Kirungdung Falls in Magpet

Kirungdung Falls Kinarum Magpet Cotabato Mount Apo North Waterfalls Size River Basin Cascading Twin Height Length Kirungdung Falls is located in barangay Kinarum, Magpet in Cotabato Province. Kirungdong Waterfalls is a 200-foot twin falls cascading from the cool headwaters of the mountain streams of Mount Apo. It is located within a friendly community characterized by tranquil and rustic setting of real mountain life. Kirungdong falls has an estimated elevation of 1,090 meters above sea level. Continue reading

Lake Agko in Kidapawan

Lake Agko Ilomavis Kidapawan City Agco Hot Spring Cold Water Location Depth Swimming Resort Hiking Trail Lake Agko is located in Ilomavis, Kidapawan City. The lake is a steaming blue lake where hot and cold spring converge at an elevation of 4,200 feet above sea level. The boiling mud around the lake is sometimes used by local inhabitants to cook eggs. It is five kilometers away from the jump-off point of Barangay Ilomavis. Continue reading

Kansal Falls in Kidapawan

Kansal Falls Kidapawan Waterfalls Mount Apo Water Supply Size Width Location Discovery River Basin Depth Camping Kansal Falls is located in Kidapawan in Cotabato Province. Kansal Falls comes from various mountain springs in the Mount Apo area. This is also the source of Kidapawan City‘s water supply.






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Mount Opao in Bao Alamada Cotabato

Mount Opao Bao Alamada Cotabato Banisilan Mountain Park Location Wildlife Vegetation Trees Cold Springs Water DistanceMount Opao is located in Bao, Alamada, in Cotabato Province. It is situated between the boundaries of Alamada & Banisilan. This mountain area is blessed with natural grown trees and source of cold spring water.



Flortam Hot Spring in Makilala

Flortam Hot Spring Makilala North Cotabato Mount Apo Springs Batasan Fountain Youth Location Volcano Temperature DepthFlortam Hot Spring is located at Barangay Batasan in Makilala, North Cotabato Province, at the foot of Mount Apo. Just five kilometers from the national highway, this natural attraction has been dubbed as the Fountain of Youth because of its healing power, and popular among senior citizens. Blessed with natural hot springs, it has become a weekend recreational as well as a medical center. The Mount Apo volcano can be seen from the bend beyond the Lalapoi River at the boundary of northern Cotabato and Davao del Sur. Continue reading

The Manobo Culture

ManoboThe Manobo are probably the most numerous of the ethnic groups of the Philippines in terms of the relationships and names of the various groups that belong to this family of languages. Mention has been made of the numerous subgroups that comprise the Manobo group. The total national population including the subgroups is 749,042 (NM 1994); occupying core areas from Sarangani island into the Mindanao mainland in the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Davao provinces, Bukidnon, and North and South Cotabato. The groups occupy such a wide area of distribution that localized groups have assumed the character of distinctiveness as a separate ethnic grouping such Continue reading

Kalibongan Festival in Kidapawan

Kalibongan Festival in North CotabatoThe Kalibongan is a Manobo term which means “Grand Festival” that is celebrated annually in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato Province. This festival showcases the life and culture of the ethnic tribes in the locality. The Manobos, Bagobos, Ivatans, and many more, put on colorful garb and parade the streets to proudly display their heritage. The main highlight of the celebration is the traditional horse fight and peace ceremony done with a blood compact. Continue reading

The Magindanao Culture

MaguindanaoThe Magindanao (Magindanaw, Maguindanaw, Maguindanaon, Magindanaoan, Mindanao) are one of the larger ethnic groups of the country with a total population of over 1,649,882 (NM 1994), with about 469,216 of this number found in the province of Maguindanao. The concentrations are in the municipalities of Dinaig (35,851), Datu Piang (51,970), Maganoy (46,006), and Buluan (52,242)(NSO 1990). The Maguindanaon, or Maguindanaw for some, inhabit North Cotobato, South Cotobato, Sultan Kudurat, Zamboanga del Sur, and Maguindanao; the latter having the largest concentration. Maguindanaon means “people of the flood plain” for they primarily inhabit the broad Pulangi River valley and Continue reading

The Bagobo Culture

BagoboThe Bagobo are a proud people with proto Malayan features and with a strong social structure enabled them, as a group, to integrate with the main body politic while retaining much of their indigenous customs, beliefs, and values. That said, most of the Bagóbo have suffered dislocation due to the loss of their ancestral lands and the effects of modern day insurgency. While many are in economically depressed circumstances, a considerable number have attained a substantial degree of self-sufficiency. For instance, they are renowned for their metal-craft skills, particularly in the production of brass articles by means of the ancient lost-wax process; weaponry best exemplify Bagóbo ornate traditions of metal-crafting. While still others of the Bagóbo specialize weaving Continue reading

Kidapawan, Cotabato

Kidapawan CotabatoStrategically located at the foot of Mount Apo, the Philippines’ tallest peak at 10,311 feet above sea level, Kidapawan City bustles with renewed energy as it opens its doors to the world. Mount Apo and its other scenic attractions make the province of Cotabato a potential world-class tourist destination. The City of Kidapawan is located at the southeastern portion of the province. It lays 7 degrees north latitude, 125 degrees longitude. It is located almost midway between the cities of Davao and Cotabato at a distance of 110 and 120 kilometers, respectively. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of President Roxas and Magpet, on the south by Makilala, on the southwest by M’lang, and on the northwest by Matalam. Continue reading