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2014, September 22.  Waterfalls of the Philippines - Tourist Destinations

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 13 1/2 x 13 3/4

(Jumbo-sized 50mm x 35 mm.) Se-tenant Blocks of Four, Miniature Sheets of 16;  Souvenir Sheets of One



Se-tenant Blocks of Four    (26,000) 

10p  Balagbag Falls by Rolino Bucao, Jr

10p  Merloquet Falls by Ruwen Verdaguer          

10p  Tinago Falls by Jeffrey Rilles                      

10p  Asik-asik Falls by Teofanes Ramiro


Miniature Sheets of 16    (6,500)


Souvenir Sheets of One    (5,000)

40p  Tinuy-an Falls by Loel Lamela


Layout Artist:  Jose Antonio A. Jayme

Photos Provided by:  FUNtastic Philippines - Founded on March 2, 2012, is a non-profit, non-governmental, cause oriented organization whose membership consists of travel and photography enthusiasts from all over the world. With a common goal of showcasing the grandeur and beauty of the Philippines through photographs, the group has compiled thousands of photos highlighting the best places that the Philippines has to offer. All of these photographs are being posted in the main group site, where members can openly discuss and exchange information on any province they may be interested in. By posting these photos and initiating conversation about these places, FUNtastic Philippines hopes to encourage visitors and eventually help in making our country a prime tourist destination.



First Day Covers:  Manila



Official First Day Cover Design:  Pinlac Falls by Richelli Castellano, and, Hagimit Falls by Jerson Flores





Asik-asik Falls.  Located in Alamada town, North Cotabato, with a height of 200 meters.  “Asik" in Hiligaynon language means "sprinkle", residents of Sitio Dulao in Barangay Alamada calls it a natural wonder "asik-asik" because of water from rocks that sprinkle from the river beside it.   

Balagbag Falls.  A magnificent descends of water as it cascades to a series of rocky slopes. A 140 feet drop from the brink to the deck and 26 feet high from the catch basin to the deck. Some tourists enjoy taking a plunge from the deck down the 13 feet deep waterbed.  

Merloquet Falls.  Located in the interior of Barangay Sibulao, some 78 kilometers east of Zamboanga City.  Merloquet Falls is a rising eco-tourism destination for nature-trippers. The lower level of the falls is not just pretty to look at, but great for relaxing too. Sitting on the mossy stones underneath the falls amidst a lush forest is the best form
of hydrotherapy one could ask for.  The smaller upper level of the falls, which has a series of interesting jagged rock formations sloped diagonally, can be reached by a short, steep climb.

Tinago Falls.  Fabulous and very beautiful waterfall located in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. This is one of the most popular and most visited waterfalls in Iligan City, known for its outstanding and mesmerizing natural beauty. “Tinago” means ‘hidden’ in local dialect and it is named so as it is hidden in deep gorge. It requires five hundred descending steps to go through in order to reach the waterfall. The water of the fall is very clean, clear and cold that cascades down into basin like pool offering great opportunities for swimming.

Pinlac Falls.  A new destination of both local and foreign tourists in Infanta is the Pinlac Falls at Barangay Magsaysay along the Infanta-Marikina highway. Tourist will be amazed by its beauty, enjoy the experience of cold and clean water.

Hagimit Falls.  Located in Samal Island, a multi-tiered waterfall cascading into a pool which serves as its catch basin.  It makes for a delightful dive spot and swimming. Located in Barangay Cawag, 2 km away from Penaplata proper and
11 km from Babak Ferry Terminal, Hagimit Falls got its name from the surrounding trees.

Tinuy-an Falls.  95 feet wide with an 180 feet plunge from its three cascading falls – this is the image that earned Tinuy-an Falls the moniker “Little Niagara”. This is also the very reason why, when visiting Mindanao for a backpack adventure, you must never forget to include in your itinerary a pit stop adventure in these wondrous falls located in
Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.




  • Tourism

  • Natural Resources / Waterfalls


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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