Zambales Mountains

Zambales

The Zambales Mountains is a mountain range on western Luzon island in the Philippines. The mountains separate Luzon's central plain from the South China Sea. Its most prominent section is known as the Cabusilan Mountain Range composed of Mt. Pinatubo, Mount Negron and Mount Cuadrado, which are believed to be remnants of the ancestral Pinatubo peak.

Zambales Mountains News

  • Mt Tapulao Zambales

    Mt Tapulao Zambales

    Mt. Tapulao has an elevation of 2,037 metres (6,683 ft), which makes it the highest mountain in the town of Zambales. It was known as "High Peak" by the locals way back when mining was still popular in the area. DENR had to stop the mining operations around 2006 due to the destruction on the natural beauty of the mountain. From then on, they called it "Tapulao," which is their local dialect for the pine trees that are abundant on the mountain. Also in 2006, the mountain was opened to the public for hiking activities.

    The mountain has three peaks, which can also be explored when doing the tr ...

  • Mt Pinatubo and Taal Volcano Crater Philippines

    Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga.

    Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions.

  • Rarely Seen Bird Gets Limelight In Forest Plan

    Rarely Seen Bird Gets Limelight In Forest Plan

    It looks like an owl but its beak is as wide as a frog's mouth. It is a bird that is often heard, and rarely seen, because of its loud sound "Kaawww" or its staccato "Wak wak wak."

    That's the "saksakulap," the very elusive Philippine frogmouth (Batrachostomus septimus), which has become the poster creature of government programs to protect the critical Mangatarem forest, the largest forest in Pangasinan with an area of 6,500 hectares.

    It is a part of the 139,679-ha Zambales mountain range, which straddles Pangasinan, Tarlac and Zambales.

    The Mangatarem forest is now in the five-year N ...

  • Zambales Tourist Attractions

    Zambales Tourist Attractions

    The province of Zambales is endowed with tourist attractions that are surely loved by the tourists. They will enjoy visiting and exploring the province. It is one of the best provinces in the Philippines that host many tourist attractions and wonders.

    Cultural

    Botolan Resettlement Sites
    Botolan, Zambales

    A model resettlement village located in Brgys. Baquilan, Loob-bunga and Taugtug. Baquilan offers a hilltop view of the volcano's crater. It is populated by hundreds of Aeta families who were displaced from their native habitat during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. An optional ...

  • 9 protected areas for endangered wildlife declared

    They may not be cool, but rats, bats and frogs are facing extinction and causing concern among environmentalists.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday unveiled a conservation program that protects the habitats of these threatened creatures from invasive human activities and development.

    The DENR said in a statement it had expanded the protected areas to include nine sites that are home to endangered and rare flora and fauna, which include bats, cloud rats and forest frogs.

    Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said the program, called the New Conservation A ...

  • DENR to expand terrestrial protected areas

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to launch on Monday (May 23, 2 pm) a new project that would expand the country's terrestrial protected areas in an effort to enhance the national protected areas system while addressing biodiversity loss.

    DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje, who will lead the launching at the Bulwagan Ninoy (formerly Visitor's Center) at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City, said the new project, New Conservation Areas in the Philippines Project (NewCAPP), seeks not only to increase the terrestrial protected areas in the coun ...