HINULUGANG TAKTAK FALLS -- Antipolo, Rizal


We visited Hinulugang Taktak Falls in Antipolo for a tree-planting activity organized by hubby's highschool alumni.  We had a Singaporean guest who also has a love for nature and shares the same advocacy in preserving the mother earth.

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It was our first time at the falls and we were told by the park attendants that restoration efforts are already on-going.  Though the stench odor is very much present, I can say that the “foams” at the catch basin were fewer than those in the pictures posted online.  But still, presence of trashes surrounding the basin is very visible.  

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According to the DENR who's office is located just above the park, the inhabitants surrounding the water line above the falls should be relocated for a successful restoration.  Whew! Hinulugang Taktak faces a tough challenge.  Let’s all hope for the best for all the people concerned and to Hinulugang Taktak Park which can truly be a great tourist destination.  Maybe by then it will regain its mark and be once again the price of “Tayo na sa Antipolo”  tourism campaign.
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For now, we just enjoyed the tree planting activity but on the side, we can’t help imagine how beautiful the place can be --- looking forward to seeing that one day.


Travel Date: September 2012


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