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Mission Accomplished: Sitio Kangko

By on November 20, 2010
It is my honor to share to you that our small project at Sitio Kangko, a Tboli community in South Cotabato, is finally finished. Their only potable water source is now fully covered and the exposed bamboos are also replaced with PVC pipes.


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Sitio Kangko update

By on July 26, 2010

Sitio Kangko is located in Barangay Lamlahak in Lake Sebu in Southern Philippines. People usually go to this highland community to watch endemic Philippine birds or embark on a challenging river trek to a hidden waterfall or summit Mt. Three Kings.

Despite the influx of mountaineers, birdwatchers and curious travelers,…


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Travel post mortem: Project Aerie

By on June 26, 2010
Project Aerie showed me that South Cotabato is far from the war-torn region described by a popular Asin song. Since its provincehood forty years ago, it has been aggressively positioning itself to become one of the major eco-tourism destinations in the Philippines.


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Seven Falls | Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

By on June 21, 2010
There is nothing like waking up to the gushing sound of Hikong Bente at the 7 Falls in Lake Sebu, Southern Philippines. Although we camped out far from the cascade, we could still feel the gentle rumble of the ground beneath our tents.


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Zip-line at the 7 Falls | Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

By on June 18, 2010
While your heart starts to pound faster, try to imagine Joker whispering the following in your ear: “Madness is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.” You are suddenly plunged into a wickedly awesome scene that only this part of the Philippines can possibly offer.


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Hikong Mahi: the aftermath

By on June 10, 2010
We assumed that the remainder of our river trek would be a piece of cake. But just when we thought we could breeze back to our starting point, we faced one more challenging pit stop.


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Hikong Mahi: a trek to remember

By on June 2, 2010
The undeveloped trail leading to Hikong Mahi or Tinago Falls is considered difficult even by more experienced mountaineers. We carefully trod on loose forest topsoil which was sometimes littered with animal traps. There were times when we used a rope to rappel steep inclines.


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South Cotabato’s Mt. Three Kings: Bloto, Kabaling and Tacofil

By on May 25, 2010
Little is known about Mt. Three Kings in Lake Sebu. A quick Google search would reveal that it is part of an IBA (Important Bird Area) in the Philippines, that is surprisingly unexplored.


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Sitio Kangko | Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

By on May 21, 2010
Sitio Kangko is the farthest inhabited area in Barangay Lamlahak in the municipality of Lake Sebu, Southern Philippines. It is located at the foot of the yet unexplored Mt. Three Kings, aptly named for the three imposing peaks that seem to closely watch the small community.
Brennan Mercado
The Philippines

Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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