Monday, June 8, 2009

Revisiting Lake Apo


LAKE APO AWARDED AS THE CLEANEST INLAND BODY OF WATER IN REGION 10 (1996, 1997, 1998) IN THE LAKE CATEGORY AND ENTRY TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL (1996, 1997, 1998) . THE LAKE IS A PERFECT ESCAPE FROM THE PRESSURES OF WORK AND WORRIES IN LIFE OWING TO ITS PICTURESQUE SURROUNDING HILLS AND MOUNTAINS AND ITS BLUE GREEN WATERS THAT ABOUND WITH FISH NOT YET TOUCHED BY THE ILL EFFECTS OF POLLUTION, IT IS 11 KMS. AWAY FROM BARANGAY POBLACION. THE INHERENT BEAUTY OF LAKE APO WITH AN AREA OF 24 HAS. AND 85 FT. DEEP, STRONGLY SUGGESTS A TOURIST DESTINATION FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. LAKE APO IS A CIRCULAR RIFT LAKE FOUND IN BARANGAY GUINOYORAN, VALENCIA CITY, BUKIDNON. THE NAME OF THE LAKE COME FROM THE FILIPINO TERM "APO", MEANING ELDER OR GRANDPARENT. ACCORDING TO LEGEND THERE WAS A MAN LIVING IN THE MOUNTAINS WHO RAPED HIS GRANDDAUGHTER AND WAS PUNISHED BY THE MOUNTAIN DEITIES FOR HIS DISRESPECTFUL ACT BY FLOODING THE AREA FORMING THE LAKE APO.

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