Mt. Manunggal

Published April 18, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

Located at Brgy. Manunggal, Balamban,  (10°27.015′N 123°48.807′E) in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Approximately 22 miles Northwest of Cebu City.

Brief History / Background:
The event of March 17, 1957 made the mountain more historic. At around 1:40:00 AM PST where Douglas C-47 presidential plane Mt. Pinatubo crashed in its slopes killing President Ramon Magsaysay, several high ranking military and government officials, and journalists with only one survivor.

Photos after the jump…

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Trails for Mt. Manunggal, Gaas and Tabunan.

Cebu City and Balamban town boundary at Gaas.

30Km to Cebu City proper

Gaas trail.

An endangered species locally known as "Melo".

Pres. Ramon Magsaysay monument and NHI maker.

NHI Marker

Tribute to Pres. Magsaysay in filipino (tagalog).

Tribute to Pres. Magsaysay in english.

Tribute to Pres. Magsaysay in filipino (visaya).

A view of camping site.

A view of camping site.

Male and female bathroom near the campsite.

The water source in the bathroom is controlled by an electric switch at the right side of the building. Please switch it off after use. Electricity in the area is unstable.

A view of the monument.

Empty wooden stalls and sheds.

An entrance to the water source.

The water source locally known as "Tubod".

The chapel.

The 48 step stairway to chapel.

The 450+ stairway to the crash site.

The list of passengers of the ill-fated Mt. Pinatubo.

The Douglas C-47 engine.

The Douglas C-47 engine.

The Douglas C-47 Mt. Pinatubo monument.

Entrance to Manunggal. 5.5Kms from the site.

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