The Sang’ngawan Falls in Makilala

Sang’ngawan Falls Batasan Makilala Cotabato Malasila River Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length Sangngawan Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Spring Hot Tour Sulfur Pool The Sang’ngawan Falls is located in Batasan, Makilala in Cotabato Province. The Sang’ngawan Waterfalls has a collection of hot and cold natural pools that are found along the Malasila River. There are two natural pools, and its hot sulfuric pools are known for having some healing effects. Continue reading

The Palina Rice Terraces in Kibungan

Palina Rice Terraces Kibungan Benguet Mount Kilkili Farm Location Harvest Season Water Irrigation Barangay Paulina Size History Construction Trade Granary Farmer Construction Tribe Visit Tour The Palina Rice Terraces are located in Kibungan in Benguet Province. The Palina Rice Terraces are more than a hundred years in age, and are located at the foot of Mount Kilkili, a dead volcano with the shape resembling Mount Mayon. The terraces are stone-walled and are located near the running water which serves as its primary water source. The terraces reflect the skills and industry of the community’s ancestors. The place can be reached for about 3 to 4 hours hike depending on what terraces one would visit. The Palina rice terraces are known as the municipality’s rice granary and are an existing man-made tourist attraction of the municipality of Kibungan. A road network links the area to the town proper and other barangays but public transport vehicles are limited.  Kibungan is located 62 kilometer (39 miles) north of Baguio City. Continue reading

The Bakhawan Eco Park in Kalibo

Bakhawan Eco Park Bachaw Sur Kalibo Aklan Mangrove Trees Ecopark Reserve Ecosystem Footbridge Tour Guide Visit Preserve Vegetation History Construction Forest Barangay Fee Location Distance Size The Bakhawan Eco Park is located in Bachaw Sur, Kalibo in Aklan Province. The term ‘bakhawan’ means mangrove, and the Bakhawan Park is hoem to literally thousands of mangrove trees. The mangroves provide shelter and make it a hospitable shelter for various marine life. The 170 hectare preserve was built in the 1990’s to address the frequent flooding in the town and aims to protect and maintain the rich ecosystem of the community of Kalibo. An 800-meter boardwalk takes visitors deep into the mangrove park. There is a small colorful boat tied at the end of the footbridge, as if waiting for travelers who want to further explore nature’s beauty. Be sure to reach the end of the path of the lush forest mangrove to get the fascinating view of the sea. The serenity that this place brings is more than enough to stay in this town. The Bakhawan ecopark can be reached in Continue reading

The Fleur-de-Lis Hall in Dumaguete

Fleur-de-lis Hall Dumaguete Negros Oriental Saint Paul College Auditorium Building Theater Venue Schedule Show Calendar Event Location Layout Map Capacity Hours Contact Manager History Construction The Fleur-de-Lis Hall is located in Dumaguete in  Negros Oriental Province. The Fleur-de-Lis is a theater venue located on the campus of Saint Paul College in Dumaguete. Its auditorium is noted for its lavish productions, a trademark of all Saint Paul schools in the Philippines.

Dumaguete is located on Negros Island and is 640 kilometers southeast of Manila. Flight time between Manila and Dumaguete is one hour and 15 minutes. A ferry from Manila to Dumaguete will take 40 hours (1 day and 16 hours) via the Super Ferry. Continue reading

The Trappist Monastery in Jordan

Trappist Monastery San Miguel Jordan Giumaras Enclave Cistersians Strict Observance Building Souvenire Shop Location Grounds Facility Visit Tour Guide History Construction Religion Products Jelly The Trappist Monastery is located in San Miguel, Jordan, in Giumaras province. Officially known as Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Monastery, it is a peaceful and sacred enclave in Guimaras (and in the Philippines) run by the order of Cistersians of the Strict Observance. These monks follow the rule of St. Benedict and are best known for the extreme austerity or strictness that characterizes their discipline. The monks earn a living by selling souvenir items and processed foods such as jellies, jams, candies, piyaya and more, which are sold in a small shop within the monastery grounds. All the products are from ingredients grown in the Trappist grounds. The Trappist Monastery is located in Bgy. San Miguel, Jordan Town in Guimaras. From Iloilo, Jordan, Guimaras can be reached by riding a pumpboat in Ortiz St., Iloilo City. Then from Jordan Continue reading

The San Sebastian Library of the Arts in Lipa

San Sebastian Library Arts Lipa City Batangas Location Building Exhibit Books Collection Display Collection History Culture Danilo Dolor Artifacts Construction Hours Memorabilia Entrance Fee The San Sebastian Library of the Arts is located in Lipa City in Batangas Province. The San Sebastian Library of the Arts opened its doors on February 10, 1996. It began with a modest collection of art books and memorabilia donated by Danilo Dolor, a prominent Batangueño and patron of the arts. Continue reading

The Pagayawan Falls in Bacolod

Pagayawan Falls Pagayawan Bacolod Lanao Del Norte Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length River Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Distance Flow Tour Picnic Bathing Nature The Pagayawan Falls is located in Pagayawan, Bacolod in Lanao del Norte Province. The Pagayawan Waterfalls has a height of 85 feet and its waters cascades on a basin of volcanic rocks. The waters of the Pagayawan Falls, if harnessed, could generate power that can supply the province of Lanao del Norte and its three neighboring provinces. There is a mineral spring water at its base. If this mineral spring be developed, it could support the whole municipality. Future plans for development of this mineral spring, is already in its offspring period.The Pagayawan Falls is located 32 kilometers away from Tubod. Continue reading

The Mango Groves in Bokod

Mango Groves Bokod Benguet Plantation Location Farm Agricultural Park Fruit Harvest Season Kilometer Province Barangay Farmer History Size Crop Trade Industry Export Price Tour Guide Visit FarmingThe Mango Groves are located in Bokod in Benguet Province. The Mango plantation of Bokod is an agricultural park; tourists are welcome to visit and even some some mangos during the harvest season. The Mango Groves are a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Bokod. Continue reading

Kinuwartelan in Iriga City

Kinuwartelan Perpetual Help Iriga City Camarines Sur Incarceration Tourist Route Kilometer Spanish Garrison Camp History Location Insurrection Prison Barracks Military Description Date RemnantKinuwartelan is located in Perpetual Help, Iriga City in Camarines Sur Province. Kinuwartelan means ‘place of incarceration’, and is situated along the tourist route, approximately seven kilometers from the city proper. Kinuwartelan was a Spanish garrison camp during the Spanish Period of Philippine history. Many Filipino insurrections were kept here at and did hard labor; hence, the name “Kinuwertelan” meaning place of Incarceration. No trace of the prison barracks can be seen today. Continue reading

The Gardens of Malasag Eco Tourism Village

Gardens Malasag Eco Tourism Village Cagayan Oro Misamis Oriental Botanical Ecotourism Location Collection Wildlife Reserve Sanctuary Butterfly Birds Deer Tribal House Museum Education Center Cottage The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is located in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental Province. The Malasag Gardens features a small wildlife collection of butterflies, birds and deer. The cultural village has tribal houses, a museum, and an education center. It has limited services but the view from the cottages is breathtaking. The Malasag Gardens serves as the learning center for ecotourism, ethnic arts, flora and fauna endemic to Northern Mindanao while at the same time generate revenues and livelihood for the tribal groups. This Eco-Tourism Village is owned and managed by the National Government. Continue reading