Baliuag News

  • 70 percent of Ipo Dam rainforest gone

    After being told that 70 percent of the rainforest that cradles the Ipo Dam in this province has been destroyed due to illegal logging, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado called on national authorities to beef up forest protection forces.

    Alvarado said it is high time for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to train more forest rangers and indoctrinate and compensate them well for them not to be vulnerable to corruption by illegal loggers.

    "This is quite alarming since 70 percent of rainforest, including centuries-old trees, at the watershed area of Ipo Dam have be ...

  • Choose your own adventure in Bulacan

    When Manila gets you down and you find yourself craving a change of scenery, there's no need to go very far. Only an hour away, the city of San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan combines history and outdoor recreation.

    According to local legend, the city was named after Saint Joseph after hunters found his statue in the forest. It is the first city in Bulacan, known as the "Cradle of Heroes" for its historic spots including the Barasoain Church, the Gen. Gregorio del Pilar Landmark, and the Huseng Batute marker.

    San Jose Del Monte is home to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is an exac ...

  • Mount Balagbag City of San Jose del Monte Bulacan

    Mt. Balagbag is located in the City of San Jose del Monte in Bulacan. The mountain is 777 meters above sea level enough to see the picturesque of Metro Manila and the vast land of the province of Bulacan and Rizal. Along the way to Helipad (Mt.Balagbag's highest peak), you can see and visit Kaytitinga Falls. Kaytitinga falls is a one of a kind falls located in the City of San Jose del Monte, the falls is a huge, solid and layered rock which allows the tourist to enjoy the water from the falls in every layer of the falls. It is also possible for the tourist to visit the top of the falls by clim ...