Manleluag Spring

Mangatarem, Pangasinan

The Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape is a protected area containing natural hot springs in the Ilocos Region of the Philippines. It is one of 34 protected landscapes in the Philippines located in the municipality of Mangatarem, Pangasinan in the west-central area of the island of Luzon.

The park was converted into a protected landscape area in 2004 and now has a total area of 1 ...

,935.17 hectares and a buffer zone area of 965.09 hectares. It is one of only two protected areas in Pangasinan, the other being the Hundred Islands National Park.

Of the 1,935 hectares of the park's total area, 412.5 ha. are reserved for wildlife habitat, 539.46 ha. for sustainable uses, 57.34 ha. for multiple uses, 15.7 ha. for restoration, and 91.7 ha. for recreation. A series of pathways and foot trails provide access to areas around the park which is surrounded by patrol trails and fire lines in the buffer area for forest fire protection purposes.

The protected landscape is an important biodiversity area. It is home to over 90 bird species, some of which are endangered and endemic, such as the Philippine frogmouth, rufous hornbill, Philippine hanging parrot, Philippine duck, flame-breasted fruit dove, coleto, malkoha and ashy thrush. Its forest also supports the Philippine deer, wild boar, cloud rat, Philippine warty pig and reptiles like the water monitor.

Manleluag Spring National Park Protected Landscape News

  • Manleluag Hot Spring In Pangasinan

    Manleluag Hot Spring is one of the famous hot springs of Pangasinan second to Balungao Hilltop. Manleluag hot spring is located in Barangay Malabobo Mangatarem, Pangasinan. This hot spring is inside the area of Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape and has been open to the public for quite some time. It was declared a national park in 1940 and managed by Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

    The hot spring is produced by the extinct volcano Mt. Malabobo. To collect the spring water, a small cemented reservoir was created. There were three swimming pools to plunge in depending on t ...

  • Pangasinan Protected Area Eyed For Ecotourism Efforts

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Paz "Gina" L. Lopez is optimistic on agro-economic tourism potential of the 1,935 hectares protected landscape, here saying that it could open opportunities to boost the provincial tourism industry in Pangasinan.

    During her first visit to the protected area on December 16 in Brgy. Malabobo, Mangatarem, Lopez suggested for the creation of a joint-management venture of the Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL).

    Do it in joint venture. Do it multisectoral. The private sector, DENR, the (provincial and municipal) ...

  • WagMagingDayuhanSaSarilingBayan Dippin In Manleluag Hot Spring

    My mom and her siblings frequent this place when they were young, now as their children we invaded the place too.

    Manleluag Hot Spring can be found in protected area of Manleluag National Park, located in the town of Mangatarem, Pangasinan.

    I love it here, entrance fee's cheap, cottage's cheap, can be crowded on weekends and holidays, but i i don't care.

    Manleluag spring is located near the extinct volcano Mount Malabobo. The boiling water at the upper part of the area used to be opened and locals used to believe that it cure diseases too.

    There are 3 pools here, 2 for adult and 1 ...

  • Lawmaker Re-files Bill Strengthening Conservation Of Protected Areas

    A lawmaker has re-filed a bill in Senate proposing the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act that aimed to help strengthen conservation efforts for close to 100 protected areas in the country.

    Senator Loren Legarda said Senate Bill 32 completes the process for the declaration of 97 protected areas in the country via amendments to the existing National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Law or Republic Act 7586.

    "Great challenges face us in the task of protecting and preserving our rich biodiversity. The proposed ENIPAS Law will secure the remaining pro ...

  • 15 Protected Areas In Region 1 Eyed For Ecotourism

    The 15 protected areas declared by the Philippine Area Management Board (PAMB) in the Ilocos provinces are being eyed for ecotourism development.

    Gwendolyn Bambalan, the assistant regional director for technical services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 1, disclosed during the recent PAMB convention in Ilocos Norte that these protected areas have great potentials for sustainable enterprise to benefit the local stakeholders.

    "PAMB members from the four provinces in Region 1 such as Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan are currently ...

  • Tribes To Help Develop 15 Protected Areas In Region 1

    In a move to promote ecotourism in the Ilocos Region, the Philippine Area Management Board (PAMB) in collaboration with tribal communities is focused on developing at least 15 protected areas in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan provinces.

    Gwendolyn Bambalan, assistant regional director for technical services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said the PAMB is eyeing the protected areas to develop sustainable enterprises that will benefit local communities and stakeholders.

    "PAMB members from the four provinces in the Ilocos Region are currentl ...