Text and Photos by Euden Valdez
TRUTH be told, the province of Abra has no organized tourism effort, as a whole or individually by its local government units except for one. This is Tineg, where Kaparkan Waterfalls is found.
If you have seen trending photos of this unique, multi-tiered waterfalls over at Facebook, you'll know why. But it wouldn't even come to our attention if not for "Biyahe ni Drew," a popular travel show by TV host Drew Arellano.
As someone who considers Abra as my other home--it is my father's hometown--I believe this is good development. Other municipalities can replicate Tineg's tourism, and maximize their natural hidden treasures for the better. In the long run, they can make it sustainable for both the locals and the environment. That's what eco-tourism is all about.
is a former dyarista,