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Some suggestions for

Holy Week - Station of The Cross 2017

If you do it for the exercise or for the religious part, it up to you, but there are many nice spots to do it...

Links have more information on each place

Malasag Hills, Cugman, CdO

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Sipaka Point, Talisayan, MisOr

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Old Vulcan, Catarman, Camiguin

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Salcedo's Hill, Laguindingan, MisOr

(Sorry, did not find pictures from here)

 

Guadalupe Shrine, Tablon, CdO

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Maybe you know a place, to add to this list?

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I have only done one real Farm visit here and that was Hineleban Farm at Mt. Kitangalad's foot, Bukidnon

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And there are many other farms in Bukidnon, which offers farm visits.

I just read this article in SunStar, about Sergio's Farm in Dalaguete, Cebu and it seems to be a nice farm to visit, when in that area.

Sergio's Farm

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Sergio's Farm on Facebook

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- Farm visits are only on Saturdays & Sundays 8:00am - 5:00pm.
- Entrance Fee is at P50.00 per head.
- Harvests are strictly guided by our farmer staff. We have strawberries (P800 per kilo or P200 per 1/4kilo), other organic vegetables and herbs. Their prices vary.
Note: Availability of strawberries is by first come, first harvest basis.

What To Wear
We recommend visitors to wear non-slipppery closed shoes.

Directions to Sergio's Farm
Coming from Cebu City:
1) From the main highway of Dalaguete, go up to Mantalongon Public Market (either by your own car or habal-habal).
2) In Mantalongon Public Market, there is a forked road: to the left going to Badian and a straight road going to Maloray. (Habal-habal is P30 to Maloray from Mantolongon).
3) Take the straight concrete road to the Barangay Hall of Maloray (7km away) and where you can see Kandungaw Peak above.
4) Get off at the Barangay Hall of Maloray and walk several meters up where you can see rice terraces with a concrete footpath.
5) Follow the footpath down to the valley where you can see the strawberry and vegetable tunnels of the farm.

Coming from Moalboal:
Go to Alegria. There's a road leading to Brgy. Mantalongon, Dalaguete. You can pass by Cambais Falls on this route. From Mantalongon, Dalaguete, see directions above.

Parking & Vehicles
Parking is in the main concrete road only. Visitors have to walk a concrete and earthen footpath going down the valley.

*Kandungaw Peak is one of the many peaks of Cebu's central ridgeback mountains, the most famous of which is Osmena Peak (imagine the back spines of a crocodile).

 

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Raven

Some of you, whom have visited Cagayan de Oro City, 20 years ago, might remember Lawndale Spring Resort.
It have been closed for years, but reopened as Kagay-an Resort, for just to close again.

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Formerly known as Lawndale Cold Spring, it was named after Cagayan de Oro's sister city, Lawndale City in the US. It is located in Taguanao, south of the city. Source

Now its completely renovated and reopen, still as Kagay-an Resort.

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Located in Taguanao, the newly refurbished city-owned resort opened just in time for summer. It boasts of new cottages and clean large pools for both adults and children.

Accordingly, entrance fees will be P30 (adults); P15 (children).

Alcoholic beverages are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

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Dafey
1 hour ago, Raven said:

Alcoholic beverages are STRICTLY PROHIBITED

Even in a brown paper bag?

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Update on the renovated Kagay-an Resort...

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The City Government of Cagayan de Oro has released the official rates for the new Kagay-an Lawndale Spring Resort located in Taguanao, Brgy. Indahag which will be opened to the public this Saturday, April 8, 2017.

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Among several Holy Week attractions mentioned in this Post...

Guadalupe Shrine (River Trekking) is one of the more popular ones...

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More than 30,000 people have so far trooped to Igbalalay Hills in Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City to take part in the Panaad sa Guadalupe, a popular Holy Week pilgrimage site in the city. Source

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...and also Sipaka Point in Talisayan was well visited...

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What you missed in Talisayan this summer (LENT 2017)
It's Pamalandong sa Sipaka, Talisayan 2017. More than 16,000 pilgrims visited the treasured site of Talisayan; The Sipaka Heights. You can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Misamis Oriental from the 500 meter elevation hill. Explore MisOr! Dont forget to visit the 14 stations of the cross at Sipaka Heights, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental. A must list for your next adventure. For inquiries visit the local tourism office located at Talisayan Municipal Hall.

Video from Sipaka Point 2017

 

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Had a visit, by a young Baguio guy, Red Russell, who are traveling the 81 provinces in The Philippines and making a Vlog about his adventures. Here is a short video, he made while staying in CdO City.

Videos from other provinces can be found on Youtube

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Kalanggaman is earlier mentioned in The hidden Gems of PH

 

 

Dafey's latest report on Kalanggaman Island...

 

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Mindanao's 1st World Class Water Theme Park

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Latest video update... April 2017

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Does anybody actually plan to visit central Mindanao right now? There are far too many 7.62 mm gems flying around for my liking.

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Raven
11 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Does anybody actually plan to visit central Mindanao right now? There are far too many 7.62 mm gems flying around for my liking.

You might not be alone with that feeling...

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Cartoon Network theme park was supposed to be built in a 111-hectare property in Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. It was said to be a smaller version of the Amazone Waterpark in Thailand.

Project cancelled and the investor is now looking at Central Luzon for the theme park. Source

 

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Raven

But it's far from everyone being afraid to invest in Mindanao

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New Resort on its way in Laguindingan... 1.5 km from the runway at the airport

 

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SophieRed Hotel & Onshore Restaurant in Jasaan

 

 

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billy

It all looks good but this is very dangerous things haven't changed and there will be only more kidnapping of foreigners. Haven't we learned our lessons from the past? Let's not forget the past.

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Raven

Mapawa Park was mentioned earlier in this thread...

Some of the upcoming events in Mapawa Park 2017

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Mountain Bike Race - August 5, 2017

 

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Mapawa Marathon - August 13, 2017

 

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Mapawa Ultra Trail 50km - October 29, 2017

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50 km trail

...or go there anytime and do the rappelling, sliding and jumping at the falls in Mapawa Nature Park, like Red Russel did...

Other activities in the Park...

Camping,
Horseback riding,
Swimming pool,
Zipline,
Trail run/hike,
View deck,

Park Hours: 7am-5pm, open everyday

 

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