The Philippines is lucky to be blessed with such an abundance of natural resources, from beaches, to lakes, to waterfalls, and to everything else in between. Granted, international tourists have taken notice of these things over the years, but of course, even locals have, too. Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have no shortage of mountains to climb, and hopefully, these local celebrities will inspire you to conquer your very own mountain, as well!
Angel has always been an adventurous lady: from her choice of acting roles, to the places in the Philippines she visits. Recently, she had proven just how adventurous she was when she did a twin hike of two Batangas mountains, namely Mt. Apayang and Mt. Talamitam.
Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia
Billy and Coleen are both fitness geeks, and it's no surprise that they love spending time at the gym as much as they love spending time outdoors. Of course, it won't compare to how much they love each other! Here they are showcasing their love at the ever-so-popular Mt. Pulag.
Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales
Going through Instagram of the ex-couple, it's easy to say that they're in love with traveling. Though they favor the many beaches of the world (as well as the many, many equally-beautiful beaches of the Philippines), there's a soft spot in their hearts for the mountains of the country, especially when it's with a group. Here they are conquering Benguet's Mt. Ulap.
Speaking of Mt. Pulag, Rhian Ramos had also once visited the Mountain Province, not merely as a hiker, but also as a visitor to the great and legendary Apo Whang-Od.
I've been asked a few times how to get to Buscalan village and who to contact. Before leaving, book your guide. This is Francis Pa-in. He'll tell you the dos and donts of what to bring (no candy please!) and will make sure you have a place to sleep when you get there. Then the journey: 6hr bus Manila-Baguio, 6hr bus Baguio-Bontoc, 2hr jeep Bontoc-Tinglayan, 1-2hr hike to Buscalan Francis- 09157690843
Solenn, for a lot of women all over the Philippines, is a true inspiration: she is empowered, beautiful inside and out, and a strong advocate for health. However, her desire to be healthy often coincides with her love for the Philippines, and for her, scaling a mountain is just like any day at the gym. In this instance, here she is conquering Rizal's Mt. Daraitan like it was nothing!
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