Monday, March 9, 2015

Hike Mt. manunggal ( Pres. Ramon Magsaysay crash ) Balamban Cebu

Mount Manunggal is a mountain located in Barangay Magsaysay in Balamban, Cebu and rises to a height of 1,003 meters above sea level. It is the crash site of the presidential plane Pinatubo which carried and killed President Ramon Magsaysay and seventeen of his presidential staff and some news correspondents during that unforgettable event on March 17, 1957 where an annual trek is held to commemorate his death. It is accessible through many trails but the trail from Tagba-o and at Cantipla in Tabunan, Cebu City is the main route from which the yearly Pres. Ramon Magsaysay Death Anniversary Climb is held.

Every month of march mt. manuggal celebrate the died of pres.ramon Magsaysay. ( 3rd week of march ) At the camping area a lot of mountaineer and nature lover set up camp and get social to other climber a lot of activities are happening here such as fun run, biking, a lot more of activities.

How to get here?

---if you happen to go here for the celebration of pres. Ramon Magsaysay, there are some organizer or group. You can ride on to them for free. Or the barangay of balamban is sending truck for those people who wanted to get to manuggal the meeting point is at the JY early morning yan. ( just be updated for the time of pick-up ) it is also free.

---or if you just wanted to go here just for fun and enjoy. Just hired a habal-habal from JY square ( a lot of habal-habal driver is offering their service going to mt. manuggal ) just negotiate the driver for your time of pick-up the next day.


---bring jacket and extra sacks ( so cold up there ) extra foods comfort ( sometimes there are some locals offering there service for food cooking )

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