Category: Geography

Trivia about the Baguio City

In 1900, when the Americans first came  to baguio, it was the only "rancheria," whose dominant feature was a large, low-lying area Kafagway. There were only a few houses and no roads. During the dry season it was a pasture for cattle and horses, but much of the year, it was marshland with a shallow lake where residents hunted for ducks and snipes. Kafagway roughly covered the same area as the present city of Baguio.


Trivia about the different landmarks in Taguig City

TAGUIG CITY HALL – Taguig seat of government was originally situated in Brgy. Sta. Ana and was later transferred to Brgy. Tuktukan in the early 1970s. After enduring various calamities throughout its 20-year history, the building then suffered severe structural damages. In2003, the Taguig Municipal Hall underwent a major facelift, through the initiatives of current mayor Sigfrido Tinga. The newly-renovated building was inaugurated on April 24, 2004,in time with Taguig’s 4l7th Founding Anniversary.On December 8 of the same year, Taguig was declared a city, by virtue of Comelec’s en banc decision confirming the results of the 1998 plebescite and ratifuing its conversation from municipality to a highly urbanized city.

Trivia about Lighthouses in the Philippines I

CAPE BOJEADOR, Burgos, llocos Norte – Is an exemplary nineteenth century architectural lighthouse model with its tower, lamp, keeper's quarters and ancillary structure. It is one of the enduring major Spanish colonial lighthouses that still serves today as a signal station and beacon to sea vessels in the country.

Trivia about the Philippine Waterfalls

Maria Cristina Falls is the most beautiful and tallest waterfall in the country at 58 meters high and nearly as wide. It is located nine kilometers south of lIigan City, a prosperous city which owes its wealth to the hydroelectric power the falls generate.

Trivia about the Philippine Mountains

Mt. Makiling is a favorite destination for mountain climbers and hikers. One can climb the 1,247-meter-high mountain and hike to its natural hot springs on its slope via the access road through the UP Los Banos campus. A trail continues to Mt. Makiling’s summit. Many resorts in Los Banos and Calamba, Laguna have harnessed hot waters from volcanic mud and channeled them into baths where people come for medicinal cures.h mountain rainforests into a dwarf forest to small lakes and finally to a beautiful view of Mt. Kanlaon's quiescent main crater.


Trivia about the Kennon Road

The famous Benguet Road, better known far and wide as Kennon Road, is one of the best mountain roads in the world. Named after Major Lyman M. Kennon, the ultimate builder of the road, it stands as a tribute to Major Kennon's engineering skill and knowledge and excellent understanding of human nature.

Trivia about Philippine Mountains – Mt. Guiting-Guiting

Mt. Guiting-Guiting rises 2,058 meters above sea level. Located at Marigondon, Sibuyan Island, Romblon, Mt. Guiting-Guiting is probably the only remaining mountain in the country today to boast of a complete habitat on its slope. Derived from the local term meaning “saw-tooth” Mt. Guiting-Guiting is noted for its spectacular panoramic scenery and varied wildlife. It has also come to known as an enchanting center of biodiversity.

Trivia about the Importance of Philippine Coastal Resources

The importance of Philippine coastal resources for food security, poverty alleviation and employment, cannot be overemphasized. However, they are under serious threats from over-exploitation, causing both the depletion of resources and degradation of natural habitats, and other unsustainable uses such as pollution and fishing with explosives and poisons.

Trivia about the Mallat Drawings

After briefly passing by the Philippines on an observation trip which took him to China in 1838, the French traveler Jean Mallat, took a serious interest in the Philippines. Mallat later returned two times and traveled more extensively. He compiled notes about his travels in the archipelago which were published in a book entitled Les Philippines.