My first work engagement for the year is in Midsayap, located in North Cotabato. Despite of the rumors concerning Cotabato Area, we became fond of the place, despite of the recent bombing news last December 2016. Actually, we manage to do some “ukay-ukay” at midnight since it’s very cheap and in good quality. The prices range from 10-100 php. I bought one polo for 15 php only. Hahahah.
Where to go?
If you’re in Midsayap or near in the area, one thing you should visit is the Asik-asik Falls located in Alamada, North Cotabato. An almost 2 hours drive away from the city. It is known for it’s awe form. A 30 php entrance fee will be collected for the maintenance of the place.
It is located in the center of this vast field and to be able to reach the majestic falls, you will need to trek an almost 1,000 (estimated) steps of stairs or an estimated 30 mins down trail and an almost 1 hr upward trail, depends on your stamina. Don’t worry, you don’t need an extreme amount of experience to do that, motivation will do. 🙂
Another place you can visit is the UK Peak located in Aleosan, a 15-30 mins drive away from Midsayap. They require 10 php entrance fee. It offers a view of the neighboring towns around North Cotabato. Aside from it’s view, you can also try paragliding or simply do some picnic with your family or friends. Prenuptial shots were also done here because of it’s scenic view.
How to get there?
From Davao you can ride a bus (Ecoland Terminal) or a van (SM Ecoland or Gaisano Mall). For our trip we incurred P 282.00 for the bus fare (Davao to Midsayap) and P 240.00 for the van fare (Midsayap to Davao). As for the trip going to Asik asik Falls and UK Peak, you can rent a motorcycle for P 1,000.00
Where to eat?
During our trip in Asik asik falls, we bought some pastil for a price of 10 php each and canned goods. Don’t worry, upon reaching the place, there are several stores selling some local foods or you can bring your own.
While in city, you can also explore the following cafe:
(a) Food Alley.
(b) The Franz Cafe
(c) Brown Hub Bistro
Over all the trip is great and we’ll definitely do it again and I hope in the second time around, I will be able to do and experience their paragliding.
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