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Top 10 Filipino Volcanoes

Mayon


Location: Albay, Bicol

Also, known as Mayon Volcano or Mount Volcano is an active volcano in the province of Albay, Bicol.

It’s known for its perfect conical shap and has been declared as a Natural Park on 1983.

The name Mayon came from the legendary princess-heroine, Daragan Magayon (lit. Beautiful Lady)


Taal


Location: Tagaytay

Taal is the second most active volcano in the Philippines.

What’s fascinating about Taal Volcano is the fact that it has a lake (called Taal Lake) formed in the middle due to the eruptions.

It is considered one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines and can be viewed through Tagaytay Ridge.


Kanlaon


Location: Negros

Kanlaon or sometimes Canlaon is an active volcano on the island of Negros, Philippines.

Kanlaon or sometimes Canlaon is an active volcano on the island of Negros, Philippines.

It’s the favorite spot for Mountain climber and is the center of Mount Kanlaon Natural Park.

It’s one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.


Bulusan


Location: Sorsogon, Bicol.

Mount Bulusan or Bulusan Volcano is yet another one of the active volcanoes in the Philippines. It has several hot springs including San Benon Springs, Mapaso Springs and San Vicente Springs.

Its last eruption was in December 2016, where it lasted for about 16 minutes.


Smith


Location: Cagayan Valley

Smith Volcano, also known as Mount Babuyan is a sparsely-vegetated cinder cone on Babuyan Islands.

Smith is the youngest volcano on the five volcanic centers of Babuyan Islands.

 


Hibok-Hibok


Location: Camiguin Island.

Mount Hibok-Hibok, also known as Catarman Volcano is another active volcano part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

It is part of the major landmarks in Timpoong and HIbok-Hibok Natural Monument. It is also very popular for hiking activities (a permit is usually required from the DENR office.


Pinatubo


Location: Zambales

Pinatubo is probably one of the most historically present volcanos in the Philippines. Considering during the 1990’s, the US had two large military bases  in the region near Mount Pinatubo.

Another memory left behind by Pinatubo is its eruption in 1991 which left over 800 people killed and almost 10, 000 people left homeless.

In 2009, the 454 families of Aetas who were left homeless and driven away due to the 1991 eruption were given the right of ownership of the land by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Nowadays, Mount Pinatubo has been popular for hiking activities


Musuan


Location: Bukidnon

An active volcano in the island of Mindanao, known for its primary rainforest in it’s northern slope covered by 524 species of plants.

Due its proximity to universities, it has become a popular destination for students, teachers, and tourists for picnics, or more importantly, the study of flora and fauna.

 


Banahaw

 

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Location: Laguna

Also known as Mount Banahaw or Banajao, Banahao is an active volcano in the provinces of Laguna and Quezon.

Known as the tallest mountain in the CLABARZON region, is known as a Holy Mountain and is popular among pilgrims and mountain climbers to visit.

It’s popular during Holy Week each year where hiking activites peak.

 


Ragang


Location: Lanao Del Sur

The seventh highest mountain in the Philippines and the highest point in Lanao Del Sur, Mount Ragang is one of the active volcanoes art of Pacific Ring of Fire.

 

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