Mount Manunggal

Balamban, Cebu

Mount Manunggal is a mountain located in Barangay Magsaysay in Balamban, Cebu and rises to a height of 1,003 meters above sea level.

Mt. Manunggal is within the enclave of the Central Cebu National Park which also covers the Mananga-Kotkot-Lusaran river system, the Sudlon National Park and the watersheds of Buhisan, Mananga and Lusaran.

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  • Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1A: Mt Manunggal To Mt Tongkay

    Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1A: Mt Manunggal To Mt Tongkay

    One of our fondest wishes is to accomplish a long-distance hike. We frequently imagine ourselves walking the Pacific Crest Trail or the Appalachian Trail. Alas, while everything is possible, this will be a long shot for us given the enormous expense and logistics required of such an adventure. But that grand dream doesnt have to be shelved. With the establishment of the Cebu Highlands Trail, we now have a beautiful long-distance trail right in our home island of Cebu, Philippines!

  • Traversing Mt Manunggal-Mt Mauyog A Random Journey

    Traversing Mt Manunggal-Mt Mauyog A Random Journey

    Would you rather spend time with random people having spontaneous fun with, or spend time with long-known people doing the same boring routine? Just as when you meet new pals with the feeling and camaraderie of having known each other for such a long time. Im still on hype though. This group made my weekend. The laughs. The jokes. The teasing. The almost unending stories of adventures. Men! You guys are awesome! You made me too excited to share how we manage to converse and just let loose of ourselves, feeling so comfortable of not being judged by anyone. Free-spirited minds, should I describe ...

  • Mt Manunggal Trekking Cebus Most Historic Mountain

    Mt Manunggal Trekking Cebus Most Historic Mountain

    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.

  • A Lifetime Of Outdoor Pleasures In Balamban

    A Lifetime Of Outdoor Pleasures In Balamban

    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 ...

  • Honor Keeps This Farming Family Going

    Honor Keeps This Farming Family Going

    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 ...

  • Exploring The Mountains Beyond Mount Manunggal The Hidden Utopia

    Exploring The Mountains Beyond Mount Manunggal The Hidden Utopia

    Mount Manunggal is a historical mountain situated in Baranggay Magsaysay (formerly Sunog) in Balamban Cebu. Mount Manunggal stands at an elevation of 1,003 meters above sea level and is within the enclave of the Central Cebu National Park. The mountain is protected by the Republic Act 8457, otherwise known as the "Central Cebu Protected Landscape Act".

    The mountain is the crash site of the presidential plane Mt Pinatubo which killed the President of the Philippines Pres. Ramon Magsaysay and 24 others on March 1957.

    Mount Manunggal is accessible through a quite number of trails but the ma ...