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Relax and unwind...

Truly paradise experience in Subanen People's kingdom (SPK) of the Philippines: the Regatta de Zamboanga: racing vintas if you are into sporty feeling at the beach or you may choose the wild river in Cagayan de Oro. Why not thinking of jumping off the cliff of Tinago falls if you are into adventure or relax at the twin tower falls of Maria Cristina in Iligan. It is also lots of fun when skiing at the bay of Dakak in Dapitan or you may like Camiguin Island or trekking at Mount Malindang. How about swimming at the pink beaches in Zamboanga or explore the untouched beaches in Sirawai, Siocon or feel festive with the Subanen people for Buklugan, T'nalak and Pas'ungko festivals.

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Abundant of minerals

Open for responsible Mining...

Subanen People's Kingdom (SPK) is abundant of Gold, silver, nickel, quartz, copper, zinc, iron, Chromite, Coal, and many other minerals. We have lots of gold that needs to be extracted. We have several mining companies operating now in our territories and they continue extracting minerals. You may join and be part of the golden mind.

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Food Processing

Abundant of fish

Food processing, canning and export..

Subanen People's Kingdom is the home of the Philippines' largest fish canning industries in the country. Zamboanga (Sembuangan) is the most preferred place for fish processing while Cagayan de oro is for fresh fruits. Iligan could be the next best place to invest in fresh agricultural products processing to supply the agricultural products needs in Asia.

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Technology and back office

Abundant of high quality graduates

Invest in technology

We have global standards universities that produces brilliant, tech savvy and english speaking young graduates. You may setup your back office in Subanen People's Kingdom 9SPK) and exploit the skills of young individuals for your back office support in Asia.

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Philippines orders 240 Japanese train cars for first Manila subway for $556 million USD

Philippines orders 240 Japanese train cars for first Manila subway for $556 million USD


Sumitomo and JR East's $556m contract follows 2019 commuter rail deal

Philippines orders 240 Japanese train cars for first Manila subway

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. and an East Japan Railway unit announced Monday that they won a 57.5 billion yen ($556 million) order for train cars that will serve Manila's first-ever subway system. 

President Rodrigo Duterte's Build Build Build program highlighted the Manila's first-ever subway public transport system which idea was rejected by all previous Philippine Presidents due to their belief that subway train system could not withstand in the Philippines due to flooding issues ignoring the suggested engineering intervention that could protect the project from floods. 

Sumitomo and JR East subsidiary Japan Transport Engineering signed the contract on Dec. 15, 2020 according to the news release. The order covers 240 subway cars, with the final delivery date set for March 2027.

The subway will span 36 km and 17 stations in the Greater Manila region. The line will connect Quezon City in the north to the city of Paranaque in the south.

The subway project is the centerpiece of the "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure initiative being led by President Rodrigo Duterte's government. The Japanese government is providing foreign development assistance for the undertaking.

The contract comes on the heels of last year's order for 104 cars that will run on a north-south commuter railway serving Manila. The line is expected to fully open in 2025.

Japan Transport Engineering is making both the subway and commuter cars, which will be similar. The company owns the largest share in Japan's commuter-rail-car market.

The cars run on Tokyo rail lines operated by parent company JR East, also known as East Japan Railway. The Manila subway line will be modeled after Tokyo's subway system. Read more at Asia Nikkei

Subanen Mapawa Nature Park - How to get there?

Rappelling at Subanen Mapawa Park

The Subanen Mapawa Nature Park is the ancient paradise of the Subanen people in Mindanao living along with the Bukidnon, Higanonon, Kamigin, Manobo, Matigsalug, and Umayamnon people . In the Modern times, this also among the must-visit destinations in Cagayan de Oro City where both adventure and nature lovers are most welcome.  It is the best adventure attraction in the city and it offers different kinds of fun outdoor activities to the curious and adventurous and presents the visitor with a spectacular view of Cagayan de Oro's pristine environment filled with lush forests, streams and landscape.

The fascinating Mapawa Nature Park is located just a few-minute ride from the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village. Visitors can find a small waterfalls in the area where they can enjoy swimming. There are also picnic tables set nearby under gigantic trees. 

Mapawa Nature Park is a 2,500 hectare eco-tourism destination 30 minutes away from the city proper still within Cagayan De Oro City. Visitors would be amazed with the exquisite flora here, especially the trees which are centuries old.

There are several activities for every tourist should experience in Mapawa Nature Park for maximum fun and adventure.

Slide from a 20 ft. high waterfall, body rappel during the trek, jump from a 25 ft. high cliff and rappel 65 ft. down. Mapawa Nature Park offers all that in Cagayan de Oro City.

The river trek package or canyoneering costs ₱1300 Php/person and this already includes the entrance fee, packed lunch and bottled water.

Other prices:

  • Environmental fee ₱50/head,
  • Camping fee ₱100/head (minimum of 10),
  • Horseback riding ₱200/hr.,P125/30 mins. ₱100/15 mins.
  • Swimming pool ₱75/head
  • Zipline ₱325/head.
  • Trail run/hike ₱300/guide,
  • View deck big ₱1,000 & small ₱500.

The Mapawa Nature Park offers many wonderful activities for its visitors, like:

 A guided trek to the big waterfalls and a mini forest

  •     Ziplining
  •     Horseback Riding
  •     Swimming
  •     Camping
  •     Rappelling
  •     Group Activities

The area is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5pm, during weekdays and 7am to 5pm on weekends. The park also accommodates overnight stays for a minimum of 10 persons. Visitors should rent a car or motorcycles if you plan to visit the adventure park because there is no public transportation in the area.

