Category: Travel

Lake Holon (Maughan) EcoTrek 2012

I PLANNED to spend the Holy Week at home. I had plenty of reasons for not wanting to go anywhere, but the night before the EcoTrek to Lake Holon in T’boli, South Cotabato, something pushed me to join my group, Team Bundol Mountaineers, in what was going to be one of my most unforgettable adventures. When I heard about Lake Holon, it […]

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Sanchez Peak, GenSan’s Highest

NOT VERY far from the urban center of General Santos City, one can experience adventure and fun with nature and enjoy a breathtaking sight of the cityscape from a lofty vantage point. I joined my mountaineering friends (Team Bundol Mountaineers, UGTAS, and Wasalak) in a trek to Sanchez Peak via Balakayo Trail and then traversed […]

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Exploring A Balinsasayaw Cave In Gensan

DESPITE BEING haunted by claustrophobia I faced the challenge of exploring a cave inhabited by bats and a flock of balinsasayaw (swiftlet) in Purok Bagong Buhay, Mabuhay, General Santos City. Let me tell you the tale of a reluctant spelunker. It wasn’t part of the plan. We only talked about dipping in the cold water […]

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Kalaja Waterfall Adventure

Here in SoCSKSarGen adventure never ends. I feel very lucky to be here in this part of the planet, where opportunities for adventure are limitless. I also thank God that he allows me to enjoy the wonderful gift of nature. A week after our Mt. Matutum adventure, my team, Team Bundol Mountaineers, together with our […]

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I Conquered Mt. Matutum (2,270m)

I LOVE the outdoors. Just this weekend that passed, I made a noteworthy expression of that love as I took the trail to the summit of Mt. Matutum. Together with Team Bundol, I braved the steep slopes of Mt. Matutum to reach its peak, 2,270 meters above sea level in an eight-hour climb through a […]

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