Last July 12, 2009, my relatives and I had the opportunity to visit Camp Phillips, one of the towns in Bukidnon. Camp Phillips is a small town located within one of Del Monte’s plantations. It is home to a vast field of pineapples covering around 9000 hectares of land. So every corners of the place is planted with pineapples. A nice view of Mount Apo of Davao can be seen for as long the sky is clear. Oftentimes, you can’t see it clearly as it is sometimes foggy.
(Camp Philips … here we come! The green view is so nice to look at.)
(Pineapples here, pineapples there… pineapples everywhere!)
The place is relatively cool and moist throughout the year. If ever you have the opportunity to visit this place don’t forget to bring your jackets or sweaters with you.I couldn’t forget my first visit here, I had difficulty managing my asthma because it was too cold. If you’re considering about food, well there’s no need to worry because its food are fresh from Del Monte not to mention the fresh and sweet pineapples. I also like their beef and the fresh milks and the chocolate milk.Camp Philips is around 45 minutes away from Cagayan de Oro City. You can ride a Jeepney in going there for 35-40 pesos only. You can also take a van for 50 pesos. Some opt to ride in a Jeepney because it’s safer compared to van. According to the people who lived there, drivers of the van drives so fast and this has resulted to a number of van related accidents. But in my own experience, I find the van ride very comfortable. I was just blessed with my travel because the driver was very careful with the way he drives the van. But on our visit last July 12, my hubby allowed me to use the car instead as it is much safer. Thanks to my cousin who availed himself to be our driver for that day.