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More votes for River Natural Park

MANILA, Philippines —  Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River Natural Park, distinctively known as the Underground River, has significantly increased its percentage of global votes in the past four weeks, giving the country’s only entry to the campaign a better a chance of becoming one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.


Metro Manila


Metropolitan Manila (Filipino: Kalakhang Maynila , Kamaynilaan) or the National Capital Region (NCR) (Filipino: Pambansang Punong Rehiyon) is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines. It is composed of 16 cities—namely Manila itself, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Pasay, Pasig, Parañaque, Quezon City, San Juan, Taguig, Valenzuela—and the municipality of Pateros.

The region is the political, economic, social, cultural, and educational center of the Philippines. As proclaimed by Presidential Decree No. 940, Metro Manila as a whole is the Philippines' seat of government but the City of Manila is the capital.


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Luzon History

Luzon was once split among Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms, Muslim principalities, and ethnoreligious tribes, who had trading connections with Borneo, Malaya, Java, Indochina, India, Okinawa, Japan and China before the Spanish established their rule. From just before the first millennium, the Tagalog and Kapampangan peoples of south and central Luzon had established several Indianized kingdoms, notably among them those of Tundok, Namayan and Maynila.


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Luzon Geography

Luzon's area is 104,688 square kilometers, making it the world's 17th largest island. It is the fourth most populated island in the world. Located on Luzon are the country's capital, Manila, and its most populated city, Quezon City. The island is very mountainous and is home to Mount Pulag, the third highest mountain in the country and Mount Pinatubo, Mayon, and Taal Volcano, Luzon's most famous volcanoes. To the west of Luzon island is the South China Sea (Luzon Sea in Philippine territorial waters), to the east is the Philippine Sea, and to the north is Luzon Strait containing Babuyan Channel and Balintang Channel.


Regions of the Philippines : Mindanao



Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

Regional center: Pagadian City

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Northern Mindanao (Region X)

Regional center: Cagayan de Oro City

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Davao Region (Region XI)

Regional center: Davao City

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Regional center: Koronadal City

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Caraga Region

Regional center: Butuan City

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Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)

Regional center: Cotabato City

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Regions of the Philippines : Visayas




Western Visayas (Region VI)

Regional center: Iloilo City

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Central Visayas (Region VII)

Regional center: Cebu City

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Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)

Regional center: Tacloban City

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Geographic Regions in Luzon



Luzon. . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Luzon is the largest and most economically and politically important island in the Philippines and one of the three island groups in the country, with Visayas and Mindanao being the other two. Luzon as an island group includes the island of Luzon itself, plus the Batanes and Babuyan groups of islands to the north, and the main and outlying islands of Catanduanes, Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon, and Mindoro in the south.[3]. It is home to the capital city, Manila.

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