Discover the Majestic Lumaguid Waterfall of Mayoyao

 Mayoyao is a mountainous area which waterfalls, rivers, forests, and other serenity to be seen. One of the waterfalls that is part of the promoted falls of the LGU of Mayoyao is the Lumaguid Stone Waterfall. 

The Lumaguid waterfall lies between the two barangay which are Balangbang and Buninan. The only way to go there is to walk and you can choose the two paths to go there. You may walk at barangay Balangbang or in barangay Buninan. Once you are there you will hear the loud and roughness of the water but it also has a beautiful view from the sides of Buninan the rice terraces, native houses, and mountains.

Lumaguid has two pools, the first one is in the falls and the second one is in the lower part of it. Sometimes the water is clear and it depends on the weather or the upper stream source of it if the source of the water were contaminated or the water is caused by natural disasters like too much water from the forest, landslide, and others. 

In the vicinity of the area, there are two available cottages but only one is being used because the other one is ongoing for construction. You may be wondering why did they call it Lumaguid Stone Waterfall, at the top of the falls there are two stones the bigger and the small stone that holds the large one. In the olden days, a believe that there were no stones over that waterfall but the fairy put it there as their house. according to the folklore one night they hear noise coming from the river that they are carrying a big stone, the fairies’ when to the neighborhood house to borrow a “tagkhai” a small version of a winnower if I am not mistaken.

Early morning the villager were woke up and shocked that there is a huge stone at the waterfall, then they saw a slice of meat on the “tagkhai” at their house. The elders believe that as long as the stone stands they are still happy.  It also believes that don’t throw stones, garbage, and breakable object as it has consequences for the unseen creatures that leaving there.

From then on the story of the large stone in that waterfall was passed through generations to generations up to now. As a human no matter if they are living in that places we must pay respect to their cultures, beliefs, and practices. Also, we just need to practice eco-friendly picnic anywhere and not throw garbage everywhere.

keywords: lumaguid stone, waterfalls, buninan, mayoyao, ifugao, tagkhai

Birds Eye View

Far from people that’s view everything

It can see every path it choose to fly

Hunger for it’s own eye

The eye that witnessed every actions

Photo by David Selbert/

Be a bird that can see evry path it choose

Be a bird that see’s on where to stop

That’s there’s a calamity in their ways

Don’t be fool by worlds doing

Be mindful in every step that we take

Fly like a bird

As high as you can

That you could witness everything

Into your eyes

It’s an eye that could see bad and good actions

You can’t teach on what will it see

As it nature to see

But see pictures on what to save to the memory

As it last into it

Note: Birds eye view shows that no matter what happen or we take path in life on what we see we must need to be mindful. Whatever we see it saves on our memory but we must need to choose on what we really need to saves and last forever.

Perks of Being a First Year Student of College

Studying in college may be a little bit different from elementary and high school days. College is the stepping stone to reaching our dreams or what we want to be. The title “Perks of Being a First Year Student of College”, is very explanatory of the student’s feelings when they were in high or lows in their lives.

Illustrations by Naranoid/Adobe Stock 

The excitement has come when we graduate from senior high school, we have decided with my classmate that we are going to enroll at Ifugao State University-Potia Campus. We see first how to enroll and how to get an entrance exam to get admitted by the University. The entrance exam has finally come, we are separated in getting there because I use a motor but my cousin drives it for me then my other classmates drive by their grandparents, friend, and their vehicles. 

We arrive at the entrance exam room on the second floor of (COE) College of Education, when we are in the room many students are waiting for it then after a few minutes the proctors start telling us the rules and how to answer, afterward we start answering. 

In August the enrollment has arrived, and we must need to see the results of our entrance exam test. I thought I have accompany for enrollment but I don’t have, I feel unhappy but excited because I made new friends on that day. We proceed in the COEs on where we get approval. 

I take a Bachelor of Secondary Education, and I want to learn more to gain more exposure and experience. Let’s fast-forward, on the first day of our class, I’m a little bit ’cause I don’t know what to do, or who to approach but as the day go by we made friends, and also in our classroom there are different places where they come from and different cultures, identity. Through the bits of help of social media, we become more connected and more friends.

It is not easy when you are in college, but I’m preparing myself to be a future teacher someday in God’s plan and grace. Being in college as a border in a school’s boarding which is IFSU KING’S DORM, gives us a student a little bit lower to pay in comparison to private boarding houses. Living in a dorm you must need to obey the rules and obligations such that you are obligated to clean in a specific area that was assigned or in the schedule. 

As a student I experience going to school without money, no viand, just eating and going to school to be not absent as the other instructor tells that if you don’t enter three times in their classes automatically drop out. I feared being dropped out because it is not within my motto to be absenteeism. To be honest, if you think about your problem about financial and other problems, proven and tested that it’ll make you thin and not focused on your study. 

Overall, students may experience highs and lows in their life but we are here still striving and chasing our dreams for our future and the future of the world. I do believe that we can do this, my fellow students, we are born to be successful and believe in God’s presence as he is the greatest creator, provider, and everything.

keywords:  students life, life of a students, college, financial

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