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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Locals and visitors alike are quite familiar with the attractions and destinations in the southern part of Cebu. The northern part of Cebu, on the other hand, is a different story. Vast tracts of landscapes remain rugged, wild, and unexplored. A lot of people in the remote, inaccessible highlands have marginal exposure to modernity. Traversing Segment 4 of the Cebu Highlands Trial exposed us to a very different side of Cebu.
Working for over six years in the same institution made me realize one thing: people come and go. As much as you wanted to keep the dear ones, you have to accept the fact that their roles in your life must change so as to open doors for new ones. Of course, the process is difficult, but more than anything else it's necessary. This is the reason why you have to plant good memories on the people you encounter along the way; just in case you'll have to part ways, you'll always a space on each other's hearts.
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!
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 ...
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.
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 ...