With the promo collaterals of the province in hand, we traveled the national highway southward outside the city's vicinity.
First stop: Biyabid Waterfalls in the Municipality of Sison
29 kilometers away from the city, Sison is the first municipality outside the geo-political jurisdiction of
From the barangay proper, the waterfalls can be reached by trekking in the lush vegetations at about 10 minutes. Unorganized tour guides who are usually residents of the village are available upon request from the amiable and accommodating barangay chairman. The service is for free for now but a token in the form of one bottle of Tanduay will likewise show the appreciation.
In spite being underdeveloped, I especially like the fact it retained its natural aspect where you got to walk in the mud (when its raining) or trek the green meadows under the shades of trees before reaching the falls.
Second stop: Songkoy Cold Spring in the
Boating and game fishing are among the activities that can be enjoyed in the lake. Limestone islets also resided within the lake that added beauty in the panoramic view seen from above the highway on top of the mountain. Travelers passing by take notice of this beautiful scenery always.
Concerned residents of the municipality are now initiating a move to protect and preserve the lake from alarming danger of the janitor fishes invasion and quarrying.
Photo credit: nasipsite (flickr)The lake can be reached by taking public transport at the overland terminal in