Hike Islands Philippines
Southern Mindanao Mountains
Southern Mindanao possesses the highest mountain in the Philippines, Mt. Apo - which covers North Cotabato and the Davao provinces. This towering presence is a natural sanctuary that is home to the Phiippine Eagle. The major centers are Davao City and General Santos City. Aside from Mt. Apo, another famous destination is Lake Holon - said to the 'cleanest water in the country' in South Cotabato's Mt. Parker. A trip to this mountain would also take you to the scenic town of Lake Sebu, the "summer capital" of the region. Numerous sidetrip possibilities include Samal Island, the beaches in Sarangani province, and countless waterfalls and caves. Mt. Matutum - set in the pineapple plantations of Tupi, South Cotabato - is also a favorite climb.
Kidapawan City and Magpet, North Cotabato
Davao del Sur and North Cotabato
Davao del Sur
Maragusan, Compostela Valley
Tupi, South Cotabato
T'boli, South Cotabato
Calinan, Davao del Sur
New Bataan, Compostela Valley
Main Dishes Philippine Cuisine
Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce. It can also be prepared "dry" by cooking out the liquid and concentrating the flavor. Bistek, also known as "Filipino beef steak," consists of thinly sliced beef marinated in soy sauce and calamansi and then fried in a skillet that is typically served with onions.
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