Naga’s Malabsay Falls closed on rainy days
By Paulo DS. Papa
The Arts Culture and Tourism Office (ACTO) of Naga City has advised local and foreign tourists that the Malabsay Falls in Isarog Natural Park is closed to public during rainy days.
Alec Francis Santos, ACTO chief, said that the closure of the tourist spot is being imposed during rainy days to prevent accidents among tourists who visit the place due to flash flood, which occur whenever there is continuous heavy downpour.
Santos said the Isarog Natural Park, where the water falls is located, is 500 meters above sea level. There are times that rain pours on the upper part of the mountain for a number of days, while there is no rain on its slope.
He said when the clouds are thick and raining at the peak of Mt. Isarog, the water flows down fast and massively down the several waterfalls in Isarog.
“Kumbaga an Mt. Isarog, siya su nagsasalo kan clouds and moisture kaya nagko-condense nin tubig sa taas. Siyempre matipon paduman sa mga salog na nag aagi sa mga falls. Kun arog kaini kakapal an clouds asahan na makusog an tubig sa falls” he said.
Santos also advised tourists that when the water from the falls becomes muddy, they should get out of the water promptly as advised by life guards stationed in the area.