The Mighty Inambakan Falls

Philippines is gifted with its beautiful sandy beaches and magnificent and pristine waterfalls which is popular among local and international visitors. The Philippines is lucky to have these gifts, and one of which is located in Southern Cebu- the mighty Inambakan falls, a must visit treasure. Inambakan falls is considered a hidden treasure of Ginatilan which makes it unique to the other falls.

How to get there

Ginatilan is 144.8 kilometers from Cebu City. Travel time can take 4-5 hours via bus or van for hire; depending on traffic and speed. Available tricycle and multicab is negotiable with a just price, to take you to Inambakan falls. It is 3.9 kilometers away from the town center and can be reached by small private vehicles. Knowledge of paths going there can be an advantage, so better hire local driver. From drop-off points you need to walk for 5 minutes to reach the falls. Be careful in trekking as the trail is wet and slippery.

Where to stay

Plunging into the cold water would probably persuade you to stay long and go swimming overnight. Unfortunately, Ginatilan’s tourist site remains undeveloped and has no hotel for visitors to stay but neighboring towns- a famous tourist destination has numerous hotels and resort which is kilometers away from Ginatilan, though time consuming for tourist.

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Temple of Leah: Cebu’s newest tourist attraction and our experience

 

One would think of being in Rome while standing and touching the large Roman columns and Greek-mythology architecture at the Temple of Leah. This huge mansion was built as a monument of Teodorico Adarna’s undying love for his wife, Leah. Two of the numerous highlight of the temple are- the Grand Stairs adorned with carved angels, and the 10- foot statue of Leah wearing a crown and holding a bouquet of flowers.

Since, it was summertime and our Professional Salesmanship and Psychology classes were cancelled, my classmates and I decided to spend the rest of the day at the Temple of Leah located at one of the mountain peaks of Barangay Busay in Cebu City.My classmates and myself decided to take public transportation to reach our planned destination. However, since the Temple of Leah is situated atop a hill and accessible only either by private vehicles or motorbikes, our group decided to forego our plan when we failed to get a bargain for an affordable fare. Unexpectedly, by God’s grace, one jeepney driver offered to bring us to our destination at an affordable charge of Thirty Pesos. So, we hurriedly hopped-in.

Once we reached our target, another setback arose- the Temple of Leah was not accepting visitors for some unknown reason. Having no choice, we decided to proceed to “Lantaw” and “Mountain View”…. to pass the time away and enjoy the aerial view of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu- lapu.

 

After satisfying our senses of sight and having no means of transportation, we slowly trekked down the mountain slope towards Lahug proper. While doing so, a “Good Samaritan” offered us all a free ride. Twice that day…God was with us and provided the group with unforeseen and unexpected grace!

Lansiao: An aphrodisiac food

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In this contemporary era, lots of synthetic drugs can be bought over the counter to boost sex appetite and performance. Those drugs are designed to last long in sex. Men of old ages experienced erectile dysfunction. According to Herodotus, Father of modern medicine “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. So why buy such synthetic drugs with side effects if there is a food as substitute for those drugs.

As i sit on the table waiting the food to be served, I didn’t feel any excitement to taste the food. I find it nasty, maybe a reason of lack of excitement. Lansiao’s main ingredients are organs and testicles of a male horse and bull. It’s sticky and mild taste with a little bit spicy will probably make you order it over and over. Customers visits the restaurants just to eat and others are for some reason. Some says it really boost sex appetite but some didn’t confer its validity.

Campers and beach goers popular destination!

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Recently, Zambales has become a famous tourist destination thru its Nagsasa and Anawangin cove. It magnets hundreds of campers and beach goers because of its white sand beaches, mountain ranges, nearby lakes and falls. A perfect place to get rid of a stressful city life with less cost.

Goers can probably arrange your trip all by yourself or by travel agency. Take a bus ride going to San Antonio Zambales if you are from Manila then hire a driver to take to Pundaquit beach and take a boat like going to Nagsasa cove.

It’s exquisite beauty will probably amaze those who love camping and swimming in Anawangin and Nagsasa’s romantic environment.

Travel for faith

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Procession is a tradition of  Catholic church at the end of nine day novena. Thousands of faithfuls flocked the street to attend the said event with Sto. Nino statue in their hands. I label myself as not religious, I don’t want to get myself involved in any religious events. I was there because I am curious about it.

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January 14, 2017 mark another milestone of my faith as I attended the solemn procession for the first time, rain can’t stop me from going. We bought hat to get rid of handling umbrella, and to make our travel a hassle- free one. The procession started at 5:00 o’clock and finished at 5:30 in the in the afternoon (more or less). We walked more or less eight kilometers, unaccustomed of walking in that distant, my feet is aching. But, i still managed to attend the Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop John Du.

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Traditional Sinulog follows after the mass with all the priests dancing. Everybody is dancing jovially with intentions  that God will grant their prayers. The celebration ended with an exquisite fireworks display. Fireworks display lasted for ten to fifteen minutes. Everybody look up just to witness the colorful sky caused by fireworks.

It was an amazing experience, and it is one way to overcome the spiritual dryness that I am currently experiencing.