Trip to the Top of the World

It was my first time to travel to the South—up in the mountains of the indigent inhabitants of Datu Salumay in Marilog District. Since it was my first time to visit such a place, I did not have the slightest idea about what to expect on our journey. As a consequence because I did not have a jacket on, I nearly froze to death during the whole three hour ride. Good thing the magnificence of the view kept my mind busy most of the time; I had little time to think and mind the iciness of the place.

The jeepney ride was alright. But alas, the vehicle cannot go further due to the uneven road. So my only option is to walk three kilometers more to reach the place. Unlike the jeepney ride, my journey on foot was an arduous one because I have to at least climb up the steep, and slide down the slope; a very strenuous trip indeed. Right then and there, I felt the urge to just turn back and walk straight back to my ride. But then for the love of adventure, I still continued the journey. And like a man inside a cave walking towards vestibule, the entryway of the Datu Salumay village was full of warm light—emanated from the warm smiles of its villagers.

Bantayan Island


Bantayan Island, Cebu City is a perfect hideaway. It is a small island providing a key attraction of long stretch of powdery white sand and crystal clear water that surrounds the island. It has three municipalities but, Santa Fe is mostly visited where you can find most of the wonderful and scenic beaches in Bantayan Island . Cottages are available for tourist or visitors. Photo Credit: ericouano

Maria Cristina Falls

Maria Cristina Falls it is situated 8.5 kilometers away from the city proper of Iligan City . This is 320 feet high waterfalls is the major source of power not only of the city but also neighboring province in Mindanao . The water falls from top having a speed of 130 cubic meters per second. The water divides into two because there is a big rock at the top/edge of the falls.
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Iligan Timoga Spring

Timoga Cold Spring, Iligan City . The most visited resort in the City. Water anyone? Icy cold and clear spring water flowing freely in the direction of the swimming pool (different sizes). Since water flows freely meaning the water in the pool is always clean. There are other spring resorts in Iligan City . Aside from the pool, there are cottages and sheds for rent.
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Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal is a known supporter for improvement/change in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He was mistakenly suspected as the leader of the “Katipunan” in which the Spaniards thought to be against the law and rebellious. The Spanish military court found Dr. Jose Rizal guilty of rebellion and treason thus was executed by a firing squad in Bagumbayan ( Luneta Park ) on December 30, 1896.
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