Daddy Ed's Restaurant - Olongapo City

After a hectic day, my friend suggested that we would not cook this evening but go out for dinner instead. Always wondering where he will take me I was a bit surprised when we stopped at Daddy Ed’s place. The restaurant is located at the side of Olongapo Floodgate at East Bajac Bajac. Years ago it was situated at Subic Bay Freeport Zone and I guess the new location is better. Not too many people walking around and the sight of the river and the houses on the other side is pretty cool.
Upon entering the restaurant I noticed we would be the only guests and I remembered the first time we went there it was exactly the same. Coming from the road you enter a big garden first before approaching the restaurant. Frankly, it looks more like a huge canteen. In the middle, there’s a big space, separated by glass walls and my guess is that this can be used for conferences or private parties. We took seats in the far right corner. My friend picked the Sinigang Hipon (Shrimps in sour tamarind sauce) and I had eyes for the Ampalaya Bitter gourd with beef. I must say that it tasted very good, not bitter at all. My friend said his dish was acceptable but the Sinigang na Beef he ordered before was much better. 
Daddy Eds Restaurant
Daddy Eds Restaurant's Entrance
Daddy Ed's Restaurant
Not so enticing
Daddy Eds Restaurant
Inside Daddy Eds
Daddy Ed’s serves good food for affordable prices. If this is all you are looking for and you do not mind about a less cozy atmosphere I can definitely recommend it.  Oh, by the way, they have WiFi but the servers told us that their Boss has the password but he wasn't around that night.  How funny isn't it?

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The Mabanban Falls in San Antonio, Zambales

Waterfalls in San Antonio Zambales? You probably keyed in these words on Google Search, Yahoo, or Bing to look for possibilities for hiking and at the same time a swimming destination in this town. Well, I also did and came up with several hits like Pundaquit Falls, the Angeles or Capalngan, Mabanban, the waterfalls of Nagsasa and Silanguin, and the newly explored but unnamed waterfall by a blogger friend (you can check his website here). I picked the Mabanban Falls.

San Antonio's waterfalls
The Mabanban Falls

Guide to Sagpat Falls | Maloma Falls - San Felipe Zambales

When it comes to waterfall sightseeing and swimming, Anghalo Falls is the most renowned and most visited falls in San Felipe or say, of entire Zambales. It is a three-tiered waterfall.

I will share our experience visiting a waterfall located in the same town where Anghalo Falls, Paite Falls, and Ubbog Falls lie. It is in a nearby barangay called Maloma - the northernmost barangay of San Felipe. I learned about Sagpat Falls from a friend on Facebook who lived in this town a few years ago before she moved to Manila.

To Sitio Sagpat Falls
Barangay Maloma
Jump off to Sagpat Falls or Maloma Falls
The Cavalry Chapel is the jump off to Sagpat Falls

I did some research on google on how to get there the night before the trekking but to no avail. Most sites were just photo blog but oh well,  as usual, we would just have to ask direction. From Victory Liner in Olongapo City, the ordinary bus left at 11:30 in the morning.  We told the conductor to drop us at Barangay Maloma, San Felipe. The fare was Php. 69.00 each.  At 12:25 we were already at the covered court across a school where tricycles are waiting for passengers.  We asked the driver how much would be the fare and he said it is Php 20.00 per person.  We reached the jump-off to Sagpat Falls after a 25-minute ride.  We then trekked for about 45 minutes on a muddy road. We passed six small creeks so we had the chance to get the mud off our feet. These creeks probably have waters only during the rainy season.

Maloma Falls Trek
One of the many creeks we passed
Maloma Falls Carabao
I would love to ride on his back. lol
Sagpat Falls
We rested for a while under this tree overlooking the waterfalls
There were locals swimming and having picnics when we arrived.  A guy from the group smiled at us and told us to rest for a while because he would show us the second and third tier of the waterfalls.  He said it will be a short climb but a steep one.

Sagpat Falls
So here we are!
Sitio Sagpat Waterfalls
The Majestic Sagpat Falls
From above the view was magnificent.  The climb was worth it because you can see the lush mountains from afar.  Looking down is a bit creepy because the people down the waterfalls look like ants. Not to mention my fear of heights. We spent half an hour taking pictures before we decided to go back. There was no deep plunge pool at the second and third tier anyway.

Sagpat Falls Second Level
The second level of Sagpat Falls in the background
Maloma From Above
Overlooking the Sagpat Falls' Plunge Pool from above

Camping is also possible here. The locals said they sometimes spend the night here to embrace mother nature. We left at 5 PM with the group. We had the chance to get to know each other and one of them offered to go out fishing when we come back so he can give us fresh fish if we ever return for camping.

It was a nice experience to see another waterfall in Zambales. 

Canding Falls or Kanding Falls - San Clemente Tarlac

On my last post, we were late to discover that there was a waterfall in Barangay Maasin. Now, let me share you our experience going to this waterfall the day after our swim at Canding River. The adventure started at 9:00 o'clock in the morning, an hour earlier than Canding River visit due to the fact that we had to trek. We also didn't have any idea on which path to take. The kid who informed us that there's a waterfall in Canding lives close to the river so we would just have to ask direction from there.

Waterfalls in Tarlac
The Canding Falls