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Visayas Islands Mountains

 

The central section of the archipelago is comprised of several large islands such as Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, and Samar. These form what is known as the Visayas. From Manila, travel to the Visayas requires a plane ride to the major centers such as Cebu City, Bacolod City, and Iloilo City. Though the islands do not have grand mountain ranges such as those found in Luzon and Mindanao, there are hiking destinations of note. Chief among these is Mt. Kanlaon in Negros, the region's tallest mountain at 2435 MASL.

 

Alto Peak

Ormoc City, Leyte
Major jump-off: Lake Danao National Park, Ormoc
LLA: 11.1061 N, 124.7097 E, 1332 MASL (unverified)
Days required / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 11-14 hours*
Specs: Exploration, Major Climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 3 with unestablished trails


Balaan Bukid / MT. Balaan

Guimaras Island
Major jumpoff: Bgy. Hoskyn, Jordan, Guimaras
LLA: 10°39'48"N, 122°34'5"E, 170+ MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: Half-day / 45 minutes
Specs: Minor Climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail Class 1


Mt. Kanlaon: Negros Island / 2435m (#27)


Mt. Madjaas

Culasi, Antique
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Flores, Culasi
Elevation: 2113m (HP - Panay Island)
Days required / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 14 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 1-4
Features: Open slopes, Mossy forest, Waterfalls, Highest Point


Mt. Manaphag

Pan de Azucar Island, Concepcion, Iloilo
Entry point: Brgy. Tambaliza, Pan de Azucar Is.
Exit point: Sitio Ponting, Pan de Azucar Is.
LLA: 606 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 3-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Exploratory, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 4-6*
Features: Island peak with very steep slopes and non-existent trails


Mt. Mandalagan: Negros Oriental / 1880m


Mt. Manunggal

Balamban, Cebu
Jump-off point: Brgy. Magsaysay, Balamban
LLA: 1003 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 1-2 days / 3-5 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Historical trail, Trail class 1-2


Mt. Nangtud: Panay Island / 2080m


Mt. Napulak: Iloilo / 366m


Mt. Talinis

Dauin and Valencia City, Negros Oriental
Entry point: Brgy. Bediao, Dauin
Exit point: Brgy. Apolong, Valencia City
LLA: 1903 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 2-3 days / 10-11 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 2-4
Features: Lakes, waterfalls, mossy forest


Mt. Tres Marias

Almeria, Biliran
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Sampao, Almeria
LLA: 1315 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 6-7 hours / 2 days
Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 5/9, Trail class 2-4
Features: Waterfalls, Stream crossing, Mossy Forest


Osmeña Peak

Dalaguete and Badian, Cebu
Entry point: Mantalongon Market, Dalaguete, Cebu
Exit point: Brgy. Matutinao, Badian, Cebu
LLA: 09° 49.209N; 123° 26.541E; 1013 MASL
Days required / Trek time: 1-2 days / 1-2 hours (summit) 4-5 hours (falls)
Specs: Minor Climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail Class 1-2

 

WATERFALLS
Bangon-Bugtong and Veriato Falls

Calbayog City, Samar
Height: 60 meters (estimate)
Jump-off point: Brgy. Bugtong, Calbayog City
Trail length: 20-30 minutes

 

Visayas Islands - Balaan Bukid

 

Visayas Islands - Mt Madjaas

 

Visayas Islands - Mt Manaphag

 

Visayas Islands - Mt Manaphag

 

Visayas Islands - Osmena Peak


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Southern Philippine Cuisine

In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.

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Philippine Top Mountains to Climb: Mount Pico de Loro, Cavite, Mount Daguldol, Batangas, Mount Pinatubo, Zambales, Mount Ugu, Benguet, Mount Pulag, Benguet, Mount Mariveles, Tarak Ridge, Bataan, Mount Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon, Mount Apo, Davao del Sur, Mount Kanla-on, Negros Occidental, Mount Guiting-Guiting, Romblon, Mt. Banahaw, Quezon, Mt. Makiling, Laguna

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