whether you've been to or have never been to Mindanao there is always something new to discover. let's set aside all the issues and conflicts and let's give way to the better side of the country's "Land of Promise". it is best to begin the series with a good list of reason why you need to visit Mindanao this year.
 FESTIVALS. Filipinos are happy people and Mindanao will never lag on this aspect. most festivals like Kadayawan, Kaamulan and Kalilangan highlight the islands ethnic culture of the Lumads. Camiguin's Lanzones Festival and General Santos' Tuna Festival celebrates the abundance of Mindanao's natural resources. while on the Western tip of Mindanao island, Zamboanga city celebrates the Feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar.
 ADVENTURE. it is every Filipino mountaineer's dream to reach the country's highest peak and traversing Mt. Apo connects the two province of Davao del Sur and North Cotabato. the city of Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon shares a wide range of adventure spots. including ziplines, caves and its world class river rafting. beach activities is growing in the East Coast with Siargao being the top spot for surfing in the country.
 BEACHES. a large part of Mindanao is landlocked but its peninsula and the Sulu archipelago has some of the country's unexploited beaches. from the unique pink-like sands of Sta Cruz in Zamboanga to the sandbar of Camiguin. don't be surprised, in Mindanao, even the public beaches are relatively clean.
 WATERFALLS. majority of the highest waterfalls in the country are in Mindanao. the island also holds the record with Aliwagwag Falls as the highest in the country and Tinuy-an Falls as the widest. Iligan and Cateel envelopes the most majestic waterfalls. not to miss out in the list, the famous Maria Cristina Falls, the largest energy generator by a waterfalls in the country.
 MOUNTAINS. six out of ten of the highest peaks of the Philippines is in Mindanao. Mt. Apo is the highest followed by Mt. Dulang-Dulang in Bukidnon. Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon like Mt. Apo are also among the largest Natural National Park of the country. Bud Bongao in Tawi-Tawi is a trekker's favorite because of the monkeys along its trail and its summit being a sacred site.