Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bukidnon: En Route to Camp Phillips: Del Monte Pineapple Plantation

by lakwatserong tatay

It is our fourth day in Northern Mindanao and back at Cagayan de Oro. For this day our trip, we get a package trip courtesy of Kagay, which includes a Advance Course in River Rafting at Cagayan River w/ free photo and video opps placed in a CD and Zipline fees for all rides, Eat all you can in Mindy's and vice versa transportation from hotel, Victoria Suites, that is Php2400 each person, but due to some circumstances i got our package each for Php2000....^_^

Welcome to Camp Phillips
Our adventures start around 7am (kuya sorry to forgot your name pero promise bait nun...^_^) we're pickedup via our hostel. Proceed for few minutes at Mindy's and go to Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.

Regie & Johari @ Mindy's....
Our itinerary that day is to have zipline adventures at Dahilayan Adventure Park, then lunch at Mindy's and River Rafting experience at Cagayan River. But our kuya driver that was so generous to give us few moments of photo opportunity at Del Monte Pineapple Plantation.
wag nyong gagayahin si melvin...adik lang !!!!
The cemented road going to Del Monte Pineapple Plantation....it was quite a long ride....but we did not notice it because of the views and sceneries while driving to Bukidnon.....^_^

the zigzig road going to Bukidnon....

sarap magtopload....kaiinggit si kuya...^_^
I was lost in time and not manage to track, so afterwards, we had our first glance with the Del Monte Plantation located inside Camp Phillips where administration and plantation controls and activities are conducted. Upon entering the camp a huge replica will greet you and visitors alike. The camp also holds officials and employee houses, complete with facilities, sports ground and anything you may see in a community....wow how lucky they are....^_^

Del Monte Pineapple Admin Area (?)

Have you seen the biggest pineapple replica? It can be seen inside the Del Monte Pineapple Plantation, it just makes a marker how pineapple industry is known in Bukidnon. Of course, we did not missed the opportunity to have photo opps with these biggest pineapple replica we've ever seen...^_^


Here are some facts about Del Monte Pineapple Plantation:

The first pineapple plantation of the Far East was in Manolo Fortich when Del Monte (before it was Philippine Packing Corporation) in Bukidnon began in 1926. The 5,000 hectares plantation is located in Camp Phillips, Brgy. Agusan Canyon, where scenic view of Mt. Kitanglad can be seen far beyond the vast and lush landscape of pineapple plantation which this fruits are exported to many countries like United States, Asia, European and Middle East countries.

the wide rough road going to Dahilayan Adventure Park

from left.....pineapple...

from right...pineapple plantation again...^_^
Our country was so lucky to have such very huge pineapple plantation like this. Once i've seen pineapple plantation but it was in Tagaytay. But not big as this farm that stretches hectares of pineapple, which is not really easy to facilitate, specially when harvest time.....we're lucky enough that time that it was open to tourist/ travelers that time to passed buy because based from kuya driver when harvest time cars, or any mode of transportation where not allowed to drive between this plantation.....^_^

Of course, here are some of our funny and captured moments while inside Del Monte Pineapple Plantation.

X-plorerboyz @ Del Monte Pineapple Plantation....^_^

X-plorerboyz @ Huge Replica of Pineapple...^_^
Of course, its my turn to have solo photo opps....yahooooo.....^_^

Me @ Del Monte Pineapple Plantation Farm...

Me @ Pineapple Replica...
I would like to thank personally to our Kuya Driver that time....promise hanapin ko yung notes ko andun po ung name mo nyo eh...^_^. Because of this additional sidetrip, information, and being a tour guide inside Camp Phillips...galing niya...photographer pa...^_^

Me with our Kuya Driver...^_^
Done with first activity in Bukidnon, X-plored the Del Monte Pineapple Plantation. Two more stories to go....zipline adventures and additional information about Scenic, Nature and Tourist spots in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon...^_^


This is part of our 6-Days Northen Mindanao Escapades. Visited and X-plorerd 4 Provinces: Misamis Oriental, Camiguin Island, Bukidnon and Lanao Del Norte. Our third stop is Bukidnon, that is known as the "Home Basket of Mindanao and Home of the 2nd Highest Mountain in the Philippines", the 3rd province of Northen Mindanao.

Tours & Activities:
En Route to Camp Phillips: Del Monte Pineapple Plantation
Dahilayan Adventure Park: Our Ride to Asia's Longest Dual Zipline
A Must to Do, See and Visit in Manolo Fortich

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ang sarap siguro mamitas ng pinya diyan...nice trip..kainggit!

Jinjiruks said...

nice one, nasa norte ka pala habang ako na explore naman ang south part ng minda. kung me del monte ka me dole naman ako.

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