Crystal Clear

Children take turns jumping into the crystal clear waters of Enchanted River in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur Friday (20 May 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Shallow Waters

A boatman negotiates the shallow waters off Barangay Talisay in the municipality of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur during low tide on Friday (20 May 2016) to ferry picnickers into… »

Laundry Day

A couple take their laundry to a shallow river in the hinterland Barangay Pugaan in Iligan City Thursday morning (14 April 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

El Niño

The prolonged drought has taken its toll on the waterfalls of Iligan City, known as The City of Majestic Waterfalls, particularly on Lumbatin Falls in Barangay Pugaan. Picture on the… »

Demolition Job

Workers in downtown Iligan City struggle to demolish a three-story building with the most primitive of tools, as if felling a tree, on Wednesday (2 March 2016). MindaNews photo by… »

Old Man and Cows

An old farmer brings out his cows to graze on the mountains in Luinab, Iligan City early morning Saturday (6 February 2016). In the background is Mt. Agad-agad, the landmark… »

Two-tiered Falls

Visitors enjoy the view of Limunsudan Bayug Falls in the hinterlands of Iligan City near its boundary with Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday (27 January 2016). For now, it is one… »


A man shows off his catch of frogs from the rivers of Sitio Limunsudan, Barangay Bonbonon in Iligan City on Wednesday (27 January 2016). He sells them at 50 pesos… »

Running Pig

A pig runs with his master in Iligan City’s circumferential road (known locally as C3) early morning Sunday (24 January 2016). When asked why, the owner said this stud (“butakal”… »

Boy and Snake

A boy shows off a small snake he killed by himself on a trail in the mountains of Luinab in Iligan City Wednesday morning (30 Dec 2015). He claims he… »

Christmas Run

Father and son join the Christmas Run para sa Kabos in Iligan City Thursday (24 Dec 2015), organized by the city’s amateur athletes. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Overflow Bridge

A boy braves crossing an overflow bridge along the Pugaan River in Iligan City on Sunday (22 Nov 2015), the morning after a strong rain. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Nearing Completion

A truck struggles to pass through a slippery and uphill portion of the Iligan-Bukidnon highway in the hinterland Barangay Rogongon in Iligan City on Saturday (14 Nov 2015). Only a… »

Morning Catch

A boy shows off his catch from a river in Bonbonon, Iligan City Saturday morning (31 Oct 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Daring Driver

A motorcycle driver dares to carry a huge furniture along the highway in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental early morning Monday (26 October 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

The Way to ‘Gollum Falls’

Iligan City’s latest must-see are two waterfalls above the more popular Abaga Falls (aka Dodiongan Falls), but you must endure difficult climbs as this trekker did during a visit last… »

In search of ‘Gollum Falls’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 24 Oct) – I haven’t read the three books of The Lord of the Rings. I got bored with the archaic language as I was starting… »

Unnamed Falls

This waterfall in Iligan City is without a name yet, and a few meters above this is yet another still unnamed waterfall. A short distance downstream is Abaga Falls, sometimes… »

Thick Haze

During normal times, one is greeted with this scenery of Iligan Bay upon entering Iligan City, as shown in this 2012 file photo, wherein you can see Mt. Agad-agad on… »

Upland Farmer

A farmer plants corn in the hinterland area of Barangay Luinab in Iligan City early Thursday morning (15 October 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Trekking the caves and waterfalls of Hindang

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sept) – Ever since I embraced distance running as a hobby, I’ve been exploring, on foot, my hometown’s hinterlands, beautiful mountain landscapes and scenic spots… »

Limestone Gatherers

Maranao residents in the upper parts of Barangay Kiwalan in Iligan City gather limestone by a mountainside Friday morning (11 September 2015). They then manually break these into smaller pieces… »

River Crossing

A farmer couple in Pugaan, Iligan City crosses the river Wednesday morning (9 September 2015) to bring fruits and vegetables to the market. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Martial Arts Class

Criminology students of the Iligan Medical Center College observe their instructor’s demonstration how to take down an opponent during a martial arts class Wednesday afternoon (2 Sept 2015). MindaNews photo… »


A boy leaps towards the natural lagoon at the foot of Tinago Falls in Iligan City Friday morning (21 Aug 2015). MindaNew sphoto by Bobby Timonera

