Category Archives: Sightseeing

Gardens of Malasag

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The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and natural reserve is owned and managed by the city government, it features a vast land filled with botanical gardens, diverse wildlife endemic to the mountains of Malasag, and other recreational amenities and accommodations. The Eco-tourism Village was established in order to teach and promote awareness about the lives and rich culture of the ethnic groups residing in Northern Mindanao. The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village also shares the natural forest reserve of the Mapawa Nature Park, which is just a few kilometers from the village.

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City/Municipal:Cagayan de Oro
Barangay:Cugman
Address:Malasag Hill
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Mt.Sumagaya Creek Orchids

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Our nursery is located in the middle of the mountain range of Claveria, Mindanao, at the foot of Mt. Sumagaya about 950 meters above sea level. We are specialized in growing and propagating all kinds of orchid species from all over Asia, suitable to the existing intermediate climate conditions.

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Visitors are very welcome.
To make it easy call Charis 09989810618 (Source)

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City/Municipal:Claveria
Barangay:Aposkahoy
Address:Man-ibay, along Claveria-Gingoog Road
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Agricultural Tramline System

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It has a 350-kilogram capacity and serves as an alternative transport system for agricultural products such as corn, upland and lowland rice and other high value crops such as vegetables, rootcrops, coffee, abaca, banana and peanut produced by 1,939 farmers with a total production area of 1,538 hectares. The tramline also helps the farmers in maintaining the quality of their farm produce as it offers efficient and convenient hauling, which in turn allows them to demand better price in the market. The ATS also cuts down more than 50% of the usual 2-hour travel time to and from Malagana and Luna. (Source)

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The 2,211-meter Agricultural Tramline System (ATS) connecting barangays Luna and Malagana in Claveria. (Source)

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Barangay:Luna/Malagana
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Flight 387 Shrine

Found at the foot of Mt. Sumagaya, the park offers a good picnic spot for visitors. It also serves as a memorial of the 104 victims of Flight 387.

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Location: Sitio Haruhay, Brgy. Lunotan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Flight 387 Shrine is in the border of Claveria and Gingoog City, so in some websites it’s described as being located in Claveria.

A monument dedicated to the passengers and crew of Cebu Pacific Air Flight 387, who died when the plane crashed in Mt. Sumagaya on February 2, 1998.  It is the 2nd worst air disaster in the Philippines. The monument is located in Pryce Gardens Memorial (Oro Gardens)
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Whale Shark Museum


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What exactly the Whale Shark Museum is all about, we do not know at this point!

Whale sharks have been present in Talisayan’s waters since at least the 1950s and hunting them for their fins was a source of income for some coastal communities until the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources banned the practice in 1998. (Source)

Talisayan in Misamis Oriental is planning to develop whale shark sightseeing tours. (Source)

There have been some observations of Whale Sharks and Mega-mouth Sharks in Misamis Oriental water.

WHALE SHARK (Rhincodon typus)
The whale shark is the largest fish. One of the largest whale sharks recorded, reportedly from the Taiwanese fishery in 1987, measured 20 m and 34 tons in mass (Chen et al., 1997) .

Most of the whale sharks found in the Philippines have lengths of five to seven meters, meaning they are juveniles as sexually mature individuals are eight to nine meters long, at around 20 to 25 years of age. The smallest whale shark in the world was found in Bicol waters at 0.46m in length. The whale shark has a distinguishable checkerboard and spots pattern on its body except in the ventral side. Another distinguishing feature of the whale shark would be its terminally located mouth. They are found throughout the Philippines with a number of feeding aggregations near the coast, such as the Ticao/Burias Pass, Bohol/Mindanao Sea, and Puerto Princesa Bay. These feeding aggregation sites are the location of a lucrative whale shark interaction tourism enterprise. (Source)

MEGAMOUTH SHARK (Megachasma pelagios)
Reaching a length of more than 5m, the megamouth shark is the world’s third largest fish next to the whale shark and basking shark.


The species is wide-ranging and is recorded to occur in depths between 15 to 150m. The megamouth shark is one of the rarest sharks in the world with only 63 records since the first specimen was recovered in 1976. Fourteen of those incidences were reported from the Philippines as strandings or as bycatch. (Source)

Articles about Megamouth and Whale Sharks in Misamis Oriental waters:

Megamouth Shark in Cagayan de Oro
“On the night of February 20, 1998, three fishermen in Macajalar Bay, Cagayan de Oro caught a fish they couldn’t identify.”

The Capture of Megamouth
“They had expected small fish and discarded pieces of polluting cellophane, but this one, this incredible mouth only, was unbelievably massive. What kind of fish owned that mouth? A shark? A whale? A dolphin?” (February 1998)

Whale Sharks in Iligan Bay
“So, Iligan Bay is also along the whale sharks’ migration path. This was confirmed on Feb. 4, 1999 as a 15-meter whale shark, Rhincodon typus, was trapped in a fishpen of Eduardo Gaid, and released unharmed by noon in Barangay Maputi, here, about 60 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro and 28 kilometers away from Iligan City.”

Megamouth 28
“MEGAMOUTH 28 was caught in the net of Sofronio Castañares in Macajalar Bay, Philippines, around 3 am on January 30, 2005. The fish dragged Castañares’ paddle-driven banca for about an hour, until it stopped, apparently exhausted. “

Extremely Rare and Weird Looking Megamouth Shark Washed Ashore In The Philippines (June 2014)

Megamouth shark washes up in Philippines (Cebu) and is only the 60th we’ve ever seen (January 2015)

Megamouth, whale sharks resurface in Macajalar Bay (September 2018)

A megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) that was unintentionally caught by a fisherman off Macajalar Bay (July 2019)

The following sightings of Megamouth Sharks are listed by date:

Date: June 30, 2014
Location: Caught in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Sex: F
Length: 549 cm
Disposition: This shark weighed between 881-1,102 lbs. It washed ashore dead and cause of death is being investigated. It will be buried by officials.

Date: March 12, 2006
Location: Barra, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Sex: F
Length: 226 cm
Disposition: Accidental gill net capture by fishermen.Died before it could be set free.

Date: January 30, 2005
Location: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Sex: F ?
Length: 417 cm
Disposition: Caught by fisherman, buried

Date: January 6, 2003
Location: Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Sex: Unknown
Length: 497 cm
Disposition: Consumed

Date: February 21, 1998
Location: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Sex: M
Length: ca. 549 cm TL
Disposition: Consumed

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Barangay:Poblacion
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Bagakay Bay Park

 


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The Bagakay Bay Park of Kinoguitan is being developed into another tourist destination. With Camiguin, look like just a stone throw away and the sight of the volcanoes…It’s just amazing.


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Lagbas Ancestral House

Lagbas Ancestral Home was built by Don Benedicto Lagbas, established in 1920’s.

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The interior of this house is amazing.


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In November, 1917 a certain Benedicto Lagbas, with some of his trusted lieutenants come to this place from Cebu (Sugbo). He found the place good for settlement. He converted some people from Camiguin, Cebu and some towns in Misamis Oriental to settle with him in the newly found abode. The place was found to have many cogon grass growing dominantly all over the area and the founder who came from Cebu of which the Cebuanos called it in their dialect as “SUGBO” and “cogon” . . . Sugbo ng cogon in one full name Sugbongcogon.

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City/Municipal:Sugbongcogon
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Address:B. Lagbas Street
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