Tocucan Sulfur Hot Spring in Ifugao

Tocucan Sulfur Hot Spring Tinoc Ifugao Tukukan Province Thermal Kalanguya Tribe Mountain Municipality Hiking Trail Monsoyosoy Buguias Benguet Sunshine Blooming Hill Express Bus Water Tour Location The Tocucan Sulfur Hot Spring is located in barangay Tukukan in the municipality of Tinoc in Ifugao Province. Tinoc is the home of the Kalanguya subgroup of the Ifugao ethnic group. The Kalanguya people, who reside near the Tocucan Hot Springs, are indigenous to the mountainous Tinoc and remain a majority in the municipality. The Tocucan Sulfur Springs can be reached by a two-hour hike from Monsoyosoy, Buguias, and Benguet. To get to the Tocucan Sulfur Hot Spring, just ride to  Sunshine and Blooming Hill Express (BHE) buses going to Tinoc. First daily trip from Tinoc to Baguio BHE bus starts at 8 am, and arrives at Abatan Buguias at 10 am.Second trip starts 11 am and arrived at Abatan at 1 pm. From Baguio to Tinoc BHE bus starts at 6 am and arrived at Abatan at 9 am,second trip starts at Continue reading

Million Dollar Hill in Kiangan

Million Dollar Hill Kiangan Ifugao Province General Tomoyuki Yamashita World War Ammunition Bombs Wangwang Mountain Million Dollar Hill overlooks the city of Kiangan in Ifugao Province. It got its name during World War II when the United States government spent millions of dollars worth of bombs and ammunition to annihilate the enemies in the area. The Million Dollar Hill was pulverized by American shells and bombs during the Battle of Liberation in 1945 in the effort to pound the well-entrenched Japanese forces guarding the rear of General Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Supreme Commander of the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines. General Yamashita retreated to the mountains of Wangwang, Tinoc, specifically at Mount Nabigiyan. On Million Dollar Hill’s eastern and western slopes the Japanese dug foxholes and tunnels. Continue reading

Mount Pulag

Mount PulagMount Pulag (or sometimes Mount Pulog) is the third highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level. The borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya meet at the mountain’s peak. Continue reading