Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bukidnon: Pineapple Fields Forever

Del Monte pineapple plantation in Casisang, Malaybalay City with the Mount Kitanglad Range on the background

Bukidnon, being a typhoon-free province, is considered as the food basket in Mindanao. Aside from being a major producer of rice, corn, sugar and banana, it is also home to the world's largest pineapple plantation. Owned and operated by the Del Monte Philippines (DMPI), the pineapple plantation located in the town of Manolo Fortich has its own golf course and club house.

Lately, Del Monted expanded its operation to the other municipalities of the province including my hometown Malaybalay City. When I joined the Run for the Forests trail run last month, part of the race route was this pineapple plantation situated in the inner part of Barangay Casisang.



It was my first time to pass along this road and I was simply awed by the scenery--vast track of pineapple fields with mountain ranges on the background. The sight was so refreshing, I just have to slow down my run and take snapshots along the way.


Indeed, running has many rewards. Aside from keeping my body fit, what I love most is the joy in finding new routes. It allows me to discover places and witness some spectacular views which I have never ever seen before.


18 comments :

  1. Love the infinite feel of the dirt road in the first photo, parang ang sarap mag-jogging dito :)

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  2. thanks claire.kung di dahil sa hilig ko sa running, di ko ma-discover ang trail na ito. :)

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  3. I'm into running but haven't tried trail run. Pero kung ganito yung view I think hindi ako mapapagod nito =)

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  4. Going here in December. Excited to try the steaks. :)

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  5. Buti they allow outsiders to run through the farm? Some farms fear of contamination. Ganda ng lugar!

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  6. Ooh, I sooo love the title! Yeah, is this trail open to the public? It's such a scenic route for a run.

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  7. @renevic: mas challenging ang trail run pero masaya rin lalo na kung very rewarding ang mga view na makikita mo.

    @lloyd: i tried it only once.sarapppp!

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  8. @ding: yup, its ok to passed through the farm. actually this is also adjacent to the banana plantation of Dole Philippines. Pero hindi ok tumakbo dito kapag nag-spray sila ng chemicals sa mga saging. Yun ang delikado...

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  9. @pinay travel junkie: inspired ang title from the beatles...hehe. yeah, this trail is open to all runners.

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  10. Earl!hangganda! feel ko maglakad jan! sana marating ko yan. thanks for sharing! =)

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  11. you're welcome gael.a refreshing view of bukidnon during my long run.

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  12. Ang sarap siguro tumakbo dito. :) And I can imagine taking a picture of the vast vista in the early morning. :)

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  13. Earl, I miss exploring this place becoz of my aching feet that time. It is indeed true that there are a lot more to discover in our very own place. They are just waiting there get explored. BTW, your heading is an awesome view with vintas as part of the subjects aside from a setting sun.:-).

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  14. im going to explore this place in October. Im also a running enthusiasts but I had heard that Bukidnon was a rebel infested area. Is it true? Gusto ko ring masubukan ang lying ghecko dyan sa Bukidnon.

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  15. I love it! I miss the view,its been years since the last time I was in Bukidnon.dun ako nag aral ng college and its one of the most beautiful places in the philippines talaga

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  16. love the title! it suits the topic. ang sarap siguro dito tumakbo..

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  17. Haha! this is the only scene you'll see while going to dahilayan. i miss it! nice blog. :)

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    1. this is actually in malaybalay though the scenery is somewhat similar with what you will see in going to dahilayan. :)

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