Bulusan News

  • Energy Exploration And Development In Protected Areas

    Energy Exploration And Development In Protected Areas

    Several protected areas in the Philippines are now confronted with proposals for the exploration and development of energy resources. The Northern Negros Natural Park in Negros Occidental is one of these PAs being eyed for geothermal survey. Other PAs known to me that have similar energy issues with the NNNP are the Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro and the Bulusan Volcano Natural Park in Sorsogon. Although not officially listed as a PA but recognized as a key biodiversity area, Mt. Talinis, or Cuernos De Negros, is another site proposed for the expansion of a geothermal project in ...

  • Punta Diamante Bulusans Testament To a Glorious Past

    Punta Diamante Bulusans Testament To a Glorious Past

    In this Southernmost part of Luzon lies a forgotten cultural and historic jewel that is ??" Bulusan's Punta Diamante.

    Punta Diamante and its entire fort complex is the only remaining structure of its kind in the province of Sorsogon. Still intact today, it is a testament of Bulusan's days of glory and prominence. It was constructed at a time when neighboring municipalities including Barcelona town were still part of the Old Bulusan which covered almost all the entire second district of the Province of Sorsogon.

    The Kampanaryo (belfry) is the most prominent structure of the muralla encl ...

  • Road Tripping In Sorsogon

    Road Tripping In Sorsogon

    One late February Friday, my friends and I started on yet another journey. This time, down south, literally. We were to hit the southernmost province of mainland Luzon: Sorsogon. It was a destination I was reluctant to see at first. After all, what is there to see in Sorsogon apart from the whale sharks in Donsol? But I was easily lured by photos of travel bloggers to go.

    And so there I was, boarding the flight to Legaspi on a rainy morning. I was hoping that the weather would turn for the better once we arrive in Legaspi, but was easily dissuaded once we set foot in the city. It wasn't rai ...

  • Places To Visit In Bicol Philippines For A Bicolandia Experience

    Places To Visit In Bicol Philippines For A Bicolandia Experience

    Last year, I and my friends were able to purchased from Cebu Pacific's promo airfare promo. We initially had tickets bound for Manila but not sure where we really wanted to go. Later on, we agreed on going to Palawan but since we needed to buy another ticket from Manila to Palawan, it would cost us much so we decided to take on a different trip instead. When we all thought it was just a second option just not to waste our tickets, it turned out to be the perfect trip available because during our travel dates, all other tour bound for Palawan and other travel destinations were CANCELLED because ...

  • Bulusan Lake Natural Park Sorsogon

    Bulusan Lake Natural Park Sorsogon

    On the fourth day of our 7D6N itinerary, we are set to explore Lake Bulusan still in Sorsogon. It lies at the heart of Bulusan Volcano National Park which covers a land area of 3,672 hectares. It has an elevation of 360 meters and is located on the southeast flank of Mount Bulusan, an active volcano.

    How we got here:

    1. From Matnog, take a jeepney going to Sorsogon and get off Irosin fare is P20. Tell Manong Driver that you are going to Bulusan National Park.
    2. Hire a tricycle to the Bulusan Lake, it will take 5-10 minutes. We rented the tryk for P80 divide two. Other option is to walk ...

  • Lake Bulusan Overnight Side Trip To Sorsogon

    Lake Bulusan Overnight Side Trip To Sorsogon

    Lake Bulusan got me curious after reading how it has been described as the "Switzerland of the Orient." I was excited to finally get to visit a sizable mountain lake for the first time. I would have already satisfied that goal in Lake Lanao if it weren't for my major Marawi mishap :( It was already dark when I arrived in Bulusan (I came all the way from Caramoan) and I still had no idea where to spend the night. The van driver told me there weren't much accommodations in Bulusan town proper and suggested I stay at one of the beach resorts along Dancalan Beach, located just before the town prop ...