Lake Sebu is a natural lake located in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and within the Alah Valley in Mindanao Island, southern Philippines. A Wikipedia entry says that the Philippine government has recognized Lake Sebu as one of the country’s most important watersheds as it supplys important irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.
The villages around the picturesque lake have been turned into an independent municipality called Lake Sebu after being a former village of Surallah. The T’boli and Ubo tribes have been the traditional dwellers of the lake and Philippine authorities recognize the claim of these tribes that the lake and its surroundings are under their ancestral domain.
The placid Lake Sebu is popular amongst local and foreign visitors with its beautiful views of rolling hills and mountains covered with thick rain forest. The total area of the lake is 891.38 km², with an elevation of approximately 1000 meters. Lake Sebu is also known for its network of waterfalls, one of which is the magnificent Dongon Waterfall which is 100 feet high and has an awesome location.
Mabuhay ang Lake Sebu!