Dupinga River and Jordan River in Nueva Ecija
Renante MinaThursday, May 8, 2014 8 comments

Roadtrip to Nueva Ecija

     It was Good Friday when we left Baler and decided to visit our buddy in Bongabon Nueva Ecija and to have our lunch there, while we were on the road we encountered a processions of flagellants or penitents at the middle of the road walking barefoot. We stopped and waited the penitents to cross I just peeped out of the window, this is my first time to witness that kind of act of repentance, by whipping their back you’ll see how their blood flowed and I also noticed their skin’s swollen. When I saw it, it is feels like I’m also in pain when I saw them doing that kind of repentance, it seemed I can feel the scorching heat and stinging pain.

     I watched several documentaries about the famous crucifixion in Cutud Pampanga but catholic priests do not allow doing such acts of penitence like nailing in the cross and whipping their back because of health concern, but for the devotees in this kind of penitence believed that because of their sacrifices they healed from they’re illnesses or their family.

     Almost 12:00PM we arrived in their house the food served to us was bulalo I convinced myself not to eat meat I will do fasting unfortunately I hold the ladle and I can’t resist best bulalo ever I’ve tasted very scrumptious and so sinful.

Jordan River

     After our lunch we were planning where our next destination sir Albert suggested Jordan River in Olivete because they believed that the water can heal diseases. Before you reach the river you will experience a dusty and bumpy ride because of long rough road. This river maintained and managed by religious group.

Clear waters of Jordan river in Olivete

Cottages in Dupinga River

     After our short visit in Jordan River we decided to revisit the Dupinga River formerly known as Sabani as Albert said it was nominated as one of the cleanest river during that time unfortunately because of fast growing number of tourists visiting the area it cannot be avoided that river was contaminated. The Dumagat indigenous locals along the area built their cottages as source of their income and you can rent as low as 300.00 it depends on the size of the cottage. As my suggestion much better to go there at off season to enjoy the scenery and tranquility of the place.

The river is surrounded by mountain ranges of Sierra Madre.  

The place perfectly beautiful and the scenery really refreshing

How to get there in Dupinga River

By Commute:

Ride a bus bound for Cabanatuan, like Baliwag Transit, Five Star, and ES Transport at EDSA Cubao. At Cabanatuan terminal ride a jeep or bus bound to Dingalan or Gabaldon inform the driver drop you in Dupinga River, the bridge as your landmark. 

Option 1. Take the North Luzon Express way, then exit in Sta Rita Toll Gate then proceed to the Cagayan VAlley Road, upon reaching Cabanatuan turn right  to the what they call crossing, upon reaching Salupungan of Palayan City turn right again  this is the last and only highway going to Gabaldon.

Option 2. Take the NLEX, exit at Dau, then enter SCTEX and exit at La Paz (last toll plaza of SCTEX). Turn right towards Zaragosa (opposite direction of Tarlac) until Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija. Turn left at the intersection of Sta. Rosa towards direction of Cabanatuan upon reaching Cabanatuan turn right  to the what they call crossing, upon reaching Salupungan of Palayan City turn right again  this is the last and only highway going to Gabaldon. Travel guide courtesy of Abert the backpacker

Roadtrip with my buddies:


Joy said...

Ganda naman ng mga napupuntahan mo. Very nice experiencies being with new people and new places.

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

sa init ng panahon ngayon, parang ang sarap maligo sa ilog! mukhang ang lamig at ang linis ng tubig. ganda!

Renante Mina said...

salamat ma'am joy... eto lang kc ang paraan para maisshare din sa iba ang exp ko sa pag gagala

Renante Mina said...

oo ang sarap talga magtampisaw ngayong manit ang panahon :)

Prescila Angala said...

taga- Gabaldon ako...

Renante Mina said...

nice ganda ng gabaldon :)

rejoice deciar said...

.very nice peaceful place last wednesday we went there. need na alagaan because bumababaw na yun ilog and also the water falls must also try so refreshing :)

Renante Mina said...

yap tama dapat lang talga alagaan yung ilog sayang naman ang gnda pa hehehe