* the mystic Mount Banahaw
The coming of the Holy Week does not only attract the religious devout. Concurrent to the Christian rites and ceremonies being conducted, there are also those other groups who turn to the world of mysticism and the supernatural to further their spiritual journey and experience.
As a child I remember my relatives braving the heights of Mount Banahaw during the days leading to Good Friday. But today, I am not so sure if that is still allowed. There may restrictions now in the place to protect the environment there. Nevertheless, it would still be good to tackle Mount Banahaw even during non-holidays and get to know, at least to a certain extent, those groups who chose to make the mountain their place of refuge and worship to their chosen deities.