Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maria Cristina Falls, the greatest heritage and landmark of Iligan City, the City of Majestic Waterfalls (20 waterfalls in the city) and the second highest falls and considered the most admired waterfall in the Philippines, is a waterfall of the Agus River found on the island of Mindanao.

It is sometimes called the "twin falls" as the flow is separated by a rock at the brink of the waterfall. It is located 9.3 kilometers away southwest of the city proper with Barangays Maria Cristina, Ditucalan, and Buru-un as boundaries. The 320-feet high waterfall, spews 130 cubic meters of water per second is the primary source of electric power for the city's industries, being harnessed by the Agus VI Hydroelectric Plant of National Power Corporation.