Glan promotes its local tourism in conceptualizing 5th Mahin Festival . On his speech, Mayor Victor James “Tata” B. Yap, Sr. says that the term mahin is known for beach in B’laan dialect. This yearly event, Mahin […]
Isla Jardin del Mar, Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani Province, Philippines is the chosen place to celebrate the DepEd Region II World Teacher’s Day. October 1-5, 2014 is set for the teachers to celebrate all over the […]
Along the national highway, […]
More details from the life of our “Pambansang Kamao” is now on film. Knowing Pacman’s career started in rags to riches stories.
Part of the scene, Ceasar Montano is yieling for the victory during the shooting at Oval Plaza, Glan, Sarangani Province.
Robert Vilar a.k.a. Bugoy in the movie “Ang Panday” plays the role of young Manny Pacquiao.
Expectators piled up during the shooting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
The crowd and the production team of the movie.
The two giant high schools in Glan come in one common goal.
Glan School of Arts and Trades and Glan-Padidu National High School merge in the conduct of Grade 9 Career Guidance held at Enrique D. Yap , Sr. Gymnasium, Glan, Sarangani Province on August 1, 2014.
As posted: Career Guidance for Grade 9 Students of GSAT and GPNHS in celebration of National Career Guidance Week.
Mr. Renato E. Tamine welcome the parents of Grade 9 students.
Students showcase thier chosen career.
Two students from Glan School of Art and Trade demontrate their learnings in automotive.
(Near the table, holding the microphone) Mr. German Piamonte tackles the implementation of Grade 11 to his school at Kling National High School, Kiamba, Sarangani Province.
Glan-School of Arts and Trades (GSAT) […]
Part of 100 years celebration of Glan is the Municipal Triangular Meet which is set on July 28-29, 2014 at Glan Central Sports Complex. This sports activity is the preparation for the upcoming Sarangani Provincial […]
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Teachers and Students gathered for the flag raising ceremony. June 2, 2014 is the opening of classes in the Philippines, One of the schools is GLAN-PADIDU NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL which is located at Glan-Padidu, […]
For four (4) years of waiting, Glan-School of Arts and Trades – Association of High School Alumni and Himamat Organizers confirmed that […]
Sanchez Peak, GenSan’s Highest
NOT VERY far from the urban center of General Santos City, one can experience adventure and fun with nature and enjoy a breathtaking sight of the cityscape from a lofty vantage point. I joined my mountaineering friends (Team Bundol Mountaineers, UGTAS, and Wasalak) in a trek to Sanchez Peak via Balakayo Trail and then traversed to Amsicong and Kalaja, Falls, and finally, exited to Cassava, Polomolok, South Cotabato.
I prepared a two-day itinerary for this outdoor adventure. We hired a multicab from Lagao Terminal to Conel at Php 20 per head. At Conel, we took a single motorcycle that charged Php 100 per head. The road is very rough, I understand, but the price is still a bit too high. We tried to haggle and we were able to lower it down to Php 80.
The motorcycles took us to Balakayo, where the trek started. It took us roughly two-hours to reach the peak. The first part of the trail was very steep until you reach the cross-road to the 5th Mountain Adventure Park, where you could ride the zip line and cable cars for a fee. It wasn’t part of our itinerary, though, so we continued on.
We stopped by one of the peaks because it was too misty that time, we couldn’t see the trail very well.
Mt. Matutum can be seen from that point on. It’s beautiful shape stands out from the surrounding landscape.
Sanchez Peak is a good site for relaxation. You can see the whole GenSan area and the towns of Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, and Maasim, which surround the Sarngani Bay. It has a wide area for camping. The owner of the land collects Php 15 from trekkers. They also sell potable water at Php 20 per gallon.
Sunset, City Lights, and the Sunrise at Sanchez Peak
The perfect time to start the trek to Sanchez Peak is in the afternoon so that you will be welcomes by the wonderful sunset. In our case, we left Lagao at about 1:00 PM.
We were lucky to still be able to watch the beautiful view of the setting sun, which Sanchez Peak is known for, despite the bad weather in the past weeks.
And of course, everyone was caught in awe when GenSan started to light up as the night crawled. Looking at the whole city and its bright lights is one of the most relaxing things you could do. If you are in need of inspiration and some quiet time, Sanchez Peak is just so perfect for you.
One more thing you would love about Sanchez Peak is to wake up to a beautiful morning. I would run out of adjectives to describe how great it felt to be like standing on top of the world.
From Sanchez to Kalaja
According to some friends who frequent the area, there is a shorter and an easier to route to Sanchez Peak as an alternative to Balakayo. The Balsinang trail would only take trekkers about an hour to reach the peak. I have yet to try it. Yes, one day, I will.
From Sanchez Peak, we trekked to Amsicong and Kalaja Falls. It took us two hours to reach our destination through a challenging river trail. If you have been reading my blog, I had once visited Amsikong and Kalaja Falls. Team Wasalak led us in this part of the trail.
12:30 PM Assembly at Lagao
1:00 PM ETD Motorcycle from Lagao to Balakayo
1:25 PM ETA at Balakayo
1:30PM ETD Trekking from Balakayo to Sanchz Peak
5:00PM ETA at Sanchez Peak
6:00PM Tent Pitching / Preparation for Dinner
8:00PM Happy Hour/Camp Socials
6:00AM Wake Up Call / Preparation for Breakfast
8:00AM Break Camp
8:30AM ETD Trekking to Amsicong and Kalaja
10:30AM ETA at Kalaja
11:00AM Preparation for Lunch / Swimming
12:00NN Lunch / Swimming
1:30PM ETD from Kalaja to 2nd Camp Site
2:00 PM ETA at camp site
2:30PM ETD from camp site to cave
3:00PM Cave exploration
4:30PM Homeward Bound
I’m a teacher by profession. When I’m not in the classroom, I’d be in the mountains, exploring the wonderful creation of God. I’m also into photography, writing, filmmaking, song writing, and name-it-i’ll-do-it. This blog is a proof that I love everything I do.
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