the philippines, following its ratification of the convention on thursday, september 19, 1985, made its historical and natural sites eligible for inclusion on the list. the philippines had its first sites included in 1993, and since 2014, has six sites on the list spanning nine locations. of those six sites, three are cultural and three natural .
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active volcanoes in the philippines, as categorized by the philippine institute of volcanology and seismology phivolcs , include volcanoes in the country having erupted within historical times within the last 600 years , with accounts of these eruptions documented by humans; or having erupted within the last 10,000 years based on analyses of datable materials.
list. cities with provinces in italics denote the city is administered independently from such provinces to which they are traditionally grouped with.metro manila ncr is not a province but is included for comparative purposes. under class, mun indicates municipalities, cc indicates component cities, icc independent component cities, and huc highly urbanized cities.
forest cover declined from 70% of the philippines's total land area in 1900 to about 18.3% in 1999. many species are endangered and scientists say that southeast asia, which the philippines is part of, faces a catastrophic extinction rate of 20% by the end of the 21st century.
the table below is a tally of the ten most deadly recorded earthquakes in the philippines since the 1600s with having the most number of casualties: 18th century edit an intensity vii struck lake bombon now known as taal lake on september 24, 1716.
it has erupted 15 times since 1885 and is considered as the 4th most active volcano in the philippines after mayon, taal, and kanlaon, there are evacuation procedures in place for parts of the peninsula, the farms nearest the volcano are evacuated, and many of the village schools are closed if it is considered possible that a more destructive eruption could occur.
on march 16, 2020, philippine president rodrigo duterte declared the entire luzon area in the philippines under 'enhanced community quarantine' ecq which is effectively a total lockdown, restricting the movement of the population with exceptions, in response to the growing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 covid-19 in the country. additional lockdown restrictions mandated the temporary .
officially, the philippines is a secular nation, with the constitution guaranteeing separation of church and state, and requiring the government to respect all religious beliefs equally. according to national religious surveys, about 5.6% of the population of the philippines is muslim, making islam the second largest religion in the country.
january 26 – miss philippines karen gallman wins the miss intercontinental title in a pageant night held at the mall of asia arena in pasay city. it was the first time the philippines won in the pageant. february 24 – the coronation event of the mister international 2019 pageant takes place at the one esplanade in pasay.
approximately twenty tropical cyclones enter the philippine area of responsibility yearly, an area which incorporates parts of the pacific ocean, south china sea and the philippine archipelago with the exception of tawi-tawi province . among these cyclones, ten will be typhoons, with five having the potential to be destructive ones. the philippines is 'the most exposed country in the world to .
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list of power plants in the philippines. jump to navigation jump to search. burgos wind farm in burgos, ilocos norte. coal-fired quezon power plant in mauban, quezon. the following are lists of some of the power plants in the philippines renewable hydroelectric. station community coordinates .
the philippines, however, would maintain its own naming scheme for its local forecasts. in 2001 , pagasa revised its naming scheme to contain longer annual lists with a more mixed set of names. currently, the jma and pagasa each assign names to typhoons that form within or enter the philippine area of responsibility.
on september 20, 2018, a landslide caused by heavy rainfall and quarrying operations by apo land and quarry corporations in naga, cebu, philippines, killed 78 people. five others are missing. this is the second deadly landslide to occur in the country in five days; the first occurred in itogon, benguet, in september 15, triggered by typhoon mangkhut, leaving at least 35 dead.
this is a list of protected areas of the philippines administered by the department of environment and natural resources' biodiversity management bureau under the national integrated protected areas system nipas act of 1992. as of 2013, there are 240 protected areas in the philippines covering a total area of 54,500 square kilometres 21,000 sq mi – 14.2% of the philippines' total area.
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the philippines is an archipelago that comprises 7,641 islands with a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers 115,831 sq mi . it is the world's 5th largest island country. the eleven largest islands contain 95% of the total land area. the largest of these islands is luzon at about 105,000 square kilometers 40,541 sq mi .
the islands of the philippines, also known as the philippine archipelago, comprises about 7,641 islands, of which only about 2,000 are inhabited. more than 5,000 islands of the archipelago are yet to be given official names. they are clustered into the three major island groups of luzon, visayas, and mindanao