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  • Lake Janagdan A Breathtaking Crater Lake Occupying The Caldera Of Mount Janagdan

    Lake Janagdan A Breathtaking Crater Lake Occupying The Caldera Of Mount Janagdan

    On the 2nd day of my Ormoc Summer Adventure in Brgy. Cabintan. I took another limb trekking and climbing going to the breathtaking scenery of Lake Janagdan. The lake completes Ormoc's three lakes. If Lake Danao is the biggest lake in Ormoc. Lake Janagdan is the smallest of the three and is accessible only by foot.

    Since I've got the idea on how to get there because the house of my poster parents is just situated fronting Mt. Janagdan. Thus, I thought to myself that it will be another day of an interesting hike. Lol!

    At exactly 6:00 AM, Dennis (my guide) fetched me in the house where I s ...

  • Conquering The Highest Peak In Region 8 Alto Peak

    Conquering The Highest Peak In Region 8 Alto Peak

    On May 5-9, 2017, I was invited by Pocholo Franco, the VP of Tourism council in Ormoc City to explore the hidden gems of Ormoc City. I was on the impression that these are only water escapes. When he sent to me the itineraries, my adventurous spirit was surprised because it was more on mountain climbing/trekking. There are two peaks that I need to conquer with his proposal and those are the Sulpatara Peak and Mt. Aminduen also known as Alto Peak. This peak is known as the tower of the East since it is highest peak not only in the Province of Leyte but in the whole Eastern Visayas Region. This ...

  • Ormoc City A Perfect Educational Tour Destination

    Ormoc City A Perfect Educational Tour Destination

    Apart from being an entry point to almost all adventures in the Eastern Visayas ??" canyoning in Biliran, caving in Samar, island hopping in Leyte ??" Ormoc City boasts of its own destinations that would not only answer the call for adventure but also cultivate the seed of learning within each individual. While traveling has been the core for most millenials today, this should not limit the "young ones" and the "young once" to travel and learn more about culture, environmental sustainability, and appreciation of natural resources. Come to think of it, nobody has the monopoly of knowledge and e ...

  • Leytes Carmelite Spirituality Center A Place For Us To Seek Spiritual Refuge

    Leytes Carmelite Spirituality Center A Place For Us To Seek Spiritual Refuge

    Commune with nature while feeding your soul in the mountains of Ormoc.

    The Carmelite Spirituality Center or simply called "Carmel" by the locals is recommended for people who would like to find peace and spiritual pursuits.

    Carmel is a Marian Pilgrimage site located in Sitio Cantilong, Brgy. Milagro, Ormoc City, Leyte, 6541.

    When typhoon Yolanda (international: Haiyan) hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, Carmel was no exemption. Parts of its walls cracked and collapsed while its roof, completely gone. It left the Carmelite Friars seek cover under temporary shelter provided in the ...

  • Tan Mansion Ruins A Mansion That Witnessed The Historic Battle Of Ormoc

    Tan Mansion Ruins A Mansion That Witnessed The Historic Battle Of Ormoc

    What's the story behind the Tan Mansion Ruins in Ormoc.

    Philippines is home to many ancestral houses and historical ruins of mansions built during the Spanish period: There's the famous Vigan's "heritage city", Iloilo's heritage buildings, Silay's ancestral houses, the "Taj Majal of Negros" known as The Ruins in Talisay City, and the list goes on.

    Unknown to many, there's another historical ruins of a mansion found in Ormoc City, Leyte.

    Ormoc is a port city bounded by the towns of Kananga in the north, Albuera in the south, Matag-ob and Merida on the northwest, and Dagami, Jaro and Pa ...

  • Mount Amindiuen Edition New Years Climb

    Mount Amindiuen Edition New Years Climb

    Mt. Amindiuen, popularly known as Alto Peak, is the highest in Eastern Visayas (Region 8). I used to call it "Alto Peak" but the locals discouraged us to call it in that name because its real name is "Mt. Amindiuen". According to our guide, Alto Peak is the big rock located on the road intersection. You can see it during your trek to the foot of the mountain. Locals said that Mt. Amindiuen was only called Alto Peak because the previous mountaineers called it so.

    I spent half of my December 2011 exploring the beauty of Leyte. I and my friends had this "research mode". We surf the inter ...