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CCS Family's Summer Outing at Camiguin


It's in Camiguin, where the Faculty & Staff of the College of Computer Studies spent their summer bonding activities last June 1-3, 2012. Camiguin is an island province of Mindanao highlighting some of nature's wonders. The group boarded the Oceanjet via Jagna and arrived at Benoni Port. They then proceeded to Villa Paraiso Resort located at Mambajao, the center of the province. The said resort's facilities are supreme including a swimming pool, Videoke and Sports bars to mention a few.


Second day was solely spent for island tour to its beautiful landmarks and tourist attractions. The group joined by their families and friends first visited the Katibawasan Falls at the foot of Mt. Timpoong. Some members swam in the ice cold water of the waterfall. The group had some religious experience at Panaad, a walkway to the top of an old volcano and where the Stations of the Cross are depicted. At Barrio Bonbon, Catarman lies the Sunken Cemetery, the remains of a volcanic eruption. It is another historical stopover featuring the black sand of the island's shores. Another grand stop in the same barangay was at the Old Gui-ob Church Ruins. The group is amazed at what remained of the old church from the Mt. Vulcan eruption dating back to 1871. Tasty lunch was in a picnic hut at Sto. Nino Cold Spring located uphill of Catarman, where some members also took a leisurely swim in the very cold water. They then proceeded to Soda Swimming Pool of which water contains soda said to heal certain illnesses. The hot natural pools which contain sulphur an element known to cure certain illnesses as well were enjoyed by the group at Ardent Hot Springs. The water of about 40 degrees Celsius is coming from the core of Mt. Hibok-Hibok.


Confirming the island as a real ecological tourism destination was the event in the early morning of the third day. It was at the breathtaking and famous White Island with no less than Mounts Hibok-hibok and Vulcan as the equally breathtaking backdrop. The group led by the Dean Amie Rosarie C. Caballo, immortalized this year's outing activities through videos and pictures.



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