Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RTR, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Remedios T. Romualdez is the youngest town in the province of Agusan del Norte. The new town was formerly barangays Agay, Basilisa, Balangbalang, Humilog, Panaytayon, San Antonio and Tagbongabong, all previously a part of the Municipality of Cabadbaran and the primary supplies of agricultural products, notably rice. They appropriately named the rice granary of Cabadbaran.

The seven (7) barangays slowly but steadily progresses as more migrants came and settled permanently to till the fertile soil. Agriculturally oriented and industrious new comers found the place a productive haven for an idyllic life. Situated along the Maharlika Highway, the inhabitants were convinced that their place could become a halfway town between the city of Butuan and Cabadbaran later.

It officially became a local government unit on January 1, 1984.

The municipality of Remedios T. Romualdez is envisioned to become an agri-industrial develop municipality after 10 years. It is one of the leading palay producers of Agusan del Norte and destined to top the statistics as a rice-producing municipality being the influence area of Agusan 11 Projects of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

The Municipality is the rice granary of the province and also one among the biggest and high- grade quality of Manganese Mineral Resources in the Country.

Tagnote  falls is located at Sitio Tagnote, Barangay San Antonio, Municipality of Rt Romualdez. It is 1.5 kilometers away from San Antonio proper. The falls’ basin is 10 square meters wide and can accommodate 15 persons at a time. It is an ideal site for camping. Near the area are trees that serve as shed. Around the vicinity are big and flat rocks that can be used as tables and chairs by the campers.

Its magnificence is due to its crystal clear water that perpetually pours in astonishing volume. It is a must see site for anybody visiting Remedios T. Romualdez. 

The beauty of the place is a masterpiece of God’s great creation.

Sak-a Falls is found in Barangay San Antonio of Remedios T. Romualdez. It is a two-hour trek from the barangay proper.

It is three-tiered water falls. The first tier is not ideal for swimming and is in fact very dangerous due to the strong flow of water falling from the main source. However the second and third tiers are safe for swimming.

Tall, green trees abound in the surroundings making the place nice for camping and picnic. The shade makes the place so cool, relaxing and alluring. This is somewhere a weary heart can find comfort and rest from the busy lifestyle of the present time.

Its beauty is so tempting especially at high noon because the flowing water seems to sparkle with the rays of the sun striking from above.
This is the place you will also long to see. Let’s go and feel relaxed as we explore the beauty of wonderful place.

Humilog Cave 1 is a unique experience for an adventure-seeking person. It is located in Barangay Humilog, Remedios T. Romualdez. It is two kilometers away from the town proper.

The tight vertical entrance to the cave makes one hold his breath. When you get inside the cave, at the end, is a rock that looks like an altar. Below the altar are smaller rocks that can be used as chairs.

The cave is 4.5 meters wide and 300 meters long. Bats can also be found inside Humilog Cave 1 just like any cave.

If you are an adventurous person, Humilog Cave 1 is the right place for you.

Mount Hilung-hilong is the highest mountain peak in the entire province of Agusan del Norte and this can be seen in the Municipality of RT Romualdez and Cabadbaran, It is 2,012 meters above the sea level. It has seven large water falls, covered with white flowing giant anthuriums. It has also seven caves. It is the habitat of the very popular Philippine Eagle, Philippine Wild Cat, Flying Squirrel and Tarsier. According to German Botanist, Circular 1920, the smallest flower is seen only in this mountain.

Mountain Climbing is one of the sports that the Province of Agusan del Norte has given attention for development. If you are one of those who like mountain climbing, then Mount Hilung-hilong is the place you will really want to go.

The trek to the peak is a very difficult one. The easiest trek to the peak is through Malvar Trail situated in Barangay San Antonio of RT Romualdez within 3 days to the peak and 1day going back to the barangay proper. Mt. Hilong-hilong is the tallest peak in the Caraga Region.

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