Mountains have their own immortal tales. While many of these stories fade in the mists of obscurity, some leave identifying marks everlasting scars in time??"in their lofty slopes. The saga may be one of triumph, inspiration, mystery, or tragedy. An example of such story surrounds Mt. Manunggal in Balamban for it has a great significance in Philippine history.
The mountains of Cebu are not remarkably tall. In fact, their pinnacles punch through the 1,000-meter mark by a mere few meters. But that doesn't mean they are less magnificent than other peaks in the country. Our mountains are absolutely fascinating. They radiate their own unique magic, and they have their own beautiful stories to tell. Thus, one overcast weekend, we went out and listened to the tales of rocky Mt. Mauyog in Balamban, Cebu.
A conservationist urged the National Government to update the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) and put up an adequate budget for the Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL).
This, after discovering that more people have encroached on the CCPL, causing forest fragmentation and diminishing biodiversity. Some of these illegal settlers have also encroached on strict protected zones.
In her speech before CCPL stakeholders during the 10th anniversary of the passage of Republic Act 9486 (CCPL law) yesterday, Aida Granert of the Soil and Water Conservation Foundation Inc. urged the Depar ...
The internet, in spite of its groundbreaking solutions, sometimes just doesn't have the right answers to some of our questions. Although there's a wealth of tips and advice online, there are times when the tips and run-downs shared to us are a little outdated and puzzling. Even when you are searching info on sought-after spots, you'll find dissimilar answers and vague explanations. Just recently, I learned this lesson the hard way, in the midst of our trek to one of Cebu's most beloved peaks ??" Mount Mauyog.
Don't get me wrong ??" there are a lot of bloggers who have made incredible write- ...
At the heart of the pearl of the Orient seas lies the island of Cebu, the Queen City of the South. Known for its white sand beaches and rich heritage and culture, it is no wonder Cebu landed fifth on Condé Nast's Best Islands in the World.
Aside from its beaches however, other treasures of Cebu are waiting to be discovered in the vast highlands of the island, where mountains, gently sloping hills and rivers serve as gateways to various eco adventures. One such nearby town to escape the city from is the Municipality of Balamban.
This once sleepy community is only an hour and a half from ...
Located 64 kilometers west of Cebu City, the town of Balamban is largely known as the shipbuilding capital of the Philippines.
But within its rugged mountain terrain and threatened forest cover lies a landmark about a painful episode in Philippine history.
In Mount Mununggal, within a village called Sunog (also known as Magsaysay), a monument marks the place where the Douglas C-47 aircraft carrying president Ramon Magsaysay and 24 other passengers crashed in 1957.
The area is still home to farming families who rely on their harvests for a living.
One of them is the Noya-Nacua famil ...