I’m very thankful to the organizers of S3X Tour (SOCCSKSARGEN Experience Tour 3) for another memorable experience. SOCCSKSARGEN stands for South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat-Sarangani and General Santos and this is my third time there.
This time, one of our destination is Maitum Municipality in Sarangani Province. I never knew anything about Sarangani aside from their finest diving spot and scenic places of the coastal roads of Sarangani Province.
In Maitum, Saragani, there are lots of places to see and lots of food to experience. One of their most famous food is the fish above. Bangsi is very famous in Maitum. A deep fried marinated Fling Fish that is so crunchy and tasty. I’ve tried these in one of my visits at Cresing’s organic food tasting in Maitum owned by Ms. Beth Ramos.
A Pawikan Sanctuary can be also be found in Old Poblacion in the Province of Maitum. I really felt happy to experience and to see this kind of sanctuary. I never knew something like this exsists in Mindanao. One more thing that made me happy is that they allowed me to experience to free 6 baby pawikans to the sea.
Water Tubing is another ride of your life! Hahaha! Water Tubing is a unique experience in raging river waters of Maitum. It is a fun water adventure for adults as cruise down the Pangui River.
Try it! It’s Fun! White Water Tubing is located at Pangi River, Brgy New La Union, Maitum, Sarangani.
Another interesting place to see is a Cave of Ayub full of unique earthenware anthropomorphic jars and it was only discovered in the 90’s. These Jars resembles human form and are made from metal. It is believed to have been made sometime 2000 years ago by the T’boli ethnic tribe of Maguindanao.
You may ask assistance at the tourism department of the town Municipal hall of Maitum and look for the Tourism Officer – Arlex Narte. They’ll be gladly to assist you on your visit to their place.
The Maitum LGU website is www.maitum.gov.ph.