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  • Whale Sharks In Hinobaan

    Whale sharks have moved to the waters of Hinobaan town in southern Negros Occidental and have been drawing local and foreign tourists, Mayor Ernesto Estrao said yesterday.

    Seven butandings, or whale sharks considered the largest fish in the sea have been swimming in the vicinity of Nabulao Bay in Hinobaan since Nov. 15, he said.

    They have been feeding on small shrimps in the area and the crowds have been coming to catch a glimpse of them and to cheer as they swim by, he said.

    Two big whale sharks, one estimated to weigh about 4 tons, and five small ones seem to have taken up residen ...

  • Dances Wisps And Otherworlds At Mount Pulog Sorsogon

    Dances Wisps And Otherworlds At Mount Pulog Sorsogon

    May 24, 2014

    I crave exhaustion. I welcome aching muscles and joints; hail shallow breaths and parched throat. I enjoy pushing myself to the limit because I am confident that there is more, that I can do more. I like to think I am one step closer to evolution by doing this.

    This is, perhaps, the reason why I love conquering peaks. Hiking and trekking do not have the same monotonous rhythm that mere running entails. It is exciting and I truly truly enjoy it.

    My fourth summit was Mt. Pulog. Not to be confused with the more popular Mt. Pulag, Pulog is some ...

  • Mt Pulog 1020 MASL In Bacon Sorsogon

    Mt Pulog 1020 MASL In Bacon Sorsogon

    Mount Pulog
    Bacon, Sorsogon
    Major jumpoff: Brgy. Sta Cruz, Bacon
    Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. San Juan, Bacon
    LLA: 1020 MASL
    Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 3-4 hours
    Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 1-3


    Beautifully lush and forested, ensconced in the mountain ranges of Sorsogon facing the Pacific, and best of all, dayhikable from Legazpi City, Mt. Pulog in the municipality of Bacon is one of Bicol's best-kept hiking secrets. It is, of course, not to be mistaken with Mt. Pulag, the famous highest mountain in Luzon, which is also sometimes pronounced P ...