Mount Dulang-dulang

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Mount Dulang-dulang, dubbed by Filipino mountaineers as "D2," is the highest elevation peak in the Kitanglad Mountain Range, located in the north central portion of the province of Bukidnon in the island of Mindanao. It is the second highest mountain of the Philippines at Template:Convert above sea level, second only to Mount Apo of Davao at Template:Convert and slightly higher than Mount Pulag of Luzon, the third highest at Template:Convert.[1]

The mountain is regarded by the Talaandig tribe of Lantapan as a sacred place. It is also within the ancestral domain of the tribe.Template:Citation needed The mountain range is the ancestral home of the Bukidnon, Higaonon, and Talaandig indigenous peoples.[2]

Geography

View from Mount Dulang-dulang summit

Mount Dulang-dulang, similar to other peaks located in the Kitanglad Mountain Range, is covered by lofty forests and is a home to a variety of fauna and flora. It is home to 58 mammal species, including bats, squirrels, monkeys, wild boars, flying lemurs, shrews, and deer.[1]

The Philippine eagle is also sighted within the vicinity of the mountain.[3] At least 58 families and 185 species of trees and other woody vegetation species are found within Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park.[4]

Hydrological features

Mount Dulang-dulang, including the Kitanglad Mountain Range, is the headwater catchment area of several major river systems which include the Maagnao River and Alanib River, tributaries of the Pulangi River, which drains into the Rio Grande de Mindanao in Cotabato City.

The Sawaga River main is main water of the Bukidnon people for homes and agriculture.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named pm
  2. 2.0 2.1 Balane, Walter I. (2012-05-18). Lumads decry Mt. Kitanglad bombing, demand ritual to appease spirits (en-US).
  3. Lasco, Gideon. Beyond Apo: Seven great hiking destinations in Mindanao.
  4. Canoy, Ma. Easterluna Luz S. (2001). The Indigenous Peoples of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park.