Mount Pulong Bato is a monolith located in Zamboanga City at the Zamboanga Peninsula, the western tip of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The mountain is situated in the Upper Abong-Abong Park within the Pasonanca Natural Park, in Barangay Pasonanca, only a few kilometers away from the city's downtown section.
Pulong Bato became infamous because when the Philippine Institu ...
te of Volcanology and Seismology confirmed the mountain is a volcano which is unknown to most people. What is unusual about the mountain is, unlike the other mountains surrounding the city, only Mt. Pulong Bato is made from solid rock.
According to PHIVOLCS, the volcano is an Intrusion type of volcano meaning it was formed within earth's crust. Magma was pushed from the beneath the earth surface but did not come out through an eruption like a typical volcano (Extrusion). The magma eventually solidified while it is still enclosed by softer rocks, which was later exposed by erosion or weathering, a process that could take thousands of years.
The mountain is near the premises of the famous Abong-Abong Park, where both domestic and foreign catholic devotees pilgrimage annually during Holy Week to observe the holiday and meditate.
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Here are some suggested activities in Zamboanga City:
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Zamboanga City, dubbed "Asia's Latin City," abounds with architectural attractions in the city proper.
There are the Spanish ruins of Fort Pilar, and culinary attractions like satti and deep-sea crab curacha. These alone can keep a traveler busy for a day.
If you have more time to explore, you can choose from or do all these activities:
1) Visit the tree houses and teepees at Pasonanca Park.
If you want some quick nature-tripping near the city proper, Pasonanca Park is ideal as it is just 20 minutes away.
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Next stop was Barangay Abong-Abong where the Freedom Park is. The Park is home to some military relics, large guns and a tomb for an unknown soldier. It's also the final resting place of the late Mayor Cesar Climaco, the beloved politician of Zamboanga who was assassinated in 1984.
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