Photo Essay: The Beauty of Bukidnon

Bukidnon is a haven for photographers, especially those who like pastoral scenes, landscapes, and waterfalls. Here are reasons why.

1. Del Monte Pineapple Plantation, Camp Philips, Bukidnon.

Huge pineapple plantations mark Bukidnon's landscape. Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Huge pineapple plantations mark Bukidnon’s landscape. Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Pineapple workers on their way to work. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Pineapple workers on their way to work. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

2. Damilag, Bukidnon

PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Erick Salonga provides an interesting central point in Damilag, Bukidnon. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Erick Salonga provides an interesting central point in Damilag, Bukidnon. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

4. Camp Philips Soccer Field, Bukidnon

School children taking their lunch at a vast open ground in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Photo: Bok Pioquid
School children taking their lunch at a vast soccer field in Camp Philips, Bukidnon. Photo: Bok Pioquid
Children taking their lunch together at the Camp Philips Soccer Field. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Children taking their lunch together at the Camp Philips Soccer Field. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Children take their lunch break at one of the benches at the Camp Philips Soccer Field. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Children take their lunch break at one of the benches of Camp Philips’ soccer field. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

5. Barangay Dicklum, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

Two girls walk towards their school carrying flower garlands used for a Philippine cultural dance. Photo: Fr. JBoy Gonzales SJ
Two girls walk toward their school carrying flower garlands used for a Philippine cultural dance. Photo: Fr. JBoy Gonzales SJ

6. Alalum Falls, Brgy. Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon

If you take the BuDa (Bukidnon-Davao) Road from Cagayan de Oro City, this waterfalls is just near the Sayre highway. Alalum Falls serves as the boundary between the municipalities of Sumilao and Impasug-ong. It is approximately 148 feet in height.

Bok and I have taken these photos on our way to Malaybalay City. Our destination is the Jesuit Retreat House in Impalambong, a few meters away from San Isidro College, a former school of the Benedicting Sisters of Tutzing.

The landmark are these colorful Gawad Kalinga houses.

Colorful Gawad Kalinga Houses in Kisolon, Bukidnon. Photo: Fr. JBoy Gonzales SJ
Colorful Gawad Kalinga Houses in Kisolon, Bukidnon. Photo: Fr. JBoy Gonzales SJ
Kisolon Falls, Bukidnon. Photo: Bok Pioquid
Alalum Falls, Bukidnon. Photo: Bok Pioquid
Waterfalls along the road to Malaybalay, Bukidnon. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Alalum waterfalls along the road to Malaybalay, Bukidnon. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Alalum Falls
Close-up of Alalum Falls, Sumilao, Bukidnon. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

7. Atugan Bridge, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.

The local government claims that this bridge is the highest in the country, with a depth of 64.5 meters. Whether this claim holds true today, the view of the valley below is breathtaking, especially with the rushing river that snakes through it.

Atugan Bridge, Bukidnon. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
Atugan Bridge, Bukidnon. PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
The new Atugan Bridge, Bukidnon. You'll take this bridge if you're traveling from CDO to Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Photo: Bok Pioquid
The new Atugan Bridge, Bukidnon. You’ll take this bridge if you’re traveling from CDO to Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Photo: Bok Pioquid
Erick Salonga risks for the sake a great photo by Bok Pioquid at the Atugan Bridge, Bukidnon.
Erick Salonga risks his life for the sake of a great photo by Bok Pioquid at the Atugan Bridge, Bukidnon.
PHoto: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ
The valley below the Atugan Bridge. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

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9 Comments

      1. Much appreciated Pads. I have been drawing strength from prayers and the love of friends and family. Yes Pads, I do believe that Sorene and your mom are now very much happy with the Lord.

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      2. Let’s have coffee soon. I’ll be in Cebu and CDO (articles were from my ocular) but back by 1st week of September. What day are you most free. Can you DM me your number on twitter? Or text: have the same number.

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      1. I will Fr. Jboy….I settle myself with the current workload I have….

        Thanks so much for the invite po.

        On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 2:02 PM, As Kingfishers Catch Fire wrote:

        > Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ commented: “Thanks Malou. Sama ka sa mga pinupuntahan > namin. :D”

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