Located in the Northern Mindanao region is the province of Lanao del Norte. Unlike what most people would think, Lanao del Norte is actually predominantly Catholic with a people mix of Maranaos and Cebuanos. And while the province, along with the rest of Mindanao, struggles with security issues associated with terrorism, Lanao del Norte attracts a large number of tourists because of the world famous city of majestic waterfalls, Iligan.
Iligan City used to be the city capital of Lanao del Norte. However, in 1977, former President Ferdinand Marcos transferred the provincial capital from Iliga ...
35 kilometers away from the city proper. It is a breathtaking two-tiered falls. The lower cascade alone is higher than the 320 feet Maria Cristina Falls. It has a total height of 870 feet. It is close to the eastern boundaries of Iligan, Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur. To reach the waterfalls, one has to trek for 2 days from Kalamalamahan, Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City.
65.60 feet high, cascading down to a concrete-like boulder. Its tranquil, cool waters and lush vegetation make it a real haven for nature lovers. The pool at the foot of the falls is ve ...
Until recently, I've been to eight of Iligan's two dozen or so waterfalls. Twice I was commissioned by the City Tourism Office to document the waterfalls in pictures ??" first in the early '90s, and then 20 years later.
Being spread all over the mountainous parts of the city, it wasn't easy documenting these falls. It took days, even weeks. Lots of driving, on four- or two-wheeled vehicles, and long walks, too.
I was able to photograph Maria Cristina, Tinago, Mimbalut, Dodiongan, Langilanon, Limunsodan and Mimbalut Falls. I had seen Ikog Falls in faraway Barangay Rogongon, but unfortuna ...