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PHILIPPINE TRIVIA

Longest Underground River
The world's longest underground river system accessible to man can be found at the St. Paul National Park in the province of Palawan. It is 8 kilometers long.

Largest Philippine Wild Animal
The largest Philippine wild animal, the tamaraw (Bubalus minodrensis), is a dwarf water buffalo similar to the carabao except that it is smaller and its horns grow straight upward into a "V" form. It is found only in the island of Mindoro.

Highest Mountain
The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo, a dormant volcano found in Mindanao, at 2,954 meters (10,311 feet above sea level). It is considered as the "Grandfather of Ail Philippine Mountains." Mt. Pulog in Luzon is the second highest at 2,928 meters (9,604 feet).

Largest City
The largest city in the Philippines is Davao City. With an area of 2,211 sq. km., it is about three times the size of the national capital, Metro Manila.

Oldest City
Cebu is the oldest Philippine city.

Longest Religious Holiday
Filipinos celebrate the world's longest religious holiday. The Christmas season begins on September 1st, as chillier winds and Christmas carols start filling the air, and ends on the first week of January, during the Feast of the Three Kings.

Only Christmas Theme Park
Paskuhan Village in the province of Pampanga is Asia's only Christmas theme park and the third of its kind in the world.

Yoyo
The popular toy, the yoyo, was invented by 16th century hunters in the Philippines.

Winner of Best Underwater Images
Diving paradise Anilao, in the province of Batangas, is the theme of a picture book that bagged the International Prize for Underwater Images at the 27th World Festival of Underwater Images in France in November 2000. "Anilao" book creators and Filipino scuba divers Scott Tuason and Eduardo Cu Unjieng defeated big names in…...

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