Bud Bongao or Bongao Peak is the highest mountain (more of a hill) of Bongao Island and the entire province of Tawi-Tawi. It is considered as a sacred burial site for Muslim locals. They go here to worship, meditate and pray.
Bud Bongao is an icon of terrestrial biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism in Tawi-Tawi because of the wealth of its wildlife and its unique cultural impor ...
tance," says World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Tawi-Tawi Project Manager Dr. Filemon Romero. Once managed by WWF and the Philippines government, the mountain is now being looked after by the local government of Tawi-Tawi in a move towards local, decentralized biodiversity management that's seen as a potential template for other similar areas.
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The Department of Tourism in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOT-ARMM) is staging several festivals to lure more tourists to visit the region, including the newly-renovated majestic Bud Bongao in Tawi-Tawi
DOT-ARMM Secretary Ayesha Vanessa Hajar Dilangalen on Thursday said these festivals scheduled in the coming months "will have active participation from domestic and foreign visitors."
Dilangalen said these festivals would start in Maguindanao as the province would celebrate its Inaul Festival in February, which would include an international airsoft competition where foreign ...
The holy mountain in Bongao town is the first community-administered protected area in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Cloaking its secrets with verdure and mist, Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawis most famous mountain, sprouting 340 meters above the sea. Its a revered pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims, who come in droves to brave slippery rocks and the snarl of undergrowth to visit one of 3 carefully-tended Tampat or shrines.
"Bud Bongao is an icon of terrestrial biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism in Tawi-Tawi because of the wealth of its wildlife and its unique cul ...
You could tell if a destination is gaining ground in terms of tourism when their infrastructure starts improving. During my recent visit to Tawi-tawi, I was able to climb Bud Bongao again. I certainly noticed a new building, paved stairways and other pleasing developments. It was eight years ago when I last climbed Bud Bongao. A time when there still a heavy stigma hovering over the province. But now that stigma is slowly lifting. People are learning that Bongao, Tawi-tawi is relatively safe which resulted to a three-fold increase in tourism arrivals just this year, 2017. At the forefront of t ...
We were the first ones to wake. Marky, Christine, Ferdz, and I sat in the dining hall of the hotel, wondering where the others were. It was almost 6AM our call time but there were no signs of our other companions. We sent a message to our group chat on Messenger but no one was answering. We decided to go ahead and have our breakfast.
Bongao is the capital town of the island province of Tawi-Tawi in the southernmost part of the Philippines. It's famous for its sacred mountain, Bud Bongao.
We all heard about Tawi-Tawi, but have you ever considered putting it in your travel list amid all the conflict stories attached with its name? If not, let me tell you six interesting things about this pure paradise and, yes, youll thank me for this.
1. Virgin, unspoiled islands
One of Tawi-Tawis beautiful islands is Panampangan Island in Sapa-Sapa town. Ive been to many bucket list-worthy islands in the country but this island is remarkable, impossible for one to forget. It is an island of beyond descriptive words.
Just 30 minutes to an hour away (via speedboat or boat) from the cap ...