Already dubbed as the ‘city of waterfalls’
CALBAYOG CITY – If validated, this city’s number of waterfalls might just reach to 35 from the current confirmed and visited 22 waterfalls.
This after students from the Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU) submitted their thesis on the number of waterfalls that could be found in Calbayog.
Already, Calbayog is already known as the region’s with the most number of waterfalls as it is dubbed as ‘the city of waterfalls.’
City tourism officer Ronald Ricafort Jr. said that they were surprised with the result of the study made by the NwSSU students as they have only validated 22 waterfalls across the country.
“If this is validated and assess that this number is indeed true, then Calbayog really is the city of waterfalls not only in the Visayas but in the country. That is why I am really curious in this thesis,” Ricafort said.
But the tourism officer was quick to say that even if these newly-found waterfalls are validated, they could not just promote them due to some concerns.
“There is a rapid assessment before we can promote these waterfalls which the Department of Tourism is very helpful but so many things must be consider before we can do that including the preparation of people in the ground,” Ricafort said.
Preparing the people in the location of waterfalls is very important to ensure safety of tourists who will be visiting tourist destinations, he added.
At present, the City Tourism Office has listed and validated a total of 22 waterfalls based on the latest assessment of the City Tourism Office and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Among these waterfalls are Tarangban Falls, the biggest and the most visited waterfalls in the city; Bangon Falls and newly-discovered Larik Falls, Baru-baluto Falls, Madalunot Falls, Ginsanghan Falls, and Muto-buto Falls. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)