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  • Bat Conservationists Succed In Setting Aside 1300 Hectares For Endangered Species

    Bat Conservationists Succed In Setting Aside 1300 Hectares For Endangered Species

    When it comes to bat conservation, some people just don't get it. Perhaps Executive Director Merlijn van Weerd from the Mabuwaya Foundation said it best:

    "Bats are not cuddly animals like pandas that everybody loves. Many people fear bats, or find them ugly or dirty, or just don't care what happens with them. The people that care most about flying foxes are the hunters that kill them for food or trade."

    In the northern region of the Philippines Islands, people care a lot about bats…some, for the right reasons.

    In 2013, members of the Mabuwaya Foundation in the northeastern Philippin ...

  • The Blue Water Falls And Cave The Place So Dear

    The Blue Water Falls And Cave The Place So Dear

    Located in Sta. Margarita/Pallagao in Baggao Province of Cagayan is one of the places I visited that amazes me. The Blue Water Falls and Cave gives me an unexplained feeling of excitement and admiration. I was dumbfounded by its majesty and beauty.

    The Experience

    From Tuguegarao City where we stayed, we took a 2 hour van ride to Baggao. We were delayed in leaving the city, since I have to wait for the bank to open to pay my credit card bills which was due that day. We left Tuguegarao without taking our lunch thinking that we can grab some bite along the way. Good thing I brought slice br ...

  • Blue Waterfalls And Caves In Cagayan

    Blue Waterfalls And Caves In Cagayan

    The Blue Waterfalls and Cave is located at the town of Baggao, which is a first class municipality in the province of Cagayan. This place has to be the most unbelievable place we've been so far. Unbelievable in a way that we've never imagined such a magnificent beauty of nature exists in this part of the country. It is located 62 kilometers north of Tuguegarao City. We were not surprised, though, how it has kept its raw beauty as it is within one of the most hidden places hence not much tourists visit this area. As of November 2014, we saw that there is an undergoing construction of roads lead ...

  • The Adventure Of Crossing Laglagto River In Cagayan

    The Adventure Of Crossing Laglagto River In Cagayan

    When traveling, I sometimes make one detour after another until I ultimately find myself lost. I can recall my recent Cagayan Valley immersion to be true of this. I was supposed to head for Sta. Ana after my Tuguegarao layover, but the lure of Baggao's picturesque cornfields was just too enticing to ignore. I had to schedule it as a detour between main stops. For a while, exploring the town was a blur. I was at a point of culminating my visit with nothing at hand until I made a last minute side trip to the town's Duba Cave. To the prodding of my hired tricycle driver named George, I took anoth ...

  • Duba Cave In Baggao Cagayan

    Duba Cave In Baggao Cagayan

    The cave is west of the Pintal River directly across from the barangay's irrigation intake structure. You can either do the short swim across or go downstream and wade across the shallower portion of the river. Continuing another 30 meters west over the rubble along the river bank, you'll reach the Front Lagoon * that is 20 meters wide by 50 meters long depending on the rains. The Front Lagoon is actually a sump with no visible connection with the river but we believe it does underground. You'll have to swim about 36 meters to get to the entrance of the cave, which is at the eastern bank of th ...

  • The Fling That Was Duba Cave In Baggao Cagayan

    The Fling That Was Duba Cave In Baggao Cagayan

    Across the Philippines, the tourism cancer that is communism is still perpetuated by the New People's Army after being formed in the dark by Bernabe Buscayno in 1969. Traditionally torching establishments for extortion, the local rebels have been holding the country hostage for decades regardless of who the elected president in Malacanan is. Where they are, resorts are forced to swap rustic fences for barbwire. Where they operate, travelers are pawns for misfires with local authorities. And, this has never been more real when I recently visited Cagayan for a week.

    Past Tuguegarao, the coast ...