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 Limunsudan Falls in Iligan

Limunsudan Falls Rogongon Iligan City Lanao Del Norte Location Waterfalls Hiking Trail Water Size Swimming Length River Basin Camping Depth Stream Creek Height Distance Flow Tour Picnic Bathing The Limunsudan Falls is located in Rogongon, Iligan City in Lanao del Norte Province. The Limunsudan Waterfalls is a two-tiered waterfall and is tucked in a vast mountainous and forested area that not many Iliganons know of, much less considered as a travel destination because of its remoteness. It is considered the Philippines’ highest waterfall with the height of 870 feet, with the lower part cascading alone higher than the Maria Cristina Falls. The source of the waterfall is feed by the abundant lush from the highlands of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur as it is bounded by the two provinces. The Limunsudan Falls is located 55 kilometers away from Is located Iligan Citiy. Reaching the falls requires either a two-day trek across jungles or a five-hour circuitous drive that takes one to Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental Province, then to Talakag in Bukidnon Province, and then back to Iligan in Lanao del Norte. Continue reading

The Alimango Festival in Lala

Alimango Festival Lala Lanao Del Norte Araw Crab Meat Costume Dance Culture Parade Schedule Date Calendar March Schedule Origin Location Water Seafood Fiesta Celebration Party Competition Contest The Alimango Festival is held annually in Lala, Lanao del Norte Province. The Alimango Festival celebrates “Araw ng Lala” featuring displays of various types of alimango (crab). The Alimango Festival also features native costumes, dances and contests depicting and supporting local culture and a traditional and water-based parade passing through unspoiled mangroves. Various activities, such as native dance performances, are held to showcase the local culture and tradition. Alimango Festival, a celebration that culminates during the Araw ng Lala on March 22 of every year, is in line with the thrust of National Leadership and the Department of Tourism vision to develop and enrich community-based development and sustainable tourism. Continue reading

Tubod, Lanao del Norte

MCC Lanao del Norte Tubod is the capital municipality of Lanao del Norte. Tubod derived its name from the spring located at Sitio Baybay of Barangay Poblacion. According to the old folks, even during the longest dry season, the spring will not drain. Tubod comes from the Cebuano word “the water source”. History pointed out that Christian immigrants from Luzon and Visayas settled in this part of the region. Tubod is also the site of the Mindanao Civic Center which houses a hotel, cafeteria, gym, swimming pool, oval, and other sports facilities. MCC is as impressive 71-hectare integrated complex with 5-hectare provincial trade center, Continue reading

The Maranao Culture

Maranao WomenThe Maranao (Maranaw, Ranao, Lanon, Hiloona) inhabit Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur in Mindanao. The name Maranao translates to mean “People of the Lake”, after their traditional territory in the area surrounding Lake Lanao in the Bukidnon-Lanao Plateau. They are one of the larger groups in the country professing Islam. They are settled about Lake Lanao — the largest deep lake in the country. The land is some 2,200 feet above sea level in the Bukidnon-Lanao plateau. The national population is about 863,659 (NM 1994) of which some 553,054 are situated in Lanao del Sur. The core areas are Marawi City (86,038), Lumba-a-bayabao (18,603), and Bayang (18,639) (NSO 1990). Continue reading

Gini-akan Festival of Baroy

Gini-akan Festival Lanao del Norte The word Gini-akan comes from the root word “ gi- ok”, which means a way of molding clay into beautiful jars, pots and other earthern wares. The town of Baroy is blessed with rich deposit of clay, a raw material used for pottery of exellent quality (classed as class A). Combined with unique artistry, the town is now well- known for its booming ceramics industry. To celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of the people in the art of making pottery, Gini-Akan festival is held every 21st day of January during the town’s annual fiesta celebration in honor of Patron Saint Senor Sto.Nino. The festival is a display of color, culture and galamour rolled into one,showcasing the excellence of making clay products Continue reading

Kalilang Festival in Nunungan

Kalilang Festival Nunungan Lanao del NorteThe Kalilang Festival is celebrated every June 30th in Nunungan, Lanao del Norte province. Nunungan attempts to propagate the indigenous culture of the Maranaws of Lanao symbolized the Maranaw Kalilang as their highlights of their Founding Anniversary on every 30th of June. Kalilang is a Maranaw term for feast, where the concituents of the 25 barangays celebrate such feast by preparing their own native foods and delicacies, putting colorful bunting and flag lets on the street and the most and highly anticipated one is the showdown playing of kolintang, rituals and entertainment dances performed and participated by the 25 barangays. Kolintang is a Mararaw instrument composed of eight small gongs Continue reading

Niyogan Festival in Magsaysay

Niyogan Festival MagsaysayThe Niyogan Festival is celebrated every May in Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte province. Niyogan festival was first celebrated in the year 1997 by virtue of Resolution no. 36.s. 1997 of the Sangguniang bayan of Magsaysay. Every year thereafter except in the year 2000, the said festival was considered as on of the highlights of the Araw ng Magsaysay every 23rd day of May. The main essence or objectives of the festivity are; to promote the potentiality of Magsaysay in coconut production ; to promote and develop the coconut industry for tourism;to establish the municipality’s identity from that of other municipalities inside and outside of the Province of Lanao del Norte; and to promote Continue reading

Nangkaan Festival in Maigo

Nangkaan Festival Lanao del NorteThe Municipality of Maigo in Lanao del Norte celebrates the Nangkaan Festival every February 27th. The festival showcases the city’s abundance of the delicious nangka fruit, also known as the jackfruit. The fruit never fails to make buses and other vehicles to stop as passengers wanted to have a taste of the sweet fruit. This festival features street dancing competition and an aqua-agro fair highlighted with an evening search for Miss Maigo and a fashion show featuring the langka as the main attraction. Continue reading

Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival in Kauswagan

Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival in KauswaganThe Municipality of Kauswagan is famous for its abundance in coastal resources such as fresh fish and shells. This is what brought interest to the business sector engaging in food, shell craft and other industries. They eventually conceptualized and innovative and creative activity to educate fisher folk and stimulate interest in the preservation of their marine resources as well as sustain the biodiversity in the coastal waters of Kauswagan. Thus, Hugyaw sa Kadagatan Festival was conceived and aptly celebrated by the seas. The Hugyaw sa Kadagatan festival is Kauswagenues local thanksgiving to the Gods for Continue reading