Mount Matutum

Tupi, South Cotabato

Mount Matutum Protected Landscape is located in the province of South Cotabato, on the island of Mindanao.

It is 15 km north of Polomolok, and about 30 km north-northwest of General Santos City

Matutum is a stratovolcano that rises 2,286 meters asl with a base diameter of 25 km.

It has 2 hot springs, called Acmonan and Linan, 5.7 km west-southwest of th ...

e volcano.

Adjacent volcanic edifices are Landayao, Tampad, and Albulhek, which are all west of the volcano, and Magolo to the north.

There is a well-preserved 320 meter wide crater at the volcano's summit. The crater is breached by three gorges and has a 120 metre deep, densely forested floor.  Wiki

Mount Matutum Protected Landscape News

  • Birthday Day Hike At Mt Matutum Tupi South Cotabato

    Birthday Day Hike At Mt Matutum Tupi South Cotabato

    I woke up at 2:30 AM, ahead of the alarm, excited to meet another mountain. I had just turned a year older. Thankfully, my youthful enthusiasm for nature remains unchanged. Though I've been feeling the effects of aging with the slowing metabolism and white hair popping everywhere, I'm happy I could still hike, though my pace is much slower than a few years back. :) This time, I'm headed to Mt. Matutum, an active volcano in the municipality of Tupi, South Cotabato province.

  • South Cot And Gen San Birding

    South Cot And Gen San Birding

    Adri and I still had the full weekend ahead of us after Friday's Tacurong Bird Festival and our day birding at the Baras Bird Sanctuary. SOX is a great place for some quick target birding, and Felix already had it all planned out for us.

  • SoCot Gears Up For Rollout Of USAid Wildlife Project

    SoCot Gears Up For Rollout Of USAid Wildlife Project

    Environment personnel in South Cotabato are targeting to start by next month the full implementation of the United States Agency for International Development (USAid)-supported Protect Wildlife Project.

    Mary Jane Manlisis, forest and inland water management division chief of the Provincial Environment Management Office, said Monday they are finalizing the arrangement for the project?s rollout in areas covered by the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape and the Allah Valley Protected Landscape.

    She said the project?s implementation period is specifically set from September this year to August ...

  • Philippine Eagle Conservation

    The Philippine Raptors Conservation Program (PRCP) was started in 1990 by the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR)-Protected Areas & Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) to help conserve our wildlife particularly the Philippine Eagle, and other raptors. Known Philippine eagle habitats covers the following Regions: 1, 2-CAR, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13-CARAGA where its flagship program, the magnificent Philippine eagle reigns supreme. Other raptors, the likes of which include Brahminy kites, Crested serpent eagles, Philippine hawk eagles, Scops owls, Grass owls, etc., although were not class ...

  • The Blaan Preserving Their Culture

    The Blaan Preserving Their Culture

    In the Philippines there are more than 40 different ethnic groups, most of these can be found on the island of Mindanao, the second largest and southernmost island of this tropical archipelago. The Blaan is a tribal community of Southern Mindanao, the name stems from the composed words "Bla" and "An" when combined the word "Blaan" means our counterpart tribe.

    It is believed by some that the name of the Island of Mindanao is derived from the Blaan word "Mahin" that means sea and "Lanao" means lake; these combined words make "Mahinlanao"; that means a body of water, referring to Lake Lanao th ...

  • Kape Almid The Poo That Makes A Great Brew

    Kape Almid The Poo That Makes A Great Brew

    Kape Alamid is made from coffee berries that are being eaten and defecated by the Asian Palm Civet, locally known as alamid or milu. The B'laan tribe pampered these civets for this very special purpose.

    Kape Alamid is made from coffee berries that are being eaten and defecated by the Asian Palm Civet, locally known as alamid or milu. The B'laan tribe pampered these civets for this very special purpose.

    He welcomed my fascination to this great brew with my first encounter with Kape Alamid. Served from a brewing tea pot, I gasped for its aroma letting it run to my nose to orient my senses. ...