Long Live Falls

Trekkers struggle to climb down a waterfall in Barangay Dalipuga in Iligan City Thursday (30 July 2015) to take a dip in the crystal clear lagoon below. Locals call this… »

‘Coconut Apple’

A farmer shows a “coconut apple” in the mountains of Dalipuga in Iligan City Thursday (30 July 2015). Called “bula” or “buwa” in the vernacular, this sweet spongy mass is… »

Tinago Rainbow

Visitors enjoy the scenery of Tinago Falls in Iligan City, with a rainbow to boot, Sunday afternoon (26 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Down the Mountain

Siblings carry sackfuls of laundry from the mountain to a nearby river in Pugaan, Iligan City for washing Sunday morning (26 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Water Shortage

Residents joining a long queue for water is a common sight in Iligan City these days, as in this photo taken Saturday morning (18 July 2015), after a big pipe… »

Man’s Best Friend

Girl and dog spend a quiet time together by the beach in Initao, Misamis Oriental on Sunday (5 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


With water aplenty during the rainy season, Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City is back to her old grandeur, as shown in this photograph taken Saturday (4 July 2015). MindaNews… »


A woman looks for freshwater shrimps at a creek in Sitio Dodiongan, Barangay Bonbonon, Iligan City on Sunday (5 July 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera


A biker gets a relief from the midmorning sun during the MTB Circuit Race 2015 Sunday morning (14 June 2015) in Iligan City as part of the latter’s pre-charter day… »

Here Comes The Sun

A runner meets the sun rising from a mountain in Iligan City on Friday (12 June 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Abaga Falls

Boys enjoy playing in the waters at the foot of Abaga Falls in Sitio Dodiongan, Barangay Bonbonon in Iligan City Sunday (31 May 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Running the upHELL route of TDR80

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 March) – We call them “upHELLs”, those uphill roads that is sheer torture for runners and force you to slow down. When I saw the… »


Adventurer Arniel Balignot scales Lumbatin Falls in Barangay Pugaan, Iligan City without the aid of a rope on Sunday (18 Jan 2015). Lumbatin is the first, and the only one… »

Secret Falls

Thrill seekers explore the upper tier of the three-tier Secret Falls in the mountainous barangay of Pugaan in Iligan, also known as “The City of Waterfalls,” on Tuesday (6 January… »

Waterfall Selfie

A vacationer takes a selfie near the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Iligan City, also known as The City of Waterfalls, early morning Sunday (4 January 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Hidden No More

A throng of adventure seekers crowd Tinago Falls on Friday (2 January 2015). Situated between Iligan City and Linamon, Lanao del Norte, it is so named because it is hidden… »

Inline Skates

Poor boys in Iligan City use inline skates with a twist – as if using a manual scooter. Spotted at the new circumferential road (C3) near Global Steel early morning… »

Swelling River

Residents of Hinaplanon in Iligan City monitor the rising water of Mandulog River as Typhoon Seniang battered Northern Mindanao on Monday (29 Dec 2014). They are standing on what is… »

Daring Boys

Instead of running away from the river with the rising water level as Typhoon Seniang batters Northern Mindanao, a boy leaps into the strong current of Palao River in Iligan… »

Boys and the Sea

Boys brave the waves in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental despite the strong winds and the rain in many parts of Northern Mindanao Saturday afternoon as a low pressure area is approaching,… »

Christmas Gift

A child at the Gawad Kalinga Rainbow Village in Barangay Tambacan in Iligan City shows off her family’s portrait, courtesy of the photography group The Umbrella, on Christmas eve 2014.… »

Making residents happy with family portraits as Christmas gifts

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 25 Dec) – Photohobbyists out there, maybe you’d like to make use of your expensive gear and your skills to make other people happy during this… »

‘Climate Ride’ ends in prayer for Sendong victims

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Dec) – Fr. Amado ‘Picx’ Picardal’s 1,800-kilometer 14-day journey on a bicycle from Baclaran to Mindanao ended here noon today after saying a short prayer… »

Prayer for Sendong Victims

On the last leg of his 1,800-kilometer “Climate Ride,” Redemptorist priest Amado “Picx” Picardal says a prayer noon Tuesday (23 Dec 2014) for the victims of Typhoon Sendong right at… »

Almost Done

Runners pass underneath the rebuilt Mandulog Bridge in Iligan City on Sunday (30 Nov 2014). The original bridge, shown in the background, fell during Typhoon Sendong three years ago after… »

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