TOPICAL PHILIPPINES

Volcanoes

MOUNT MAKILING

Mount Makiling is a POTENTIALLY ACTIVE volcano, the last eruption was approximately in 660AD (+/-100years).

Mount Makiling is located on the island of Luzon and is part of the Laguna (or San Pablo) volcanic field. The high point of the Laguna volcanic field is the eroded Makiling volcano, which has a deep crater whose floor is 480m below its north rim.

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines have a National camp site at the foot of the volcano and was the site site of the 10th World Scout Jamboree in 1959.

Philippine Mountains #2839a, 16 Jun 2003

(part of a se-tenant block of 4)

International Rice Research Institute, 50th Anniversary #3302a, 14 Apr 2010 

(part of a se-tenant block of 4 and part of a Souvenir Sheet)

Maria Makiling, #new, 30 Mar 2012 

Maria Makiling is a figure in Filipino folklore.  She is described as a fairy or forest nymph whose home is Mount Makiling. It is said that Mount Makiling resembles the figure of a woman, said to be Maria herself. The mountain’s various peaks are said to be Maria’s face and two breasts, respectively and her hair cascades downwards a gentle slope away from her body.

Mount Makiling is still covered with the mysteries and superstitions concerning Makiling. When people get lost on the mountain the disappearances are still attributed to the nymph. The unusual weather patterns on the mountain are also often associated to Maria Makiling.

 

First Day Cover

 

Philippine Mountains #2839, 16 Jun 2003

International Rice Research Institute, #3302, 50th Anniversary 14 Apr 2010 

Maria Makiling, #new, 30 Mar 2012 

Postal Cancels

Fisrt Day Cancel for Golden Jubilee of Philippine Scouting sent from Mt Makiling, 28 Dec 1973

Postal Slogan for National Boy Scout Jamboree at Mt Makiling (21 to 27 Jan 1991), 4 Dec 1990

 

Postal Slogan for National Boy Scout Jamboree at Mt Makiling (21 to 27 Jan 1991), 10 Dec 1990

 

Stamps by Volcano

Active Volcanoes

Hibok-Hibok

Iraya

Kanloan

Mayon

Musuan

Pinatubo

Taal

Potential Active

Apo

Makiling

Inactive

Arayat

Kitanglad

Laguna Volcanic Field

Lanao Volcanic Field

Masaraga