Falls, Natugbasan Falls and Dila Falls.

Monday, March 28, 2016

KAAMULAN 2016 SCHEDULE OF STREETDANCING COMPETITION


This 2016, the highlight of Kaamulan Festival celebration, the street dancing competition is scheduled on April 1, 2016. Eight towns will compete for the Best Float, Best in Ethnic Street Dancing and Best in Ethnic Ground Presentation. Best Float and Best in Street Dancing will be judged in Fortich Street, Malaybalay City while Ground Presentation will take place at Capitol Grounds.

PITCHER PLANT FARM


Name: Pitcher Plant Farm


Location: Sario Street, Kalasungay, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon


Features: Pitcher Plant Farm in Sario Street, Kalasungay, Malaybalay City is just a 400-meter walk, that is 5 minutes, from the national highway. It is around 10 minutes away from the city proper through private or chartered vehicle. The farm is owned by German-Filipino family who incorporate their passion with business. The place is situated very close to the base of Kalasungay's forested mountains.


Friday, February 12, 2016

LALIGAN FALLS

  
Name: Laligan Falls

Location: Laligan, Valencia City

Features: Laligan Falls in Barangay Laligan, Valencia City is another hidden jewel of Bukidnon. Unknown to many, this 4-series waterfalls is an awesome scenery in a forested rocky cliffs of Laligan. This waterfalls cascades a clear cool water from the highlands down to the barangay giving life to the vast rice paddies that support the Valencia’s battle cry as the City of Golden Harvest.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SUMALSAG CAVE

Catch your breath and watch your face against sharp formations above deep waters with very narrow space in between.

Name: SUMALSAG CAVE

Location: Sitio Kilabong, Vista Villa, Sumilao and Sitio Diamante, Dalirig, Manolo Fortich

Features: Sumalsag Cave is counted as one of the 5 recognized caves in Palaopao Range in the municipalities of Manolo Fortich and Sumilao in Bukidnon. Sumalsag Cave stretches to 1.04km long. Its usual caving route starts from Sitio Kilabong, Vista Villa, Sumilao and exits to Sitio Diamante, Dalirig, Manolo Fortich.