In Photos: Beautiful Rock Formations In Philippines

4 07 2014
KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION, Ilocos Norte Not to be missed when visiting Burgos town in Ilocos Norte is the chalk-like monument proudly standing along its craggy coastline. Infiltrated and weakened by the ocean and wind, the rocks were uniquely carved by these natural artists and till now they continue to mold their creations. Though climbing this coastal wonder is now prohibited to save it from further corrosion, visitors can still admire Kapurpurawan’s beauty from a distance.

KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION, Ilocos Norte
Not to be missed when visiting Burgos town in Ilocos Norte is the chalk-like monument proudly standing along its craggy coastline. Infiltrated and weakened by the ocean and wind, the rocks were uniquely carved by these natural artists and till now they continue to mold their creations. Though climbing this coastal wonder is now prohibited to save it from further corrosion, visitors can still admire Kapurpurawan’s beauty from a distance.

NAGUDUNGAN HILL, Cagayan Blissfully resting on the island of Calayan, part of the uncharted Babuyan Islands – Nagudungan Hill is a true freak of nature! Hike up this wind-swept hill to get a breath-snatching view of the three coves: Caniwara, Sibang and Cababaan Coves. But the highlights of the climb here are the otherworldly rock formations; from the precipice lapped by ceaseless angry waves to the gigantic abyss plummeting into small caves. Best time to visit this place is from March to May to avoid being stranded on the island which is frequently battered by strong winds and typhoons.

NAGUDUNGAN HILL, Cagayan
Blissfully resting on the island of Calayan, part of the uncharted Babuyan Islands – Nagudungan Hill is a true freak of nature! Hike up this wind-swept hill to get a breath-snatching view of the three coves: Caniwara, Sibang and Cababaan Coves. But the highlights of the climb here are the otherworldly rock formations; from the precipice lapped by ceaseless angry waves to the gigantic abyss plummeting into small caves. Best time to visit this place is from March to May to avoid being stranded on the island which is frequently battered by strong winds and typhoons.

BIRI ROCK FORMATIONS, Northern Samar Composed of seven gigantic rock formations namely, Bel-at, Caranas, Pinanahawan, Magasang, Magsapad and Macadlaw, Biri Rock Formations were once buried over a span of millions of years but were eventually lifted by tectonic movements. These monuments have been weathered away by seawater, wind, cold and heat peeling away the rocks’ surfaces. Visitors can also swim and snorkel in the emerald green waters lapping around Bel-at and Caranas Rock Formations.

BIRI ROCK FORMATIONS, Northern Samar
Composed of seven gigantic rock formations namely, Bel-at, Caranas, Pinanahawan, Magasang, Magsapad and Macadlaw, Biri Rock Formations were once buried over a span of millions of years but were eventually lifted by tectonic movements. These monuments have been weathered away by seawater, wind, cold and heat peeling away the rocks’ surfaces. Visitors can also swim and snorkel in the emerald green waters lapping around Bel-at and Caranas Rock Formations.

CAPE SAN AGUSTIN, Davao Oriental Pummeled by strong wind and storms, Cape San Agustin is draped by spectacular craggy coastline dappled with interesting rock formations. “The Altar” is believed to be the setting of the first mass of Spanish Missionary priest St. Francis Xavier in Minadanao when he first set foot in the country sometime in 1550. This chalk-like monument sculpted by the forces of nature offers a spectacular view of the Celebes Sea and its surroundings. Also, don’t miss “The Islet”, another incredible rock formation soaring out of the seafloor, this is where the Celebes Sea and the Davao Gulf meets.

CAPE SAN AGUSTIN, Davao Oriental
Pummeled by strong wind and storms, Cape San Agustin is draped by spectacular craggy coastline dappled with interesting rock formations. This chalk-like monument sculpted by the forces of nature offers a spectacular view of the Celebes Sea and its surroundings. Also, don’t miss “The Islet”, another incredible rock formation soaring out of the seafloor, this is where the Celebes Sea and the Davao Gulf meets.





About 350 Die After Typhoon Bopha Hits Southern Philippines

6 12 2012
Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country's south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Residents cross a river using suspended ropes at Andap, New Bataan township, Compostela Valley in southern Philippines Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, a day after Typhoon Bopha made landfall. Typhoon Bopha, one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing scores of people while triggering landslides, flooding and cutting off power in two entire provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

At least 332  people were killed and 379 others were missing after Typhoon Bopha hits southern Philippines.

The typhoon slammed into Davao Oriental as it blew from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday and caused a lot of damages to the province that  it was hard to find any buildings with roofs on them.

It then hit Compostela Valley and roared across the southern Mindanao and central regions.

Southern Mindanao was rarely hit by strong typhoon.

Typhoon Bopha knocked out power in two entire provinces, caused landslides, destroyed houses and damaged the plantations.

Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the hardest hit provinces.

About 20 typhoons hit the the northern and central Philippines every year, often causing death and destruction.

But almost exactly a year ago, Typhoon Washi killed 1,500 people in Mindanao.

Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of up to 115 kph (71 mph) and gusts of up to 145 kph (90 mph), was moving west-northwest of the central Philippines and was expected to be over the South China Sea on Friday.

This is a disaster!

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