Two Trees Mountain in Malaybalay

Two Trees Mountain Malaybalay Bukidnon Provincial Park Gawad Kalinga Village Location Mountain Elevation Hiking Trail Summit Map Layout Distance Height Difficulty Trekking Climb Barangay Kilometer Two Trees Mountain is located in Malaybalay in Bukidnon Province. Located beside the Bukidnon Provincial Tree Park, Two Trees Mountain is a favorite destination of the locals. For non-mountaineers, you may take the easy trail via Gawad Kalinga Village. Upon reaching the peak, you will experience a panoramic view of Malaybalay City. The best time to visit Two Trees Mountain is in the mornings so that you can enjoy witness the sunrise and the evaporating fog, revealing the green rice fields. The fourth tallest mountain in the country, Mount Kitanglad, is also visible from Two Trees Mountain. It takes about thirty minutes to hike Two Trees Mountain. Continue reading

The Monastery of the Transfiguration in Malaybalay

Monastery Transfiguration San Jose Malaybalay Bukidnon Chapel Leandro Locsin National Artist Architecture Building Design Refuge Retreat Rental Price Lodging Hotel Meal Breakfast Lunch Visit Location The Monastery of the Transfiguration is located in San Jose, Malaybalay in Bukidnon Province. The Monastery of the Transfiguration is a modern chapel, which was designed by the late Leandro Locsin, National Artist for Architecture. It is one of his best architectural designs before he passed away. It has a distinct Mpyramid-shaped church sitting in a hill overlooking the greenery. The Monastery is a favorite place of refuge for people who want to go on a retreat. Staying at the monastery is also popular among visitors on retreat. For those who wish to stay at the monastery for retreat, it will only cost P800 for overnight stay, but it already comes with complete meals. From the highway, it takes around 5 kilometers to go to the Monastery, which is about 10 minutes travel time. Continue reading

The Lapanday Pineapple Farm in Malaybalay

Lapanday Pineapple Farm Malaybalay Bukidnon Province Harvest Season Size Estate Estrella Brand Aloha Industry Trade Import Export Contact Management Fruit Dole Facility Length Packaging Jobs History The Lapanday Pineapple Farm is located in Malaybalay in Bukidnon Province. The Lapanday Pineapple Farm is located near the city center of Malaybalay. At this facility, pineapples are harvested and packaged under the brands Estrella and Aloha. Bukidnon is considered the Pineapple Capital of the Philippines because its location has fertile land, sheltered from typhoons, and has regular rainfall, making it a good region to harvest pineapples. Continue reading

The Kaamulan Nature Park in Malaybalay

Kaamulan Nature Park Malaybalay Bukidnon Sanctuary Horseback Riding Hiking Trail Camping Tribues Bukidnon Location Higaonon History Talaandig Tour Manobo Guide Matigsalug Resort Tigwahanon Trees Info Kaamulan Nature Park is located in Malaybalay in Bukidnon Province. Reminiscent of Baguio, Kaamulan Park is a 500-hectare sanctuary where tourists can experience the colder climate, participate in horseback riding activites, or just enjoy being surrounded by pine trees and exotic flora endemic to a colder habitat. There are many tribes that live on the Kaamulan grounds, including the Bukidnon, the Higaonon, the Talaandig, the Manobo tribe, the Matigsalug, the Tigwahanon and the Umayamnon people. The term ‘Kaamulan’ comes from the tribal word “amul” which signifies “gathering”. It is during such gatherings where the differing tribes participate in a traditional ritual for becoming a Datu, a wedding ceremony, a festival of thanksgiving, during harvest season, a peace rite, or some/all of these put together. Continue reading

Malaybalay, Bukidnon

Malaybalay Bukidnon Malaybalay City, the capital and the first city in the province of Bukidnon, is located in Northern Mindanao. The City is in a landlocked area, the nearest sea and air ports being in Cagayan de Oro City, which is 91 kilometers away. Malaybalay City is located in the central part of the province. It is bounded in the east by the municipality of Cabanglasan and the Pantaron Range, which separates Bukidnon from the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte; on the west by the municipality of Lantapan and Mount Kitanglad; on the north by the municipality of Impasug-ong; and on the south by Valencia City and the municipality of San Fernando. The whole eastern and southeastern border adjoining Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte is elevated and Continue reading

Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay

Kaamulan Festival Malaybalay“Kaamulan” is from the Binukid word “amul” which means “to gather”. It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribespeople for a purpose. It can mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these put together. Showcasing the unique indigenous culture of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan is held annually in the province, particularly in Malaybalay City, the provincial capital, from the second half of February to March 10, which latter date marks the anniversary of the creation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. As an ethnic festival, the Kaamulan celebrates the customs and traditions of the seven tribal groups that originally inhabited the Bukidnon region, Continue reading