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THE CENTURY OLD TREE (THE LUMBAYAW TREE)

Barangay San Isidro is one of the 19 brgys of Calamba, Misamis Occidental and it takes 20 minutes to reach the 9 kilometer slightly uphill barangay.   The place has become popular because of the famous century-old Lumbayaw Tree which proudly stands in front of the barangay hall.  It looks strong and magnificent through the years.  Its branches and green leaves thrust out to give shade to passersby and thrill everybody who would like to listen about its legend.  It is the only silent and living witness left today that can testify the happenings of the time hundred years back.For the barangay folks, Lumbayao tree is historical and legendary. In connection, the local government of Calamba together with the DENR, protect and preserve the tree.

 

 

The Lumbayaw Tree: A Symbol of Resilience and Strength

The Lumbayaw tree (Terminalia copelandii) is a species of tree that is native to the Philippines. It is known for its towering height, reaching up to 50 meters, and its broad canopy that provides shade and shelter to many animals and plants. But beyond its physical attributes, the Lumbayaw tree holds a significant cultural and historical value in the Philippines, making it an important symbol of resilience and strength.

Historically, the Lumbayaw tree has been used for various purposes by the indigenous communities in the Philippines. Its strong wood is used for construction and furniture making, while its bark and leaves have medicinal properties that are used to treat various ailments. The tree is also a source of food for many animals, particularly birds, which feed on its fruits and nectar.

But what makes the Lumbayaw tree truly special is its ability to withstand the forces of nature. The Philippines is no stranger to natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes, and the Lumbayaw tree has proven time and time again that it can survive and thrive in these harsh conditions. Its deep root system allows it to anchor itself firmly to the ground, even during strong winds and flooding. And because it is a slow-growing tree, it is able to develop a strong and sturdy trunk that can withstand the impact of earthquakes.

In Filipino culture, the Lumbayaw tree is often associated with strength and resilience. Its ability to withstand the forces of nature has made it a symbol of the Filipino people's ability to persevere in the face of adversity. This resilience has been demonstrated time and time again throughout Philippine history, from the country's struggle for independence to its ongoing efforts to rebuild after natural disasters.

In recent years, the Lumbayaw tree has faced new threats to its survival. Deforestation, climate change, and habitat destruction have all taken a toll on the species, putting it at risk of extinction. Recognizing the importance of the Lumbayaw tree, many conservation efforts have been initiated to protect and preserve the species. These efforts include reforestation programs, seedling propagation, and raising awareness about the importance of protecting the tree.

In conclusion, the Lumbayaw tree is more than just a species of tree. It is a symbol of the Filipino people's resilience and strength, as well as a reminder of the importance of preserving our natural heritage. By working together to protect and preserve the Lumbayaw tree, we can help ensure that this important symbol of resilience and strength will continue to thrive for generations to come.

 

 

 

 Tre’s Marias

Tre’s Marias has a lot to offer while you are there. It is Located at Barangay Northern Poblacion .  Tre’s Maria is one of the new popular attractions.  A trademark of beauty that gives a whole new experience. "Memories made at the pool last a lifetime" “A haven of enjoyment and possibilities” "A luxury in itself as one feels comfortable in the “cosy atmosphere of efficient service and warm smiles.”

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance Fee

Day Time Rate  (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. )

    Adult – 50.00
    Kids   - 30.00

Night Time Rate  ( 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. )

    Adult – 60.00
    Kids   - 40.00

Table – 200.00

 

 

Owner and Manage by: Mark Kevin Vergara
         Contact no. 09686078845

 

Siloy Man Made Lake

Siloy Earth Dam

    The Earth Dam in Brgy. Siloy is only 10.5 kms away from the town center.  It is an exquisite and enchanting man made lake nestled between the mountains.  It is a mountaintop panorama that sets it apart from other adventure and historic places. It offers superb recreation like boating and fishing and what makes it distinct from others is, it is best suited for personal and spiritual reflections. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulawis Resort

            There is much to offer at Bulawis Resort Swimming Pool located at Bunawan, Calamba, Misamis Occidental just 4.8 from the town proper. Bulawis is one of the Calamba’s best and popular attractions. It is a legend to every one who visits the place.  A trademark of beauty that gives a whole new experience. “A haven of enjoyment and possibilities” as natural springs give life to the pool “along a river-gifted” with the splendor of nature. It is ideal for reunions, church groups, trainings, seminars, retreats, camps, parties of all kinds and banquets. A luxury in itself as one feels comfortable in the “cozy atmosphere of efficient service and warm smiles.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR CONVENIENCE:

  • Wooded Campsites
  • Modern Bathhouses and Restrooms
  • Spacious Nipa Cottages
  • Excellent Function Hall
  • Exciting Hiking Trails
  • Exotic Snack Bar and Grocery Store
  • Guarded Parking Lot
  • Innovative Native Kitchen
  • Specially Designed Picnic Tables and chairs
  • Modern Video-K Bar

 

RENTALS:

  • Function Hall
  • Nipa Cottages
  • Picnic Tables and Chairs

 

 

 

 CALAMBA DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Bunawan, Calamba, Misamis Occidental

 

DR. CRISTY EMPUERTO
CHIEF OF HOSPITAL

 

MEARLY JOY  TABUELOG  SEVILLA

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR

 

Contact Number: (088) 564-0397

Emergency Room #:(088) 564-1058

Personnel Admin #: (088) 586-0936/586-0937/09308180578

 

Dr. Cristy Empuerto - CDH/Pedia

Dr. Ma. Cristina Ho – GP

Dr. Nathaniel Lawrence Medina – GP

Dr. Roger Evan Dublin – Surgeon

Dr. Frances Eden Albaran – GP

Dr. Roy Paolo Atillo – ANES

Dr. Nenette Marie Po – IM

Dr. Michael Lou Lapasaran – GP

Dr. Don Double Simbran – GP

Dr. Julie Awa - GP

 

 

Chief of Hospital and Hospital Administrator

 

 

 

ENTRANCE

 

 

 

EMERGENCY ROOM

 

 

OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT AND ANIMAL BITE TREATMENT CENTER

 

NURSE STATION

 

 

ROOM AND HALLWAY

 

 

 

 

PHARMACY AND LABORATORY

 

 

 

 

PARKING SPACE 

 

 

 

 

 

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