August 30, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Mt. Manunggal: The Historical

How it is to be a mountain reputed for its historical relevance? Ramon Magsaysay’s presidential plane, Mt. Pinatubo, lost its way in a stormy night and crashed into Cebu’s second highest located in Balamban. The president’s life was not spared. His death made a mountain out of Manunggal. Rows of Silence Mt. Manunggal lacks the gruelling trail, which seasoned mountaineers favor, nor does it have a rewarding view, which most see as the culmination after hours of ascent. The parching heat is the most palpable enemy. With all of  these perceived shortcomings, why is it one of the most visited […]