Category Archives: Nature

Sunrise at the Peak

sunrise at bundol peak

LAST WEEKEND, after the stressful seminar-workshop I facilitated for student journalists in the Division of Sarangani, I took a trip to Bundol Peak, in Barangay Bagacay, in my hometown,  Alabel, Sarangani Province. I just love watching the sun as it slowly rises above the mountains that are beginning to gain lush back again, probably a result of the greening project of the government.

Bundol Peak, being one of the highest points in the area, provides a good vantage point to view Sarangani Bay in the west, and the river and the mountains in the north.

Bundol peak, however, is at a risk of extinction because of the quarrrying activities that’s going on in the area. Although it has stopped now, I am sure, one day, the landowner will continue the works and we will eventually find Bundol Peak a barren flat land.

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Hole in the Sky

END OF days. Second coming. Armageddon. That’s how it made me feel seeing this beam of light coming out in what seemed to be hole in the sky. Taken during my solo trek to Barangay Datal Anggas in my hometown.


hole in the sky

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Pea Shooter

ON OUR way home from Barangay Datal Anggas in my hometown, I spotted several queer-shaped trees. This one looks like a Pea Shooter straight from Plants vs Zombies.


queer tree

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Leafless Trees


ALONG THE way to Lake Holon in T’boli, South Cotabato, I noticed several leafless trees. I can’t tell if they are dying or if they had just lost leaves and they would grow them back one day. Trees like those in the photo above possess something that makes me want to take pictures of them. In my collection, in fact, I have plenty of photos of leafless, if not lifeless, trees. What comes to my mind when I look at my photos of them is a reminder — that there is an end to all that is living.

Mist Over Lake Beto

mist over lake beto


THERE IS another hidden gen in my hometown. Yesterday, my friend invited me to a trail run from our provincial capitol to Lake Beto in Barangay Spring. I used to go there when I feel the need to introspect. The serenity of the lake never fails to give me  a clear mind to think things over.

It was my first yesterday to visit the place early in the morning. I was finally able gaze at its beauty from the other side. The morning fog over the lake added mystery to the its picturesque natural beauty.

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