December 29, 2011

Recollection: Sto. Domingo and Pinamantawan Peak

Summit-- Pinamantawan Peak
Photo Credit: Dalikyat Society

Sto. Domingo is a municipality in the province of Bukidnon and is at least an hour or two from Valencia City. The road going there is rough and tough, so you need strong motorcycles and 4x4 cars in order to reach there.

A familiar institution that is located there is the SULADS Comprehensive High School for the Lumads which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This school is built for the training and education of the lumads or natives from the different tribes in Mindanao.

When you reach the high school campus, it is as if you are in a different land because of the panoramic view of the mountains of Sto. Domingo. You will also come in contact with the students that are friendly and welcoming.

We had also the chance to climb Pinamantawan Peak, the highest point in Sto. Domingo. A two to three hour climb from the SULADS High School Campus.

One side-trip is a caving activity. As we have discovered later on, Sto. Domingo has hundreds of beautiful caves. We went in to just two of the caves which they termed the dry and wet caves.

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