Lake Sebu Photo: Mark Anthony E.

Lake Sebu

Contrary to its name, Lake Sebu actually is a town in the province of South Cotabato. It is named after a natural lake in its vicinity, within the Allah Valley region. Its eponymous lake is not just one of the most important catchment basins in the Philippines, it is a prime area for eco-tourism, and earns the title of “Summer Capital of Southern Mindanao”. The lake is also recognized as the ancestral home of the indigenous T’boli and Ubo tribes.

Lake Sebu’s economy hinges primarily on aquaculture, as well as agriculture around the lake. Staple products of the area include tilapia, bamboo, rattan and t’nalak (a form of abaca handicraft).

The area around Lake Sebu is mountainous with abundant rainforests. Wild boars, Philippine Deer and all sorts of fauna call this area home.

Lake Sebu is known for its waterfalls, specifically the Seven Waterfalls at the barangay of Siloton. They are named in T’Boli diction that most describes them: the Hikong Alo (passage), Hikong Bente (immeasurable), Hikong B’Lebel (zigzag), Hikong Lowig (booth), Hikong K’Fo-i (wild flower), Hikong Ukol (short) and Hikong Tonok (soil). Be ready for quite a hike getting to them, though!

The Seven Falls is also home to the highest zipline in the Philippines, being well over 180 meters and spanning the expanse of Lake Sebu’s forest area.

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