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AN INVIGORATING RIDE TO CAGULONG MANSALAY

Every morning brings a new hope and new experiences that count in my life. Embracing it with a great smiles that capture to the totality of my personality as whole.Yes! It’s Friday and weekends are coming but lately I realized that during weekends my schedule was loaded , the unending paperworks such as: editing of articles for our school paper named “ HAMBUYAG”,lesson planning, and preparing an extravagant instructional materials in advance or for the next school days, updating my class records, constructing questions for the periodical examination. Now I’m engaging to the one of the bussiest professions, the sphere of academe. Social life? I really forgot the real meaning of it. But like what i uttered lastly it’s Friday, and there’s nothing wrong to unwind myself from the bussy world of teaching profession. Yes, exactly what i tried insinuating for.   At exactly 2:00 in the afternoon, I decided to leave from an idle, obscure, and remote place of APNAGAN wherein the school was built and there i’m conducting my service as secondary school teacher. While driving my motorcycle, the speed getting slowly due to the muddy, sticky path, but sometimes encountering a rocky and a little bit of slippery road. This isn’t new for me, as i expected,  it arises during rainy season. Inspite of terrifying , i decided to be embolldened or courageous while staring to a huge area of banana plantation alongside, where the greeny and leafy ambiance infiltate and the breeze of cold air invades on my stunning face brought by different tall trees and plants.     Time has  passed by, while my phone was beeping and certainly i stopped to see who’s texted. I noticed his named, one of close friends and he invited me and to go with him to his hometown. Not even…

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Bansud “A peaceful town for a quiet unwinding”

Bansud is a second class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro of the MIMAROPA Region IV-B, with the road distance of 153 kilometers from Metro Manila travelled by land and a fascinating 2 hour ride on the RORO boat allows you to witness the beauty of the Verde Island passage of Batangas sea and the isolated islands of Isla Verde, Baco Chico, Pulong Gitna and Pulong Munti as you approach the Island of Mindoro thru the Calapan City Port. A 92 km. ride via van or bus while witnessing the beauty of the province and its gifts from nature such as the Mount Halcon, Naujan Lake and others will captivate travelers as they reach the beautiful town of Bansud. Bansud is blessed with the gifts of nature that nurture its citizens and provides both recreation and relaxation to those who seek adventure and enjoy natures wonders at its finest. It is abundantly provided by forests, land forms and bodies of water. The Rosacara Rolling Hills is one of the beautiful views and recreation site that Bansud has to offer. It is filled with luscious green and adventurous trails leading to the top of the hills of the 417.2591 hectares of this wonderful gift from nature. It offers several activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers like trekking, camping or nature hikes. The Rosacara Rolling Hills also offers a peaceful ambiance and cool breeze mountain wind that refreshes the soul and relaxes the spirit. There is also a new found paradise after passing thru the uplands of Rosacara. The Batong Buwaya River offers a refreshing and an appealing sight of untouched natural rock formations and the flow of cool clean waters over the filtering stones and the surrounding greenery that adds to the solemnity and peacefulness of the surrounding. The Batong Buwaya Formation is known…

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Mount Halcon in Baco, Oriental Mindoro

Mount Halcon is a mountain located in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. Its height of 2,586 m[1] (8,482 ft) makes it the 18th highest peak in the Philippines. Its slopes have earned it the title to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the country. Mt. Halcon is home to the indigenous Alangan Mangyans. It thick vegetation is also home to exotic flora and fauna, including the critically endangered Mindoro Bleeding-heart which is endemic in the area,[4] and the stick insect Conlephasma enigma, which was first described in 2012. Mount Halcon is the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines. It is found in the municipality of Baco in the province of Oriental Mindoro, the eastern half of Mindoro Island which is part of the region known as Mimaropa. Running from north to south, the mountain creates a natural boundary between the province and Occidental Mindoro. With a height of 2,586 meters above sea level, it experiences frequent rains and occasional flash floods. Because of this hazard, it is generally considered by mountaineers to be the most difficult mountain to climb in the Philippines.

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