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Climbing Lake Holon – T’Boli’s Sacred Mountain

It was already the fourth day of our backpacking trip in the southern part of Mindanao and after yesterday’s adventure in the town of Lake Sebu, we were now heading to our next destination – the Lake Holon in the town of T’Boli, South Cotabato. Lake Holon or commonly known as Lake Maughan by the locals is the caldera of Mt. Melibengoy, a listed active … Continue reading Climbing Lake Holon – T’Boli’s Sacred Mountain

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Lake Sebu Adventure – Chasing Waterfalls, Lake and Shrine

From the mosques of Cotabato City and Maguindanao, to the grand provincial capitol of Sultan Kudarat, we finally headed our way to one of the highland town of South Cotabato and the home of the T’nalak weavers, the charming town of Lake Sebu. The municipality of Lake Sebu is located on the mountainous part of the province of South Cotabato. Recognized by the UNESCO as … Continue reading Lake Sebu Adventure – Chasing Waterfalls, Lake and Shrine

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Quick Stopover to Sultan Kudarat’s Grand Provincial Capitol

After visiting the Grand Mosque of Cotabato City and the Pink Mosque of Maguindanao, we headed our way to Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. For us to reach our next destination, we have to do a cutting trip and that means we have to make a stop over in Sultan Kudarat to transfer to another V-hire bound to Surallah and another V-hire again going to … Continue reading Quick Stopover to Sultan Kudarat’s Grand Provincial Capitol

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Visiting Masjid Dimaukom – The Pink Mosque of Maguindanao

After visiting the largest mosque in the country, the Masjid Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiahor commonly known as The Grand Mosque, we then headed our way to our next destination which was the Masjid Dimaukom. 👉 This story is part of my Backpacking Adventure to Southern Mindanao – SoCCSKSarGen plus Maguindanao Masjid Dimaukom or also called as the Pink Mosque is located in Datu Saudi Ampatuan. … Continue reading Visiting Masjid Dimaukom – The Pink Mosque of Maguindanao

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Visiting The Grand Mosque of Cotabato City – The Largest Mosque in the Philippines

Yesterday, we visited the grandiose water curtain of Asik-Asik Falls in Cotabato and had a quick hike to the scenic rolling grasslands of Mt. Minandar in Maguindanao. It was already the third day of our backpacking adventure here in the southern part of Mindanao and the first stop on our itinerary for this day was the Masjid Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah or commonly known as … Continue reading Visiting The Grand Mosque of Cotabato City – The Largest Mosque in the Philippines

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Climbing Mt. Minandar – Chasing Sunset in Maguindanao

After witnessing the grandiose beauty of Asik-Asik Falls in Alamada, we then went to our next destination which was Mt. Minandar. Mt. Minandar is a small mountain that is located in the town of Datu Odin Sinsuat formerly Dinaig in the province of Maguindanao. It only stands at around 450+ masl just a little bit higher than the hills of Hanginan in Maasin. 👉 This … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Minandar – Chasing Sunset in Maguindanao

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Asik-Asik Falls – The Grandiose Water Curtain of Alamada, Cotabato

Asik-Asik Falls lies in the foots of Mt. Ragang on one of the upland barangay in Alamada, Cotabato. It is a 60 meters high falls wherein its water source is not from any river or stream above it but from the springs behind its wall of rocks. The falls looks like a curtain of that is covered with lush green vegetations with its water gently … Continue reading Asik-Asik Falls – The Grandiose Water Curtain of Alamada, Cotabato

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Backpacking Adventure to Southern Mindanao – SoCCSKSarGen Plus Maguindanao

It’s been almost a year since I set my foot in Mindanao when I climbed the majestic Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the Philippines. Last year I had my backpacking adventure in Davao region but this time, I’m back again to the land of promise to visit its southern regions – SoCCSKSarGen (acronym for South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) plus … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Southern Mindanao – SoCCSKSarGen Plus Maguindanao

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Climbing Mt. Cabalian 945 masl – San Juan, Southern Leyte

Mt. Cabalian is located in the town of San Juan, Southern Leyte and has an elevation of 945 masl. It is classified as by PHILVOCS as an active stratovolcano and the last time it errupted was between the years 1790 to 1850 based on the result of radiocarbon dating that was conducted from the pyroplastic flow deposit. Same with the other volcanic mountains that I … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Cabalian 945 masl – San Juan, Southern Leyte

