Lake Maughan

T'boli, South Cotabato

Lake Maughan, which is officially called Lake Holon, is at the top of Mount Melibengoy. The volcano has an elevation of and a base diameter of 40 km. It has a 2.9-km-wide caldera with steep walls that rise 200-500m above the lake.

Mt Melibengoy is considered one of the sacred places of the T'boli tribe. It hosts a rare species, Parantica dannatti reyesi, which was discovered by the ...

late Professor Josue de los Reyes of Notre Dame of Marbel University and published in the Entomological Journal of Senckerburg Research Institute in December 1994.

Government officials have also confirmed sightings of the Philippine Tarsier, Tarsius syrichta which can supposedly be found in the barangays surrounding Lake Holon.

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  • Kfi Tbolis Coffee

    Kfi Tbolis Coffee

    Native coffees always had a special aroma and taste, and the K'fi coffee of the TBoli tribe is no exception.

    This coffee product is organic and is being consumed by the tribe, especially the elders, regularly.

    From what was just a regular coffee served in the tribe, the K'fi coffee is now being offered as a pasalubong for tourists visiting the famous tourist spot in South Cotabato Lake Holon.

    Before hiking Mt. Parkers Lake Holen, tourists shall drop by the Tboli towns Municipal Tourism Office to register and get local guides. Upon reaching the area, visitors will be welcomed with a sa ...

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    Lake Holon DIY Budget Travel Guide Plus Itinerary And Why This Gem Is Worth Flying All The Way To Mindanao

    Among the three major islands of The Philippines, Mindanao is probably the least popular among travelers. It is notorious however in making headlines in the international media as one place any person with a normal functioning brain should be wary about. Hence the aversion of many to this unsung paradise. Before any traveler could think about going to The Philippines, they're already hindered by travel bans issued by their respective countries. That's because of Mindanao and how unsafe a place it is. Even Filipinos from parts of Luzon and Visayas are scared of the southern region of our own co ...

  • Amazing Lake Holon

    Amazing Lake Holon

    If you love adventure, you can discover several tourist spots in the country. One of these wonderful places is the Lake Holon in South Cotabato, known as the Crown Jewel of the South.

    With the help of organizers Inday Langan and Jetro Castro, it's not difficult to visit this breathtaking place. Lake Holon is an 18-kilometer trail armed with your walking stick ??" a long trudge indeed! But at the same time it's a great realization in life that you can even witness with your bare eyes the wonders of God's creation beyond man's imagination.

    It's a time to reflect on one's self as what one o ...

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    1. Lake Carolina (Baganga, Davao Oriental)

    These sparkly lake bases in Baganga and is sparkly because it's so clear and the sun reflects brightly across the water. Known to be a secret paradise, Lake Carolina looks turquoise due to the hues of green surrounding the area.

    2. Taal Crater Lake in Talisay and San Nicolas, Batangas

    The view of the lake is amazing, partly because of wor ...

  • Why Lake Holon Is More Than Just Your Regular Trekking Destination

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    With unique landscapes, pleasant people in the surrounding villages, and elements of outdoor adventure, it is no wonder why Lake Holon is now one of the most popular destinations in this part of the country. But there's more to it than just the Instagram-ish photos you see on your friends' social media posts.

    The 304-hectare tranquil lake in the town of Tboli in the Upper Valley of South Cotabato was a witness to tragedies and conflicts before it became the darling of tourists that it is today. It was once known as part of a disaster than an ecotourism wonder. Collaborations of tourism stak ...

  • South Cotabato Lake Holon Closed To Visitors For Rehab

    South Cotabato Lake Holon Closed To Visitors For Rehab

    For the third time in four years, the famed crater-lake Holon in T'boli town in South Cotabato will be off-limits anew to local and international visitors starting on Saturday, January 7, to facilitate its rehabilitation.

    T'boli Mayor Dibu Tuan said Thursday they decided to again close down the lake and its environs to all tourism-related activities to give it some "breathing time" after hosting thousands of visitors last year.

    He said the 304-hectare lake's temporary closure will run until March 10 or a total of 63 days.

    "The local tourism industry soared high in 2016 and so we want ...