Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mount Kitanglad | A Stunning View

BACKGROUND
Mt. Kitanglad is the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines.

Kitanglad is an inactive  volcano located in the Kitanglad Mountain Range in Bukidnon province on Mindanao island. It is officially declared as the fourth highest mountain in the Philippines and has an approximate height of 2,899 meters.  It is located between Malaybalay City and the municipalities of Lantapan, Impasug-ong, Sumilao, and Libona.

The name "Kitanglad" was derived from a legend that there was once a great flood that submerged the native lands of Bukidnon and only the tip of the mountain, the size of a "tanglad" (lemon grass), remained visible ("kita" in Tagalog). It is considered as an ancestral domain of several old cultural communities like the Bukidnons, Higaonons and Talaandigs.

Mount Kitanglad was proclaimed a protected area under the natural park category through Presidential Proclamation 896 dated October 24, 1996. On November 9, 2000, Mt. Kitanglad finally became a full-pledge protected area when Congress approved R.A. 8978 also known as the Mt. Kitanglad Range Protected Area Act of 2000.

In 2009, Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park (MKRNP) was declared as an ASEAN Heritage Park.
Kitanglad Mountain Range is a mountain range that dominates the northern central portion of the province of Bukidnon. It occupies portions of eight of the municipalities and cities in the province such as Talakag, Baungon, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Impasug-ong, Lantapan and Malaybalay City. The range is one of the few remaining rainforests in the Philippines, hosting one of the most important diverse species of rare and endemic wildlife such as the Philippine Eagle. Five of its peaks have very high elevations: Mount Dulang-dulang, the highest at 2,938 meters; Mount Kitanglad at 2,899 meters; Mount Maagnaw at 2,742 meters; Mount Lumuluyaw at 2,612 meters; and Mount Tuminungan at 2,400 meters.

The whole range was declared a national park by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 677 on December 4, 1990 known as the Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park. In 1994, it was chosen as one of the 10 priority sites under the World Bank through the Conservation of Priority Protected Areas Project. Mount Kitanglad and its outlying area was proclaimed a protected area under the natural park category through Presidential Proclamation 896 dated October 24, 1996. On November 9, 2000, the park finally became a full-pledge protected area when Congress approved R.A. 8978 also known as the Mt. Kitanglad Range Protected Area Act of 2000. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The famous spot of the Mount Kitanglad-"The Triple Ridge View". Please give some credit to the author if you will use this tag, "The Triple Ridge View" and for the photos. That's how I named this spot and I already covered that in my article during my study in The University of the Philippines Open University which was just culminated last October 2010.

For so many attempts that I've been trying to take some shots on this legendary mountain of Bukidnon, at last, a good timing with the weather condition set foot favorably on me during one of my travels to Cagayan de Oro City, just this November 2010.

This is our remaining watershed. Let us continue to support the protection program. Lets us bear this in our mind always, "Its better to lose the electricity/power, than to lose the water which is the source of life".

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Mount Kitanglad
Bukidnon, Philippines
Camera  : Canon Powershot A1100 IS
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1 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. I live in Baungon and this mountain is visible from our place, like, so clear. But I just learned that the mountain I am looking at everyday is a national park, which is amazing. I plan to go there, hopefully, soon. Visit all parks bucket list.

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