travel: maria cristina falls, iligan city, philippines

Well since we’re in Mindanao for a week, might as well visit one of the major sources of electricity of the country – Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City! It is part of the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant that, with other nearby power plants, comprise more than 50% of Mindanao’s electricity requirements. Maria Cristina Falls…

travel: white water rafting in cagayan de oro, philippines

For Php700, we tried the intermediate raft course of 14 rapids. There was just too much danger that we regretted not getting 21 rapids!! So If you’re planning a trip to Cagayan de Oro (CDO), then it is imperative that you meet the 7, 14, or 21 rapids!! Trust me, at the end of the ride,…

travel: divine mercy shrine in cdo, philippines

The dancing sunrise is said to be only witnessed in the divine mercy shrine in CDO. The brother of a friend testified to this as he brought his mom and a Korean friend there around mid-August. For Catholics out there, this is the haven (provided you don’t get distracted by that large portrait of Pope John Paull II beside…

travel: bukidnon, philippines

In a side trip to the Camp Philips, Bukidnon, in transit to CDO from Dahilayan, a friend remarked that the houses are very American in architecture, with the houses not directly built on the ground but on a lifted scaffolding as prevention in times of flooding.  Another friend, not hearing, said it was very Filipino in…

travel: caving in initao, philippines

Adventurous at heart, my friends wanted to experience something different during our “one-of-kind” week-long trip to Mindanao, the southern part of the Philippines. So the one from Initao took the group caving at Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape. For a whooping price of Php20 each for a group of 6, we were able to traverse 3 arduous…

travel: tinago falls in initao, philippines

“Tinago” means “Hidden” And the fact that it is hidden made it much more coveted (mostly by the locals). The walk was long and arduous but worth it! The Php40 each tourist fee was equally worth it as the boys did all the carrying for us up and down the winding large-stepped stairs.