Height: 525+ MASL
Location: Mabini, Batangas
Jump Off: Brgy. Ligaya, Anilao Batangas
Difficulty: 2/9 Difficulty
Days/hours to the summit: 2 hours
Features: Scenic views of Batangas Bay and Balayan Bay
Mt. Pinagbandirahan also known as Gulugod Baboy is one of my favorite hikes. What I love with this mountain is the amazing view of the Batangas Bay and Balayan Bay. The view of the horizon where the ocean meets the sky is one of the highlights of this mountain.
How to get there?
From Manila ride a bus going to Batangas Grand Terminal (Fare: more or less Php165). If you’re from Cavite, there’s a van terminal in Pala-Pala in Dasmarinas going to Batangas Grand Terminal (Fare: Php150). Then from the terminal ride a jeep going to Anilao then ask the driver to drop you off to Mabini Crossing (Fare: Php37). From there, ride a tricycle going to the registration site of Mt. Pinagbandirahan (Fare: Php50).
Registration fee - Php50
Tour Guide - Php500
Contact person (tour guide): Bhea - 09309101690
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“Knocking Out the Moros” from the “US Army in Action” Series. The Battle of Bagsak Mountain in the Philippines, 11 to 15 June 1913. The 8th ID and Philippine Scouts defeated the Moros, unconquered during several centuries of Spanish rule.