Mapawa Nature Park is an ideal place for relaxation. It is also a perfect place for everyone especially for your family and barkada outings. Visitors shouldn't miss visiting this one of a kind attraction in the Philippine south.


Mapawa Nature Park, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.

Getting there

Cagayan de Oro is accessible by land, air and water transportation.

By plane

Lumbia Airport, often called Cagayan de Oro Airport, the airport serves flights from Cebu, Manila and Davao. Airline carriers such as Philippine Airlines, and Zest Airways and budget and regional carriers such as Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines.

By boat / Ship

Cagayan de Oro Port is a modern International seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River, it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. It serves regular boat trips to and from Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Iligan and Jagna, Bohol. The port has two authorized cargo-handling operators and is one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines.

  •     Super Ferry
  •     Cebu Ferries
  •     Trans Asia
  •     Negros Navigation
  •     Sulpicio Lines
  •     Gothong Lines

By bus

Cagayan de Oro is quite sufficient when it comes to land transportation. You can easily roam around the city by any means of land transport. There are three integrated bus and jeepney terminals, which offer regular land trips:

 Agora Integrated Bus Terminal offers regular land trips to and from Gingoog, Bukidnon, Kabacan, North Cotabato, Butuan, Surigao (in the Caraga region), Davao, Tacurong and Balingoan (ferry going for Camiguin). Recently, the terminal is on a huge renovation.

 Eastbound-Gusa Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from the eastern towns of Misamis Oriental, Camp Philips, Libona and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon.

 Westbound-Bulua Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from the western towns of the Misamis Oriental including Laguindingan and El Salvador, Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Pagadian, Zamboanga and some parts of Western Mindanao.

From Davao, one bus every 30-60min, 7-10h duration depending on weather/traffic/road construction, multiples stop including lunch+diner break. Bus station is inside city market, few (mid/expensive) hotels nearby, jeepney R2 to Pesoria for a town center.

Getting Around

Jeepney rides at Subanen Mapawa Park

Traditional century jeepneys are available for only ₱9.00 Php per ride for every 5 kilometers

Bus, jeepneys, taxis, multi-cab and the motorela (similar to Thailand's tuk-tuk) are the main mode of land transportation within the city.

Sa' mesekuit mu ig duma mu, iin dayuni telu'en mu, “Ai, misekuitu lai ya'a, tumu' pesailu mau, pu' kana'u tinibaba- stepped on other's foot sorry

aaw! Oh! Yes! ooh! Interjection stepped on other foot'

 Interjection: Aaw! Ohh! Eh!: What one says when he or she inadvertently bothers s.o. or remembers s.t. 

Subanen to English Translation:

Mesekuit -step

Mesekuitu - stepped

Pesailu mau - forgive me

Telu (tiil) - foot

Pesailu  - forgive / ask sorry

Pu' kana'u tinibaba - for I didn't mean to

Aba! - hey!

Beledutu  (hubag) - boil

Mesaba - hit

Mu  - you

Miata / mita / minita - see /seen

Medelem  gupia - very dark

Medelem - dark ( no light)

Gupia - very / really / extremely / 


(Note there is no letter "W" in Subanen Alphabet. "W" is replaced with O, or U, or "io"  example Magiliw = magilio",  Walo = Oalo, Melingaway = Milingaoay)



(Interjection: Aaw! Ohh! Eh!: What one says when he or she inadvertently bothers s.o. or remembers s.t. !)


Subanen: Sa' mesekuit mu ig duma mu, iin dayuni telu'en mu, “Ai, misekuitu lai ya'a, tumu' pesailu mau, pu' kana'u tinibaba'” '. 

English: If you happen to step on your companion's toes, what you should then say is, “Oh, I stepped on your toes; please forgive me, for I didn't mean to.”




Subanen: “Aba, misaba' mu ig beledutu.” “Ai, nda'u maita', pesailu mau, pu' medelem gupia..” 

English: ““Hey, you hit my boil.” “Oh, I'm sorry; I didn't see it. Forgive me, (it happened) because it's very dark in here..” 


Note: You may share your Subanen version based on your locality. (Subanen tuboy, Subanen Sibugay, Subanen Sindangan, Subanen Misamis etc.)

Nda' mu da melingauay su pimuun dini'a ni Kuis? Mita, minita u forget and forgotten see and seen

aaw! Oh! Yes! ooh! Interjection'

 Interjection: Aaw! Ohh! Eh!: What one says when the thought has just occurred: oh! 

Subanen to English Translation:

Mita - See

Minita - Seen

Melingauay - Forget / forgotten

Kuis - Kuwis 

(Note there is no letter "W" in Subanen Alphabet.

 "W" is replaced with O, or U, or "io" 

example Magiliw = magilio", 

Walo = Oalo, 

Melingaway = Milingaoay)



(Interjection: Aaw! Ohh! Eh!: What one says when the thought has just occurred: oh!)


Subanen: Aaw, wa'a, minita'u. . '. 

English: Oh, yes, I saw it.




Subanen: “Nda' mu da melingauay su pimuun dini'a ni Kuis?” “Aaw, wa'a daan tu'u; sa' nda' mu da talu' puli' dinaan, mipati'u gupia melingauay.” 

English: “You didn't forget about what Kuwis asked you to do, did you?” “Oh, my, yes, if you hadn't told me again, I would surely have forgotten it altogether.” 


Note: You may share your Subanen version based on your locality. (Subanen tuboy, Subanen Sibugay, Subanen Sindangan, Subanen Misamis etc.)