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Friday, July 2, 2010

Underground River Palawan

It was my second time to visit the province of Palawan last week. The purpose of my trip there was to learn about breast feeding and HIV and behavioral change communication as part of my capacity building for my work.

The Lord was so good to bless us by allowing the group to see and experience the infamous subterranean river of Palawan or most commonly known as the "underground river".

You will wonder how those conical hanging pillar in a limestone cave has gradually built up or formed called stalactites. The forms and shapes amazed me. You will see a figure like that of the holy family, giant mushroom, a bacon liked shape, an onion liked form and many other shapes and figures depending on how you will apparently view it.

The trip alone on the river trekking inside the cave took us less than hour. From Puerto Princessa City, approximately it will take 90 minutes to 2 hours to go to Sabang and then you will take a 10-15 minutes boat ride to that side of the mountain where the underground river is situated.

With so much learning and information I have acquired from the training which will be truly helpful on my work, I feel so knowledgeable with the topic. And at the same I was blessed to see the beauty of this God's wonderful creation, it's an answered prayer and a dream come true.

I thank God for allowing me to serve Him through this ministry that comes with the opportunity to visit and see various parts of this country and later on outside the Philippines. Lord you're simply amazing!

4 comments:

stanw said...

That would have been a neat experience to see, especially it being an underground river. Have been in a cave in the USA, it was large and then grew smaller and smaller to journey into, definitely different.

Reading your post I smiled because I have never seen a reference to "breast feeding" and "behavioral change" in the same sentence. Your work sounds interesting, expanding your knowledge is always a good thing.

God bless you as you serve Him.

E L R o i said...

Hello Stan! Yes it was a neat experience! My work is truly a blessing because for me I don't feel like I am working simply because I enjoy it. Probably I am one of those few people who are blessed to serve God through a work ministry and at the same time love what I am doing. God has been so good and faithful to me for the past couple of years. I thank God for putting people in my path like you who encourages and pray for me so thank you my friend and God bless. :)

Rajsh said...

alam mo ba, pangarap namin ni John na sa Palawan mag-honeymoon pagka-kasal namin. Hehe. Praying about it even now. Sana may mag-sponsor! Hahaha! =)

E L R o i said...

Meron yan so claim it na...:)