Articles with the tag "Mindoro" (21)

Mount Halcon is a mountain located in the island of Mindoro in the Philippines. Its height of 2,586 metres (8,484 ft) makes it the 18th highest peak in the Philippines. Its steep slopes have earned it the reputation of being the most difficult mountain to climb in the country.
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Published on 22/09/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Documentary, Fauna and flora
Tags: Mindoro, mountains
Most weekends—for the usual backpacker who juggles travel and his 9-5 job—is filled with near-Manila getaways and detailed itineraries that can be done in a day or two. It can be a quick dip by the beaches of Zambales or a day tour in Corregidor. One may even opt for a night at the summits of Batangas or spend some time cooling in Tagaytay while enjoying an order of bulalo.
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Published on 04/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Travel
Tags: Mindoro, mountains, sceneries
It seems like everyone is going to or planning a trip this summer to Boracay, Baler or Cebu. If you are feeling a bit adventurous and want destinations that are more on the “off the beaten path” category, less touristy and more secluded, these destinations are for you. Bulalacao and San Jose, both located at the southernmost tip of Mindoro Island, are two of the country’s most underrated yet spectacular destinations.
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Published on 04/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Travel
Tags: destinations, Mindoro
The ambahan is a literary product and poetic expression of the Southern Mangyans of Mindoro, Philippines. Although there are about seven different ethnic groups living in Mindoro, collectively called the Mangyans, these groups are quite distinct from each other as to language, customs, and way of living.
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: ambahan, Mangyans, Mindoro, poetic
The Alangan Mangyans live in the municipalities of Naujan, Baco, San Teodoro, and Victoria in Oriental Mindoro, and in the municipality of Sablayan in Occidental Mindoro. The name Alangan was derived from the name of a river and mountain slopes in the upper Alangan Valley [Leykamm, 1979].
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Published on 02/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Alangan, Mangyans, Mindoro
The Hanunoo inhabit southern Mindoro Island, particularly in the towns of Mansalay and San Pedro. Their language is known as Hanunoo-Mangyan, or simply Mangyan. Unlike many other Filipino languages, Hanunoo-Mangyan has a written script, so that many members of the tribe can read and write. Their system of writing is descended from the ancient Sanskrit alphabet.
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Published on 01/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: indigenous, Mindoro, tribal
The eight indigenous tribes of Mindoro have known no other home since prehistory, although their ancestors probably migrated from Indonesia. (The seventh-largest island in the Philippines, Mindoro is part of the MIMAROPA Region and is divided into two provinces, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.)
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Published on 01/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Buhid, indigenous, Mindoro, tribal
The eight indigenous tribes of Mindoro have known no other home since prehistory, although their ancestors probably migrated from Indonesia. (The seventh-largest island in the Philippines, Mindoro is part of the MIMAROPA Region and is divided into two provinces, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.) The tribes, which are referred to by the general term "Mangyan," comprise the Alangan, Bangon, Buhid, Hanunoo, Iraya, Ratagnon, Tadyawan, and Tawbuid.
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Published on 01/03/2018 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Communities, Culture, Documentary
Tags: Bangon, indigenous, Mindoro, tribal