Archive for May, 2014

I spoke to a local from the area selling beverages and lunch meals at the campsite. He told me about the origin of the name “Batulao”.

Legend has it that long ago, the mountain seemed to always suffer from wildfires during the Lenten Season, and everynight, people would see lights from the mountain tops that do not seem to be man-made. Hence, the place was named after the two words “bato” and “ilaw”, and in the course of decades, the locals start calling it Batulao. (more…)