The Hidden Falls

Back in 2012, I found an old photograph (see last of photo of this post) of my mother and her friends swimming in a waterfall, and I immediately fell in love with the place. I asked her where it was took, and she said “Tinago Falls”. She talked about how—in spite its popularity—the falls was hidden far away in Iligan City, taking 400 exhausting steps to reach the paradise. 
Since then, I knew I wanted to go to the hidden waterfall. 

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m.e. at tup

jgh. yey ngayon na lang ulit ako magkukuwento. umuwi galing iligan si kiddo, yung mas bata saken konti na vb player din. tapos kanina may pailaw kami, sinurprise ako may patakip takip pang nalalaman e wala naman me malay na sya yon tapos ayon namiss daw nya ako awit hahaha setter kais ako tas spiker sya, set-an ko na da sya ulit. wala lang ang sweet lang ni kiddo maski di naman kami masyadong close. kasama nya mga pinsan nya, tapos pinaclose nya sakin. oo nga pala bus #1 kami kaya more usap kami ng pinsan nya. m.e. daw sya sa tup tas usap about engineering stuff. mejo op si kiddo kaya pinigilan nya kami tas hinatak nya ako palayo. tas nagbigay ng pasalubong. ang saya lang mehehe.

Poster by Dan Matutina

PdP supports Moonleaf Tea Shop relief drive for Sendong victims at CDO and Iligan! Our friends at Moonleaf Tea Shop are having a relief drive at their Maginhawa branch and all of us can help! 

Bring canned goods, biscuits, instant noodles, medicines, drinking water, used clothes, shoes, blankets, toiletries, and anything that can help our brothers and sisters at Northern Mindanao! They also accept pledges and cash (for the water fund of Rock Ed Philippines), just tweet @Thysz of Moonleaf Tea Shop!

 Any other help is also welcome! You can coordinate with the relief drive (@Thysz) for more information! Moonleaf Tea shop will collect donations until Dec. 24 only!

I called him, and he said in a very quiet voice, ‘The water is up to our stomachs, and we can’t get out. The current outside is strong.’ After that, the phone went dead.
—  Iligan, Philippines resident Mary Ann Melancio • Talking about the heavy flooding that may have led to the death of a co-worker and his family on Saturday. Sunday, after she and her co-workers tried to find them, they were greeted by a dim scene: “We walked back to our place and could see the bodies of dead people and animals along the road. I have never seen a tragedy like this in my life.” Officials say that 652 have died in the weekend’s flooding caused by Tropical Storm Washi, and another 800 are missing. Roughly 35,000 people are in evacuation centers as a result of the storm, which left heavy flooding in its wake. Rescue efforts are ongoing. source (viafollow)
Tumblr Meet-Up for a Cause.


So this afternoon I had the chance to hung out with my friends and it wasn’t just an ordinary “chill moment” coz we actually met up at UP Tacloban to donate our old clothes to the victims of Sendong in CDO and Iligan. Since we all have Tumblrs now, this was what we call Tumblr Meet-Up for a Cause :) Haha!

(from L-R) Kria of @diaryofkrei, Jan Thomas of @twomas, Me, Samin of @saminable, Says of @taylorswept, Mosi of @annkurtis and Dale of @rainierdale. Not all are active users, btw. You might wanna follow them? :)

UP has also its real-life Christmas Tree! Like, literally. Haha, this is very clever, don’t you think?

How cuuuute :> hehe. I ain’t kiddinggg!!!


We wanted barbecue for dinner so we had barbecue for dinner! Idk what to say anymore lol

And then we went to Robinsons and to the new Robinsons beside the old Robinsons!! Okeh!

I know there were a lot to say bout this day but I’m so sleepy already I can’t recall anymoreee :( But I am really happy to see my friends again!! :D See yall this Friday then?

Rebuilding One House At A Time With WFP

Last month we shared scenes of destruction from Tropical Storm Washi that ravaged southern Philippines.

This time we are happy to share that the survivors are rebuilding their homes and WFP is helping make that happen.  By providing food as incentive for the community members to work on their houses, WFP is supporting the Philippine Government’s relocation shelter project in Sta. Elena Village, Iligan City where approximately 1,700 houses – such as the one in the photo – will be built.

Showing full solidarity with the survivors at the relocation site’s groundbreaking ceremony are (L-R): WFP Philippines Country Director and Representative Stephen Anderson, WFP Asia Regional Director Kenro Oshidari, WFP Philippines-Iligan Sub-Office Head Baicon Macaraya, WFP Ambassador Against Hunger KC Concepcion, Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.


Responding To Typhoon Sendong: Members Of The Philippine Air Force Load WFP High Energy Biscuits On A Fokker F27 
In response to the devastating Typhoon Sendong (international name, “Washi”) which hit southern Philippines Friday night, leaving more than 630 persons dead and displacing over 46,500 persons, WFP, in support of the Government of the Philippines’ relief efforts, has already provided logistics support and 3,120 kilos of High Energy Biscuits for the flood-affected communities. WFP stands ready to provide further support to government relief and recovery efforts as needed which will be determined after further assessment. More details to come.
(Photo Copyright: WFP/KC Co)