Mount Polis

Hungduan, Ifugao

Mount Polis is a 1,895 meter high mountain peak located on the borders of the provinces of Ifugao and Mountain Province in the Philippines. It ranks as the third highest mountain in Ifugao province and the 124th highest mountain in Philippines.

In December of 1899, Emilio Aguinaldo, President of the First Philippine Republic, passed through a pass on the mountain en route from Tirad ...

Pass to Abra province while fleeing American forces during the Philippine-American War.

Mount Polis News

  • Sagada Trilogy 2017

    Where do blessed hearts go? SAGADA! ♡

    Sagada Trilogy Itinerary by Mama Zeng Profeta.

    Mt. Ampacao | Mt. Balintaugan | Mt. Polis
    March 24 to 26, 2017

  • PHL Further Elevates Biodiversity Conservation Bid

    PHL Further Elevates Biodiversity Conservation Bid

    The Philippines is elevating further its biodiversity conservation efforts with a new project that aims to promote sustainable mechanism for better conservation, protection and management of the country's natural resources.

    Through the 2015-2019 Philippine ICCA Project, the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) and its partners will work on institutionalizing indigenous community conservation area (ICCA) as an alternative and sustainable mechanism for better conserving, protecting and managing Philippine protected areas outside coverage of Republic Act No. 7586 (National Integrated Protected ...

  • Sagada Sumaguing Cave Banaue Rice Terraces

    Sagada Sumaguing Cave Banaue Rice Terraces

    It's our second day in Sagada. Day one (which I wrote on SAGADA: HANGING COFFIN, UNDERGROUND RIVER, BOMOD OK FALLS ) was a bit tiring because of trekking. That was almost four hours of walking, battling muddy trails, rocky river (the rocks are so slippery) and cliffs. So, now you might be wondering on what happen to Miss Piggy and friends on day two. Well our day two started like this.

    We woke up around three in the morning to take a bath and get ready for our next adventure in Sagada. Our guide told us that we should leave Mayor's Guesthouse before dawn so that we can enjoy our next activi ...

  • DENR UNDP Embark On 6.78 Million Program To Protect Sacred Tribal Grounds UNDP In Philippines

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will embark on a $6.78-million project to boost environmental protection and biodiversity-conservation efforts in tribal sacred grounds, or indigenous community conserved areas (ICCA), in the Philippines.

    The project, called "Strengthening National Systems to Improve Governance and Management of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Conserved Areas and Territories (Philippines ICCA Project) will be implemented by the DENR Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nat ...

  • Court Order Stops Quarrying In Mt Polis

    Court Order Stops Quarrying In Mt Polis

    A mountain straddling the provinces of Ifugao and Mountain Province has been shielded with a temporary environment protection order (Tepo) against unregulated quarrying there.

    Ifugao Regional Trial Court Judge Ester Piscoso-Flor granted the Nov. 12 petition of Bishop Valentin Dimoc of the Vicariate of Lagawe (Ifugao) and Bontoc (Mountain Province). The Tepo stopped illegal quarrying operations in sections of a road through Mt. Polis that links Ifugao and Mountain Province.

    "I hope the local governments and the agencies will do their work [now that the Tepo has been imposed]," Dimoc said ...

  • Bishop Asks Court To Protect Cordi Mountain From Illegal Quarrying

    Bishop Asks Court To Protect Cordi Mountain From Illegal Quarrying

    A Catholic bishop has asked a court to place Mount Polis at the boundary of Ifugao and Mountain Province under a permanent environmental protection order, saying this upland watershed is being ravaged by illegal quarrying.

    Bishop Valentin Dimoc, the apostolic vicar of the vicariate of Bontoc-Lagawe, also urged the Ifugao Regional Trial Court (RTC) to compel government agencies and the local governments of Banaue in Ifugao and of Bontoc in Mountain Province to stop all quarry operations that have been devastating the mountain's mossy forest.

    Mt. Polis straddles Ifugao and Mountain Provinc ...