Introducing, Asik-asik Falls – the Pride of Alamadians

By on May 2, 2012 — Updated on September 6, 2013

I was surprised to see a wonderful view of a waterfall from a status of my Facebook friend because it looks like an artificial fountain fabricated from an imagination. The clusters of falls sprouting from a wall of rocks with growing green plants make up the spot which is like a haven of fairies on a fairy tale.

It triggered my attention because the caption on the photo that I have seen includes the name of the place were I was born, Alamada. Yeah, that’s right! It is in Alamada. I grew in that place but I never knew that there is such wonderful spot in that municipality. They call the falls, Asik-asik.

Alamada is one of the municipalities in North Cotabato, Philippines and it is roughly three hours and thirty five minutes continuous travel from Manila, the capital of the Country – about two hours by airplane plus one hour and thirty minutes by car. This is in Mindanao, Southern Philippines.

Here are more photos from Ivy Joy Urbano:

As far as I understand, ‘asik-asik’ is an Illonggo (one of the native language in the Philippines) word for ‘sprinkling’, especially to scatter a liquid in fine drops. ‘Asik’ is the root word which means ‘sprinkle’.

According to a report, the waterfalls was discovered just few weeks ago when the Balite tree hiding it fell down. The falls is very amazing because there is no stream above the hill where the water comes. The water is springing from the rocks.

The  Asik-asik Falls is located at Sitio Dulao, Upper Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato Phipppines.

It is indeed more fun in the Philippines. It is more fun in Alamada!

Thank you for reading. Godspeed!

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  1. Anonymous

    May 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    wowwwwwwww i cant imagine this place exacly were i born….its so amazing for having lyk this akala mo isang gawa gawa lamang but its real.immmmm coming asik asik falls

  2. Anonymous

    May 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    SUPERB!!!! AMAZING!!!!

  3. pinky

    May 5, 2012 at 7:31 am

    amazing!!! see U soon.

  4. Anonymous

    May 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

    super cool luv it…

  5. Extensis

    May 6, 2012 at 5:46 am

    I re post this in my status on FB

  6. Anonymous

    May 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

    i was shocked i thought it was just a gossip but when i went through that place it was really amazing…and im so proud of the place were i was born!

  7. Jyppe A. Quidores

    May 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hi Traveltabai, let me give you the direction after I have gotten the details from a trustworthy someone from Alamada. I have the idea on how to reach that place but I have to double check it first before giving it to you.

  8. traveltabai

    May 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for your reply.. Looking forward on it..:-)

  9. Jyppe A. Quidores

    May 14, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Hello everyone, thanks for sharing to your friends the info about this newest unique spot in the Philippines.

    Here is latest (unofficial) information about Asik-asik Falls:

    There are estimated 400-2,000 persons of different ages are visiting the falls everyday since it was feature in national televisions and national news papers.

    It was further said that the water from Asik-asik Falls is cold, clean and DRINKABLE.

    The way going to the place is quite unfriendly but the falls is worth spending your effort for. Some visitors say that going to the spot and taking a bath in the falls is like having a free natural spa and taking a bath with mineral water.

    Visitors further said that their adventure to to Asik-asik Falls was really fun, memorable and worth remembering.

    Just yesterday (MAy 13, 2012), the falls was featured in the front page of The Philippine Daily Inquirer, a well-known national news paper in the Philippines.

    We look forward that some international news media will also pick the wonderful story of ASik-asik up.

    Please keep sharing Asik-asik photos to your Facebook and other social media friends.


  10. rpa_rn

    May 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    LATEST UPDATE:The Development of Asik Asik Falls already approved by the Hon. Governor Lala Taliño – Mendoza, starting wednesday the Fleet of the Provincial Government will be rehabilitating the road to Brgy. Dado going to Sitio Dulao, while the preventive closure starts on the opening of class on June 4 – August 4, 2012 to start different development activites within the area. For now, Just enjoy the beauty of Asik Asik until June 3, 2012 ?just want to share who plans to visit this period.

  11. mjmads

    June 5, 2012 at 6:06 am

    hi,everyone i’ve heard so many wonderful comments from nearby neighboring barangay of alamadathe Ppalma area but unfortunately closure time today..anyways,goodluck for more improvements,,hopefully the natural beauty will still remain as is..see soon asik asik…..

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