Tuasan Falls in Camiguin

Tuasan killed in Camiguin – The killers still walk unpunished!

Tuasan Waterfall in Camiguin experienced the moment been a wonderful hidden paradise. Then greedy people today and incompetent engineers arrived, noticed and destroyed.

We currently wrote about the “Concrete Madness in Camiguin” on May 12, 2015 and “Rock-Fall because of Camiguin Concrete Insanity” on April 27 this yr. Presently in our to start with report we wrote: This hill will proceed sliding and will only end when the full hill is down!

You may safely and securely go to the Tuasan Falls in Camiguin in probably 10 or 20 many years. Do not go up there any longer, the hazard to get killed by landslides and falling rocks is substantially too large. Ahead of you browse on, we endorse to browse the to start with post “Concrete Insanity in Camiguin” on May perhaps 12, 2015.

Under Tuasan Falls

This spring had been very dry in Camiguin. All through just about 4 months no rain fall fell on the tiny island in the Bohol Sea. Now, in total Habagat year, significant tropical rainfalls occur just about every 2nd working day. The weakened hill slopes, deprived from their all-natural fixation, slide and crash down in all places. Before the equipment dug into the volcanic slopes, roots of grass, scrubs and trees stabilized the hills. Following the last eruption of Hibok-Hibok volcano in July 1953, character wanted lots of yrs to form the slopes and stabilize them.

Tuasan Falls damaged slope

 This is the condition beneath the Tuasan falls today 2016-08-07. The highway is yet again included by rubble, sand, volcanic ash and rocks. Watch the tree in the purple circle:

Tuasan Tree Roots

The roots did hold the hill and did pump h2o out of the underground. Within just a week this tree will vanish. And with this tree the coconut palms on the left will come down. The method of erosion will go on.

Have also a glimpse on the underground. Do you sea any developed rock? Something that could hold back again the sliding? It looks that the engineer who is responsible for this catastrophe experienced never ever played in a sandbox when he nevertheless experienced been a baby. This und is very little other than a big sandbox with some rocks (previous volcanic bombs) embedded.

Tuasan Falls undeground

Above Tuasan Falls

The disaster carries on also higher than the Tuasan falls. Our friends from Itum came down the highway from the mountains nearly the very same time we arrived up. However we could not satisfy, due to the fact of all these instable and quite hazardous slopes. Right here are some of their impressions.

Tuasan-08-2016 Photograph courtesy of Rob and Gwenn Dunn

This is the identical part as in our photographs. This photograph had been taken 2 days back. Now it is impossible to arrive so far down because far more sliding slopes and slipping rocks and trees have blocked the street farther up to Itum.

Between Tuasan and Itum Photo courtesy of Rob and Gwenn Dunn

Between Tuasan and Itum Photo courtesy of Rob and Gwenn Dunn

Between Tuasan and Itum Photo courtesy of Rob and Gwenn Dunn

No hope

There is no hope to securely visit the Tuasan waterfalls in the future 10 or 20 several years. And if the total hill begins to slide, there will be no hope for the Tuasan falls. The only alternative is to close this fatal street and allow nature protect this shameful object of greediness and incompetence. We then can explain to our grand-youngsters the unhappy story of this the moment hidden paradise, where we cherished to splash in the fresh waters of a lovely waterfall.

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