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Friday, December 26, 2014

Lush Greeneries and Giant Falls of the Municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato


I can't name what falls is this (I think this is the second falls because this was taken after we did the zipline. According to the tourism blog of Lake Sebu,  this is called Hikong Bente and described as "standing majestically at 70 ft high, Falls 2 or Hikong Bente (others call it Dongon Falls) is located 40 meters from Falls 1 and can be reached by either hiking the 700+ steps, driving down the road or simply fly up in the air by means of a zipline ride!"

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This is the first falls. Since the early morning sun is against our camera, we did not have a decent shot of this falls. Moreover, the droplets from the falls partially blind our cameras! At any rate, we enjoyed the cool spray of waters. The tourism blog says of this falls, "named as "Hikong Alo" in T'boli, the first of the series of seven falls stands at 35 ft. It is also here at Falls 1 where thrill seekers can try flying up in the air and enjoy the breathtaking zipline ride - Philippine's longest, highest, most affordable and most scenic amongst other zipline rides!"

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Here are my random photos during our visit to the famous falls of Lake Sebu:


The tourism blog, promoting the other falls by enjoying them via zipline, says that "Other Falls can be seen from zipline riders point of view and some can be reached thru a rigorous mountain hike depending on weather conditions and status of the trail paths. For now, Falls 1 and 2 are the only falls that can be easily reached. Here are the list of other falls with their corresponding T'boli name and character. Falls 3: Hikong B'Lebel "Coil/Zigzag";  Falls 4: Hikong Lowig "Booth"; Falls 5: Hikong Ukol "Wild Flower"; Falls 6: Hikong K'Fo-I "Short"; and Falls 7: Hikong Tonok "Soil."
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A one-in-a-million accident happened in Falls No. 2 when last June 2014, a 23-year-old Miss General Santos City beauty queen and one-time The Voice Philippines participant as well as Kiss FM DJ Ayana Grico, who was on an outing, was killed by a falling rock coming from the falls. The news report says that the monkeys living on top of the falls may have caused the rocks to fall. 

During our visit (November 2014), we did not come near the boulder rock that walls the falls and there is a trail with railing that serve as view deck and perimeter fence.  

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