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Noventa | Hell Road to the Red Mountains of Surigao del Norte







It was almost exactly two years ago since the first time I have revealed the disturbing image and impact of nickel mining industry in Surigao del Norte.

Coming from the cradle of town of Surigao Peninsula, Cantilan, I opted to pursue a trip to Surigao City via passing the eastern coast of Surigao del Norte, traversing the coastal peninsula with mountain soils being extracted for its laterite with huge nickel  deposit.



It was a memorable experience to me remembering how dreadful it was witnessing with our own naked eyes how these red mountains were scrapped down to the ground, leaving no trace of other living things on its path.


I can’t make a full assessment on how mining licenses were approved by the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau(MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) but I’ll just leave the judgment to you by comparing the pictures I have painfully taken during a  4 hour bumpy bus ride towards Surigao City via Noventa Road

I just hope preventive interventions are now being taken before NATURE take its own action to create balance in our environment by sacrificing thousands of lives again. May God be on our side.


18 comments :

  1. True! Hay, sinisira ang nature.

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  2. I was a scenery sad to look at .. but we have to reveal what's behind going on behind the beautiful peninsula of Surigao... we could just hope for the better.

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  3. Hay ano ba yan.

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  4. Haha lol at falls and pool. Kelangan tlaga magexplain c manong unyol. Haha

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  5. How many people would fit the tricycle?

    The huge cave looks like one in a foreign land. It's amazing!

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  6. I visited this quiet island once, and really, found this place interesting to explore especially the fresh catch of the day and chicken.

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  7. I agree.. fresh seafoods are really cheapor atleast affordable as long as you buy it from the local market .

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  8. at least 5 persons can fit in the tricycle and true bantayan is a place that worth visiting over and over again .

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  9. the island was like a paradise! there really a lot of beautiful places to explore here in our native land. the cave and the rock formation, just like the ones seen in other famous tourist destinations abroad - awesome!

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  10. it is indeed paradise... i just hope more filipino can see this

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  11. Bantayan and your guide is really beautiful. Funny, how you described your In-Love Mindanao moment.

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  12. that'sme getting distracted or being attracted to someone ....lol

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  13. Who wouldn't get inspired in a paradise like this.... i wish i could go back every now and then

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  14. Wow jus wow! Kelan kaya ako makakarating sa Visayas? I mean any part of Visayas will do just to explore the hidden gems of our country. Lagi na lang kasi ako sa North.

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  15. hello sir.. maari po bang makasama din ako sa mga group trips nyo.. traveler at heart..here too.. looking forward for your favourable answer to my request.. :)

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  16. hahaha oo nga eh medyo bumaba ang excitement level namin nung makita ung bisay... pero nakabawi naman on the second day :D

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  17. Hi bernard , I am open naman forthose who wish to join in my trips .. I just dont know if you always available .... most of the time erratic ang schedule ko ...just contact me if ever :D

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  18. wahahaha ok na yun naligo naman lahat tayo ang masaklap walang tubig hahaha

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