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  • A Mystical Cave Uncovered In Mindoro

    A Mystical Cave Uncovered In Mindoro

    Barangay Chairman Oscar Santelices of Cabacao in Abra de Ilog, Mindoro Occidental found the National Greening Program a big boost in persuading local Mangyans to help protect their mountain village from rampant illegal logging.

    When they started developing 100 hectares of thinning forest lands, not only did it provide livelihood for the Mangyan communities; it also gave them enough courage to guard the Luyang Baga, one of their revered ancestral sites and home of the early Mangyan settlers in the island.

    He said that Luyang Baga was one of the early tourist attractions that the municipal ...

  • Day Hike Mt Malasimbo Mt Talipanan And Talipanan Falls

    We decided to traverse Mt. Malasimbo to Mt. Talipanan. Unfortunately, there was no available itinerary for Mt. Malasimbo to Mt. Talipanan on the web. Some done it by day hike for each mountain and the one I read tells that there is a connecting trail between the two mountains through ridges. I assumed it was possible based on my research. My estimated time of trekking was 10 hours which is a traverse dayhike from Mt.Malasimbo through the "connecting trail" to Mt. Talipanan.

    Mt. Malasimbo Day Hike

    Moving Time and Day(s): 4 Hours and 30 Minutes | 1 Day
    June 18 2012 ??" Day 1

    We arrived ...

  • Talipanan Falls Talipanan Puerto Galera Mindoro

    Talipanan Falls Talipanan Puerto Galera Mindoro

    We trekked the Talipanan Falls during our Puerto Galera trip rigth after the summer outreach program at the Mangyan Village of Talipanan. It was my first "official" trek with my 3 kiddos and despite my worries of the kiddos safety, their excited faces was hard to resist.

    I allowed my eldest to join the lead group with sister as a watch while hubby and I attended to the two. The almost 90-degree wall confirmed the fear of heights of my 2nd child as she was literally trembling as she pushes herself up. After several fruitless tries, she pleaded her dad to just stay. They then enjoyed the ...

  • A Tropical Secret Near Manila Talipanan Beach

    A Tropical Secret Near Manila Talipanan Beach

    When one thinks of Puerto Galera, the most immediate thoughts are that it's the "beach that doesn't sleep." Once the hot sunny day is over, the nights are filled with fire dancers, glimmering lights, loud music, performers, and buckets and buckets of beer or Mindoro Sling (not to mention the effects it has on people). And there's nothing wrong with this kind of beach atmosphere, some actually live for partying on the beach. Fortunately, there are spots for those looking for a peaceful vacation without the hollering of videoke machines or inescapable "tugs tugs" sounds filling the air.

    There ...

  • A mystical cave uncovered in Mindoro

    A mystical cave uncovered in Mindoro

    Barangay Chairman Oscar Santelices of Cabacao in Abra de Ilog, Mindoro Occidental found the National Greening Program a big boost in persuading local Mangyans to help protect their mountain village from rampant illegal logging.

    When they started developing 100 hectares of thinning forest lands, not only did it provide livelihood for the Mangyan communities; it also gave them enough courage to guard the Luyang Baga, one of their revered ancestral sites and home of the early Mangyan settlers in the island.

    He said that Luyang Baga was one of the early tourist attractions that the municipal ...