Gerky explores, promotes Capisan falls PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 April 2012 13:39

Councilor Rogelio “Gerky” Valesco, Jr. is braving the front as once again he helps explore and promote many another eco-tourism destination in Zamboanga City —  the Ipa-Ipa waterfalls in Barangay Capisan.

Valesco, accompanied by Capisan barangay officials led by Chairman Celerito Atienza, trekked on foot more than an hour to reach the river and waterfalls in that highland barangay.

Capisan lies at the hinterlands off San Roque and Cabatangan, and the area is endowed with trees and green environment as Capisan is an agricultural basin known for producing   vegetables and ornamental flowers.

“Capisan is a beautiful destination. It is endowed with great natural wonders such as trees that served as canopies in the hillside road. The river is clean and the pristine ipa-ipa waterfalls is one sight to behold,” Valesco said upon reaching the site.

Valesco disclosed that there are three waterfalls in Capisan, but the Ipa-Ipa falls is simply magnificent.

The ever active public servant reminded his friends in Capisan to take care of the natural beauty of the barangay as it is God-given. Valesco has also offered to help with some non-invasive infra project and to promote Capisan in his advocacy.

Also forming part of Valesco’s team in exploring new eco-tourism destinations in Zamboanga is film and television director Charlie Villanueva and some staff from non-governmental organizations.

Aside from his legislative responsibilities at the City Council, Valesco makes it a point to visit the barangay every week.

In 2007, Zamboanguenos came to know about Merloquet waterfalls after Valesco visited the place and posted photos of the waterfalls and other destinations in the internet. — ADL