Pages in the category Mountain Ranges of the Philippines, Caraballo Mountains, Cordillera Central de Panay, Cordillera Central (Luzon). The large island of Mindanao has five major mountain systems, some of which were formed by volcanic action. The eastern end of Mindanao is highly mountainous, including the Diuata Mountains, with several elevations above 6,000 feet (1,828 m), and the southeastern mountain ranges, which reach a high point of 9,200 feet (2,804 m). In the center of Mindanao there is a large mass of rugged mountain ranges, one of which divides the island from north to south.
This mountain range contains 2954 m (9,692 ft) of Mount Apo, the country's highest peak, overlooking the Gulf of Davao. The extensive lowlands of Cotabato separate these highlands from a southwestern coastal mountain range. The Philippines has 3134 mountains that bear his name. Mount Apo is the highest and most prominent mountain in the world.
Mount Hood is 2,956 meters above sea level. It is believed that Apo is the grandfather of the Philippine mountains because it is the highest mountain in the Philippines. However, despite this designation, the mountain range still faces relentless pressure from mining, logging, poaching and unsustainable agricultural practices. However, as the mountain range moves to the southeast, the mountains become higher and steeper, eventually forming the western and southern walls of the Valley of Allah, an expanse of fertile land in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat.
Among the most notable inhabitants of the mountain range are the Visaya Hornbill (Penelopides panini), the Walden Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni), the bleeding pigeon of the blacks (Gallicolumba keayi), the Panay striped charlatan (Zosterornis latistriatus), the Visayan spotted deer (Rusa alfredi), the warty piglet of the Visayas (Sus cebifrons), The Cloud Runner from Panay (Crateromys heaneyi) and the Panay monitor (Varanus mabitang). But what is known is that, like Mount Palali, the rest of the mountain range is densely covered by forest, or at least it once was, since in many areas, the lush forest cover has been completely stripped of wood and farmland, leaving some mountains — and, in extension, the surrounding lowlands — devoid of protection against floods and landslides. In fact, there is a dearth of information about the Daguma Mountains in general; it remains one of the many unexplored places in Mindanao, not to mention that it is one of the least explored mountain ranges in the Philippines. Another notable peak in the Kitanglad mountain range is Mount Maagnaw, which, at 2,742 m (8,996 ft) above sea level, is the third highest point in the range and the eighth highest mountain in the Philippines.
On its slopes there are Sumatran pine forests (Pinus merkusii), which in Zambal, the local language, is known as Tapolaw, hence the name of the mountain. Guiwan is covered by forests and abundant wildlife, and is the traditional hunting ground of the Bungkalot ethnic tribe, which has established trails to facilitate the ascent and descent of the mountain. Mount Mantalingahan (sometimes Mantalingajan or Mantaling), which gives its name to the entire mountain range, is the main peak of the range, as well as its highest point. At an altitude of 2,956 m (9,698 ft) above sea level, Apo is also the highest point of the Apo-Talomo mountain range, as well as of the extensive and extensive Panaron mountain range.
Mountain ranges divide island surfaces into narrow coastal strips and shallow inland plains or valleys. These include the Casecnan protected landscape and the Pantabangan-Carranglan watershed forest reserve. The forested mountains serve as hydrographic basins from which the headwaters of several of Mindanao's large rivers flow, including the Mindanao, Pulangi, Davao and Tagoloan rivers, as well as the main tributaries of the Agusan River, all of which meet the agricultural, industrial and domestic water needs of approximately half of Mindanao. For an exhilarating climb or just a leisurely hike, there's no doubt that the Philippines has the right mountains and trails for you.
Mount Diwata (1,261 m or 4,137 feet above sea level), from which the name of the entire mountain range is derived, is full of legends; it is said to be the home of the diwatas, nymphs, fairies or goddesses of local tradition. Farther away, in the province of the Mountains, is Mount Amuyao (2,702 m or 8,865 feet above sea level), another of the highest mountains in the Philippines. . .