The plan was to meet at Jollibee Aguinaldo in Iligan City around 10 AM and go to Dodiongan Waterfalls. At 10:30 AM our group of 3 was completed (PinayTravelista.com and Iligan Inquisitor). We walked to Ramiros Eatery to buy our food to bring at the falls. After, we walked to the highway across the Post Office to wait for a jeepney bound for Sta. Filomena or Dalipuga.
11:15 AM – We finally got to ride a jeep headed to Sta. Filomena. We asked the driver to be drop us off at Barinaot. Which is the next intersection (fork) at the right after the big Mandulog Bridge. Or you can say to the driver to drop you off at the intersection to Brgy. San Roque. Fare was 7.50 Pesos/person.
11:28 AM – When we arrived at the intersection, habal-habal drivers quickly approached us with their motorbikes and told us to hire them. When we said that we were headed to Dodiongan Falls, they said that their motorbikes could not handle the rough road going to the jump-off point of the waterfall. That’s when the habal-habal drivers with bigger motorbikes approached us and we hired one of them.
Since we were 3, we were reluctant to ride a single motorbike but the habal-habal driver told us that it was okay. So all 3 of us orderly rode the motorbike, the biggest in weight should be the one closes to the driver, that would be me. The lightest should be the one to seat at the farthest end of the motorbike. (35 Pesos/person, minimum of 3 persons)
When all 3 of us were on the motorbike the Personal Space Factor was already -1. When we passed through roads that were going down I was literally becoming closer to the driver. But then the habal-habal stopped along the road and the driver said that we should go closer to him because the road was steeply going up, we all obliged since we really wanted to get to Dodiongan Falls. (Personal Space Factor = -3)