My trek to Malabsay Falls
Mount Isarog National Park harbors rainforest, endemic wildlife, waterfalls and is also home to nomadic Negrito (Agta) tribes people. I will write about my encounter with an Agta Tribe later on.
Mt. Isarog, an inactive volcano, rises in the heart of the province of Camarines Sur, the central part of the Bicol Peninsula. It is the highest forested peak in Southern Luzon. The Philippine government declared it as a national park since 1938 to preserve the pristine rainforest in the area for the enjoyment of local and international tourists.
I took my brother, my nephew and two other guides with me. The weather was cloudy and it rained while we were in the falls. The trip also took back memories of my childhood. Our parents would take all of us to visit this majestic mountain from time to time. According to my father, during the Japanese occupation, the soldiers would trek this mountain to go to the falls to shower.
I only paid P50 for the entrance fee for the five us. (Only a little over a dollar) How cheap is that!