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Carry that Bike

Carry that Bike

Mountain bikers carry their bicycles instead of negotiating the very steep climb during the UCCI Iligan MTB XC Circuit Race Sunday (25 September 2016), one of the activites lined up for the Diyandi Fe ...

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Cat Fury

Cat Fury

Veterinarians let go of a cat, and the syringe and needle, as it reacts to the pain of an anti-rabies shot during a free animal clinic in Iligan City Friday (23 September 2016). The cat ended up not g ...

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Lechon Festival

Lechon Festival

The best lechon in the world is in Iligan City, or so Iliganons say, that they now hold an annual festival dubbed “Pista sa Lechon de Iligan” in the runup of activities that will culminate during the ...

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Kanapulan Falls

Kanapulan Falls

Trekkers struggle to cross the river fronting the lowest tier of Kanapulan Falls in Barangay Tagbalogo, Naawan, Misamis Oriental Wednesday morning (21 September 2016). Locals say there are three tiers ...

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Women’s Football

Women’s Football

Ladies battle it out for possession of the ball during the 1st Congressman Frederick Siao football festival in Iligan City Saturday (17 Sept 2016) using the "seven a side" format, wherein seven player ...

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Surprise!

Surprise!

Participants of a fun run in Iligan City scream in surprise when, unknown to them, firemen hosed them with water early morning Saturday (17 Sept 2016). The Color Run, backed by the Catholic Church, is ...

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Nangka

Nangka

Mother and child carry jackfruits from the mountains of Pugaan in Iligan City to the nearest market in the lowland, several kilometers away, on Saturday (27 August 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timo ...

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Secret Falls

Secret Falls

Trekkers enjoy the natural pool at the foot of Secret Falls deep in the forest of Barangay Pugaan in Iligan City Thursday morning (4 August 2016). Iligan is known as The City of Waterfalls. MindaNews ...

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Selfie

Selfie

A trekker takes his selfie on top of Dodiongan Falls, which is 70 feet high, in Iligan City Sunday (17 July 2016). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera ...

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Crystal Clear

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 ...

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Shallow Waters

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 a swimming area with a ...

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Laundry Day

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 ...

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El Niño

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 left was taken Ja ...

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Demolition Job

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 Bobby Timonera ...

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Old Man and Cows

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 easily seen from downtown. ...

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Two-tiered Falls

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 of the most inaccessible ...

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‘Bak-bak’

‘Bak-bak’

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 for a group of 10 frogs. “Bak-bak” is ...

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Running Pig

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” in Cebuano or “barako ...

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Boy and Snake

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 had no choice because the snake was blocking his w ...

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Christmas Run

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 ...

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Overflow Bridge

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 ...

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Nearing Completion

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 few kilometers remai ...

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Morning Catch

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 ...

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Daring Driver

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 ...

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The Way to ‘Gollum Falls’

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 21 October 2015. ...

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In search of ‘Gollum Falls’

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 out The Hobbit, the series’ prequel. But I saw the m ...

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Unnamed Falls

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 known as Dodiongan Falls, ...

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Thick Haze

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 the left, a hint of downtown Iliga ...

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Upland Farmer

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 ...

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Trekking the caves and waterfalls of Hindang

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 that I’d ...

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Limestone Gatherers

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 to be ...

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River Crossing

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 ...

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Martial Arts Class

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 ...

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Daredevil

Daredevil

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 ...

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Long Live Falls

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 small waterfall the Long Live ...

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‘Coconut Apple’

‘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 a favorite among kids. MindaN ...

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Tinago Rainbow

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 ...

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Down the Mountain

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 ...

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Water Shortage

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 in Barangay Suarez burst, cutting off sup ...

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Man’s Best Friend

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 ...

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Majestic

Majestic

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 photo by Bobby Timonera ...

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Shrimping

Shrimping

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 ...

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Refreshing

Refreshing

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 celebration. The city will turn 65 o ...

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Here Comes The Sun

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 ...

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Abaga Falls

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 ...

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Running the upHELL route of TDR80

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 elevation profile of the Team Davao Runners ...

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Daredevil

Daredevil

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 documented so far by the Cit ...

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Secret Falls

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 2014). One needs to ...

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Waterfall Selfie

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 Bobby Timonera ...

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Hidden No More

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 amidst lush greenery in a va ...

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