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Weekend Adventure to Tabuk Marine Park and Wildlife Sanctuary – Palompon, Leyte

It was just two weeks after my kiat and latagaw in Lake Danao in Ormoc when I had another weekend adventure to Tabuk Island in Palompon, Leyte together with my team from KULTO Adventures. This was already my second visit on this island as the first one was when I tried the Mind Over Matter Adventure Course. Tabuk Island is a small island filled with … Continue reading Weekend Adventure to Tabuk Marine Park and Wildlife Sanctuary – Palompon, Leyte

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Weekend Adventure to Lake Danao – The Guitar Shaped Lake of Leyte Island

Lake Danao is located in the mountainous part of Ormoc City and lies above the active Leyte Central Fault. The lake is situated within the 2193 hectares Lake Danao Natural Park which also includes Mt. Amindueuen aka Alto Peak and the other lakes such as Lake Kasudsuran and Lake Janagdan. In my own theory, Lake Danao’s name came from the cebuano word “danaw” which literally … Continue reading Weekend Adventure to Lake Danao – The Guitar Shaped Lake of Leyte Island

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Backpacking Adventure to Panay Island

Panay Island as per Wikipedia is the sixth largest and fourth most populous island in the Philippines. This triangular shaped island is located on the western part of the Visayas region. The island is bisected by the Central Panay Mountain Range which was the main reason why I came to visit this place for me to climb Mt. Madia-as the highest mountain of Panay . … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Panay Island

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Climbing Mt. Pinatubo – Delta 5 via Sapang Uwak

Mt. Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located at the tripoint boundary of Central Luzon provinces namely, Zambales, Pampanga and Tarlac. Aside for being known as having the most destructive volcanic eruption in the world on year 1991, it is now known as one of the most popular hiking destination by the mountaineering community because of its long and hard trail combined with out of this … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Pinatubo – Delta 5 via Sapang Uwak

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Backpacking Adventure to Luzon – Chasing Summits, Festival and City Tour

“Suway ta saka sa mga bukid sa Luzon nah?” “Pwede ra, para lahi nasad nga mga bukid, tagalog nasad hahaha” Those were the exchange of conversations on our group chat that opened up the idea to climb some mountains in Luzon. We decided to climb the top three highest mountains in Luzon which also dubbed as Luzon 3-2-1 but then due to some unforeseen circumstances, … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Luzon – Chasing Summits, Festival and City Tour

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Backpacking Adventure to Northern Luzon – Cordillera Region

Seatsale! Yes, that was the reason why I decided to book a round trip ticket going to Manila without any planning on where should I go. I booked the tickets six months prior and only decided to go on a backpacking adventure to Cordilleras just three weeks before the actual travel date. As usual, I did not made a detailed itinerary for this trip but … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Northern Luzon – Cordillera Region

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Backpacking Adventure to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

“Selamat Datang ke Kota Kinabalu”, the immigration officer greeted us when we arrived at the KK International Airport which means Welcome to Kota Kinabalu. Kota Kinabalu is named after the highest mountain of the island of Borneo, Mt. Kinabalu. It is also popularly known for its shorter name as KK either locally or internationally. The city is located on the northwest coast of Borneo facing … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Backpacking Adventure to Negros Island 

It was my second time to visit this beautiful island of Negros, first was when I joined one of the most prestigious frisbee tournament in the country, the Shindig Ultimate in Dumaguete City. Negros Island, as per wikipedia is the fourth largest island in the country and is divided by two provinces, the Negros Oriental which is politically under Region 7 and Negros Occidental which … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Negros Island 

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Backpacking Adventure to Caraga – Northeastern Mindanao Region

Reminiscing how I celebrated my 25th birthday will always paint a smile on my face. Why? not because I had a blast on that day nor throwed a huge party nor received a plenty of presents but because I tried something that was different from the usual. I travelled to Caraga region (Northeastern Mindanao) and spent my birthday alone. Yes, it may sounds weird but … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Caraga – Northeastern Mindanao Region

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Backpacking Adventure to Northern Samar –  Exploring the Northern Part of Waray-Waray Land

I was never fond of getting into a backpacking trip within a group but when one of my workmate invited me to join them on a four days adventure trip going to Biri Island and other parts of Northern Samar, upon hearing it, I didn’t hesitate to say yes to their invitation since I know them well personally and I know it will be a … Continue reading Backpacking Adventure to Northern Samar –  Exploring the Northern Part of Waray-Waray Land