1. Description of Our Community
Iligan City is known as the City of Majestic Waterfalls, there are more than 20 waterfalls in and around Iligan. Among them is the magnificent Maria Cristina Falls, home of Mindanao's primary hydroelectric power station, and Limunsudan Falls. Iligan is also the Industrial Center of the South. It produces hydroelectric power for the Mindanao region through the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), the site of the Mindanao Regional Center (MRC) housing Agus IV, VI and VII hydroelectric plants. It also houses industries like steel, tinplate, cement and flourmills. The National Steel Corporation, one of the largest steel manufacturers in the Southeast Asian region, now Global Steelworks International Incorporated was re-opened in 2003 after heavy setbacks resulting to its closure in 1999. Iligan along with it's neighboring city, Cagayan de Oro City, are the two major components for the Cagayan-Iligan Corridor, the fastest developing area in Northern Mindanao. Dodiongan Falls is a 20 metre (65 ft) high waterfall located in Barangay Bonbonon, 14.5 km away from Iligan City in Lanao del Norte province of the Philippines. The area is often touted as a tourist destination for nature lovers travelling in the Philippines, and at the bottom of the falls is a pool which is advertised as being ideal for swimming.
2. Summary of Our Project
Dodiongan Falls, as part of Iligan’s prided falls, possesses great potential in the contribution on the economic boost of Iligan City as one of the city’s tourist spots. In doing this project, we wish to promote the effectivity of Dodiongan Falls as one of the tourist destinations found in Iligan City thus also assisting the locales in Barangay Digkilaan in which the said falls is found. Furthermore, we would like to bestow upon the world the hidden paradise within Dodiongan Falls. Thus, we took an effort, though we are still students, to preserve and sustain the grandeur by planting more trees and orient the people to protect the natural resources.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:none
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:none
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):
Our school has 10 PC connected in the internet but we have done our project outside of the school particularly in the internet cafe, because we had no time to make use of the facility since we have to attend our respective classes. Moreover, the present computer-student ratio is 1:100.
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
With the amount of danger ahead of us, we already anticipated such difficulties embracing with the terrain which we are not familiar. We have in mind great obstacles such as underdeveloped and slippery road, deep ravine, and raging river, snake and other wild animal bites we had to overcome to reach the area. We risk our lives just to pursue our goal; to plant trees, orient primitive people on conservation of natural resources and design and publish website for promotion and get help from our friends around the world through Cyberfair. It was really hard for us to get consent from our parents and school administrators but since our aim is sounds good and beneficial to all mankind, we were able to get their nod.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
“The Last Falls Standing: The mystic Dodiongan Falls”, is what we tagged on our project. We feel pity for the falls because no one knows how important it is. As we saw the great scenery, we agreed unanimously that someday, this will be gone forever! Thus, we took an effort, though we are still students, to preserve and sustain the grandeur by planting more trees and orient the people to protect the natural resources.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
Because of this project, we were able to finish our school’s project in Science, Social Studies, Computer Education and Mathematics based on the learning competences found in the 2002 Philippine Basic Education Curriculum. It’s actually a collaborative project and deemed necessary for us to learn and apply what we have learned from our classroom