Sitio Riandakan, Barangay Maoyon

Puerto Princesa Batak Settlement
SUMMARY

The Batak at the Sitio Riandakan, Barangay Maoyon settlement are relatively far compared to other settlements.

To get there, drop by the Maoyon Barangay Hall before and after the trip to log your names and contact details in their Visitor Log Book–for safety. Bring plenty of fish and canned goods to sustain you, and be sure to eat a healthy breakfast prior. The hike involves passing a lot of river crossings, so make sure to bring extra clothes, wear hiking sandals instead of shoes, and to waterproof your bag. Another option is to hitch a ride the Langogan Power Corp’s hydro-power company truck which makes a trip back and forth at least once a day. That’s exciting, because you’ll be riding with a lot of Batak people whom you can make friends with over accidental shoulder bumps (it’s a rough ride) before reaching their settlement.

FUN FACTS
  • River crossings: 13
  • Travel Time from Highway:  2 Hours
  • Reachable: By foot; by truck
  • Population: 49 Individuals (2009 CBMS Survey Result)
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