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Lists of the Most Dangerous and Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

Lists of the Most Dangerous and Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

Environment & Resources
The Philippines is sitting on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is among the countries with the most active and dangerous volcanoes. At the time of this writing, the Mayon volcano continues to spew ash, lava, and other underground materials that caused more than 70,000 inhabitants to flee from the area. The following is the list of active and dangerous volcanoes found in the Philippines. These volcanoes have a history of eruptions based on recorded data and can explode at any time. This list is in alphabetical order. 1. Babuyan Claro Volcano (Mount Pangasun) is an active volcano located on Babuyan Island, the northernmost of the Babuyan group of islands in Luzon Strait, north of the main island of Luzon in the Philippines. Eruptions were recorded in 1831, 1860, and 1913. Askedna Hot Sp...
Top 10 Most Abundant Minerals Found in the Philippines

Top 10 Most Abundant Minerals Found in the Philippines

Environment & Resources
The Philippines is among the list of countries that possess massive mineral deposits and other natural resources. Mining is also one of the country’s biggest export and one of the biggest local industries, but President Rodrigo Duterte’s new mining policy could possibly affect the mining industry sooner than later. With more than 7,000 islands, mineral deposits in the Philippines vary by location and the type of mineral ores miners can dig. The following is the Philippines' top 10 minerals by volume of production and deposits. 1. Nickel The Philippines is the world’s top nickel producer with more than 500,000 metric tons output in 2016. Come far in second is Russia with more than 250,000 metric tons. 2. Gold Gold mining in the Philippines has been done both manually and through ...
Top 10 Hog and Pork Producing Provinces in the Philippines

Top 10 Hog and Pork Producing Provinces in the Philippines

Business & Finance, Environment & Resources, Society & Culture
While Filipinos love to eat pork, the Philippines is sitting on number eight on the lists of top pork-producing countries as of 2019 with more than 1.5 million metric tons of production. Although big commercial farms dominate hog production in the country, thousands of people grow hogs in their backyard as an additional income. The following is the list of the top 10 hog-producing provinces in the country, and some hog and pork dealers by province. 1. Bulacan Bulacan is number one in producing quality pork. The biggest hog farms and piggeries in the country are found in Bulacan, and hog production is one of the province’s top-earning industries. Some hog and meat suppliers and dealers in Bulacan includes 3 Angels Farm (San Miguel), Abel’s Ark farm (San Ildefonso), Alpha farms Co...
14 Places in the Philippines where Yamashita Treasure could be found

14 Places in the Philippines where Yamashita Treasure could be found

Environment & Resources, Society & Culture
The controversial story about the hidden treasures of Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita has been disturbing tens of thousands of Filipino treasure hunters for decades and so far, there is no solid evidence that can support the more than half-century-old story. Millions of pesos have been spent and thousands of businesses went bankrupt yet people still believe that one day, their life could turn better if they find the famed treasure. This writer used to join a group of a treasure hunters who operated in Silay City, Negros Occidental for more than two years, dug more than a dozen of deep holes, yet found nothing but rusted pipes and other old steel materials. Dreamers may continue dreaming, and in case they are finding it difficult to find the Yamashita treasure, the following pl...
Top 10 Crops and Agricultural Products in the Philippines

Top 10 Crops and Agricultural Products in the Philippines

Environment & Resources
The Philippines is both an agricultural and industrial country and rice is the most important  Filipino staple food. Every year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) are closely monitoring the rice production and supply in the country in order to meet the volume of demand needed by the Filipino people. Despite the country’s high palay production, the government is still importing rice from other Asian countries like Vietnam and Thailand, in order to maintain the needed yearly rice quantity. Aside from palay, the following are the top ten crops and agricultural products in the Philippines is known for. 1. Sugarcane With an average of 23 million metric tons of sugarcane production every year, the Philippines is the ninth biggest sugar produc...
Lists of the Biggest Mining Companies in the Philippines

Lists of the Biggest Mining Companies in the Philippines

Environment & Resources
Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016, the Philippine mining industry has been a hot topic and the country is having a hard time maintaining a high number of mining companies due to its stricter environmental policy. The following is the list of the biggest mining companies in the Philippines operating as of 2020 before the Covid-19 stikes. Open-pit mining was banned by President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. This list is alphabetical in order. 1. Apex Mining Co. Incorporated Apex Mining Co., Inc. (AMCI) is a proudly Philippine-owned company, run by Filipinos, with origins in the Maco Gold Mine in Compostela Valley, Province of Mindanao in the Southern Philippines. Maco Gold Mine was formerly known as Masara, situated in the municipalities of Maco and Mabini....
15 Gold-Rich Provinces in the Philippines

15 Gold-Rich Provinces in the Philippines

Environment & Resources
The Philippines according to Forbes is second on the list of countries with the biggest untapped gold deposits behind Indonesia due to its geographical features. But because mining in the Philippines contributes only less than 1% of the local economy while destroying thousands of hectares of land across the country, the government passed a stricter bill on mining. For students and researchers alike, the following list of provinces where gold can be found can help you answer your assignment. The list is the result of a continued USGS survey and many of these places have operating gold mines. #1. Abra – Patok gold operations #2. Bataan – Pantingan gold prospect #3. Batangas – gold veins in Lobo town #4. Benguet – home of Benguet Corp. Benguet holds the biggest gold d...
Top 10 Longest and Largest Rivers in the Philippines

Top 10 Longest and Largest Rivers in the Philippines

Environment & Resources
The Philippines has unique biodiversity due to its weather, and land-from created by rivers, volcanic eruptions, and other natural occurrences. From North in Luzon to South in Mindanao, the country boasts some of the most beautiful and scenic attractions not only on its watershed reserves that include falls, but also its beautiful rivers. Kayaking and boating in some of the Philippines’ longest and largest rivers are a one-of-a-lifetime experience every nature lover much try. The following is the list of the ten longest and largest rivers in the Philippines that worth exploring. 10. Davao River (160 km) The Davao River is the third largest river catchment on the Island of Mindanao and is the 10th longest river in the Philippines. It drains an area of over 1700 km² with a river l...
12 Most Dangerous Animals in the Philippines

12 Most Dangerous Animals in the Philippines

Animals and Pets, Environment & Resources
Every island in the Philippines has a different set of dangerous, poisonous, and venomous creatures. Listed below are the most common animals that pose a threat to humans. These animals can be found in most islands except for the crocodiles which are considered critically endangered. 1. Snakes Snakes are everywhere in the Philippines, and either it is poisonous or not, snakes are scary. There are more people who are afraid of snakes than people who are not. See our list of venomous snakes in the Philippines. 2. Bees This write has been stung twice by hornets earlier in his life on the mountains of Negros Occidental. If you are trekking along the river, be sure to take extra caution as most species of hornets and killer bees reside along or near the rivers. In Negros Occidental a...
Top 10 Oldest Philippine Trees

Top 10 Oldest Philippine Trees

Environment & Resources
The Philippines has rich biodiversity and natural resources. There are tens of thousands of plant species distributed in its more than 7,000 islands and some remained undiscovered by humans. Somewhere out there in the middle of the jungle, surely there are thousands of old trees in there and some may have been died already due to their age, but since they left undiscovered, it is hard to distinguish their real age. The size of the tree cannot be considered a deciding factor to determine the age of the tree. Some species are small and some grow to huge sizes despite their young age. This list provides only the oldest known Philippine trees discovered by humans and most of these are actually found outside the jungle. Balete, acacia, mangoes – are some of the biggest and oldest tr...