This is called the “Asik-Asik Falls” which can be found at Alamada in North Cotabato.
According to Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza, their very own Asik-Asik Falls has a high potential to be recognized as one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Mindanao.
For her, there is a need for it to be preserved, with its cleanliness and lush trees planted around completes the beauty of the sight.
The residents in Alamada town saw the beauty of the attraction last Holy week observation after a “balete” was said to have fell off from where it was grounded, which is very near by the falls.
Alamada Mayor Jun Latasa boasts of the falls’ very cool water, which streams down from above the mountains.
Authorities searched for the direct source of the water but no river was found at the top. it was then discovered that the source was coming from behind the rocks on the cliff.
Asik-Asik Falls has recently contributed to the town’s economy as tourism percentage increased since last Holy Week until this summer.
The falls has been there for a long time but the place remained unvisited because of a “balete”, a very big tree which is haunted and resided by supernatural beings. Town folks were frightened to go near the place. Only then residents were able to visit and enjoy the place after the “balete” fell down on the Holy Week.
Alamada is one of the provinces in North Cotabato. It is a continuous travel of roughly three hours from Manila via plane-two hours by airplane plus one hour and thirty minutes by land travel.
article source/reference: (Edgardo Fuerzas) www.sunstar.com
photo source/reference: skyscrapercity.com
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