Rivers / Waterfalls Category

Napindan Hydraulic Control Structure

September 18, 2008

Did you know that Pasig River, the main river of Metro Manila, sometimes reverses its normal flow and instead brings saltwater from Manila Bay to Laguna de Bay? Well, during the summer months of April and May and in times of high tide, the sea level is actually higher than... (read more)

Wawa Dam and the Montalban Gorge

August 21, 2008

Before, I didn’t know that several kilometers from Quezon City in Rodriguez, Rizal lies a popular outdoor destination that’s possibly one of the best places to visit during the summer months. I’m taking about the Wawa Dam and the Montalban Gorge. The Wawa Dam is the white arc that you... (read more)

Hinulugang Taktak

May 2, 2008

Antipolo City in Rizal has a folk song called “Tayo Na Sa Antipolo” and the chorus goes like this: Tayo na sa Antipolo At doon maligo tayo Sa batis na kung tawagin ay Hi, hi, Hinulugang Taktak At doon tayo kumain Ng mangga, suman, kasoy, at balimbing Kaya’t magmadali ka At tayo’y tutuloy na sa Antipolo English translation: Let’s... (read more)

Palawan Underground River Entrance

August 3, 2007

Due to another update by Google to its base satellite imagery data (see their announcement), we can now see some of the northern part of the territory of Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan, in high resolution. This hi-res area covers Barangay Cabayugan, including Sitio Sabang, and fortunately, this... (read more)

Maria Cristina Falls

May 25, 2007

Ever since I was in grade school I had the mistaken impression that the tallest waterfall in the country is the Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City. Well, there are apparently quite a few more taller ones in the country but Maria Cristina Falls is certainly the most famous... (read more)