Musuan Peak is considered as a natural landmark of CMU. It is even embossed in the official logo of the school. The peak serves as a border of Lumbo, a neighboring town, from Musuan.
One can ascend and climb the peak especially that the trail is now obvious when a telecom tower was set up on top of the peak. For the adventurous folks, there are other points of entry to reach the peak.
On top of Musuan Peak, one can see the verdant forests, green ricefields and the CMU Campus. The best view will that be of Pulangui River, a tributary of Rio Grande de Mindanao, considered as the longest river system in Mindanao.
It is best to climb during early morning between 4-6am. Eventhough, there is limited space at the peak one can pack food and have a picnic there.
The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) is located along the National Highway just at the foot of Musuan Peak. They offer carabao milk products like, fresh milk, choco milk, pastillas de leche and cookies. It is really tasty and nutritious, good for breakfast.
CMU is situated in a wide area of land that has valleys, hills, forests, the school buildings, university infrastructure and staff houses. Everything is within close proximity and of walking distance, especially from one college to another.
The campus also exemplifies the idea of it being an agricultural school.
Upon entering the maingate one will see the ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, THE STUDENT BUILDING and THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. This is the center of the campus.One just has to take the "designed" walk to the flagpole and all other college building will be accessible from there.
The College of Forestry building is located on top of a hill-like projection in the campus in the midst of a forest. :> It is accessible because of the stairways (cant remember the exact number of steps) going there. One has to pass through the mini-grandstand/open arena where one can ride bikes, walk around or have picnics during the afternoons before sunset.
"Merkado" is the Visayan term for market. In CMU, its more of a mini commercial complex that has several stores for groceries, bookstore, wet market and the "mini restos."
Because there are a lot of these canteens that mostly cater to the nutrition of the students, I cannot even remember any names. :> They are in one location of the Merkado and easy to find.
It is guaranteed for a meal to be of a student price but surely yummy!
Favorite Dish: Binignit or Ginataan - this is made of glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and ingredients like sago, saba, langka and rice balls.
Ginanggang - semi-ripe banana (saba variety) grilled and with some margarine and sugar spread on top.