The Pristine No Name Falls Leading to Pampam Falls

Plunging into Pampam Falls
Plunging into Pampam Falls

“Let’s call this one Junakis Falls!” I remember Shugah telling the group as we were trying to recall the name of the first 2 falls we visited in Barangay Dalipuga. Well they don’t really have a name so locals consider it as part of the nearby Pampam Falls. There may be 23 falls in Iligan City but those are documented ones, this one had no name, but the crystal clear basin was calling and the cool cascades inviting. Oh what a start for our “waterfalling” adventure. (more…)

Whisking Through the Jumog Waterfalls Twin Falls

The soothing sight of Jumog Waterfalls
The soothing sight of Jumog Waterfalls

I still feel nervous when I hopped back on Wazit’s motorbike after that motorbike accident to Suku Temple but I really have no choice but to go with him. I did notice he’s more cautious now as I told him to be very careful after showing my nasty wounds to him. We were on our way to Jumog Waterfalls which is just 1.5km in the vicinity. I really wanted to squeeze this in despite the short afternoon we have here. I think I needed something like this to refresh my senses after all that happened.

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The Big and Small Bulalacao Falls in El Nido

The Small Bulalacao Falls in El Nido
The Small Bulalacao Falls in El Nido

It’s funny how naming conventions of tourist sites go as far as El Nido is concerned. When island hopping its amusing when people would say they’ll be going to a “Secret Beach” (which I won’t tell where because it’s supposed to be a secret) or the “Big and Small Lagoon” in Miniloc Island to name the sites based on size description. Now my new favorite waterfalls in El Nido, the less-visted Bulalacao Falls in Pasadeña, will also get the same treatment as the Miniloc Lagoon. Welcome to the Big and Small Bulalacao Falls, personally the most beautiful waterfalls in El Nido.

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El Nido Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beach Playful Waves & Stunning Views

Where the Nacpan and Calitang Beach meet
Where the Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beach meet

If life’s a beach, El Nido is full of it. About 17.5km up north from El Nido Town proper, passing through rough and dusty road to the town of Bucana is probably one of the most scenic beaches I’ve seen. Facing west together hand-in-hand are the Nacpan and Calitang Twin Beach. I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen one and it’s definitely worth an hour’s tricycle ride to get away from the crowded island tours in Bacuit Bay.

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Photo Print | The Refreshing Batad Tappiya Falls

The Tappiya Falls
The Tappiya Falls

Usually, there is nothing more pleasing that returning to a place where you have endured hardship.

~ Tahir Shah

A challenging trek but a rewarding sight once reached, tucked behind the mountains of Banaue is the Batad Tappiya Falls. Large 36×24 Canvass Print available and other print sizes (starting from 4×6) available at SmugMug WHCC.

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Antique: Going Against the Flow at Bugtong Bato Waterfalls in Tibiao

Climbing the 2nd falls of Bugtong Bato
Climbing the 2nd falls of Bugtong Bato

Cruising Bugang River was not the end of our water escapade in Antique. The following day, we took a day trip tour to the nearby town of Tibiao which can be reached through a one hour ride along the scenic coastal road heading south. The well-paved road boast of sweeping views of the mountains on one side and the sea on the other amidst a bucolic setting. We’re expecting another wet and wild adventure as we head to our first stop, the Bugtong Bato Waterfalls.

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Nueva Vizcaya: Back to Nature in Imugan

Found a nice looking caterpillar at the trail to Imugan Falls
Found a nice looking caterpillar at the trail to Imugan Falls

It was almost 3 years ago when I did a project for REDD to take photos for their Primer on Forest and Climate Change. I was very grateful as I discovered this quaint forest town up in the Caraballo Mountains of Nueva Vizcaya. There was no signal, it was very rural, with crisp mountain air and rich vegetation. It became one of my favorite places to escape. I went back there with my friends a couple of months after my first visit and we left with the same sentiments that this is a special place to retreat.

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