For Jay Taruc and his friend, Romeo Lee, venturing to the peak of Mt. Manalmon in San Miguel, Bulacan is a fun climb. With caves and rivers, this place is suitable for neophyte climbers like Jay. Lee, a veteran mountaineer, teaches Jay the ropes while enjoying the great scenic spots.
But every step is a revelation for the two. Mt. Manalmon has secrets. Rumors of elemental figures and wandering shadows are circulating among the locals. Especially that of a dead actress who, some say, is not really dead but is seen walking on the summit of Manalmon. On their climb Jay and Lee indeed find horror stories on the mountain. But these horrors are not just of ghosts and spirits, but a deeper threat to the mountain’s history and natural beauty.
Join Jay Taruc on his mountaineering diaries in “Misteryo ng Manalmon" this Monday on I-Witness.