Davao Oriental

Mount Hamiguitan: Hiking to the World’s Largest Pygmy Forest

Posted on July 8, 2017

The mountain wasn’t revealing its beauty too easily. We had to earn it. A sudden downpour bombarded our initial ascent from the trailhead, which in itself was an arduous undertaking: we had to crisscross a shallow stream, battle thorny foliage and clamber up steep slopes for hours to reach the first lantawan (lookout). By the time we got there, we were soaked to the bone in rain and sweat. Nevertheless, the entire climbing group — writers, forest rangers, local tourism officials, policeRead More

Cateel, Davao Oriental: The Glorious Cascades of Aliwagwag Falls – the Tallest in the Philippines!

Posted on August 8, 2012

The Aliwagwag Falls – the tallest in the Philippines – as seen from the Aliwagwag Bridge. An unfinished road through Compostela Valley to Cateel, Davao Oriental has cut the eight-hour travel time to the sleepy Pacific town by three hours. Thereby making its prime attraction, the Aliwagwag Falls, easier to visit. Composed of 84 cascades that reach a total height of 1,110 feet, the glorious waterfalls of Brgy. Aliwagwag is considered by many to be the tallest in the Philippines.Read More