Alalum Falls

Along the main highway in the boundary of the municipalities of Impasug-ong and Sumilao is Alalum Falls, a towering cascade that was once an iconic tourist destination of Bukidnon Province, now in a state of neglect, ignored but never forgotten. Alalum Falls stands at a height of approximately 45 meters, a single layer cascade with a deep circular catch basin. Its cold water emanates from natural springs at the highland of Kitanglad Mountain Range that flows through a network of rivers and streams towards Tagoloan…Continue Reading “Alalum Falls: Shared Majesty of Sumilao and Impasug-ong, Bukidnon”

Taal Lakeside

Nested at the foot of the hinterlands of Tagaytay and Nasugbu are the towns of Talisay and Laurel. Both sit at the coast of Taal Lake and are known to be the staging points for those who wish to scale Taal Volcano. More than Taal Lake and Volcano, little do we know about these lakeside towns of Batangas which are just stone throw away from Tagaytay ridge. Unbeknownst to many, they hide secrets known only to locals and lucky few. Secrets such as Ambon-Ambon ng…Continue Reading “Secrets of the Lakeside: The Waterfalls of Laurel and Talisay (Batangas)”


Nature, on its own, has the ability to create amazing masterpiece over time. One in the likes of Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, a delicately made natural art, beautiful yet fragile, a jewel of Ilocos Norte. Standing beautifully in the coast of the town of Burgos, fronting the roaring waves of Bangui Bay, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation was formed thousands (or even millions) of years ago by accumulation of particles deposited to the shore by the forces of sea waves and wind, with the aid of gravity and…Continue Reading “Kapurpurawan Rock Formation: White and Beautiful”

Tagbilat Falls

Say it again? Akward name but you read it right! Tagbilat Falls, believed to be the grandest waterfalls in Zamboanga Sibugay! Zamboanga Sibugay is among the youngest provinces in the Philippines. Admittedly, it is not a popular tourist destination. Its tourism industry is still in infancy stage; coping, developing and finding its ultimate hotspot to be its show window to the the vibrant tourism landscape of the Philippines. But those who have already discovered the place know that a treasure stash of natural wonders lies…Continue Reading “Tagbilat Falls: The Curtain Falls of Zamboanga Sibugay”

Asik-Asik Falls

The once undisturbed town of Alamada in the highland of North Cotabato is now a booming tourist destination. Thanks to the majestic Asik-Asik Falls for a promise of a brighter tourism landscape for this part of Mindanao. Asik-Asik Falls or Dulao Falls for the locals is situated in Sitio Dulao of Barangay Upper Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato. It is nested in the lower slope of Mount Ragang, also called as Mount Piapayungan or Blue Mountain, an active strato-volcano that sits in the boundary of Lanao del…Continue Reading “Asik-Asik Falls of Alamada, North Cotabato: A Worthy Adventure”

Kalanggaman Island

I never thought that a place named Kalanggaman Island exists. Not until my friend Tatz posted some photos of the place in her Multiply in 2009. To my surprise, the island is part of Palompon in Leyte, the hometown of my mom. When I learned of it, I quickly approached my mom and asked if she knows Kalanggaman Island. She answered positively in Cebuano, “atbang sa Palompon” or off the coast of Palompon. Wow! I excitedly Googled it and found some interesting articles and stories of the…Continue Reading “Kalanggaman Island: Leyte’s Hidden Gem”